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May 2012
Strategies for the Multileveled/Faceted ESOL Classroom
by Bryan Lowry
English language learners bring a range of disparate characteristics and experiences with them. Learn the critical issues related to teaching a multileveled class and how to address them. Read More
English Teaching in the Year 2032
by Philip Hubbard
Can you predict what English language teaching will be like in 20 years? To prepare for this future, instead of struggling to keep up with it after it has arrived, here are three things that every teacher today should know. Read More
Teaching Politeness Strategies
by Joanna Ghosh
Learn how subtleties of American English, such as euphemism, connotation, and indirectness, can be taught and practiced in context within advanced-level communication courses.Read More
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Lesson Plan: Perceptions and Clothing
by Sarah Sahr
Clothing plays a huge role in first impressions. With English language learners, first impressions are made even before they begin to speak.  This activity will allow students to talk about clothing and the impressions, intentional or unintentional, certain clothing may give off. Read More
Adcocacy Update: The Quarter in Review
by John Segota
After a particularly mild winter in Washington, DC, the legislative season began in earnest in February with the introduction of President Obama’s proposed federal budget for FY2013 and subsequent activity on major education legislation. Here’s a quick summary of the major issues facing the TESOL community. Read More
Association News
Call for Applicants: TESOL Quarterly Editor search
Understanding Standards: Standards That Impact English Language Learners
Advocacy Day 2012: Make your voice heard. Register by 15 May for only US$99!
ESL for the Secondary Mathematics Teacher: Helping math and ELLs connect
2012 TESOL Academies: Eastern Michigan University (22–23 June) and California State University (13–14 July)
Call for Chapter Proposals: Language Teaching––Insights From Other Fields
TESOL 2013: International Convention & English Language Expo Call for Proposals
TESOL Partnership: TESOL and U.S. Department of State launch partnership initiative
TESOL Comments: HR 4297—Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012
2011 TESOL International Association Annual Report: "Exploring New Waters", now available for download.
Award: Nominate someone or apply for the new TESOL Teacher of the Year Award, presented by National Geographic Learning, and win a prize package valued at more than US$3,500. DEADLINE: 30 June 2012.
Pinterest: 37 ways teachers should use Pinterest
Building Positive Relationships: Seven tips for building positive relationships with English language learners
Early EFL Learning in Context: Evidence from a case study in Croatia
Report: Descriptive analyses of English language learner student enrollment data in KY, TN, VA, & WV
Report: New research on the impact of schools and teachers on English language learners

TESOL Surveys on Professional Development Needs

TESOL International Association conducted surveys recently to learn more about the professional development needs of specific groups within the English language teaching field. Access summaries of the surveys here:

What are your most important professional development needs, successes, and/or challenges?
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Director of Product Development, ASAP Inglés, Bogotá, Colombia

Director, Texas International Education Consortium, TIEP at Lamar University - Beaumont Texas

Assistant Dean for Academic English Programs for International Students, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, EF International Language Centers, Zurich, Switzerland

Full-Time ESL Instructor, Pace University, New York, New York, USA

Instructor-ESL, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Adjunct EFL Faculty/Fall Semester in China, Clark University, Jinan, Shandong Province, China

ESL Instructor, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

ESL Orientation Coordinator, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

English Language Instruction Specialist, Missouri State University, English Language Institute, Springfield, Missouri, USA

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Are You the Next
TESOL Teacher of the Year?
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award, presented by National Geographic Learning, rewards one exceptional teacher with a prize package that includes

• US$1,000
• a free year of
  TESOL membership
• 2013 convention registration,
  hotel, and airfare
• and much more!

Members and nonmembers eligible. Learn about the award, nominate a colleague, or apply now!

Deadline 30 June 2012.


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