Category Archives: TESOL Blog

One-Pagers: Teaching ELs to Review Content

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

What is a one-pager? It is an activity for students to demonstrate the highlights of what they have learned from listening to a podcast, viewing a film, reading a novel or a poem, or completing a unit of study in any … Continue reading

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Building Language Learning Games With Scratch

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog! Last month we explored Twine, a text-based interface for creating interactive stories. Twine is a great tool for older students or more advanced language learners, but perhaps not the best choice for younger … Continue reading

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A Unique Convergence of Networking, a Great Learning Experience, and Fun-Filled Conversations

Cheryl Casapao Matala
Cheryl Casapao Matala

TESOL Ambassadors are English language professionals and students who have agreed to share their Convention experiences with other attendees. Cheryl Casapao Matala, English Instructor in Manila, the Philippines,  is a 2021 TESOL Ambassador.  The TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo … Continue reading

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Writing-Related PD Through MOOCs

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

With summer holidays approaching for many of us in the northern hemisphere, you may be looking for professional development (PD) opportunities to improve your own writing or increase your knowledge of how to teach writing. In most of the world, … Continue reading

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STEM in ELT: 3 Ways to Seal the Leaky STEM Pipeline

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

The “Leaky Pipeline” is a metaphor for students’ disproportionate exit from participation in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content area throughout K–12 school and college, resulting in their underrepresentation in STEM careers. Middle and high school English learners … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Increasing Active Spoken Vocabulary

A. C. Kemp
A. C. Kemp

Most students have a much larger passive than active vocabulary, but increasing active spoken vocabulary can be difficult. Though using new words in writing is lower stakes than in speaking, with only peer review partners and the teacher seeing potential … Continue reading

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3 TESOL Conventions, 3 Outstanding Experiences

Jorge Torres Almazán
Jorge Torres Almazán

TESOL Ambassadors are English language professionals and students who have agreed to share their Convention experiences with other attendees. Jorge Torres Almazán, EFL teacher in Tamaulipas, Mexico,  is a 2021 TESOL Ambassador.  Attending a TESOL Convention is one of the goals and … Continue reading

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Creating Interactive Stories With Twine

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog! This month I wanted to dive into Twine, a browser-based tool for creating interactive stories. Twine first appeared on the October 2020 Interactive Fiction for Reading, Writing, and Grammar … Continue reading

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