Tag Archives: English language learners

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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How Do You Define ELL?

Heidi Casper
Heidi Casper

Over the last several years of teaching ELL students, I’ve often struggled with the definition of what makes an English language learner.  Obviously we can qualify those first generation students who have just arrived to our country as ELLs.  However, … Continue reading

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The Testing Dilemma in Public Schools

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Susan Prevost

Like many participants of the TESOL conference, I’m coming with a barrel full of questions. Here’s one. How do we solve the dilemma of recently arrived immigrant students and statewide standardized testing? I’m not only talking about the obvious lack … Continue reading

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