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3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Fiction Reading for ELLs

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Being married to an English teacher, I’ve had many conversations about the value of literature in education. My wife talks about the beauty of classic stories and the need for students to reflect on the ideas while the beauty of … Continue reading

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Khan Academy for ELT: Part 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As you know, I am always searching for material to incorporate into my classes. In the past, I have written about TED Talks and News in Levels as great resources for supplemental listening materials, but it is, quite frankly, shocking … Continue reading

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Deferred Self-Correction

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

Today I’m going to discuss a technique that I’m calling deferred self-correction (an entirely forlackofabetterword term; don’t google it; four hits; other suggestions welcome). I’ve been using this technique for a long time but never really gave it much thought … Continue reading

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Content-Adjacent Reading + Focused Teaching = Content Learning

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I’m delighted to introduce readers of this blog to the work of Rita Platt and John Wolfe. Rita and I became acquainted through #ELLCHAT, the Twitter chat for teachers of ELLs that I comoderate. I have since read her wiki … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: John Butcher

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Happy New Year, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, you will read about the experiences of Dr. John Butcher at the University of Akron in designing the English program for young Saudi participants learning to be Elastomer Technicians in the … Continue reading

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5 Sources of Support for New TESOL Teachers

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In my previous blog entry, I posed some ideas for helping future TESOL teachers transition from the role of student to teacher.  To follow up on that, I focus this entry on the next step:  how to support those new … Continue reading

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3 New Year’s Activities

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Happy New Year! It’s a great time to start a new semester with a holiday-related activity that would help your students to get to know each other and practice English. I thought I would share a few activities that you … Continue reading

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Charting a Course Through Graphs, Charts, and Other Organizers

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

If your school is like mine, your administrators are constantly evaluating various data to give everyone something to discuss on the in-service days. All of these facts gets condensed into an easy graphic with lines, bars, or fractionally divided slides … Continue reading

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Taking TESOL to the World: Singapore

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In another year of “fifty-firsts,” in other words, a year of first-time events in our 50th year, TESOL International Association held its first regional conference in Asia, on 3–5 December, in Singapore, in partnership with the National … Continue reading

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In Defense of the 5-Paragraph Essay

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

In a recent post over at Talks With Teachers, Brian Sztabnik puts a price on the head of the 5-paragraph essay. Torch it, bury it, at all costs, make it go away. Why this bounty? Well, the gist of the … Continue reading

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