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TESOL 2015: The Takeaways From a First-Time Attendee

Navnish Sidhu
Navnish Sidhu

Every year, educators from around the world approach the TESOL convention with one single mission in mind: to learn. Some come to learn the trends of the ESL world, some come for the research, and still some others for the … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Teaching Listening, Part 2

Autumn Westphal
Autumn Westphal

This is a continuation of my previous post on ideas I garnered about teaching listening from the TESOL International Convention that took place in Toronto, Canada last week. I have two more sessions to share with you. Again, I hope you can use … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Teaching Listening, Part 1

Autumn Westphal
Autumn Westphal

This past week I attended the TESOL International Convention in Toronto, Canada. It was an amazing time filled with the sharing of new ideas, confirmation of tried-and-true ideas, and testing out of unconfirmed ideas. Now that I am back at work in New York City, … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Speaking

Farrah Littlepage
Farrah Littlepage

On Friday and Saturday, I attended many wonderful presentations with a focus on speaking. Here are three of them that I found most useful, and what I learned; I hope it can help you in your teaching: Replacing “Long” and … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Grammar and Writing in a Nutshell

Karissa Kilgore
Karissa Kilgore

To say that I was sad to not attend all the TESOL 2015 sessions I wanted would be an understatement. I was crushed. Grammar! Writing! Pronunciation! Research! Classroom strategies! Organizational involvement! I struggled to decide what sessions to attend, often … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Culture

Christine Uliassi
Christine Uliassi

The theme of the TESOL 2015 convention was “Crossing Borders, Building Bridges.” Here is a summary of the wonderful sessions I attended related to culture and intercultural communication; hopefully you can use some of what I learned in your own … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Speaking Sessions

Farrah Littlepage
Farrah Littlepage

Some days, I wish I could switch places with my students, and spend the day soaking in knowledge about language.  (Then again, I’m sure some of my IEP students would love to skip ahead in their careers and become instructors!) … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Tips for Successful Conference Presentations

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Greetings from Toronto! The 2015 TESOL International Convention has been incredible so far. As always, there is a broad range of presentations and events that the convention organizers have prepared for the attendees. Earlier today, I attended a great presentation … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

If you’re reading this blog, then you already know how vital professional development is to our success as teachers. But staying abreast of developments in our field can also be a challenge.  For some, traveling to conferences may be too … Continue reading

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7 Magic Steps Toward Developing Teachers as Leaders

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog With all the educational reforms around the world and increased demand for teacher accountability and more rigorous student learning outcomes, the need to engage teachers in professional development has never been as urgent as it is … Continue reading

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