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July 2013
Grammatically Speaking
by T. Leo Schmitt
For July, T. Leo Schmitt uses authentic language examples to discuss a tricky issue with possessives, and he provides context and teaching tips. Plus, check out this month's brain teaser! Read More
Virtual Culture Shock: Understanding Your Online ELL
by Anne Alexander
Learn about the classroom-related cultural issues of your online language learners and pick up some strategies to help them adjust to virtual culture shock. Read More
Lesson Plan on Slang: Speaking Legit English
by Eugene S. Lee
This lesson helps acquaint students with some American slang in preparation for university life. Worksheets and PowerPoint included. 
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TC Quick Tip: 10 Coolest Tools for Student Blogging
by Margareta Tripsa

This list of blog tools covers new and fun ways to incorporate blogging into your English language classroom at any level. It offers ways to use software like Voki, Wordle, StoryJumper, VoiceThread, and more to engage your students with talking avatars, develop presentations, and create digital learning communities.   Read More

Free Book Chapter From "Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary Instruction"
by Joe Barcroft

This chapter, "Checklist for Designing and Implementing Vocabulary Lessons," presents a checklist for designing and implementing effective vocabulary instruction lessons. It provides instructors with a good way to ensure they are not forgetting any of the key elements of the input-based incremental approach, and it can be used on a repeated basis as needed. Read More

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Report: Report on the International Summit on the Teaching Profession.
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