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July 2016
Pragmatics: When the Unwritten Rules of Language Break Down
by Kerry Louw and Yuji Abe
Learn how to explain and teach the unwritten rules of pragmatics so that your ELLs can become successful intercultural communicators.
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Applying for a Position in ELT: Behind the Scenes (Part 1)
by Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas and Deanna Wormuth
In the first part of this informative two-part series, experts show you how to put together a teaching portfolio that stands out. Read More
7 Keys to Writing Enjoyment: The Student Perspective
by Eui-Jung (Ana) Kim and Sarah S. Petersen
Promote positive writing experiences for your ELLs and increase the potential for learning by understanding these seven key writing aspects.
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EdTech in ELT: Video Games in EFL and ESL
by Christel Broady

Recent research has shown that using video games for language learning can lead to more efficient mastery of competencies, and that it can improve retention. If you like the idea of trying out video games with your ELLs but are intimidated, or if you just want to learn more about it, Dr. Broady takes you through the background and the basics, and provides you with many resources to get you started, including resources for using video games for content-based instruction, assessment, and learner differentiation. Read More

3 Ways to Improve Business English Writing Instruction
by Christopher DeSandro

In the world of business, it's important to be able to communicate clearly and concisely. Poor written communication can lead to misunderstandings and perceptions of incompetence, and at worst it can lead to job loss. Try these suggestions and activities, for in and outside of the classroom, to improve the quality of your business English writing instruction and help your business students improve this vital business skill. Read More

Association News
TESOL Executive Director to Retire: TESOL's Executive Director Rosa Aronson has announced her plans to retire as executive director in the spring of 2017.
TESOL President-Elect Speaks at Albert Shanker Institute: Ester de Jong participated in a panel discussion: "Educating English Language Larners in an Age of Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating." Listen to the full recording.
TESOL Teacher of the Year: Are you the next TESOL Teacher of the Year? Read the guidelines and apply today!
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Earn CEUs Through TESOL: TESOL is now offering continuing education units (CEUs) for select online courses. Learn more.

Article: Pushing the Multilingual Envelope (Language Magazine)
Publication: Supporting English Language Learners With Next-Gen Tools (Getting Smart)
Article: Ten Innovations That Have Changed English Language Teaching (British Council)
Guide: Educators Guide for Immigrant and Refugee Children (First Focus)
Article: Unaccompanied Minors Face New Milestone: Graduation (Education Week)
Article: Resources That Can Support ELLs in the Classroom (Colorín Colorado)
Fact Sheet: Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Learning Settings (The White House)
Report: What’s So Special about Canada? Understanding the Resilience of Immigration and Multiculturalism (Migration Policy Institute)
Brief: Bilingual Paraprofessionals and the Bilingual Teacher Shortage (New America)

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