Category Archives: TESOL Blog

Making (and Keeping!) New Year’s Resolutions

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

Happy 2017! It’s that time of year again.  As the new year rolls around, many people are making (and breaking) New Year’s resolutions. Gym memberships significantly increase in January, spring cleaning sweeps begin, bad habits are dropped (or go on hiatus), … Continue reading

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Skills and Attributes English Learners Need in 2017

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

When educators consider what children will need to be able to do in the future, hey think of  21st-century skills. This topic has been written about copiously over the past 20 years or more. So why am I writing about … Continue reading

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Teaching ELT in Challenging Contexts: An Interview with Harry Kuchah Kuchah

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

The year 2016 was a golden year, with TESOL celebrating its 50th anniversary and educators across the globe making a difference in their classrooms and communities. It has been a honor for me to share some of their stories with … Continue reading

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From Reggae Reggae Sauce to Job Interview Training

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, I share a story of how I was able to meet the needs of Japanese adult learners in a business English class. The students asked me to start making my lessons more … Continue reading

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Visit the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2017

Gilda Martinez-Alba
Gilda Martinez-Alba

Have you been to the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo? It is a fantastic way to learn a lot of information in a very short time. People present their topics, which … Continue reading

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Get Inspired: Quotes About Teaching

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

John Dewey (1859–1952), American philosopher and educational reformer, said, “To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” I feel that I am one of those truly … Continue reading

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The 25th ESP Project Leader Profile: Laurence Anthony

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this 25th ESP Project Leader Profile, it is my pleasure to present to you an ESP researcher and practitioner in Japan, Dr. Laurence Anthony. According to his bio: Laurence Anthony is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the … Continue reading

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Learning Collocations for Effective Writing

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In a previous post, I talked about the components of word knowledge, which include meaning, orthography, pronunciation, part of speech, morphology, register, collocations, and connotation. Today I’d like to elaborate on collocations, which I think is one of the most … Continue reading

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Problem (Tech) Solved: Budget Restrictions 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Once upon a time, it was determined that a book we were using in one of my classes, selected before my arrival I might add, was not a good fit. The goal of the class was to prepare students for … Continue reading

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Missing Voices: Making Conferences More Inclusive

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

I recently attended Missing Voices: 2016 Equity in Education Summit at St, Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In recent years, I have attended many conferences in various regions, but this one resonated with me for many reasons. As a TESOL member, … Continue reading

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