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September 2018
Adding a Spark to ESL Homework With YouTubers
by Hall Houston
Learn about some of the best YouTubers who produce high-quality videos for English language learners and how to utilize their content with your higher education students.
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Listening to Real-World English, Part 2: Filled Pauses
by Elvis Wagner, Linlin Wang, and Mark R. Emerick
In the second of this three-part series, the authors discuss the hesitation phenomena of filled pauses and provide a lesson to raise your learners' awareness. Read More
Increasing English Language Writing Fluency With Fanfiction
by Katie Mitchell
Use fanfiction (and check out examples) from a variety of genres to benefit your students' creativity, fluency, and productive skills in writing.
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Making Writing Instruction Meaningful: Suggestions for Engaging Academic Student Writers
Zuzana Tomas, and Jennifer A. Mott-Smith

Writing teachers often struggle to make instruction meaningful to their students because the assignments they require or practices they employ often seem either inauthentic or hard to relate to. This article presents 10 approaches to make instruction more meaningful to second language writers, thus improving student outcomes and reenergizing writing instructors. Read More

Free Chapter From TESOL Voices: Young Learner Education

The young learner classroom expands far beyond the classroom walls. In this chapter, "Using Language Practice Games to Teach English in Chilean Primary Classrooms," Maria-Jesus Inostroza A. discusses how to provide a meaningful environment for utilizing language learning games and explores how two teachers implemented games for teaching English to young learners in two primary schools in Chile. Read More

Association News
TESOL 2019 Election Slate: The 2019 Election Slate is now available. Individual candidate information will be forthcoming.
Professional Councils Call for Members: Applications are being accepted for TESOL Professional Councils. (Deadline: 5 September)
TESOL Press Book Bundles Are Here: Buy more and save with Book Bundles! Get multiple titles in the same topic area and save 15%.
Countering Hate in American Schools: TESOL joins 20 education advocacy groups to counter hate in American schools.
TESOL Submits Comments: TESOL submits comments expressing concern over proposed citizenship question on 2020 U.S. Census.
Article: Teaching Diverse L1 Learners in the Adult ESL Classroom (EFL Magazine)
Blog: An Integrated Skills Activity Based on Inventions (Cambridge University Press)
Policy Paper: Rethinking Relicensure: Promoting Professional Learning Through Teacher Licensure Policies (New America)
Article: Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Public Schools School Opening: Alert and Resources (Intercultural Development Research Association)
Article: Seven Reasons for Teachers to Welcome Home Languages in Education (British Council)
Free Publication: Stats in Brief: English Language Program Participation Among Students in the Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (U.S. Department of Education)
Article: Informing Instruction for English Learners (Language Magazine)

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