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November 2012
When Writing Gets Loud: Integrating Speaking and Writing
by Jessie Hayden
Challenge the widely held belief that writing should be individual and quiet. Learn how interaction and collaboration can help student writing.
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Student-Led Online Discussions in TESOL
by Luciana C. de Oliveira, Larisa Olesova, and Alsu Gilmetdinova
Online discussions can support greater student reflection, interaction, and critical thinking. Learn how to design a constructive, productive online discussion here. Read More
Three Activities for Bonding Over Food
by Sarah Sahr
Around the globe, nations take great pride in the food they serve and eat. Find here a great food activity, with worksheet, for younger ELLs, and two for older ELLs.
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NEW! TC Quick Tip:
Table Tents for TESOL

by James Perren
Check out new TC Quick Tips: This month, learn how you can use table tents as a classroom tool that's great for group work and can be utilized in tandem with several important features of English language education. Check out the various ways to make and use TESOL table tents with your learners. Read More
Advocacy Update:
The Quarter in Review

by John Segota
Though there has been little recent action on major legislation in the U.S. Congress, here is a brief overview of other developments relating to education policy in Washington, DC. Read More
Free TESOL Quarterly Article:
Special Issue on Novice Professionals in TESOL

September 2012: Volume 46, Issue 3
The September 2012 special issue of TESOL Quarterly deals with novice professionals in TESOL. In this article, "TESOL Teacher Education: Novice Teachers' Perceptions of Their Preparedness and Efficacy in the Classroom," authors Farahnaz Faez and Antonella Valeo detail a study in which they used questionnaires and interviews to study the perceptions of 115 novice ESOL teachers about their preparation and self-efficacy to teach in adult ESOL classrooms. Read More
Association News
TESOL 2015 Convention Program Chair: Call for 2015 TESOL Annual Convention Program Chair.
Special Virtual Seminar: Preparing Your ESL Licensure Program for NCATE/CAEP Review, 7 November.
Call for Submissions: TESOL Connections Quick Tips needs submissions! Do you have an innovative, unusual, or just plain great idea for teaching? Send it to us! Read submission guidelines here.
TESOL 2013 Annual Convention & English Language Expo: Dallas, Texas, USA, 20–23 March, 2013.
     Registration Now Open: Get rates and deadlines.
     Call for Proposals: You are invited to submit a 
     proposal for participation in the CALL Interest
     Section's Electronic Village (EV) Special Events.
International Education Week: 12–16 November 2012
eAtlas of Teachers: UNESCO launches eAtlas of teachers
Common Core Blog: New Blog to Focus on Common Core and English-Learners

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