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Creating TESOL 2019 Convention Goals: The Four Whys

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

As we inch closer to the 2019 TESOL International Convention, we are starting to see more and more of the many exciting events that await us. The TESOL Convention is notorious for providing a plethora of rewarding workshops, presentations, events, … Continue reading

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The 6 Principles’ Book Club

Jennifer Lacroix
Jennifer Lacroix

One of the biggest challenges for educators is keeping abreast of current research. Empirical studies can inform and improve our practice, but it can be difficult to find time to decipher and stay up-to-date with the literature. This past summer, … Continue reading

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Teachers as Learning Partners: Implementing TESOL’s Principle 6

Linda New Levine
Linda New Levine

Editor’s Note:  TESOL International Association has defined a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching and learning of English as a new language. The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners are foundational, universal guidelines drawn from decades … Continue reading

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English Language Learners in University Classrooms: Practical Resources for Faculty

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

As language specialists, we may be asked by colleagues from other departments how to better help international students (for the purpose of this blog, I will equate this term with English language learners) in college classrooms. Lots of resources are … Continue reading

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Becoming a TESOL Ambassador

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

Let me begin with an anecdote. My teaching career started when I was 18 but without any experience. During my initial days as a teacher, I had no idea what all those teaching methods—CLT, learner-centered, task-based—meant, and, thus, chiefly employed … Continue reading

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