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Volunteers in Adult Ed

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

In adult ed, there’s plenty of passion, tons of motivation, and certainly a lot of need. What there’s less of a lot of is money. One way to address this is with volunteers. In this post, I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Introducing Shannon Tanghe: Blogging to Connect

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

Hello from TESOL’s newest blogger—2016 TESOL Teacher of the Year, Shannon Tanghe! About Me My name is Shannon Tanghe, and I am currently the department chair of the Graduate School of TESOL at Dankook University, a graduate school in a … Continue reading

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8 Flag Day Activities for Elementary-Age ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

One of my favorite June lessons is based around Flag Day, which is celebrated in the United States on June 14th. Flag day is an opportunity to teach ELs about the U.S. flag at the end of the school year.  The … Continue reading

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Leadership Communication In Business English Class

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! I recently had the opportunity to discuss the contents of a TED Talk (titled “This Is Your Brain On Communication“) with adult learners in a business English class. In the process of explaining the video to the … Continue reading

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Foreign Language Writing Instruction: My Experience

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Thinking back to the time when I was studying German as a foreign language in high school and later English as a foreign language in college, both in Russia, I don’t recall writing to be a visible part of these … Continue reading

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Making ESL Class an Entryway for Community Involvement

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

A bulk of our training to become ELL specialists involves the nuances of linguistics and how to adapt curriculum, but it’s not until we’re in the classroom for a year that we begin to see how the education is only … Continue reading

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Lingogo: Language Practice App

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I have some good news for people who have been searching for language practice they can do from their smartphones or know students who could use more practice and/or motivation. There is a new app available! Released in November 2015, … Continue reading

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Grit, Resilience, and Conation in Adult ESOL: Part 2

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

It was Gatlinburg in mid-July… In the classic country song “A Boy Named Sue,” popularized by Johnny Cash but penned by Shel Silverstein, the titular toughguy roams the west in determined pursuit of his sworn goal: to kill the absentee … Continue reading

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Teaching ELs the Features of Nonfiction Text

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In the classrooms that I’ve visited over the past few years, I found that many ELs, even those ready to exit ESL, were still having difficulties comprehending their science and social studies textbooks. It is important that both ESL and … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Jigang Cai

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Jigang Cai is a full professor at the Foreign Languages and Literature Department of Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Jigang is currently president of the China EAP Association and vice president of the Chinese Association for ESP. In … Continue reading

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