Category Archives: TESOL Blog

TESOL Statement on Racial Injustice and Inequality

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association

Over the last week, we at TESOL International Association have joined with the rest of the world in our feelings of sadness, disgust, and anger at the senseless killing of George Floyd. With this most recent incident of police brutality … Continue reading

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Using Literature to Combat Racism in Young Children

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

This post was originally published in December 2019. Links and resources have been updated. Racism is a pervasive problem in the United States that affects children at all grade levels. It can occur in ways teachers interact with their students … Continue reading

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Finding Audiences Beyond the Classroom

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

Why do we write? For my dissertation, I spent a year observing high school English language classes and talking with the students and teachers about writing. One thing that struck me in these interviews was how rarely the students saw … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Tips and Strategies

Lauren Conn and Kristin Fawaz
Lauren Conn and Kristin Fawaz

This blog post is sponsored by VIPKid. Many teachers are transitioning from brick-and-mortar classrooms to virtual instructional settings as schools temporarily close across the United States to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Offline and online educators alike know … Continue reading

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Google PD Courses and Certifications for EL Teachers

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Consider taking advantage of Google training and certificate opportunities if you are looking to enhance your teaching and learning; are looking for ways to create clear, organized, and meaningful learning experiences for students while operating online; or are an avid … Continue reading

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Supporting Families of ELs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Educators of English learners (ELs) are teaching remotely all over the globe. Many educators reported on a 20 April #ellchat entitled “Engaging & Supporting Families of ELLs during COVID-19 Pandemic” that their success is dependent on the partnerships they make with … Continue reading

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4 Video Games for Language Learning and Social Interaction

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog! As we continue to improvise and adapt our classrooms to the continuing pandemic, educators may be looking for ways to move beyond yet another video conference session and find new … Continue reading

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Networking for English Language Teachers and Researchers

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

What is networking? Networking is commonly defined as an act of making connections with other people, usually toward some kind of personal or professional purposes. Google’s Ngram Viewer shows the word as being almost unheard of until the 1970s and … Continue reading

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