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March 2012
Lesson Plan: Speed Networking
by Sarah Sahr
So often, our beginner students just need enough language to get through day-to-day activities. This lesson allows for one-on-one conversations on day-to-day topics in a short amount of time. Read More
Self-Directed Learning Strategies For Adult ELLs
by Alexandra Dylan Lowe
Learn to implement this series of activities that encourages intermediate level students to design their own independent language-learning strategies. Read More
Poetry for English Language Learners
by Carol I. Bearse
Get ready for the U.S. National Poetry Month in April: Writing poetry with ELLs develops confidence and vocabulary, and connects to the background knowledge of their native countries. Read More
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Free Chapter: "Embracing the Challenges of Movie and Television Listening"
by Christopher Stillwell

Download this free chapter on using television and movies for listening from Teaching Listening: Voices From the Field, a book in the TESOL Classroom Practice series. This volume shares successful practices employed by teachers at different levels of education around the world for teaching listening. Read More

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TESOL Advocacy Day 2012: Make sure your voice is heard! Register now.

International Convention

& English Language Expo

Keynote Speaker Online Discussion: Join TESOL 2012 keynote speaker Jun Liu for a free online discussion on the future of TESOL, 8-9 March. 

Win an iPad and Other Items: The English Language Expo in Philadelphia will feature daily prize drawings! Visit the Convention Website for a list of prizes and how to enter

TESOL Training of Trainers:  Strengthening English Language Programs online course, 9 Apr–20 May. Register before 30 March.
NCATE Workshop: Register by 15 March for the Workshop for NCATE National Recognition of TESOL Teacher Education Programs.
TESOL International Submits Comments: Read TESOL's comments on the ESEA reauthorization bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Blogging: Blogging as an ESL teaching tool.
Language Objectives: The key to effective content area instruction for English learners, from Colorín Colorado.
Report: "Exploring Approaches to Setting ELP Performance Criteria and Monitoring English Learner Progress," from the American Institutes for Research.
US$50,000 Award: Apply for the E Pluribus Unum Prize for Immigrant Integration by 15 March.

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