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Reimagining Résumé Writing in Adult Education

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

There’s probably a whole slew of reasons that you don’t love résumé writing. As a real-world imperative, it can be stressful, frustrating, tiresome work, and it doesn’t generally coincide with the best times in our lives. Do I want an … Continue reading

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6 Activities to Teach ELs About U.S. Independence Day

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Do you need some activities for your ELs during the last week of school, or are you teaching ESL summer school this year? Try these six activities  for teaching ELs about U.S. customs for Independence Day on July 4th. Teach … Continue reading

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Hot Summer Reads for ESL Teachers

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is upon us and the sun is out! If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, it might be chilly and cold. Either way, it’s a great time of year to lay out by the pool or … Continue reading

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Stopping Plagiarism Before It Becomes a Problem

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

When Students Use Some Else’s Words: Fighting Plagiarism at the Secondary Level We usually know plagiarism when we see it. Our students submit something that shows much stronger grammatical skills and higher-level vocabulary than they seem capable of, and it … Continue reading

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Teaching Leadership With the World’s First $9 Computer

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the first two ESP project leader profiles (Kristin Ekkens and Charles Hall), we have been able to gain insights into how these two leaders communicated to influence stakeholders and to achieve success in the healthcare industry … Continue reading

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2 Visual Metaphors to Teach About Sentences

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In my last blog, I introduced several visual metaphors that teachers can use to explain difficult concepts related to academic writing. Today I’ll add a couple more to the list. Multilayer Cake (Types of Sentences) I am a big fan … Continue reading

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Teaching Short Stories

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

At the recent TESOL International convention in Toronto, I was privileged to attend an outstanding workshop entitled “10 Tips for Teaching Short Stories” by Sybil Marcus, an inspiring teacher from the University of California, Berkeley. Presenting excerpts from two short … Continue reading

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Blogging for Learning in TESOL Teacher Ed

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

Dr. Kristen Lindahl, assistant professor of bicultural-bilingual studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has joined the TESOL Blog. Kristen will be blogging biweekly on the topic of teacher education. ___________________ Storytelling is one of the most powerful … Continue reading

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3 Visual Metaphors for Teaching Writing

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Some of the concepts in academic writing that we, teachers, are used to, may be difficult for English language learners to grasp. Using analogies and metaphors is a great way to explain difficult terms related to writing. When I was … Continue reading

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Finding Common Ground in Multicultural Classrooms

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall, ELL specialist at Achievement House Cyber Charter School in Exton, Pennsylvania, USA, has joined the TESOL Blog. Nathan will be blogging biweekly on secondary education.  ___________________ Think back to the first day of a new school year. It’s late summer, but … Continue reading

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