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The State of ELT: Public, Private, and a Future in Between

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog As part of a previous blogpost on TESOL 2.0, I argued that “if we are to engage, enrich, and empower a 2.0 world, we need first to understand the changes that are happening both outside and … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Awesome Videos for High School Topics

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I have already written a couple of posts about Khan Academy, I really wanted to come back to it in order to highlight some of my most favorite videos of all time, which happen to be from Crash Course. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Incorporate Digital Literacy in ELT: Class, Take Out Your Cell Phones

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

Gasp. Really? Phones? In class? Blasphemy! Heresy! If this is your attitude, you’re fighting a losing battle. Can phones be a distraction? Certainly. But they are also a resource, and one that is fundamentally altering the way we communicate. Here … Continue reading

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Ideas and Resources for Teaching With an International Focus

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

This week, the campus I teach at in South Korea is abuzz with the sounds of English. Last week, about 100 international student-teachers moved onto campus—beginning their summer study and teaching abroad adventures. When I meet these student-teachers, glimpse their … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Special Needs Students in the Developing World

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Saima Haq is founder and principal of the Special Children’s Educational Institute in Karachi, Pakistan. Her best practices stem from her goal to create a safe, supportive place for special needs students to learn, grow and contribute to the community … Continue reading

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Engaging Families of Pre-K–3 ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I have written several blogs on engaging parents of ELs in their children’s education. In this blog, I want to focus on young students in Grades Pre-K–3. I asked Karen Nemeth, a nationally recognized expert in early childhood education, to … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Yilin Sun

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, you will read about a former president of TESOL International Association—Dr. Yilin Sun. Here is a portion of her bio on the TESOL website: Yilin Sun has served as president of … Continue reading

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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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