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January 2012
Grammatically Speaking
By T. Leo Schmitt

T. Leo Schmitt answers your grammar questions. This month we discuss adjective clauses, relative pronouns, and stranded prepositions.
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Experience Speaks: Overcoming Overcrowded and Under-Resourced EFL Classes
By Martina Mbayu Nana

Learn how to deal with very large EFL classes and what you can do to combat limited resources. Read More

Lesson Plan: Spelling
By Sarah Sahr

Spelling is a struggle for native and nonnative speakers of English alike. Here are a few games and ideas to get students interested in (and maybe even excited about!) spelling. Read More

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The Impact of Culture on Effective Communication in ESP Contexts
By Kevin Knight
Get a recap of the month-long TESOL community discussion on the impact of culture on effective communication in ESP contexts. Read More
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Association News
TESOL Election: Happy New Year! There are only a few days left! Please remember to vote in the current TESOL election for the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. Every vote is important.
Advocacy Day: Save the date! TESOL Advocacy Day 2012 is 18–19 June.
Grammar Teaching Course: TESOL has two online courses in February and March to help you develop the metalinguistic competence necessary to discuss grammar in the classroom. Register now!
Funding Available: Get funding for adult education classroom materials: Deadline 31 January.
NCATE Workshop: Workshop for NCATE national recognition of TESOL P–12 teacher education programs registration open.
Become a TESOL/NCATE Program Reviewer: Applications being accepted through 10 January 2012.
Call for Proposals: New TESOL book series on English language teacher development.
Resolutions Due: Resolutions for the Annual Business Meeting due 29 February.
Best Practices: Five Best Practices for Educators on Facebook.
NCTE Approves Resolution: Student’s Right to Incorporate Heritage and Home Languages in Writing.
New Data Brief: LEP individuals in the United States, from the Migration Policy Institute.
New Brief: Cross-district collaboration on mathematics and English learner instruction.
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TESOL Convention 2012

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