Category Archives: TESOL Blog

Using Proverbs in a Writing Class

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

When I was little, I used to have a book with a collection of Russian proverbs and sayings.  I remember being absolutely fascinated by the depth of knowledge and wisdom that I discovered on the pages of that book.  Those … Continue reading

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Greetings From Yilin and Important Initiatives From TESOL

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog Greetings from Yilin! I am truly honored and excited to have this opportunity to serve as president of TESOL International Association. I’d like to thank the entire TESOL membership for choosing me to represent you and … Continue reading

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SCVNGR Hunts

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A week after the TESOL convention in Portland, I am still trying to unpack all the information I tried to absorb and one of the pieces I rediscovered today is SCVNGR, which came up in one of the many sessions I … Continue reading

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ESL Games: Hink Pink – Word Game

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: You might know this word game by a whole bunch of other names like Hank Pank, Brain Train, Stinky Pinky, or Wordy Gurdy. The game is made up of a phrase that conveys an adjective paired with a … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: The Impact of English in Ethiopia and Around the World

Guest Author
Guest Author

A Guest Post by Abate Hagos Abate Hagos attended high school in the Sidaama zone of Ethiopia and speaks Sidaama, Amharic, and English. He has a BA in English Language and Literature and attended the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Program and … Continue reading

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An ESP Poetry Tale: The Kenneth Rexroth Symposium at KUIS

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! As April is U.S. National Poetry month, I was asked to submit a poetry-related blog post. I actually do have an ESP-related story to tell. In the year 2007, a poetry symposium on Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) was … Continue reading

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TED Talks for English Language Teaching

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A little while back, I wrote about the site News in Levels and how perfect it was for listening practice, especially for mixed level classes. While I have used it with students in the past, in the intensive English program … Continue reading

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ESL Games: What Am I? – Parts of Speech Game

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson

The Game: What Am I? – Parts of Speech is a board game that helps ESL students of all levels with identifying parts of speech and how words are correctly put together into sentences. The game also teaches vocabulary, grammar, … Continue reading

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Live From TESOL 2014: Wrapping Up and Moving Out

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Tara Arntsen is blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for her posts! Today was the last day of the TESOL convention in Portland, Oregon, but just because everyone was wrapping things up and moving out of the … Continue reading

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Live From TESOL 2014: Chaos and Complexity in Portland

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis is blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for his posts! The last plenary session of TESOL 2014 was given this morning by Prof. Diane Larsen-Freeman. Like the word “Wow” (see my last blog), the word … Continue reading

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