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January 2016
5 Steps to Keeping Your 2016 PD Resolutions
by Amy Pascucci
New Year resolutions are easier to make than keep; try these simple steps to help you keep your ELT resolutions in 2016.   Read More
Discovering the Host Culture Through The Ethno Project
by Patrick T. Randolph
Try the Ethno Project in your ESL class to get students out into their local communities and learning firsthand about their host culture. Read More
Back to Basics: ELT Techniques for 2016
by Eleanor Henning
This article includes techniques, examples, and resources for helping English language teachers return to the basics of effective language instruction. Read More
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Quick Tip: 7 Ways to Get ELLs Talking
by Alma L. Contreras-Vanegas and Burcu Ates

Getting your ELLs to speak can be a difficult challenge to overcome; language students are often reluctant to speak due to a lack of confidence, among other fears. Provide a safe environment for your students and help lower their affective filter with these seven games and group activities, excellent for use with ELLs at all proficiency levels.  Read More

Association News
Wordless Books: So Much to Say! New from TESOL Press. Picture books enable your students to be successful regardless of their literacy level.
TESOL 2016 Convention & English Language Expo
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!

  • TESOL Online Course: Foundations of Online Teaching (18 January–28 February)
  • TESOL Online Course: Grammar 1. Phrasal Structures: Spaces fill quickly–register today! (1–28 February)
  • TESOL Virtual Seminar: Connecting Wordless Books to Websites, Apps, & Other Texts to Create Enthusiasm! Register by 21 Feb. (24 February)
  • TESOL Online Course:Teaching Reading and Writing Online. Special TESOL Online Course for 2016 only! (18 April–15 May) 
  • TESOL Online Course: Separating Difference From Disability (18 April–15 May 2016)

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TESOL 2015 Top Blogs
Check out the most read TESOL blog posts from 2015, covering everything from scaffolding to vocabulary to online resources. What were your colleagues reading in 2015?
  1. 15 Academic Vocabulary Resources
  2. 6 Websites for Learning English Idioms
  3. 4 Characteristics of Effective Teachers of ELs
  4. Using Proverbs in a Writing Class
  5. 4 Strategies for Scaffolding Instruction for ELs
  6. Four Tips for Teaching English Through Music
  7. 20 Teaching Ideas to Decrease Student Lateness
  8. Teaching Idioms to Young English Learners
  9. Teaching Short Stories
  10. 7 Online Resources for Learning Vocab With Flashcards

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