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Is Assessment for Learning Realistic for EFL/ESL Classrooms?

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

To better reflect the change in classroom assessment where assessment and learning are perceived as inseparable and assessment is viewed as a tool for learning, I prefer the use of the terms assessment for learning (AfL) and assessment of learning … Continue reading

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Next Generation ELT: MALL

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

Last year, the president of my university, Lisa Anderson, requested that we provide English language courses for our security guards. We tested and placed these learners in the appropriate levels in our continuing English program for adults. Recently, I found … Continue reading

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Native English–Speaking Teachers and Trainers Still Idealized

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The TESOL President’s Blog In spite of all the advances that have occurred within our profession, backed by research which has shown that trained nonnative English–speaking teachers (NNESTs) can in fact be better than native English–speaking teachers (NESTs) because they … Continue reading

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Advocating for TESOL as a Profession

Suzanne Panferov
Suzanne Panferov

In my day job, I direct the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at the University of Arizona (UA). The UA is a large, public university located in the city of Tucson in southern Arizona about 100 kilometers … Continue reading

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Former TESOL President Brock Brady Attends 47th ASOCOPI Conference

Brock Brady
Brock Brady

It was an honor to represent TESOL International Association at the 47th ASOCOPI  (Asociación Colombiana de Profesores de Inglés) conference in Tuluá Colombia, 11–13 October. The theme of the conference was “Encounters with Varieties of English,” a highly appropriate topic … Continue reading

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