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Guest Writer: Independent Online Reading Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Rebecca Palmer, a colleague of mine at Northern State University, has the unenviable task of teaching beginner reading to a very mixed level group of adults in the Academic English Program. While many of the materials we have dug up … Continue reading

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Guest Speakers in Adult English Classes: The How

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

Last time we covered the why and the who of guest speakers in adult ed classes. We touched on some of the benefits of inviting guest speakers to your adult ESOL classes, which include authentic listening practice, valuable information about … Continue reading

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Pronunciation Perspectives: A Video Conversation With Tracey Derwing

Karen Taylor de Caballero
Karen Taylor de Caballero

Move over, Perfection—there’s a better, smarter game in town for pronunciation teaching. Starring twin hitters Intelligibility and Comprehensibility, and it’s all about evidence-based instruction and the listener-speaker dynamic. You see, I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Tracey … Continue reading

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5 Back-to-School Activities Supporting Student Diversity

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In a previous blog, Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment for Pre-K-5 ELs, I wrote about how teachers can alleviate many fears experienced by English learners (ELs) who are new to the United States by creating a welcoming environment in their classrooms. … Continue reading

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Discussing Global Warming and Climate Change in ELT

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Several recent posts have explored the theme of how best to broach controversial news topics in ESL classes: “Controversy in Adult Conversation” and  “Discussing Same-Sex Marriage in ELT: A Survey Approach.” Despite warnings from a colleague that ESL students, in his … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Evan Frendo

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Who is Evan Frendo? Some people will know Evan as an author. In my view, Evan is a teacher of ESP teachers. Consider one of his websites (English for the workplace) in which he first writes about Stephanie Schnurr’s … Continue reading

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In ELT, Does Higher Ability = Hireability?

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

As a TESOL teacher educator, I often consider how effectively we are preparing future teachers for the important job of teaching ELLs.  At the university level, we do not always hear from principals or teachers once they’ve left our setting and entered … Continue reading

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Leading and Managing Change and Innovation at TESOL

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog According to its website, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) “represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 9,300 organizations.” Their members “manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary … Continue reading

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Making Word Problems Less Problematic

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

I worked in adult ESL education before earning my secondary school teacher certification, and one student I’ll always remember was a woman who was a math teacher in her former country. She could handle problems and equations so easily, I … Continue reading

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