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4 Android Features That Can Help ELs

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

Last month, we talked about how English learners (ELs) can use a number of features built into the iPhone to help them on their language learning journey. This month, as promised, we’re going to look at ways to help language … Continue reading

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Exploring the World of Walking Simulators: Using Games as Narrative Text

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog. In this month’s blog, I wanted to dive into the genre of video games commonly referred to as “walking simulators.” These games are first-person narrative games that task players … Continue reading

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5 Built-in iPhone Features That Can Help ELs

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

With the launch of new a iPhone inevitably comes a new iOS. (If you’re an Android user, I haven’t forgotten about you! I’ll be covering the same topic for Androids next month!) A lot of English language learners download all … Continue reading

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4 Promising Programs to Practice Pronunciation in Private

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

For many students, pronunciation is an elusive white whale. They can often get the basics down, but they rarely get enough time and feedback to fine tune their dipthongs or their consonant clusters. Pronunciation classes are wonderful, but often in short … Continue reading

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3 Tech Tools for Teaching Vocabulary

Hetal Ascher
Hetal Ascher

There are so many online resources out there for vocabulary teaching that it can be overwhelming. So, to help, I’ve picked my top three to share with you today (with two honorable mentions). Along with these resources, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Leveled Readers

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

As English language teachers, we often struggle with finding the right articles or reading materials for our classes, and when we finally do find something that matches our content needs, we then realize that the lexile level may be right … Continue reading

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4 Fast and Fun Forms of Feedback

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

Teachers across the globe know the research: Timely and specific feedback is one of the best ways to ensure understanding, improvement, and retention of skills. Still, we all struggle with making the time for feedback, and it can be tempting … Continue reading

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(Re)Exploring Flipgrid: 3 Underutilized Features

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

One of the biggest frustrations for teachers who have moved online is the seeming disappearance of opportunities to have students walk us through their thinking. In a face-to-face class, we can quickly check in when we pass by students struggling … Continue reading

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