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August 2018
Teaching Pragmatics Through Theater
by Alice Savage
Learn why plays are the perfect tool for teaching the "hidden" language of pragmatics, how to build a pragmatics lesson around them, and what types of plays are most effective for ELs. Read More
Push for Change: 2018 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit
The 2018 summit brought nearly 100 professionals to Capitol Hill. Learn what the attendees accomplished and what you can do to start advocating today! Read More
Listening to Real-World English, Part 1: Connected Speech
by Mark R. Emerick, Elvis Wagner, Linlin Wang
In the first of this three-part series, learn about the challenges of listening to real-world language; the lesson plan raises your ELs' awareness of connected speech. Read More
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Exploring Community Through Writing: Class Activities
by Elena Shvidko

Help your English language learners become familiar with their local academic and community environments using these project ideas and activities in the second language writing classroom. Your students will have a chance to socialize, become involved in their communities, and express themselves in a variety of written genres. Read More

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TESOL Press Book Bundles Are Here: Buy more and save with Book Bundles! Get multiple titles in the same topic area and save 15%.
TESOL Introduces New Award: A new award for the implementation of technology in teaching ESL/EFL is now accepting applications.
TESOL Awards for Excellence and Service: Now accepting applications to recognize outstanding TESOLers. Apply today.
Professional Councils Call for Members: Applications are being accepted for TESOL Professional Councils. (Deadline: 5 September)
TESOL Mourns: TESOL mourns the loss of Charles (Charley) Hammond Blatchford III, TESOL Past President.
Article: Article: 8 Awesome Ways To Use Instagram In Your ESL Classroom (BusyTeacher.org)
Resources Page: Be Global Ready: Language Resources for Teachers & Schools (Lead With Languages)
Article: Seven Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom (Language Magazine)
Report: Dual Language Learner Data Gaps (New America)
Policy Brief: A Matter of Design: English Learner Program Models in K-12 Education (Migration Policy Institute)
Webpage: Educational Experiences of English Learners (U.S. Department of Education)

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