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Easy Online Comics for ELT

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

Over the last decade or so, comics and graphic novels have moved from what many considered disengaged distractions to great ways to encourage literacy in the classroom. In fact, there are teachers out there using comics as the core of … Continue reading

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5 Chrome Extensions for Language Learners

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

While we as teachers are always looking for ways to help our students, we often forget that there are tons of resources for them to help themselves on their language learning journey. Dedicated students can no doubt share with you … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Use Padlet as an Icebreaker

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

As we settle into January, many of us are starting a new semester with new students, and maybe our old “Find Someone Who” icebreaker is just feeling a little stale. There are lots of ways to mix things up, and … 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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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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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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Gaming to Meet the TESOL Technology Standards

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

It has been a decade since the publication of the TESOL Technology Standards. Since then, the technology landscape has shifted, but the relevance of the standards remains. What keeps them relevant is their restraint. Instead of focusing on specific technology, the standards advocate for educators to adopt … Continue reading

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