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6 Tips for Communicating With Families of ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

For most school districts in the United States, the new school year has begun.  Schools are enrolling an increasing population of immigrant and refugee children in their classrooms. Classroom and content-area teachers will need to meet the challenge of communicating with … Continue reading

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Fish Can Really Help: Transitioning From One Culture to Another

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

Background Mika came to us a little bewildered nearly halfway into the school year. She was aggressive in her body language and in her volume. She didn’t speak any English at all, but she was in a place where her … Continue reading

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The TESOL Symposium Facilitating Learning Through Student Empowerment: An Overview

Maria Antonia Irizarry
Maria Antonia Irizarry

Editor’s Note: The symposium papers discussed in this blog posting are available in the TESOL Resource Center. Just click on “Find a Resource” and then in the top dropdown menu, choose “White Papers & Live Events.” The TESOL Symposium “Facilitating … Continue reading

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