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March 2016
Developing ELL Reading Comprehension Skills: SQP2RS
by Raj Khatri
Learn how this instructional framework can help your ELLs move toward learner autonomy. Read More
Grammatically Speaking
by Michelle Jackson
Use this fun and creative classroom activity to give your ELLs practice identifying and practicing the third-person singular present tense while producing a group text. Read More
Introducing Shannon Tanghe: 2016 TESOL Teacher of the Year
Interviewed by Nancy Flores
Shannon Tanghe shares about collaboration, critical pedagogies, and what to keep in mind if you want to teach to diverse cultures. Read More
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EdTech in ELT: Create Online Reading Lessons; Bring Texts to Life
by Christel Broady

Christel Broady offers tips for using three online platforms that will help you spice up English language reading lessons. These resources make integrating technology into your teaching a snap with functions such as precreated lesson templates, ideas on presenting content to ELLs, and strategies for differentiating instruction. Read More

Quick Tip: Establishing a Classroom Community to Enhance Learner Participation
by Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan

Inadequate learner participation is a recurrent issue in many ESL/EFL settings. One way to address this problem is through establishing a classroom community, which can help invigorate teaching as a bidirectional process. The leveled strategies provided here can help you reverse your ELLs' passivity in language class. Read More

Association News
Happy 50th Birthday TESOL! Join the celebration and share a birthday message with TESOL on social media using #TESOL50th
Call for Contributions: New Ways in Teaching With Music. TESOL is seeking contributors with classroom ideas specifically for how to use music in the ESL/EFL classroom. (Deadline: 30 June 2016)
TESOL 2016 Convention & English Language Expo
TESOL Press Releases Three New Books: Wordless Books: So Much to Say!; Preparing School Counselors for English Language Learners; and Perspectives on Teaching English at Colleges and Universities in China
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: Training of Trainers. Learn how to build or transform a continuing professional development program. (13 April–24 May)
  • TESOL Core Certificate Program is Back! Newly aligned to TESOL's short-term certificate program standards. (Applications due 17 April)
  • 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. Explore assessment, intervention, and identification techniques in this TESOL Online Course. (18 April–15 May)
  • Virtual Seminar: Extensive Reading and Language Learning. Free for TESOL members, US$50 for nonmembers. (27 April 2016)
  • TESOL Online Course: Foundations of Online Teaching. Learn the skills and techniques necessary to teach in an online or blended environment.
Doctoral Dissertation Grants Available: The TIRF 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition is now open. (Deadline: 20 April 2016)
Blog: Response: Building Relationships With Families of ELLs (Education Week)
Study: Study Offers Snapshot of Global English-Language-Learner Trends (Education Week)
Map: Mapping English-Taught Programmes at the Top 1,000 Universities (StudyPortals.com)
Report (PDF): If You Don't Understand, How Can You Learn? (UNESCO)
Article: After AMAOs: Defining What Progress for English Learners Means Under ESSA (EdCentral)
Report: Supporting Teacher Professionalism: Insights From the Teaching and Learning International Survey 2013 (OECD)
Research Publication (PDF): The Implications of Deeper Learning for Adolescent Immigrants and English Language Learners (Jobs for the Future)

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