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March 2015
Grammatically Speaking
by Michelle Jackson
After a brief hiatus, Grammatically Speaking is back. Meet new grammar columnist Michelle Jackson as she shares an interactive classroom activity on teaching adjective order. Read More
Lesson Plan: Making Family & Community Connections
by Sarah Sahr
Use this lesson plan to help your adult ELs make connections with the community while working on practical communicative skills.
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10 Time-Saving Tips for Teaching English Online
by Steven Humphries
Teaching online often ends up requiring more time than classroom teaching. Try these tips for ensuring you make the most of your and your students' time. Read More
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Quick Tip: Reading Backward for Fluency
by Jon Hodge

Reading aloud is often very difficult for English language learners, and it results in stammering, stumbling over vocabulary, and repeating syllables or entire words. Try this unexpected and unusual strategy in your next class to have your students surprise even themselves as they begin to read aloud smoothly and fluently.  Read More

Free TESOL Quarterly Article:
"Challenges in Teaching English to Young Learners: Global Perspectives and Local Realities"

December 2014: Volume 48, Issue 4

In this article, "Challenges in Teaching English to Young Learners: Global Perspectives and Local Realities," Fiona Copland, Sue Garton, and Anne Burns discuss the challenges faced by English language teachers of young learners against the backdrop of the global rise of English. The data was obtained via a survey completed by more than 4,000 teachers worldwide, and via case studies. Read their findings and recommendations to help teachers meet the challenges identified. Read More

Association News
Call for TESOL Bloggers: The TESOL Blog is seeking four regular bloggers to post topical, bimonthly blogs on 1) teacher education, 2) secondary education, 3) adult education, and 4) speech, pronunciation, and listening.
The TESOL 2014 Research Agenda: TESOL's 2014 Research Agenda attempts to bridge the current gap between research and classroom practice.
TESOL Connections Call for Articles: TC is seeking feature articles that are about innovative, unusual, or interesting things you have found in your years of experience in ELT; that are about trends in ELT and how they might influence teaching; and/or that contain useful, tested classroom practice tips or strategies.
TESOL Job MarketPlace: Looking for a job?  Revisit this PowerPoint presentation given by a TESOL recruiter, and come to the JobMarketPlace in Toronto.
TESOL Professional Development:
Report: New report offers the latest research, strategies for improving achievement of young Hispanic language learners
National Institutions Coming Out Day: Celebrate across the United States to uplift schools and organizations working with and for undocumented students and those who want to begin.
Article: Languages Are Going Extinct Even Faster Than Species (Good magazine)
Guide: Bridging the Gap For Foreign-Educated Immigrants: A Guide For Community Colleges
European Union Language Planning: The European Roadmap for Linguistic Diversity
Policy Paper: Better Policies for Dual Language Learners: Bridging Research, Policy, Implementation, and Classroom Practice
Report: Through an Immigrant Lens: PIAAC Assessment of the Competencies of Adults in the United States
Interview: Q&A With Libia Gil, Head of the Federal ELL Office

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