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5 Reasons We Need TESOL Teacher Education

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

Recently in the United States, some states have been turning to hiring people who are not certified or trained teachers to fill open classroom positions. States such as Utah and Georgia are allowing schools to hire individuals with a bachelor’s degree … Continue reading

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Lessons From the CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Two semesters ago, I was interviewed by someone from the Writing Lab here at Purdue University as part of her professionalization project; she needed a second-language learner who could share their experience in writing in English. The interview was focused … Continue reading

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What You Need to Include in an ELL Needs Assessment

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Congratulations! You made it through another school year. Enjoy your summer, but unless you’re retiring (in which case, congratulations again) it will be time to prepare for the new school year before you know it. There will be some familiar … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Blogging for Stakeholders

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

To get more of the adult education perspective on technology for you, I invited Darrin Hetrick, a coworker of mine who wrote a post previously about that topic, to guest write for you again. Today he has agreed to share with … Continue reading

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Are You Teaching Your ELLs These 8 Literacies?

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

Those of us who aren’t in adult ed most often think of literacy as a noncount noun. But in adult ed, we’ve long since moved beyond literal literacy (from littera, the Latin for letter, meaning “able to read”), and we … Continue reading

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Support Immigrant Heritage Month in the USA

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. Due to the current political climate, interest in celebrating diversity in the United States has sparked the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign. It honors the individual struggles of  our families or ancestors when they … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Ismaeil Fazel

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Ismaeil Fazel is an EAP professional and instructor (UBC-Ritsumeikan Program) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has also earned, as part of his doctoral program, a subspecialization in measurement, evaluation, and research methodology … Continue reading

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Directed Self‐Placement for Second Language Writers

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Crusan’s (2011) article “The Promise of Directed Self-Placement for Second Language Writers” underscores the advantages of directed self-placement (DSP) methods over so-called “classic” placement approaches, which, as Crusan rightly noted, assume financial expenses and political decisions, and which may not … Continue reading

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Adapting Folktales for ELL Learning Activities

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

We content-based teachers often struggle with how to make students focus on the specific reading skills we want them to learn without being distracted or overwhelmed by the language. This gets more difficult when my activity focuses on fiction, especially … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Strategies in Teaching Large Classes

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Fauzia Shamin, recipient of the 2016 TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program Award and professor at the English Language Centre at Taibah University in Madinah, Saudi Arabia shares her best practices in teaching large classes with TESOL readers. Sherry Blok (SB): You … Continue reading

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