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June 2014
Home Visits: Connecting With Diverse Families
by Stephanie Wessels
Conducting home visits with culturally and linguistically diverse families can be both educational and challenging; learn how to make them effective and productive for everyone. Read More
9 Listening Strategies That Develop Active Listeners
by Rebecca Palmer
Students who use active listening strategies develop skills that enable them to monitor their own metacognitive processes; learn how to model and evaluate these strategies. Read More
Producing Newscasts for the ESL Classroom
by Lisa Hockstein & Alexandra Dylan Lowe
ELLs often avoid watching the news because they find it too difficult. Use this fun, interactive, and interest-based collaborative learning project to introduce ELLs to TV news. Handouts included.
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Quick Tip: 5 Steps for Increasing Timed Writing Fluency
by Nick David

Many English language learners find it a challenge to produce enough writing during timed essays and tests, which can hurt their overall test scores. Use these strategies to help your intermediate to advanced level students generate more time for better planning, more in-depth content, and extended opportunities for revision.    Read More

Free TESOL Quarterly Article:
"Lexical Thresholds for Reading Comprehension: What They Are and How They Can Be Used for Teaching Purposes"

December 2013: Volume 47, Issue 4

In this article, "Lexical Thresholds for Reading Comprehension: What They Are and How They Can Be Used for Teaching Purposes," Batia Laufer discusses lexical thresholds: which and how many words English language learners need to know for optimal reading comprehension. Read More

Association News
2015 TESOL Teacher of the Year: Now accepting applications for TESOL's 2015 Teacher of the Year Award. Materials due 15 July 2014.
TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit: Learn. Share. Shape the future. 22–24 June 2014. Register now!
New From TESOL Press: The ELT Files: Common Core Workshops for Content-Area Teachers.
Upcoming TESOL Professional Development: Register today!:
  • TESOL Academy: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 20–21 June 2014. There's still time to register!
  • TESOL Academy: Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, Korea, 26–27 July 2014.
  • TESOL Online Courses: From grammar to training of teachers, check out the summer online course line-up.
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Webinar: Developing Rubrics & Checklists for Differentiated Adult ESL Instruction (9 June).
Educator's Practice Guide: Teaching English Learners: A New Educator’s Practice Guide from the What Works Clearinghouse.
Pathways to Fluency: Examining the link between language reclassification policies and student success.
Fellowship: Apply for the Fellowship for Urban Education Leaders (FUEL) program to help ELLs in Washington, DC.

Miss the 2014 TESOL convention this year?

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Special Convention Issue
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See photos, read about sessions, and hear about the hot topics from TESOLers themselves. Plus access all the convention resources, including free recorded sessions!

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