Category Archives: TESOL Blog

7 Virtual and Face-to-Face Activities for the First Week of School

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

As we go back to school this fall, many teachers are faced with changing school policies because of the COVID-19 pandemic. School districts that originally planned to go back full time to their brick-and-mortar buildings may have to change their … Continue reading

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Making Discussion Boards More Engaging

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

With the world’s education systems shifting to online instruction as the COVID-19 pandemic continues into a new academic year, teachers need to think carefully about how we can maintain the interactive features we value in face-to-face classes without endangering our … Continue reading

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Member Moment: Hind Elyas

Hind Elyas
Hind Elyas

TESOL Member Moment celebrates our members’ achievements in and contributions to the field of English language teaching.

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5 Ways to Keep a Personal Connection to Students Online

Ilka Kostka
Ilka Kostka

As many schools and institutions gear up to return to instruction for the new academic year, teachers all over the world are preparing to continue with the online teaching formats they transitioned to in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading

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300 TESOL Advocates Attend First Ever Virtual Advocacy and Policy Summit

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association

This past June, TESOL International Association held its first ever TESOL Virtual Advocacy & Policy Summit. Over 3 days, more than 300 TESOL professionals from all over the world came together to learn, network, and take action on a number of critical … Continue reading

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5 Helpful Apps for Remote ELT Collaboration

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Collaboration is vital to teaching and learning. Before COVID-19, collaboration might have happened at the copy machine, in the hallway, or in department meetings. Things changed last spring with the onset and spread of COVID-19. During this time, we had … Continue reading

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3 Online Whiteboard Speaking Games

A. C. Kemp
A. C. Kemp

Many of us are now teaching online, and it can be challenging to find ways to engage students who are sitting in front of a computer all day. How can we get students talking with the enthusiasm they have in … Continue reading

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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Blogs, Vlogs, and Podcasts

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

In this second part of our blog series on virtual teacher education, we discuss how to help teacher candidates vicariously experience classroom life when limited to online sources. When teaching our teacher candidates face to face, we like to lift … Continue reading

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