Category Archives: TESOL Blog

Misconceptions About Immigrants and Refugees in the United States

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Recent political discussions in the United States have centered on whether we should allow refugees and immigrants from different parts of the world to enter the country. In this blog, I would like to review some of the facts about … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Jen Cope

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! So far, we have published more than 25 profiles in the ESP Project Leader series, with projects on six continents. The first profile from Australia was Phil Chappell. In this second profile from Australia, we meet Jen Cope.

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6 Resources Offered by the TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

proSOL provides numerous resources and opportunities for teachers to develop as professionals in the field. One of my favorite resources offered is interest sections (ISs). As it says on the TESOL website, interest sections “offer members a supportive community of practice … Continue reading

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Literacy Partnerships for Families of ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I’d like you to meet guest blogger, Kathy Perret, who is an educational consultant for Northwest AEA in Sioux City, Iowa. Her areas of interest include literacy, ESL, instructional coaching, and teacher leadership. I met Kathy on Twitter and her … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Barrie Roberts

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP project leader profile, we will take a closer look at the work of Barrie J. Roberts, who has created mediation as a second language (MSL). Here is her bio:

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Five ELT Trends to Watch in 2017

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

The new year is well underway, and many opportunities to innovate and improve our pedagogical practices abound! Below are five of the top trends that I predict will frame much of the discussion in the coming year around how to … Continue reading

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Four Suggestions on Implementing Feedback in Writing Teacher Training Courses

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In a previous blog, I described three recommendations for writing teacher education programs on how to incorporate some issues of feedback in teacher preparatory courses. In today’s blog, I provide four more ideas related to the same topic. Once again, … Continue reading

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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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