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June 2015
Grammatically Speaking
by Michelle Jackson
In her June column, Michelle Jackson shares a classroom activity for teaching the appropriate structure for modal verbs—like might, should, may, would—to college-level introductory ELLs. Read More
Less Is More for ELLs' Common Core Success
by Renee Rubin and John Sutterby
Prepare your students for the advanced thinking required by the Common Core, advanced education, and careers—all by doing less in the classroom. Read More
2015 TESOL Distinguished Researcher: Dr. Yasuko Kanno
by Cydny Black
Learn about the award-winning research of Dr. Yasuko Kanno,which looks at ELL access to high-level education. 
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Quick Tip: Just Say Yes! Practice Pronouncing -ed Endings
by Eve Nora Litt

ELLs often have trouble knowing how to pronounce the –ed endings of past-tense words. Use this quick, interactive activity with your intermediate-level students to help them engage as listeners before they make choices as speakers. Incorporating personal details into the structure of the activity also adds some fun. Read More

Free Activities From New Ways in Teaching Writing, Revised
Edited by Denise C. Mussman

Check out these activities, for low intermediate through advanced learners, from the revised New Ways in Teaching Writing. The activities focus on various aspects of ESL writing, including expanding sentences using clear vocabulary and particular grammatical patterns, teaching students to be aware of cohesive devices and sequences in paragraphs, and reflecting on and writing about a novel.   Read More

Association News
TESOL International Association Annual Report 2014: Find out what TESOL accomplished during 2013-2014. The Annual Report is a summary of the activities and highlights of the Association, including a statement of financial position.
TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit: Learn. Share. Shape the Future. 21–23 June 2015. Make your voice heard today!
TESOL Call for Research Proposals: Up to US$2,500 per award for applicants who are currently working on research or would like to start research projects that are aligned with the 2014 TESOL Research Agenda.
TESOL Professional Development:
  • TESOL Online Courses: Grammar 1 (Phrasal Structures) and Grammar 2 (Multiclause Structures). Both courses 13 July–18 August 2015.
  • TESOL Online Course: Training of Trainers: Strengthening English Language Programs. 8 July–18 August 2015.
  • TESOL Online Course: ESL For the Secondary Science Teacher. 6 July–2 August 2015.
  • TESOL Online Course: Separating Difference From Disability. 6 July–2 August 2015.
  • Certificate Program: TESOL Online Leadership Development Certificate Program. 20 July - 16 August 2015.
The New James E. Alatis Prize: TIRF introduces The James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Context.
Article: Three Tools to Support ELL Students (MiddleWeb.com: All About the Middle Grades)
Research Article: Bilingualism in the Early Years: What the Science Says (LEARNing Landscapes)
Free Publication: How Educators Can Advocate for English Language Learners: All In! (NEA)
U.S. Federal Action Plan: Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration
Interview: Improving Training for Teachers of Dual Language Learners (edCentral)

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