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Did you find a job at the TESOL Marketplace?

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Sandra Rogers

ETS handed me a flyer with a list of freelance work and internships! Their summer interns develop test materials for the TOEFL, TOEIC and/or K-12 assessments. I looked at their internships online at www.ets.org; they have some in Princeton and Ewing NJ and San Antonio, TX. You can send questions to the ELL Summer Institute Coordinator, Jeanne Malloy at jmalloy@ets.org. Continue reading

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Interview with Professors James Martin and Christian Matthiessen

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Andrea Giordano

Professors James Martin and Christian Matthiessen sat down to talk with me about genre-based teaching after their plenary address on Friday. See the interview here.

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Sessions on the River

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Susan Prevost

Today was head-spinning in terms of the number and the variety of sessions offered on the banks of the Mississippi. Let’s see. The first was a very practical lesson on vocabulary development with strategies that I can use immediately. Another … Continue reading

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Sessions on Teaching the News

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Susan Prevost

I noticed several sessions that addressed teaching the news, and I wish I could have attended them all. Honestly, the linguistic complexities of some news stories have discouraged me in spending much time on current events with my heterogenous group … Continue reading

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Mary Lou McCloskey’s Session on Soccer

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Susan Prevost

I’m curious and excited about attending Dr. McCloskey’s session on employing the ultimate of passions, soccer, as a tool in learning language. This will certainly be appropriate for my crew and may even lead me to buying my first soccer … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Jennifer Jenkins

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Andrea Giordano

It was my pleasure to sit down with Dr. Jennifer Jenkins after her plenary address entitled, “English as a Lingua Franca: Challenging the ‘Standard’.” I was able to ask her a few questions about ELF, as well as some of … Continue reading

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Navigating The Convention

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Andrea Giordano

My brother Josh worked at one of the help desks this morning and noticed that several people are having a hard time navigating the convention here in New Orleans. Well, have no fear! Here is a video explaining some of … Continue reading

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The TESOL Convention Begins

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Andrea Giordano

Although we missed the cutting of the ribbon, right as we walked up a jazz band kicked off the official opening of the Exhibit Hall. It was so exciting as we saw different convention attendees dancing along to the local … Continue reading

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