Category Archives: TESOL Blog

7 Resources From the #MLLCHAT Community

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I have long been an active member of a Twitter community that supports teachers of multilingual learners (MLLs). If you check the #MLLCHAT hashtag on Twitter (formerly #ELLCHAT), you will find many educators who write books, articles, and blogs on … Continue reading

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Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan: From Theory to Classroom Practice

Laura Hancock and Tamrika Khvtisiahvili
Laura Hancock and Tamrika Khvtisiahvili

This post is part of a series on Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan as part of the English Speaking Nation Secondary Teacher Training (ESN) Program. You can read an overview of the program here. The goal of the ESN program is … Continue reading

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3 Strategies for Formative Assessment and Feedback

Hetal Ascher
Hetal Ascher

Formative assessment refers to assessment used to inform our instruction, and formative feedback refers to the feedback we give to students to help them grow and learn. This blog post contains three strategies for formative assessment and feedback and some … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: What I Learned From My TESOL 2022 Participants

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

The TESOL 2022 Convention in Pittsburgh was absolutely outstanding! The sessions, presenters, and keynotes provided a plethora of information, strategies, and insights into many aspects of language development, diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges and successes for English learners (ELs). But … Continue reading

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5 Chrome Extensions for Language Learners

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

While we as teachers are always looking for ways to help our students, we often forget that there are tons of resources for them to help themselves on their language learning journey. Dedicated students can no doubt share with you … Continue reading

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Supporting Muslim Students During Ramadan: 4 Suggestions for Teachers to Consider

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will be observed in April this year. It is a period of time when Muslims strive for spiritual purification through fasting, self-sacrifice, and increased prayer. In many Muslim-majority countries, working hours and school days … Continue reading

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Identifying TESOL’s Future Research Priorities

Scott Douglas
Scott Douglas

This blog is part of the TESOL Research Professional Council (RPC) Blog series. The TESOL International Association’s professional councils support the association’s objectives with professional knowledge and advice. One of seven professional councils, the Research Professional Council (RPC) focuses on … Continue reading

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Checking Reading Comprehension? Ask Better Questions!

Barbara Gottschalk
Barbara Gottschalk

“Ms. Gottschalk, don’t you get it?” The young English learner (EL) asking me this question was genuinely concerned. He was perplexed because I kept asking him and his classmates questions about a picture—questions whose answers I obviously already knew. In … Continue reading

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