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10 ELL Must-Haves for the First Day of School

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

Students and teachers in the United States are packing up their summer gear in favor of backpacks and briefcases to get ready to go back to school. Although calendars around the world differ, the first days of a new school … Continue reading

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ETAI 2016: Going Beyond the Limits of Language

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Last month, on 4–6 July, the 7th International English Teachers’ Association of Israel (ETAI) Conference took place in Ashkelon, Israel, which is on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km south of the capital, Tel Aviv. Ashkelon describes itself as “one … Continue reading

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Do We Need More Studies on Teacher Feedback?

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

An impressive amount of research has been done on teacher response to L2 student writing. It seems like feedback scholars have taken nearly all possible directions trying to understand this “controversial yet ubiquitous pedagogical issue” (Ferris, 2004, p. 49). However, … Continue reading

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4 Icebreakers to Make Conversations Flow in ESL Classrooms

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Another school year is about to begin, but even though it’s still summer your classroom may be a cold place. Your new students won’t know who you are or how the school works, and the returning students may not know … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Use Newsela

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

There are so many websites out there with great materials, and many of them, including News in Levels, Breaking News English, and others, use current events as the basis of their articles or videos. Today, I want to share with … Continue reading

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ESOL and Healthy Communities

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

English and Healthy Communities What makes a “healthy community”? When I first heard the phrase, I pictured UnderArmour-clad model-bodied suburbanites jogging to Equinox past Trader Joe’s, Sweetgreen, and BeGood, scarcely breaking a sweat. But perhaps that says more about unhealthy … Continue reading

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Creating a Classroom Community: 5 First Day Activities for ELLs

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

How long does it take learners to form a first impression of a new class? One study found that students rated professors after attending just two weeks of class roughly the same as their final course evaluations (Buchert, Laws, Apperson, & … Continue reading

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Becoming Bilingual in a Pre-K–5 Dual Language Program

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Last Spring, I saw an article about the success of the Tulsa Public Schools Dual Language Academy for elementary-age children. I invited Laura Grisso, whom I met on Twitter, to write a guest blog about her district’s dual language program. … Continue reading

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Fun Ways to Incorporate (Free) Tech Into Your Classroom

Guest Author
Guest Author

A guest post by Kathleen Berger In this blog, Kathleen Berger shares a long list of free online resources to help you motivate and engage your ELLs. These web tools will have your students working collaboratively to use language meaningfully. We as … Continue reading

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New Book on Critical Genre Analysis of Professional Practice

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! It is with pleasure that I am able to announce a forthcoming publication titled Critical Genre Analysis: Investigating Interdiscursive Performance in Professional Practice. A description of the author, Professor Vijay Bhatia, appears on his website: Vijay Bhatia has … Continue reading

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