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11 Tips for Preventing Summer Slide—in Teachers

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

The “summer slide” is an education phenomenon during which students regress in their learning and language development over the summer months when they are not in school. In her 5 May 2016 post, “11 Tips to Help ELs Avoid the Summer Slide,” … Continue reading

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TESOL 2.0

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog 2017 marks  TESOL International Association’s 51st year as an organization that promotes professional expertise  in English language teaching worldwide. As we embark on our second half-century, it is fitting that the theme for our 2017 convention will … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Help ELLs Self-Assess Their Writing

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

As part of my TESOL MA program, I had to take a language testing class. One of the hardest tasks of the course was—believe it or not—working in a group with other graduate students to create a writing test. Some … Continue reading

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Life After High School: Preparing ELLs for Graduation

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

It’s that time of the year when the days are longer and sleeves are shorter. We think about our final tests while reflecting on what worked and what didn’t during the school year. Students and teachers alike are counting down … Continue reading

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Professional Development Resources From Common Sense Media

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Common Sense Media returns again and again as an invaluable source of information and materials for educators. Previous posts have pointed to Graphite, where educators can read and post reviews of various resources, and the topic of digital citizenship and … Continue reading

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Grit, Resilience, and Conation in Adult ESOL

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

Two learners, both smart, both with strong extrinsic motivations to learn English, beset by similar adversities: one adapts, persists, overcomes, and emerges that much the stronger. The other becomes frustrated, loses heart, gives up, and ultimately fails to achieve fluency. … Continue reading

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11 Tips to Help ELs Avoid the Summer Slide

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The summer slide is a well-documented phenomenon that refers to the loss of academic learning that many students experience during summer break. This loss is especially prevalent among children from low-income households because families cannot afford to send their children … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Robert Connor

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, you will read about Dr. Robert T. Connor, who is the current chair of the TESOL ESP Interest Section. (Before becoming the ESPIS chair, he had been coeditor of ESP News, the … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Intensive English Programs in the USA

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Alyssa Swanson, manager of Penn’s Intensive English Program, believes that best practices are routed in envisioning new avenues, bridging the gap between administrators and teachers, and engaging in professional development. With a background in international education and public relations, Alyssa … Continue reading

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Best Books for Latino English Learners

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In México on 30 April, el Día del Niño is a celebration of children, where youth is honored and adults are reminded of the importance of the caring for and raising of children. The holiday has also been celebrated recently in the United … Continue reading

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