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November 2017
Evaluating Mobile Learning Activities
by María Mercedes Kamijo
Mobile devices can be a central part of our classrooms. Learn how to determine whether a mobile learning activity is truly enhancing your students' learning. Read More
Interactional Skills for EFL Learners
by Samuel Crofts
Learn about teaching discrete interactional skills, such as the use of interruptions and discourse markers, and try these classroom activities with your ELs. Read More
Understanding Marginalization: The Privilege Walk Activity
by Rachel Adams Goertel
Try this classic activity with your students to help them learn about privilege, marginalization, social justice, and intersectionality. Read More
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Quick Tip: WARP V—5 Principles of Language Assessment
by Baburhan Uzum

There is no shortage of language assessment materials available online, but the real challenge is to sift among the many and choose those that are valid, reliable, and effective. In this Quick Tip, find an easy-to-remember framework for evaluating assessment materials by looking for five specific qualities. Read More

Free TESOL Journal Article: "Vocabulary Knowledge and Vocabulary Use in Second Language Writing"
by Mark D. Johnson, Anthony Acevedo, and Leonardo Mercado

This article discusses a small-scale pilot study examining the relationships among vocabulary knowledge, vocabulary use, and second language writing performance. Based on the results, the authors present potential uses of lexical frequency information to help students develop accurate productive knowledge of high-frequency word families and a repertoire of low-frequency word families based on their communicative needs. Read More

Association News
TESOL 2018 Registration Is Open: Visit the convention website to register for TESOL 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA; browse the more than 900 educational sessions; and register for ticketed events, like these:
  • Preconvention Institute: Enhance your convention experience with one of these in-depth, hands-on workshops led by experts on a variety of topics.
  • PreK–12 Day: Featuring sessions on content-based instruction, multilingualism, advocacy, refugees, and more!
2018 TESOL Election Slate: Have you voted yet? The 2018 TESOL election closes at 11:59 pm, 6 November 2017.
Advocacy Workshops: In TESOL's new, 1-day, intensive workshops, TESOL professionals at all levels receive valuable advocacy skills training in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. The next workshop is on 4 November.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these online courses today!


Article: Seven Ways to Use Google Docs to Support Bilingual Student Writers (EdSurge)
Article: How to Make Math a Key Part of Your ELL Curriculum (eSchool News)
Video Series: Supporting English Language Learners (Supporting English Language Learners)
Article: Confronting Inequity/Cultivating Problem Solvers in Shifting Cultural Contexts (Educational Leadership)
Article: Five Actions You Can Take to Advocate for DACA Students and DREAMers in Your Schools (SupportEd)
Article: What Ails English Language Teaching? (The Hindu)
Fact Sheet: Dual Language Learners: A National Demographic and Policy Profile (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: Leveraging School District and University Partnerships to Grow the Bilingual Teacher Pipeline (New America)

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