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June 2018
Teaching Tips for Developing Reading Skills
by Emma Tudor
These tips and classroom activities will help your ELs be more flexible readers by developing the reading techniques of predicting, skimming, and scanning.
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For Teachers and Students: Collaboration to Enrich Learning
by Stephanie L. Gallop and Kelly Hill-Zirker
Reluctant to try collaboration?Try these useful tips and steps to get started and maintain a successful and effective collaborative relationship.
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5 Ways Second Language Acquisition Is Relevant to ELT
by Michael Lessard-Clouston
Second language acquisition can seem grounded in theory and irrelevant to your everyday teaching, so why bother studying it? Here are five ways it's relevant to you and your practice. Read More
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A Fortune-Telling Activity for the Simple Future Tense
by Anna Karin Ro

In this simple, hands-on activity, your students will create an origami "fortune teller" and interact with their peers to practice the simple future tense, which can be one of the more difficult and confusing tenses for English language learners. You only need squares of paper for folding; a handout is included in this article. Read More

2 Free Activities From New Ways in Teaching Grammar
edited by Connie Rylance and Andrea Kevech

Unsure of how to include creativity and project-based learning in grammar lessons? Try these activities from the second edition of the best-selling book, New Ways in Teaching Grammar. These two free activities cover tenses, one through creative group storytelling and the other through a fun interviewing activity. Handout included. Read More

Association News
TESOL 2016–2017 Annual Report: Download the TESOL 2016–2017 Annual Report, "Your TESOL," for insights into various aspects of the association, such as membership, finances, and major TESOL initiatives.
TESOL 2019 Call for Proposals: The Conferences Professional Council has issued the Call for Proposals for the 2019 TESOL Annual Convention & English Language Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 12–15 March.
TESOL Installs New Board Members: Learn about TESOL's recently installed president, Luciana C. de Oliveira, and three new board members.
Are You the Next TESOL Teacher of the Year? Get the recognition you deserve for all of your hard work and dedication. Apply by 19 July.
Call for TESOL 2019 Proposal Reviewers: TESOL invites you to apply to review proposals for TESOL 2019 by 15 June 2018.
TESOL's New Communities of Practice: TESOL has a new Communities of Practice structure, including two types of member groups (interest sections and professional learning networks).
TESOL Statement: TESOL makes a statement on the possible addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census.
Possible U.S. Department of Education Reorganization: Read TESOL's letters expressing great concern over the possible reorganization of the Office of English Language Acquisition.
Free In-Person and Online Event: "Be Global Ready": Language Resources for Teachers and Schools (U.S. Department of Education)
Article: Helping English-Learners End the School Year Strong (Education Week Teacher)
Article: Metaphors, Memes, Games and Themes: Using Times Visual Resources to Support Student Book Clubs and Independent Reading (The New York Times)
Report: Understanding and Supporting the Educational Needs of Recently Arrived Immigrant English Learner Students (Council of Chief State School Officers)
Article: Is Cultural Knowledge More Important Than Language Skills? (BBC)
Policy Brief: English Learners and Content-Rich Curricula (The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy)
Article: International Students in the United States (Migration Policy Institute)

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