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November 2015
Finding a Voice for Argument in ELT
by Elizabeth O'Dowd
This collaborative classroom activity will help your secondary level ELLs achieve a credible and authoritative voice in persuasive academic writing by focusing on the grammar of modality. Read More
A Pronunciation Toolkit for IEP Instructors
by Tamara Jones
Add these interactive activities using everyday items to your EL instruction, and guide your students toward effective communication.
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Complex Sentences: Independent Access for Your ELLs
by Elizabeth Hartung-Cole
Try this fun group activity to help your ELLs access compound and complex sentences and improve their academic reading comprehension. Read More
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EdTech in ELT: Utilizing Technology for the Assessment of English Language and Culture Skills
by Christel Broady

What are the benefits of electronic assessment for your ELLs, and how can you most effectively conduct those assessments? Find out here, and check out countless resources and links for using with your online assessments, including websites, apps, and software covering traditional and novel ways to create, administer, and grade assessments. Read More

4 Free Activities from New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary, Revised
Averil Coxhead, Editor

New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary, Revised, brings together a wide range of vocabulary-focused activities for language teachers. These activities can be used as they are or adapted to fit particular classrooms, learners, proficiency levels, technology, or needs. The four activities included here, free, incorporate educational technology, interactive group activities, classroom games, and more. Read More

Association News
TESOL 2016 Convention & English Language Expo
TESOL Connections Call for Submissions: TC is seeking New Year–themed articles related to English language teaching at all levels for its January 2016 issue. Preference will be given to submissions that are innovative and practical, and that appeal to an international audience. Deadline 15 Nov 2015.
TESOL Introduces New Standards for Certificate Programs: Assess and align your short-term TEFL/TESL certificate program using TESOL's new set of standards. Attend a free webinar introducing the standards on 10 November 2015.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these courses or events today!
Article: Unlocking Language for ELLs (Scholastic)
Resource Guide: U.S. Education Department Releases Resource Guide on Supporting Undocumented Students in High School and College (U.S. Department of Education)
Study: Children With Deported, Detained Parents Face Early Educational Obstacles (EdWeek)
Research: More Than Any Other Foreign Language, European Youths Learn English (Pew Research Center)
Blog: Where Key States Stand on the "DREAM Act" Debate (EdWeek)

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