Category Archives: TESOL Blog

South Korea Through the Eyes of a Fulbright Recipient

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

My good friend and colleague, Monica Schnee, is currently in Seoul, Korea, as a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Recipient. Monica is a K–5 ESL teacher from River Edge, New Jersey. She is currently on leave from this position to … Continue reading

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Contribute to the ESPIS Library in myTESOL

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As you know, TESOL International Association has launched a new platform called myTESOL. Accordingly, we are in the process of moving documents and links from the old ESPIS library (in the discontinued TESOL Community Network) to the … Continue reading

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Four Games for Practicing Verb Tenses

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Today I’ll share four games that you can implement in your classes to practice verb tenses and make your lesson more fun.

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Problem (Tech) Solved: Disorganization 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I am certain that there must be model teachers out there that never lose anything, always remember to tell students about assignments, and perfectly perform complex mathematics, like weighted grading, entirely in their heads. For the rest of us, help … Continue reading

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Bullying and ELLs: What Teachers Can Do

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

As both children and speakers of other languages, school-age English learners are particularly vulnerable to bullying. This blog helps teachers and teacher educators recognize signs and causes of bullying and presents some steps they can take to prevent it.

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Federal Policies Highlight ELLs in Early Education

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Most of you who have been reading my blog are familiar with Karen Nemeth, who has written many guest blogs over the past few years. Karen is a nationally-known expert on ELLs/DLLs in early childhood education. Please enjoy this review … Continue reading

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From Languaging to English for Occupational Purposes

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I was inspired by Dudley Reynolds’s  TESOL President’s  Blog titled Languaging in a New World.  He writes: Freeman in a keynote address to the 2014 TESOL international convention laid out a number of pedagogical principles that could be drawn … Continue reading

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Linguicism Simulation Classroom Activity

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

As my previous blog discussed, linguicism, or linguistic discrimination, happens more often than many are aware—in society as a whole, in local communities, and even in school classrooms.  Because it is often overlooked, there is a need for increased awareness. … Continue reading

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Writing A Dissertation: Tips From Former Ph.D. Students, Part 2

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In my last blog, I featured three young scholars—second language writers—who shared their suggestions on dissertation writing. In this post, I’d like to continue this topic and include tips from three more former graduate students, who, just like the ones … Continue reading

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Problem (Tech) Solved: Vocabulary Drills 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For part two of this little series I have started, let’s take a look at vocabulary, which I feel quite certain has been learned using the same methods for centuries. I know memorization gets a bad reputation these days, but … Continue reading

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