- English higher education faces enrollment slowdown 22 April 2014
- Common-assessment groups differ on accommodations 22 April 2014
- English language learners need help, not an inflexible state mandate 22 April 2014
- More than half new primary pupils struggle to speak English 22 April 2014
- Studies offer insights on implementing Common Core 22 April 2014
TESOL president, speaks about TESOL.
Tag Archives: second language writing
While preparing for the beginning of the new semester and planning my first teaching week, I thought it would be a good idea to share in my blog some getting-to-know-you activities that can be implemented in a writing class. Those … Continue reading
In today’s entry, I would like to address the issue of the placement of international students in college composition classes. As we all know, institutions of higher education in the United States host a large number of international students drawn … Continue reading
In some parts of the world, the summer is slowly moving to its end, and many of us are preparing for the new academic year. Some of us are going to continue teaching ESL writing and thus have most likely … Continue reading
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” a quote from Leonardo da Vinci, for me refers to the simplicity of language, which I would like to reflect on in today’s blog entry. I’ll start with a personal experience. When I was working on … Continue reading
Engaging learners in the meaningful use of English outside the classroom is one of the aims of any language course. However, this goal is hard to achieve sometimes, especially in those contexts where the target language is not the dominant … Continue reading
How many times have we heard from our students that one of the most challenging aspects of writing for them is coming up with ideas? And the answer that we usually give them is: “You should just practice more/you need … Continue reading
I have recently read a study by Paula Maier “Politeness Strategies in Business Letters by Native and Non-Native English Speakers” (1992). In the study, both native and nonnative writers were given a fictional situation in which they missed a job … Continue reading
Finishing up this academic year, I am starting a different, small, yet enjoyable, journey as a TESOL blogger. My name is Elena Shvidko. I originally come from Russia, and I have been in the United States for 7 years pursuing … Continue reading
The CALL-IS is hosting several free webcasts during the TESOL conference starting tomorrow. If you’re at the conference, you can attend these live events.