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January 2014
Grammatically Speaking
by T. Leo Schmitt
In the January Grammatically Speaking column, grammar expert T. Leo Schmitt discusses when to use a present or past participle in a hyphenated adjective, including teaching tips and language notes. 
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10 Characteristics of Highly Effective EF/SL Teachers
by Christine Coombe
Former TESOL President Christine Coombe shares her thoughts, based on experience and research, on what makes an effective English language teacher. Read More
New Year's Resolutions for English Language Teachers
Compiled by Tomiko Breland
People the world over make resolutions at New Year's to better themselves; use this list of ELT resolutions as inspiration for your own 2014 goals.
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Focus on Research: IRIS for Teachers and Researchers
by Julia Key, Emma Marsden, & Alison Mackey

Learn about IRIS, a not-for-profit digital repository of materials used to collect data for research into second and foreign language learning and teaching. IRIS aims to bridge the gap between second-language research and practice; find out how to use IRIS for classroom-based action research.  Read More

TESOL Governance Review: Preliminary Findings

The TESOL Governance Review Task Force has been appointed to evaluate 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. Following an extensive period of research and study on association governance, the task force began collecting and analyzing data about TESOL’s own governance system. Here are their preliminary findings. Read More

Association News
TESOL Congratulates New Board Members: Results are in. Check out your new Board of Directors members.
New From TESOL Press: New Ways in Teaching Writing, Revised. Packed with more than 100 updated English language writing activities!
TESOL Grammar Course: Registration is open for TESOL's February online course "Grammar 1: Phrasal Structures." Hurry! Space is limited.
TESOL Resource Center: Visit the NEW TESOL Resource Center (TRC) to browse or upload lesson plans, activities, teaching tips, & more.
Pre- & Postconvention Education: Make the most of your TESOL convention experience with K–12 Dream Day and Pre- and Postconvention Institutes.
TESOLStatement: TESOL makes a statement on the Lahore Declaration on Language Sciences and the Developing World.
U.S. Common Core StateStandards: Your Role in the Common Core: Advocating for ELLs.
Report: Access to Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Immigrant Students.
Adult Education and Immigrant Integration: Networks for Integrating New Americans, Theoretical Framework.
Conference Overview: Now We're Talking: A Decade of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (UNESCO) 

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