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August 2012
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Fostering Content-Based Instruction Through Collaboration
by Laura Schall-Leckrone and Kevin O'Connor
Foster collaboration by learning strategies to equip language teachers for content-based instruction (CBI) and content teachers to teach academic language. Read More
Ideas for Teaching Spoken Grammar
by Amanda Hilliard
Spoken grammar has arisen to meet the needs of natural spoken conversation—teaching it to English learners can improve their communication and comprehension skills.
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Covering Your Bases: Rhyming, Ordering, and Recapping
by Sarah Sahr
In this lesson plan, use "Casey at the Bat" to teach rhyming, ordering, and recapping. The poem's clear meter and rhyme make a great introduction to poetry.  Read More
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TESOL Advocates Take on Capitol Hill
by John Segota
On 18–19 June, TESOL educators from across the United States met in Washington, DC, to advocate for education policies supporting ELLs and their teachers as part of TESOL Advocacy Day 2012. Now in its seventh year, the program features a full day of briefings and training, followed by a full day of visits to congressional offices on Capitol Hill. Read More
Advocacy Update: The Quarter in Review

Between a recent heat wave and increased rhetoric as the 2012 U.S. presidential election creeps closer, the temperature in Washington, DC, is rising both figuratively and literally. Although there was some legislative action on issues important to the ELT field, there was much more activity from the Obama administration. Here’s a brief overview of important developments. Read More

Association News
TESOL Grants and Awards: Apply for a TESOL Award by 1 November to support your attendance at the TESOL 2013 Convention in Dallas, Texas, USA
TESOL Quarterly Editor Search: Call for applicants. Application deadline 17 September 2012.
Funding Available: Funding for adult education classroom materials: Deadline 30 September.
2013 Convention Call for Topics: Call for roundtable discussion topics for TESOL 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Submit to host a 45-minute roundtable discussion by 1 September.
Election Slate Announced: TESOL announces candidates for the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.
TESOL Virtual Seminar on Listening: Developing smart listeners: Teaching student how to listen, 27 September.
Resources
Olympic Teaching Materials: Celebrate the 2012 London Olympics with these free teaching resources from the British Council.
Free ELT Materials: Materials on raising awareness about issues affecting people with mobile disability.
LEP Workers and the Workforce Investment Act: Challenges and Opportunities.

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