Category Archives: TESOL Blog

Reflecting Students’ Lives in Children’s Literature

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

When I was a K–6 ESL teacher, I often felt frustrated because I couldn’t find high quality books that reflected my students’ lives.  Many of the books available to my students were about the folklore or fables from their home … Continue reading

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Online Tools for Teacher Collaboration

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Today’s guest blogger Yefei Jin discusses how education technology can help teachers collaborate and problem solve. He is the founder of LessonPick.com, a free English language teaching resource-sharing platform.

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Kay Westerfield

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the 30th ESP project leader profile, we meet the founder of the ESP Interest Section, a former member of the TESOL Board of Directors, and one of the TESOL 50 at 50 award winners, Kay Westerfield. … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Taking the Classroom Global

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

John Nixon, Head of English and Deputy Director at the University of Stuttgart’s Language Center, has  been teaching English for academic and apecial purposes (EAP/ESP) at German postsecondary institutions for 17 years. As an educator and lifelong language learner, his … Continue reading

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Better Reading Comprehension: 5 Strategies

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Today I’ll share five reading strategies that were helpful to me when I was an ESL student, and, hopefully, they will be valuable to your students as well.

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Early Childhood Classroom Environments with Big Impact for ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Regular readers of my blog have already been introduced to Karen Nemeth, author, consultant, and a nationally recognized expert on early childhood education. Although her blog is written about the physical environment for English learners in early childhood classrooms, it … Continue reading

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Chocolate, Starbucks, and ESP Collaboration at TESOL 2017

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I attended the TESOL annual convention in Seattle for three days.  On the 21 March, I participated in leadership meetings. On the 24th, I needed to leave my hotel at 3:00 am in order to catch a flight to return … Continue reading

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How to Possess a Word

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

One of the most common challenges in writing is coming up with the “right” word. Indeed, having a good command of vocabulary is a crucial precondition for success in writing, not only in a second language but also in a … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Debra Lee

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, Debra Lee shares her expertise in online course development in business English for Ukrainians displaced by the Russian/Ukrainian conflict.

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Books About Social Justice and Recent U.S. Events

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Activism and social justice have been in the news since the beginning of the 2016  presidential election.  During the first few months of 2017, it has taken the form of marches, protests, and letters and phone calls to Congress. These … Continue reading

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