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Best Practices in ELT—in Context: Pakistan

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

What are best practices in ELT?  In 2016, my TESOL blog will bring different voices from the ELT world community together to share their individual contexts and experiences as teachers and learners, and demonstrate how all of the above weave … Continue reading

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4 Wishes From an ESL Teacher for 2016

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

There are many issues that are making the rounds in the Pre-K–12 world during 2015. As a former K–6 ESL teacher and professional development provider, I would like to share four wishes that I have for 2016. 1.  I wish … Continue reading

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Teaching Negotiation in Leadership Terms to ELLs

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In Japan, I sometimes have the learners in a class stand and look at the board on which I have written the word “negotiation.” I then say to the students, “You can sit down when you have … Continue reading

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Transitioning TESOLers From Student to Teacher

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

I can’t lie.  They make me teary every time—end-of-term programs, graduations, new teacher induction ceremonies, even the last day of class will sometimes render me misty-eyed with pride. The past 2 weeks in the United States has marked the end of our … Continue reading

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7 Principles of Written Feedback

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

A few weeks ago, the TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section had a webinar on written feedback, monitored by Dana Ferris—the author of multiple books and articles on response to student writing. I found the webinar extremely helpful, and I … Continue reading

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It’s a Piece of Cake: Easy Ways to Teach Tricky Idioms

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

If I described your writing assignment as “horse horse tiger tiger,” what am I saying about it? Would you “try to cut the pear in two” to figure out what my feedback meant? Or would you assume I “don’t have … Continue reading

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NYS TESOL 2015: TESOL International Supporting its U.S. Affiliates

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog The word “nice” has not only fallen into disuse over the years, but it can now produce some strong negative feelings, such as those expressed by Natalie Sisson, in her 2011 piece on “Why Nice Should … Continue reading

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Quill: For Writing Development

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Back in August, I wrote a post about NoRedInk, which is a website full of exercises to assist students with their grammar and writing through semipersonalized exercises. Today, I have a similar site for you that reader Ellen Johnston brought to … Continue reading

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Emoji as a Second Language?

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

Depending on who you ask, the emergence of emoji might be a sign of a burgeoning new language or else harbinger of a coming linguistic dark age, or maybe just. Although 40% of Instagram posts now contain emoji; and though Emoji … Continue reading

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Teaching Culture: Festivals of Light Around the World

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The diversity in many classrooms provides a starting point for children to begin to understand and value the many distinct cultures of the world. What better way to do that than to feature a unit on light festivals from around … Continue reading

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