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Teaching Writing to Young Learners: 10 Online Resources

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Today I will share a few websites that contain helpful resources and materials for teaching writing to young learners. 1. Creative Writing Teacher Resources This collection of printables, graphic organizers, lesson plans, and activities helps teachers to build learner’ creative … Continue reading

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How 3 Tiers of Vocab Make It Easier to Learn New Terms

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Despite almost 40 years of speaking English, I often reach for a dictionary when adapting lessons for my ELLs. And, most of the time, I’m not happy with what I find. I usually get a concise definition that, while accurate, is … Continue reading

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Free Books for Your Classroom 3: Storynory

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Despite the fact that many educators have access to a wide selection of books from school and public libraries, it can still be challenging to choose the “right” ones and keep students supplied with material they are interested in. For … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Enriched Vocabulary Presentation

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

Even in integrated skills courses, we often have some kind of time dedicated expressly to vocabulary. Many of us approach it in a similar way: listing out words on the board, providing definitions and sample sentences for each. In this … Continue reading

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10 Online Resources to Improve EL Literacy

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Many elementary school ESL teachers are now looking at materials for their 2016–2107 classroom. During a recent #ELLCHAT   discussion, we shared ideas for choosing materials for ELs. One of the liveliest discussions was about online resources. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Hawai’i TESOL 2016: TESOL Supporting Its U.S. Affiliates

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog Last month, on February 13, Hawai’i TESOL held its annual conference with the theme of “Languacultures and ELT” at Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, Oahu, where I was invited to give the plenary address. I was able to … Continue reading

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TESOL-IATEFL Discussion: ESP Projects for Social Change‏

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello ESPers, worldwide! The TESOL-IATEFL online discussion about how ESP projects can create positive social change was recorded on 10 February 2016. Here is a description. Title: TESOL-IATEFL Online Discussion About How ESP Projects Can Create Positive Social Change Description: Experienced ESP practitioners from … Continue reading

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It’s TESOL Convention Time Again!

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

It’s TESOL International Convention time again, and as an L2 teacher education blogger, I would be remiss if I did not discuss the largest professional development event in the TESOL field. According to tesol.org, the convention hosts about 6,500 participants … Continue reading

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Student Writing Conferences as Relational Activities

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Lately, I have been doing some reading on the interpersonal aspect of student writing conferences. Surprisingly, not much research has been done to look at conference discourse from a relational perspective. Personally, I believe that a writing conference is not … Continue reading

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Teaching English to Digital Natives: Common Computer Concerns for ELLs

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Those of us who remember computers being a novelty in the classroom probably also remember being told how the new generation of students are “digital natives.” The assumption is that children who grow up surrounded by computers see nothing strange … Continue reading

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