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August 2013
Essential Strategies for Teaching Large Classes
by Brock Brady
Teaching large classes can be problematic for a number of reasons. Former TESOL president Brock Brady provides management, assessment, and differentiation strategies to help you handle large classes.
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Lesson Plan: Critical Thinking Through Storytelling
by Sarah Sahr
This lesson plan, suitable for all ages and levels, teaches students the "BIG 6" questions for critical thinking, helping them to make predictions, connections, and evaluations. Read More
Teaching Grammar Using Engaging Contexts
by Sara Okello, Jolene Jaquays, and Zuzana Tomas,
Use these activities to teach grammar in a more meaningful, communicative context. Activities include using music, comic strips, drama, and technology. Handouts included. Read More
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TC Quick Tip: Last to First: Eight 5-Minute Activities
by Tara Arntsen

These short activities are great to have on hand in case a lesson takes less time than planned. They work for beginner to intermediate levels, and cover reading, writing, speaking, and listening--so you can work on just about anything your class needs! Read More

TESOL Goes to Capitol Hill for 2013 Advocacy & Policy Summit

In June 2013, more than 50 members of TESOL assembled in Washington, DC for the 2013 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit. Now in its 8th year, this program featured a full a day of issue briefings and activities centered around education legislation and advocacy, followed by a day of visits to Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. Read More

TESOL Governance Review: Update
The TESOL International Association Board of Directors has appointed a task force charged with evaluating the current governance of TESOL International Association and—if warranted—propose changes to improve its efficiency and efficacy at meeting the needs of the membership. Here is an update on that task force.  Read More
Association News
TESOL Online Course: Separating Difference From Disability, 28 Oct–25 Nov 2013. Register today!
TESOL Comments: TESOL submits comments to U.S. Congress on proposed NCLB rewrite, the Student Success Act (HR 5)
Symposium: International TESOL Symposium in Guangzhou, China on the future of ELT, 15–16 November 2013. 
Got a Grammar Question?: A pesky grammar or usage issue bothering you? Ask the grammar guru, and he'll answer your question in his quarterly column, Grammatically Speaking, complete with teaching tips!
English for Specific Purposes: A TESOL Academy in São Paulo, Brazil, 27–28 September. Registration now open!
Twitter: Follow these 30 Twitter users to learn about global education
From the British Council: Innovations in English language teaching for migrants and refugees
5 Myths About Teaching Learners With Special Educational Needs: A blog from Oxford University Press ELT
Report: Realizing Opportunities for ELLs in the Common Core ELA and Disciplinary Literacy Standards
Article from Education Week: English Language Learners, Common Core, and Filling in the Gaps

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Language Teaching Insights From Other Fields: Sports, Arts, Design, and More

This book is a fun read and full of practical tips from language teachers who bring their insights to the classroom from extensive experience in other fields.



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