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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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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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10 Reasons to Put Community Before Content

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Education is a moving train. We are constantly collecting data, teaching lessons, doing evaluations, and grading student work. With COVID-19, we are doing this nonstop. With classrooms looking different than they did before COVID-19, we are still under the same … Continue reading

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5 Helpful Apps for Remote ELT Collaboration

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Collaboration is vital to teaching and learning. Before COVID-19, collaboration might have happened at the copy machine, in the hallway, or in department meetings. Things changed last spring with the onset and spread of COVID-19. During this time, we had … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Make the Most of the TESOL Virtual Convention

Justin Shewell
Justin Shewell

I remember the first TESOL Convention I attended in Vancouver, BC in 2000. I was still a student and we had organized the first ever group of students from our program to attend the Convention. I was overwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Language Portraits

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

As teacher educators, we constantly redesign our syllabi to include up-to-date content, respond to the ever-changing landscape of educating multilingual learners, and provide multimodal readings and resources. The need for contemporary and online resources has been especially critical after the … Continue reading

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30-Minute PD With Your ELT Team: Norming

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Are you looking for professional development (PD) to do with your English language teaching (ELT) team? I’m going to share with you a flexible PD activity that can be done in 30 minutes or over the course of a half … Continue reading

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