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3 Effective Strategies for LESLLA Education

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

This is the second of two posts by guest blogger Raichle Farrelly, a longtime TESOL educator and advocate who is currently assistant professor of applied linguistics at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, USA.  “Rai” has worked in multiple ESL and EFL … Continue reading

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20 Inspirational Quotes for Writing Motivation

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Getting students excited about writing may not always be easy. Some may see writing as an overwhelming, dull, and difficult task. Others may feel stuck on a certain stage in their writing process. Yet others may not know how to … Continue reading

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Against Music in ELT

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

This post is sure to incur some teacherly ire. A lot of teachers aren’t going to like this, because a lot of teachers love using music in English class. That includes me. However, I have come to the reluctant conclusion … Continue reading

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4 Fast Fun Fillers: Games for ELL Break Time

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Breaks are important, but that does not mean you have to waste them. Choose any of the four activities below to engage students in a fun way without taking up a lot of time either in class or at home. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Linguicism

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

Language discrimination is far from new. Ancient biblical stories describe a “shibboleth,” when pronunciation of this word alone was used to identify fleeing Ephraimites, a tribe defeated by the Gileadites. Those who pronounced the word without the /sh/ sound, a … Continue reading

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Leadership and Learner Autonomy for Achieving Your Dreams

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Chiba, Japan, there is an internationally renowned self-access learning center—the SALC. The KUIS SALC is described as follows on its website: The Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University … Continue reading

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LESLLA: Read All About It!

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

I am happy to introduce the first of two posts by guest blogger Raichle Farrelly, a longtime TESOL educator and advocate who is currently assistant professor of applied linguistics at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, USA.  “Rai” has worked in … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Getting Your TESOL Conference Proposal Accepted

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Caroline Payant, MA TESL Director and Assistant Professor of TESL at the University of Idaho and President-Elect of WAESOL, shares insights and practices of her recent study, “The Dynamic Rhetorical Structures of TESOL Conference Abstracts” (2016), coauthored with Jack A. … Continue reading

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Feedback in Writing Teacher Education: 3 Suggestions

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

I’d like to continue my conversation about implementing issues related to feedback into teacher training/education programs. In today’s post, I provide three ideas that writing teacher educators can use in their preparatory courses: 1) helping teachers develop their philosophies about … Continue reading

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Grammarly: 1 Easy Step to Improved Writing

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Writing is one area where students tend to lack confidence, so I am always on the lookout for resources that can help them. Previously, I shared Quill and NoRedInk, which both guide students through independent practice of writing and grammar … Continue reading

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