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June 2016
Grammatically Speaking
by Michelle Jackson
Michelle Jackson shares an interactive classroom activity to address "Thesaurus-itis" and help students choose better words to express themselves. Read More
Social Modals and Social Media for Promoting #SocialChange
by Conan Kmiecik
This fun outdoor activity allows students to practice using social modals, social media, and social advocacy. Read More
Activities for Teaching Reduced Speech
by Sarita Z. Crawford and Heather L. Moffie
For academic and professional success, ELLs must learn how to recognize and understand reduced speech. Try these activities for intermediate to advanced learners today. Read More
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Current Employment Issues in ELT: A Survey of TESOL Educators
by the TESOL Employment Issues Committee

The results of the recent TESOL employment issues survey are in! Find out what your colleagues around the world have to say about topics including English language educator pay, job stability, and adjunct issues. Also read up on what professionals believe needs to be done to improve the field, and the Employment Issues Committee's recommendations for TESOL International Association. Read More

Free Chapter From Social Justice in English Language Teaching: "Peacebuilding in the English Language Classroom"
Chapter by Valerie S. Jakar and Alison Milofsky

Social Justice in English Language Teaching, edited by Christopher Hastings and Laura Jacob, is an inspiring and diverse collection of voices from the field in ESL and EFL contexts that personalizes the issues TESOL educators face. In this chapter, the authors consider the intersection between peacebuilding and ELT, sharing their personal experiences and highlighting examples of peacebuilding in practice. Download the full chapter and references here. Read More

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Blog: New Resources for Educators, Policy Makers and Families of Young DLLs (Preschool Matters)
Article: Losing Identity During the Refugee Crisis (The Atlantic)
Article: Mispronouncing Students' Names: A Slight That Can Cut Deep (Education Week)
Publication: Adult Education and Immigrant Integration: Lessons Learned From the Networks for Integrating New Americans Initiative (World Education)
Article: Rise in English proficiency among U.S. Hispanics is driven by the young (Pew Research Center)
Publication: Good Answers to Tough Questions in Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education (SIL)
Publication: Educator's Voice IX - English Language Learners: A Mosaic of Languages and Cultures (NYSUT)

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