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December 2017
Preparing English Learners for College in ELT
by Yasuko Kanno
A number of barriers inhibit ELs from accessing higher education; learn some concrete actions you can take to help your students overcome these barriers. Read More
The Language of Critical Thinking: A Sequence With Activities
by Bruce Rubin
In this easy classroom exercise, ELs at any level learn to utilize critical thinking skills to improve visual literacy. Read More
LGBTQIA ELs: Teacher Assumptions and Student Oppression
by Andrew Lewis and Molly Kelley
Learn how your assumptions could have lasting negative effects on your ELs and what you can do to create a more inclusive classroom. Read More
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Grammatically Speaking
by Michelle Jackson

In this month's column, Michelle Jackson shares an activity that helps create a purposefully designed classroom community while teaching the present tense. Students are provided with a sense of belonging and connectedness, practice grammar, and develop their understanding in the context of real-world communication. Read More

Increase Involvement of EL Families at School Events
From the TESOL Community & Family Toolkit

In this excerpt from the TESOL Community & Family Toolkit, pick up some practical strategies to increase the attendance of parents and families at school events. These strategies have been successfully implemented in schools and have deepened the partnerships between the school and the English learners' families. Read More

Association News
TESOL 2018 Leadership Election Results: TESOL International Association is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 leadership elections.
TESOL Introduces the Affiliate Network: The newly released Affiliate Network Policy recognizes the tremendous potential for collaboration within TESOL's diverse affiliate network.
TESOL Mourns the Passing of Anna Uhl Chamot: Chamot was a leading researcher, author, and educator in the field.
Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching: With this book, explore the relationship between language and society and how it shapes student perspectives.
TESOL Voices: Preservice Teacher Education: In this book, explore the gap between theory-focused courses and actual classroom practice.
Call for Volunteers: Serve on one of TESOL's newly created professional councils, the Affiliate Network Professional Council and the Public Policy Professional Council.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these online courses today!
Free Community and Family Toolkit: This toolkit includes ideas for engaging EL families and building strong communities of support. Download for free today. (TESOL International Association)
Webinar: Effectively Supporting Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) in Your Schools; 4 December 2017 (SupportEd)
Article: Seven Scenarios to Transform ESL Teachers to Leaders (edCircuit)
Article: Study Tracks Progress of English Learners (Language Magazine)
Report: Beyond Teaching English: Supporting High School Completion by Immigrant and Refugee Students (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: New Reports Outline Early Learning Policies for Dual Language Learners (New America)
Fact Sheet: Differing DREAMs: Estimating the Unauthorized Populations that Could Benefit under Different Legalization Bills (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: Bilingual Preschoolers Have Better Impulse Control, Study Finds (University of Oregon)

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TESOL 2018

Registration for the TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo , 27–30 March 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is now open.

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