Tag Archives: English language learners

Bullying and ELLs: What Teachers Can Do

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

As both children and speakers of other languages, school-age English learners are particularly vulnerable to bullying. This blog helps teachers and teacher educators recognize signs and causes of bullying and presents some steps they can take to prevent it.

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Federal Policies Highlight ELLs in Early Education

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Most of you who have been reading my blog are familiar with Karen Nemeth, who has written many guest blogs over the past few years. Karen is a nationally-known expert on ELLs/DLLs in early childhood education. Please enjoy this review … Continue reading

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TED Talks for English Language Teaching

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A little while back, I wrote about the site News in Levels and how perfect it was for listening practice, especially for mixed level classes. While I have used it with students in the past, in the intensive English program … Continue reading

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A Web Companion for Teachers

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Have you ever given students a worksheet to guide them through an online assignment? Have students ever lost such a worksheet between the classroom and the computer lab or the classroom and home? Is your computer station or lab lacking … Continue reading

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Does It Matter? Possibilities in Teaching

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

The classroom should be where “butterflies bloom” and children can teach more than you ever thought you had to learn. School can be real. It can be more than achieving a score on a test. School can be where we … 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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The Flipped Classroom

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

More and more, you might hear about the flipped classroom. What is it? Well, the flipped classroom is a teaching model where students do traditional classroom activities, such as listen to lectures, at home via the Internet, resulting in more … Continue reading

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TESOL Releases White Paper on Language Teaching Policies and Practices

Craig Triplett
Craig Triplett

TESOL International Association has recently inaugurated a series of white papers, research briefs, and policy briefs. Written by thought leaders in the field, these documents will enable the association to share its perspective on emerging issues in English language teaching and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend TESOL Advocacy Day 2012

John Segota
John Segota

If you’re a member of TESOL International Association, you have likely heard about advocacy and the importance of getting involved. A key opportunity is coming up 18-19 June in Washington, D.C., at TESOL Advocacy Day 2012. Why get involved? Participants in … Continue reading

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Global Resources and Leadership Development in ESP: Your Students are an Important Resource!

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello ESPers worldwide! One of the main types of “principled ESP” training that I have done in Japan is with very small classes (of one or two students).  The students are of a very high level (e.g., attended graduate school … Continue reading

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