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Great Grammar & Academic Writing Resources for Advanced ELLs

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

In my last blog post, I offered a quick overview of six grammar websites that I have found consistently helpful to high-beginners and intermediate students looking for additional grammar practice outside of class. This week, we’ll look at several websites … Continue reading

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Great Grammar Websites for Adult ELLs

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

My recent blog post, “Unearthing the Secrets of Successful Adult ELLs (Part 2),” explored some of the secrets of successful language learners. Two things are clear: (1) successful language learners don’t depend exclusively on their classroom teacher to master English … Continue reading

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Unearthing the Secrets of Successful Adult ELLs (Part 2)

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

In a recent blog post, I described a class project in which my intermediate-level adult ESL students interviewed relatives and friends who had successfully made the leap to fluency in English as adults.  Their assignment was to unearth the secrets … Continue reading

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Unearthing the Secrets of Successful Adult ELLs

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Years ago, a social worker friend taught me that the best way to help people tackle difficult challenges was to focus on past instances of success rather than on failure. Success, he told me, was worthy of detailed investigation: What … Continue reading

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Online Education: Ready, Set, Learn!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Perhaps as a teacher you’ve found yourself thinking about how great it would be to go back to school and learn more about different aspects of the field of education, brush up on some of your skills, or even learn … Continue reading

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The Language Pill, Perpetual Toothbrushes, and Other Whimsical Inventions

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Do you have certain communicative activities that you find work no matter what level you are teaching? Are there activities that you can always turn to when the energy in the classroom starts to flag? In this regard, I wanted … Continue reading

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Front Page News Photos Stimulate Lively Debates in Adult ELL Classes

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Greetings from New York! Two years ago, I embarked on my “encore career” as an ESL instructor at SUNY Westchester Community College.  It’s an honor to have been invited to contribute to TESOL’s blog.  In my blog posts, I will … Continue reading

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Summaries of TESOL Surveys on Professional Development Needs

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Sarah Sahr

TESOL International Association conducted surveys of TESOL members and nonmembers in January and February 2012 to learn more about the professional development needs of specific groups within the English language teaching field.  The surveys included both quantitative and qualitative questions.  … Continue reading

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