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Linguicism Simulation Classroom Activity

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

As my previous blog discussed, linguicism, or linguistic discrimination, happens more often than many are aware—in society as a whole, in local communities, and even in school classrooms.  Because it is often overlooked, there is a need for increased awareness. … Continue reading

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Writing A Dissertation: Tips From Former Ph.D. Students, Part 2

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In my last blog, I featured three young scholars—second language writers—who shared their suggestions on dissertation writing. In this post, I’d like to continue this topic and include tips from three more former graduate students, who, just like the ones … Continue reading

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TESOL Board Member Speaks at WATESOL 2016

Guest Author
Guest Author

A guest post by Misty Adoniou In this blog, Misty Adoniou shares her experience attending and speaking at the 2016 WATESOL Conference, the Universities at Shady Grove, Gaithersburg, MD, 15–16 October. On Saturday, 15 October, I had the very great honor of opening … Continue reading

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Problem (Tech) Solved: Vocabulary Drills 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For part two of this little series I have started, let’s take a look at vocabulary, which I feel quite certain has been learned using the same methods for centuries. I know memorization gets a bad reputation these days, but … Continue reading

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Best Practices in TESOL Leadership: An Interview with Naziha Ali, TESOL Arabia Past President

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Past president of TESOL Arabia (2016–2017) Naziha Ali shares her best practices as a leader in TESOL Arabia and discusses the impact of teacher professional development associations on both teachers and employers.

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What is a Seal of Biliteracy and How Does it Promote Bilingualism?

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

According to Education Weeks’ Learning the Language Blog,  22 States and the District of Columbia have recognized high school students who have achieved fluency in two or more languages by affixing a Seal of Biliteracy to their high school diploma … Continue reading

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Writing a Dissertation: Tips From Former PhD Students (Part 1)

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Thinking back to the beginning of my doctoral studies, I remember having an enormous fear of writing a dissertation. Everything appeared to be intimidating: choosing a topic, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting results, writing chapters, and, of course, defending the … Continue reading

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Problem (Tech) Solved: Comprehension Checks 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For as long as I have been teaching, I have witnessed a similar pattern occurring time and time again in my various classrooms. Regardless of whether it was 40 Japanese high school students, 20 Chinese university students, or even just 5 ESL students … Continue reading

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Corpora in Adult Ed

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

What Is a Corpus? Corpse, marine corps, corporation, and corpulent all derive from the Latin word corpus, meaning body. That Latin word corpus also exists, intact, in English, but rather than an anatomical body, it refers to a body of … Continue reading

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Public School Teachers of ELs: A Look at the Legal Requirements

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I’d like to introduce you to guest blogger Sandy Nahmias. I met Sandy through NJTESOL/NJBE where we are both on the Executive Board. She is an experienced ESL/bilingual teacher who has also been active on projects for WIDA and has … Continue reading

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