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April 2012
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Celebrating Poetry:
An Immigrant's Perspective

by Bänoo Zan
April is U.S. National Poetry Month! Learn about how writing poetry helped this immigrant cope in a new country, and read her poetry. Read More
Using Blogs for English Language Teaching
by Kristina Scholz
Incorporating blogs into a language class can be a fun and interactive way to have students practice their writing. Read More
Grammatically Speaking
by T. Leo Schmitt
T. Leo Schmitt answers your grammar questions. This month we discuss singular and plural cases, and the special instance of zero. Get teaching tips and language notes. Read More
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Lesson Plan: Fishing for Nursery Rhymes
by Sarah Sahr

Young learners soak up huge amounts of information, especially when it comes to songs and rhymes. Nursery rhymes are a great way to not only teach speaking patterns but also a little bit of culture. This reading and listening lesson assumes students already understand the concept of rhyming and a little bit about fishing. Read More

Using Free Internet Resources to Self-Teach Pronunciation
by Kate Dobson
In the realm of teaching English for academic purposes (EAP), pronunciation is often not part of the curriculum, or perhaps it is only marginally touched upon. Look to the recent crop of free language-learning Web sites as an impetus for self-directed study. Read More
Association News
TESOL 2013: International Convention & English Language Expo Call for Proposals.
2012 TESOL Academies: Eastern Michigan University (22–23 June) and California State University (13–14 July).

ESL for the Secondary Mathematics Teacher: Helping math and ELLs connect.

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Serving English Learners: Laws, policies, and regulations.
10 Techniques: Teaching language as a classically trained musician.
A Taxonomy of Reflection: Critical thinking for students, teachers, and principals.
An English Language Soundmap: Samples of some of the many varieties of English in an interactive map.

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