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January 2013
New Year's Resolutions for Every English Language Teacher
by Suzanne Panferov
Try out these resolutions for English language teachers in the new year.   Read More
Lesson Plan: Creating a Reading Journal
by Sarah Sahr
Create a reading journal to help your secondary or adult students put into words how they react to different parts of a novel. Journal template included.   Read More
Grammatically Speaking
by T. Leo Schmitt
In this month's Grammatically Speaking, T. Leo Schmitt examines gerunds and the "-ing form." He provides teaching tips and language notes, and a new brain teaser.   Read More
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TC Quick Tip: 4 Websites for Tech-Savvy Teachers
by Tara Arntsen

Teachers should develop their technological skills regardless of the subject they teach. By using online resources, teachers can increase the amount of time they spend teaching students, because language learning can take place outside the classroom as well as in it. Check out these websites that will help you maximize time spent on student learning. Read More

Free TESOL Journal Article: "The Use and Misuse of Academic Words in Writing"
by Andrea Marie Cons

In this article, the authors examine how secondary English learners and redesignated fluent English-proficient learners use academic vocabulary, and how they differ in use and misuse of academic words. Their findings have three pedagogical implications. Read More

Association News
TESOL Connections wins gold! The 2012 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest awarded TC the highest honor for newsletter excellence in 2012.
Research Survey: Please help TESOL and respond to this survey on ESL Credit in Higher Ed by 25 January 2013.
TESOL Virtual Seminar: Register today for a TESOL virtual seminar on Project-Based Learning: Freedom and Excitement in the Classroom.
2013 Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program: Register today!
TESOL 2013 Convention Advance Program: Download the Advance Program for 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA, 20–23 March, 2013. Registration now open!
2013 Electronic Village Online: Sign up for a 5-week long Electronic Village Online (EVO) session on 7 January 2013. See you there!
Resources for dealing with traumatic events: In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the U.S. Secretary of Education summarizes the Department's current resources for helping children deal with traumatic events and emergency preparedness planning for schools.
Urgent Need Mini-Grant (PDF): This grant helps school districts meet health, social service, academic and/or related family needs of individual disadvantaged children. Apply now.
Grant opportunity: A new USA-Burma partnership invites universities to submit a proposal that supports the US-Burma committment to democracy, peace, and prosperity. Award up to US$2 million.  Deadline to apply: 31 January 2013.
Interactive video game for ELLs: Check out Trace Effects, a collaborative English language video game experience for students ages 12–16.
Free webinar: Supporting Skilled Immigrants: A Toolkit for Practitioners (15 January).
2013–2014 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship: Outstanding teachers, with a record of leadership, strong communication skills, and insights into educational policy based in classroom expertise welcome to apply.
Supporting ELLs: A pocket guide for state and district leaders.

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