Tag Archives: English language teaching

Speaking Homework: You can do that?

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For a long time, I simply didn’t give homework to oral English classes because most traditional homework assignments focus on reading and writing and I want my students to develop their speaking and listening skills more than anything else. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Introducing the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year

Anne Marie Foerster Luu

Anne Marie Foerster Luu is the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year, presented by National Geographic Learning. Read about Anne Marie in the February 2013 issue of TESOL Connections. Hello colleagues, friends, and “friends I have not yet met.” My name is Anne Marie Foerster … Continue reading

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Advocating for TESOL as a Profession

Suzanne Panferov
Suzanne Panferov

In my day job, I direct the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at the University of Arizona (UA). The UA is a large, public university located in the city of Tucson in southern Arizona about 100 kilometers … Continue reading

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A Whole New World

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As a new blogger for TESOL, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to this wonderful community. My name is Tara Arntsen. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in TESOL online with the University of Southern … Continue reading

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How Will You Spend Your Summer Vacation?

Christine Coombe

People go into teaching for a number of reasons.  The most common is the desire to make a difference in a student’s life.  Others want to follow in the footsteps of their parents or are influenced by a past teacher.  … Continue reading

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TESOL Members at Work in the Field Worldwide

Sarah Sahr

TESOL members have sometimes been invited by the U.S. Department of State to serve as an English Language Fellows and English Language Specialists (formally working with U.S. Information Agency). I was fortunate enough to go as an English Language Specialist … Continue reading

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TESOL Past President and Executive Director Visit Afghanistan

Craig Triplett
Craig Triplett

In April, The U.S. Department of State invited TESOL Past President Dr. Christine Coombe and TESOL Executive Director Dr. Rosa Aronson to speak at a seminar on professionalizing English language teaching at Kabul Education University. They spoke to 200 English … 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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PCI on Teaching Pronunciation

Sandra Rogers
Sandra Rogers

Dear Readers, Last year, I attended the pre-conference institute (PCI) on teaching pronunciation that focused on vowel quality and suprasegmentals.  Shirley Thompson and Karen Taylor of English Language Training Solutions, LLC, provided the workshop.  I learned about the concepts of … Continue reading

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