Tag Archives: best practices

4 Ways Teachers Can Support English Learners

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The school year is well under way, and teachers are beginning to get to know their students and to build relationships with them. The teachers that work with English learners (ELs) should know how crucial their classroom practices are to … Continue reading

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Teachers as Learning Partners: Implementing TESOL’s Principle 6

Linda New Levine
Linda New Levine

Editor’s Note:  TESOL International Association has defined a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching and learning of English as a new language. The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners are foundational, universal guidelines drawn from decades … Continue reading

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5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Classroom Teachers of ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Classroom teacher practices are key to the success of English learners (ELs) in elementary school. In this blog, I will look at the characteristics of highly skilled classroom teachers of ELs. I am inspired by an article by Christine Coombe … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: EAP in Canada

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Scott Roy Douglas, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and Publications Chair of TESOL affiliate BC TEAL, speaks of EAP in the Canadian context, authentic tasks for authentic purposes using authentic … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Problem-Based Learning for ELLs

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Mick King has ridden the TESOL trail across Europe and the Middle East, developing a wide range of expertise and approaches in ELT. King, an ESL instructor at the Community College of Qatar, explains how problem-based learning (PBL) can empower … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Special Needs Students in the Developing World

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Saima Haq is founder and principal of the Special Children’s Educational Institute in Karachi, Pakistan. Her best practices stem from her goal to create a safe, supportive place for special needs students to learn, grow and contribute to the community … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Strategies in Teaching Large Classes

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Fauzia Shamin, recipient of the 2016 TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program Award and professor at the English Language Centre at Taibah University in Madinah, Saudi Arabia shares her best practices in teaching large classes with TESOL readers. Sherry Blok (SB): You … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Intensive English Programs in the USA

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Alyssa Swanson, manager of Penn’s Intensive English Program, believes that best practices are routed in envisioning new avenues, bridging the gap between administrators and teachers, and engaging in professional development. With a background in international education and public relations, Alyssa … Continue reading

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