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September 2016
English Language Teaching With TED Talks
by Tara Arntsen
Using TED in the classroom? Learn how to choose and scaffold the right talks for your language learners, and try out this list of classroom-tested talks. Read More
Grammatically Speaking
by Michelle Jackson
For the beginning of the school year, Michelle Jackson covers teaching the simple past tense with an interactive activity that helps your students get to know one another.
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3 Activities to Bring Register Into Your Lessons
by Dave Breedlove
ELLs can't really know a word without knowing its register. Try these activities to help your students better understand the words they're learning.
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EdTech in ELT: Flipping the Classroom: Essential Steps for Success
by Christel Broady
The flipped classroom—one in which the students learn new material outside of school and apply what they've learned inside the classroom—seems to be ubiquitous in education today. Learn the essential components of a flipped English language class, how language pedagogy connects to flipped classrooms, and 15 tips for successful flipping, and then check out the list of resources for flipping your own class. Read More
Quick Tip: 5 Tips for Successful Icebreakers
by Walton Burns
Icebreakers are a common way for teachers to get to know their students and for students to get to know one another at the beginning of the school year. Great icebreakers are a fun way to start class and can set a solid foundation for the entire year to come—especially for English language learners, who may be reluctant to speak. Read these five simple tips to ensure your getting-to-know-you activities are successful.  Read More
Association News
TESOL Convention 2017: Check out the website for the 2017 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington USA, for details on keynotes, education sessions, travel, and more.
TESOL Executive Director Search: Applications for the TESOL executive director position will be accepted through October 2016. Read the position profile and other search details.
Call for Proposals: The Master’s Student Forum and Doctoral Research Forum, at the TESOL 2017 International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington USA, seek submissions by 30 September.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these online courses today!
TESOL Awards & Grants: Funding for TESOL 2017 is available, and TESOL is now accepting applications. Deadline 1 November 2016.
TESOL Condemns FBI Program: TESOL International Association cosigns a letter with 20 other organizations condemning Don't Be a Puppet, an FBI initiative intended to combat violent extremism.
Volunteers: Consider serving your association in a leadership capacity by lending your time and expertise to TESOL. Read the Call for Volunteers. If you are currently serving or have served in the past, read this note of thanks from the TESOL executive director.
Publication (PDF): What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning (NCTAF)
Blog: How Will ESSA Rules Change Education for English-Language Learners? (Education Week)
Blog: Fun Ways to Incorporate (Free) Tech Into Your Classroom (The TESOL Blog)
Webinar: DACA at Four: Estimating the Potentially Eligible Population and Assessing Application and Renewal Trends (Migration Policy Institute)
Report: The Teacher Pay Gap Is Wider Than Ever (Economic Policy Institute)
Policy Proposal: Principal 5: Provide support for new teachers through residency and induction programs (TeachStrong)

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