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TED Talks as Authentic Listening Materials: Turning Points and Near-Death Experiences

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Last month, NYS-TESOL’s Applied Linguistics Winter Conference included an excellent workshop led by Samar Aal of CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College on developing content-based lessons using authentic materials from the Internet.  Near the top of Samar’s list were TED Talks, a … Continue reading

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The Testing Dilemma in Public Schools


Susan Prevost

Like many participants of the TESOL conference, I’m coming with a barrel full of questions. Here’s one. How do we solve the dilemma of recently arrived immigrant students and statewide standardized testing? I’m not only talking about the obvious lack … Continue reading

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