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On Teaching Speaking: Academic Presentations for ELs

Julie Vorholt
Julie Vorholt

This TESOL Blog series focuses on teaching speaking to English learners. In this TESOL Blog series, Julie Vorholt, editor of New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition, interviews contributors to the volume and gets some tips from them on teaching … Continue reading

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On Teaching Speaking: New Ways in Teaching Speaking, 2nd Edition

Julie Vorholt
Julie Vorholt

This TESOL Blog series focuses on teaching speaking to English learners. As the editor of the newly released New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition, I’m thrilled to tell you about it! For those unfamiliar with the New Ways series, … Continue reading

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4 Icebreakers to Make Conversations Flow in ESL Classrooms

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Another school year is about to begin, but even though it’s still summer your classroom may be a cold place. Your new students won’t know who you are or how the school works, and the returning students may not know … Continue reading

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Creating a Classroom Community: 5 First Day Activities for ELLs

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

How long does it take learners to form a first impression of a new class? One study found that students rated professors after attending just two weeks of class roughly the same as their final course evaluations (Buchert, Laws, Apperson, & … Continue reading

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Video Self-Modeling: 5 Ideas for Adult ESOL

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

In a recent TESOL Journal article, Boisvert and Rao (2015) discuss a fascinating classroom technique called video self-modeling (VSM). Although VSM has its roots in psychology, and Boisvert and Rao’s article focuses on its use with K–12 ELLs, this technique … Continue reading

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