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February 2012
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Good English Language Teachers Are Those Who...
by Lía Kamhi-Stein
Dr. Lía Kamhi-Stein, 2012 TESOL Excellence in Teaching Award winner, discusses characteristics shared by good English teachers. Read More
Using Intercultural Role-Plays in the ESOL Classroom
by Jennifer Lacroix
Fun, engaging role-plays can challenge English language students, develop intercultural communication, and promote class participation. Read More
When Pigs Fly: A Lesson Plan on Idioms
by Sarah Sahr
Most people studying English find idioms to be quite the challenge. This is a quick introductory lesson for students just beginning to play with idioms. Read More
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Advocacy Update: The Quarter in Review
by John Segota
The end of 2011 saw a flurry of activity around some major legislative issues. Here’s a quick summary of some the major issues for the TESOL community. Read More
Association News
State of the Union: Read the TESOL statement on the 2012 U.S. State of the Union address.
Awards & Grants: TESOL congratulates the 2012 Awards and Grants recipients. Read about the 2012 winners and learn about the awards.
TESOL Journal Call for Proposals: Submit a proposal for the 2013 special topic issue on service learning, civic literacy, and TESOL.
February's ESP Conversation: Join us and share your ESP stories in the first ever TESOL/IATEFL online exchange.
Free Online Discussion: With TESOL 2012 keynote speaker Heidi Byrnes, 2–3 February, in the TESOL Community.
TESOL Training of Trainers:  Join this online course to help strengthen your English language program.
NCATE Workshop: Register now for the Workshop for NCATE National Recognition of TESOL Teacher Education Programs.
Call for Book Proposals: New TESOL book series on English language teacher development.
Resolutions Due: Member resolutions for the Annual Business Meeting due 29 February.
Book Censorship: TESOL signs joint statement opposing recent book censorship in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Resources
Using Music: Teaching ESL with music.
Why Teachers Should Join Twitter: What I have learned as a Twitter newbie.
Report From CAL: Helping newcomer students succeed in secondary schools and beyond.
Free Webinar: Implementing a state seal of biliteracy.
Adult Literacy Grants: Dollar General Literacy Foundation offers adult literacy grants, deadline 28 February.
Doctoral Dissertation Grants: TIRF offers grants up to US$5,000. Now accepting applications.

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