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September 2015
Community Building: A TESOL Teacher of the Year Lesson Plan
by Sherry Blok
This lesson plan for intermediate to advanced ELLs or for teachers focuses on creating a positive learning environment. Read More
Grammatically Speaking
by Michelle Jackson
This month, Michelle Jackson tackles how to teach subject-verb-object word order. She explains why it's such a difficult issue for ELLs and shares an interactive classroom activity. Read More
Role-Playing Adventures: Engaging Integrated-Skills Activities
by Daisy Glass, Thiago Bomfim, Maria Glass, Adeesha Hack
Use these fun task-based activities to have your ELLs using all four language skills. Read More
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Introducing TESOL's Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs
by TESOL International Association
Learn about TESOL's new Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs, which were created to respond to the proliferation of these certificate programs around the world and to the demand for high quality and accountability in these programs. Read about the scope, purpose, and organization of the new standards. Read More
EdTech in ELT: Using Cloud Technology in EFL and ESL
by Christel Broady

In this new bimonthly column on educational technology for English language teaching, edtech expert Christel Broady covers the tech questions you need answered in order to help your students prepare to be 21st-century learners and professionals. In this inaugural column, Dr. Broady discusses one of the most basic (but most important) educational technologies: the cloud.  Read More

Association News

Call for Contributions: Two titles from the Voices from the TESOL Classroom series are seeking contributors.

  • Participant Inquiries in Young Learner Classes
  • Participant Inquiries in Online and Hybrid Classes
TESOL Seeks Awards Reviewers: Apply to serve as an awards reviewer for one of the TESOL's awards or grants. Deadline: 25 September 2015.
TESOL Symposium Video: Sa Chau Vu talks about her experience at the July 2015 TESOL symposium in Vietnam.
TESOL 2016 Proposal Submission Status: Did you submit a proposal for TESOL 2016? You will be notified mid-October if yours was chosen.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer your professional growth; sign up for one of these courses or events today!
  • TESOL Symposium: TESOL Symposium in Cancun, 4 November. Explore breakthroughs & innovations that have shaped today's classroom.
  • Online Course: Fundamentals of TESOL. Ideal for new or prospective ESL/EFL teachers. Begins 8 Oct Register now.
  • Online Course: Separating Difference From Disability: Explore assessment, intervention, and identification techniques. 26 Oct–22 Nov.
  • Online Course: Training of Trainers: Take action to revitalize and transform your ELT Continuing Professional Development program. 11 Nov–22 Dec.

And check out these FREE TESOL Virtual Seminars:

TESOL Awards & Grants: Now accepting applications. Funding for TESOL 2016 available. Deadline 1 November.
Call for Proposals: The Master’s Student Forum and Doctoral Research Forum, at the TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expoin Baltimore, Maryland USA, seek submissions by 18 September.
Article: The Key to Boosting English Learners’ Language Skills? Challenging Content (MindShift)
Report: Identifying and Supporting English Learner Students with Learning Disabilities (Institute of Education Sciences)
Article: English Language Learners Need New Pedagogy to Meet the Latest Standards (WestEd)
Blog: 3 Ways for Teachers to Use Social Networks for PD (The TESOL Blog)
Interview: "Culturally Responsive Teaching": An Interview With Zaretta Hammond. (Education Week Teacher)

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