Tag Archives: English language teaching

Does It Matter? Possibilities in Teaching

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

The classroom should be where “butterflies bloom” and children can teach more than you ever thought you had to learn. School can be real. It can be more than achieving a score on a test. School can be where we … 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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Many Helpful Things: Online Resources and Activities

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As a comment to one of my earlier posts about blogging, reader Diana Bermfadez mentioned a website that was new to me called ManyThings.org. This prompted me to take a look at the site, which is amazing, and think about other … Continue reading

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Prezi: It’s the new PowerPoint

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

With Prezi, you have a new way to make presentations for class. Prezis look very professional so they are great for lectures or even business presentations. This makes mastering Prezi a good idea both for you and for students, especially … Continue reading

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Speaking Homework: You can do that?

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For a long time, I simply didn’t give homework to oral English classes because most traditional homework assignments focus on reading and writing and I want my students to develop their speaking and listening skills more than anything else. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Introducing the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

Anne Marie Foerster Luu is the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year, presented by National Geographic Learning. Read about Anne Marie in the February 2013 issue of TESOL Connections. Hello colleagues, friends, and “friends I have not yet met.” My name is Anne Marie Foerster … 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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A Whole New World

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As a new blogger for TESOL, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to this wonderful community. My name is Tara Arntsen. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in TESOL online with the University of Southern … Continue reading

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