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ESP Project Leader Profile: Tarana Patel

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Tarana ​Patel is the​ founder of learnEd, LLC with a base in Los Angeles and an office in Ahmedabad, India. Early career starters and corporate employees are learnEd’s primary audience. learnEd​’s first entrepreneurial effort was an internship program … Continue reading

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More on Error Correction

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

I am a strange language learner. Unlike most people, I like to be corrected directly and explicitly—I learn best this way. I explain this with my perfectionist nature and the high expectations I have for myself; in other words, a … Continue reading

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Know Your ELLs’ Rights: A Quick Federal Law Review

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Our training for ESL/ELL specialization covers lots of ground. To make ourselves valuable resources for our students, we learn about linguistics, cultural connections, how to adapt assessments, and curriculum development. What we rarely learn about, though, are the laws behind ESL … Continue reading

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TESOL 2016 and 2017: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Thanks to SurveyMonkey and other free programs and packages, anyone with Internet access can now create a survey—but not necessarily a good one!—in a matter of minutes. That can lead to a condition that I have playfully described in my … Continue reading

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Free Online Education Conference: EdmodoCon

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Looking back, it seems that I first mentioned Edmodo way back in 2013 when talking about LMSs, which is a term that did not even come up in that post, oddly enough. Edmodo has also popped up from time to … Continue reading

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4 Highlights From a Great Adult Ed Resource

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

It can sometimes be tricky to find research, literature, and professional development materials that are focused specifically on adult immigrants. One invaluable resource, as many of you may know, is the LINCS website. As the About page explains, LINCS (a somewhat … Continue reading

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Pronouncing ELs’ Names Correctly

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I once expressed to a Korean parent my dismay that so many of my students from Korea came to school with an Anglicized name. Since I taught in an elementary school, it was usually the parents who picked a new … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Address the Question: What Is English for Specific Purposes?

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I was recently reading an article (Smoak, 2003) being discussed in the reading group (for TESOL ESPIS members) conceived, launched, and moderated by Robin Sulkosky, who is on the ESPIS steering board. (You can access the reading … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Innovate TESOL Curriculum

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

If necessity is the mother of invention, as TESOL educators, we may want to develop our own or adopt new materials for a few reasons. Sometimes, we find ourselves in teaching contexts without the materials that we need or would … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Disciplinary Division of Labor

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Matsuda’s (1999) article “Composition Studies and ESL Writing: A Disciplinary Division of Labor” is one of my favorite works in the field, and I think it is equally helpful for professionals in second language studies and composition specialists. It provides … Continue reading

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