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November 2014
Intercultural Skills for the EFL Classroom
by Yoshi Joanna Grote and Jennifer Jordan
ELT should be coupled with encouraging students to become interculturally competent communicating on a world stage; try these intercultural skill building activities. Read More
Tips From a Recruiter: Applying for International Teaching Jobs
by Engin Ayvaz
Learn the best way to present your CV and yourself when applying and interviewing for international ELT jobs. Read More
Confessions of a Digital Neanderthal
by Thomas Healy
How can a 20th century instructor motivate and engage the 21st century learner? Thomas Healy describes his journey from technophobe to a regular user of mobile technology. Read More
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Quick Tip: M is for Motivation
by Sarah Sahr

Motivation is a key component in successful teaching, and it is also notoriously difficult to address and improve. Use these tips, compiled by a group of educators in Doha, Qatar, to increase and maintain motivation for your English language learners and for your own teaching.  Read More

Free Activities From New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary, Revised
Edited by Averil Coxhead

Check out these activities, for all levels, from the newly revised New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary. Both activities focus on vocabulary accuracy: The first activity is a game that celebrates accuracy while getting students to interact, and the second activity puts students into teams that bet on their vocabulary precision. Read More

Association News
Master's Student and Doctoral Research Foums: Deadline extended: The new deadline to submit proposals for the Master’s Student Forum and Doctoral Research Forum, at the 2015 TESOL Annual Convention, is 2 November 2014.
Open Call for the 2017 TESOL Annual Convention Program Chair: The convention program chair, who is a member of TESOL, works with the Convention Committee to assemble a dynamic, well-balanced academic program for TESOL’s annual convention.
Call for Submissions: TESOL Connections Quick Tips: TC has an open call for Quick Tips—short, innovative, easy-to-follow ideas for use in the English language classroom or in any aspect of English language teaching. Read the submission guidelines and submit your article today!
TESOL Professional Development:

Free Classroom Materials: Training for All Teachers Program: English Learner Curriculum Library.
Free Publication: Own-Language Use in ELT: Exploring Global Practices and Attitudes (PDF; British Council).
Free Webinars: Webinars for Families of ELs (WIDA).
Report: New Minnesota law supports English language learners.
Webinar: Evidence-based strategies and recommendations for effective English language academic instruction, 10 November 2014.

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IEP Faculty (Full Time), Spring Int'l Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Adjunct EFL Instructor (Spring Semester), Clark University, Jinan, Shandong Province, China

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TESOL 2015
2015 TESOL convention registration now open!

Online registration for the 2015 TESOL Convention & English Language Expo, 25–28 March, in Toronto, Canada is now open.

For the best rates, register by 15 January 2015. Special discounts for K-12 Dream Day and the new Adult Ed Day are available through 30 November 2014.

Visit the convention website for complete details. 


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