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April 2017
MasterChef Teacher: Assembling a Fresh Menu of Timely Lessons Fast
by Natalia de Cuba Romero
Learn how to turn breaking news into fully integrated, engaging multimedia lesson plans quickly and effectively. Read More
Source Documentation 101: Developing Intertextuality
by Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas and Donette Brantner-Artenie
Source citation conventions in academic writing can be complex. Learning them should be an ongoing process; these tasks and worksheets will help smooth the road. Read More
The Rising Focus on ELLs in the Early Years
by Karen Nemeth
Young ELLs have been the subject of increasing focus in U.S. government law, research, and advocacy. Get up to date on the policies and learn how they affect your teaching.
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Quick Tip: Effective Strategies to Increase Motivation in the Learning Process
by Gustavo Glatzel

Students feel confident in their performance when they are engaged actively in tasks that are meaningful and challenging. Teachers who focus on motivational strategies along with covering subject matter have a higher chance of helping students succeed academically. Try these strategies to begin building intrinsic motivation in your ELLs. Read More

Free TESOL Quarterly Article: "The Effectiveness of Drama as an Instructional Approach for the Development of Second Language Oral Fluency, Comprehensibility, and Accentedness"
by Angelica Galante and Ron I. Thomson

In this study, the researchers investigate how instructional techniques adapted from drama can positively impact L2 fluency, comprehensibility, and accentedness—three frequently discussed dimensions of L2 speech. Download the full article and results here. Read More

Association News
NEW TESOL Executive Director: Chris Powers of the Institute of International Education will succeed current TESOL Executive Director Rosa Aronson.
TESOL Annual Report: The 2015–2016 TESOL annual report highlights activities and includes association financials from the past year.
TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit: Advocate today for the English learners of tomorrow. 18–20 June 2017, Washington, DC, USA.
Get Your TESOL 2017 Certificate: If you attended or presented in Seattle, contact TESOL Conference Services and let us know which certificate you need.
TESOL Statement: Read TESOL's statement on the new U.S. immigration executive order, which continues to restrict travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries.
TESOL Core Certificate Program: Jump-start your ELT career with this blended learning experience, perfect for new and prospective teachers. Earn CEUs. (Apps due 14 April)
TESOL 2017 Award Recipients: TESOL announces its 2017 award recipients.
Article: Vocabulary Instruction Through the Use of Pictures (EFL Magazine)
Report: Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures (Free Report Highlights PDF; The National Academies Press)
Blog: California Releases Policy Brief on Serving English Learners in the Workforce System (National Skills Coalition)
Classroom Resource: How to Use "What's Going on in This Picture?" (New York Times)
Blog: If Immigration Agents Come Knocking, Schools Must Follow These Steps (EdWeek)
Report: Unlocking Skills: Successful Initiatives for Integrating Foreign-Trained Immigrant Professionals (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States (Migration Policy Institute)

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