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5 Reasons We Need TESOL Teacher Education

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

Recently in the United States, some states have been turning to hiring people who are not certified or trained teachers to fill open classroom positions. States such as Utah and Georgia are allowing schools to hire individuals with a bachelor’s degree … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Empowerment in Nepal

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

First introduced to the English language under the shade of a tree in rural Nepal, Ganga Ram Gautam has dedicated his life’s work to improving the standards of ELT in rural Nepal to empower students and teachers with English language … Continue reading

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5 Sources of Support for New TESOL Teachers

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In my previous blog entry, I posed some ideas for helping future TESOL teachers transition from the role of student to teacher.  To follow up on that, I focus this entry on the next step:  how to support those new … Continue reading

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2013 TESOL Graduate Student Forum: A Welcome Start to TESOL

Amy Walton and Erin Todey
Amy Walton and Erin Todey

The day before the start of a conference there is a sense of excitement in the air. The long hallways await the shuffle of feet from one session to the other; the many rooms are ready to accommodate the hundreds … Continue reading

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CALL Resources on Diigo for Teacher Training

Sandra Rogers
Sandra Rogers

Do you Diigo?  To be honest, I signed up but never used the online social-bookmarking tool. Fortunately,  TESOL’s Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) Interest Section has been busy bookmarking some great online resources.  Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith shared the Diigo CALL IS … Continue reading

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