Tag Archives: English language learners

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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Keeping students engaged

Heidi Casper
Heidi Casper

The beginning of the school year has come and gone.  By now, teachers and students alike are mired in the day to day work of learning.  The newness of the school year with its sparkling school supplies and fresh haircuts … Continue reading

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Class Chemistry

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

Have you ever taught a class that just never seemed to come together? Or one in which the students all worked together really well? Do you think that classes have their own personalities? I first learned about the concept of … Continue reading

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