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October 2012
Grammatically Speaking
by T. Leo Schmitt
This month, we discuss pragmatics in an authentic writing sample in casual speech, and "each" taking a singular verb. 
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In Pursuit of the Excellent Game
by Eui Jung (Ana) Kim and Sarah Petersen
Learn seven ways to evaluate classroom games to ensure that they have meaningful outcomes and maximize student engagement.
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Blending Common Core and TESOL Standards for ELLs
by Judith B. O'Loughlin & Lynore Carnuccio
Learn how the U.S. Common Core State Standards can be supported and guided by TESOL's standards. Read More
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"What'd You Say?": Pronunciation Activities
by Sarah Sahr
English is peppered with confusing pronunciation. These activities are designed to help students see the potential problems with complicated sounds and articulations, and they can be used with learners at all levels.
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Free TESOL Journal Article on Teacher Collaboration

The September 2012 special issue of TESOL Journal deals with teacher collaboration in TESOL. This article, "A Culture of Collaboration: Meeting the Instructional Needs of Adolescent English Language Learners," by Felice Atesoglu Russell, details a study that focused on the supports that enabled an ELL facilitator to contribute to a culture of collaboration between the high school's ESL and Language Arts Departments. Read More

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TESOL 2013 Annual Convention & English Language Expo: Dallas, Texas, USA, 20–23 March, 2013.
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     Awards: Apply for a TESOL award by 1 November
     to support your attendance at the TESOL 2013
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     and Doctoral Forum, at the 2013 TESOL Annual
     Convention, seek submissions by 22 October.
Join us in Puerto Rico for a TESOL Symposium: Facilitiating Learning Through Student Empowerment.
TESOL Calls for Book Proposals:
TESOL 2015 Convention Program Chair: Call for 2015 TESOL Annual Convention Program Chair
Twenty Strategies for School Leaders: A guide for engaging ELL families.
Report: Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research.
Pushouts, Shutouts, and Holdouts: Adult Education Pathways of Latino Young Adults
Report: The Civil Rights Project's new report shows increasing segregation for Latino students in the United States.

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