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October 2018
Infographics for Language Teaching and Learning
by Crystal Bock Thiessen
Infographics use both words and visuals and are engaging to create and read—which makes them great for language learning. Learn how to utilize their potential with your ELs. Read More
Creating an Objectives-Driven PD Program in ELT
by Autumn Westphal
Follow these guidelines to revitalize your professional development program and ensure it's effective, sustainable, goals driven, and based on student and teacher feedback. Read More
Listening to Real-World English, Part 3: Backchanneling
by Linlin Wang, Mark R. Emerick, and Elvis Wagner
In the final article in this series, the authors discuss backchanneling and share a lesson including a videotext, role-play, and discussion of reverse culture shock.
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10 Resources for Pre-K–5 Educators of ELs
by Judie Haynes

Elementary education TESOL blogger Judie Haynes shares a list of useful, informational, and interesting resources for English language teachers in pre-K–12 education. The resources include websites, resource kits, articles, books, reference guides, and more. Read More

From the Executive Director: TESOL's New Strategic Plan
by Christopher Powers

TESOL International Association Executive Director Chris Powers announces TESOL's new Strategic Plan and discusses what it means for the association and the larger English language teaching community. Learn about the focus of the new plan and how it will affect members and English language educators worldwide. Read More

Association News
Save the Date—TESOL 2019 in Atlanta: The TESOL 2019 International Convention & English Language Expo is heading to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 12–15 March 2019.

Online and Hybrid Classroom Education: New! This final book in the TESOL Voices series looks inside diverse online and hybrid classrooms.
The 6 Principles’ Book Club: Jennifer Lacroix shares her experience forming a book club around The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners.
TESOL Introduces New Award: A new award for the implementation of technology in teaching ESL/EFL is now accepting applications.
TESOL Supports ELT Preparation: TESOL endorses legislation in the U.S. Senate supporting English language teacher preparation. Read the full letter from TESOL.
Video: How Graphic Organizers Can Support New English-Learners (EdWeek)
Article: 15 Tips for Identifying Gifted EL Students (National Center for Research on Gifted Education)
Webinar: Young Children in Refugee Families and Early Childhood Programs: Ways to Mitigate the Effects of Trauma (Migration Policy Institute)
Blog: What English Learners Need: ELD Materials that Teach English (ASCD)
Article: EAL: Supporting New Arrivals in Your Primary School (Headteacher Update)
Article: A Pedagogy of Translanguaging (Language Magazine)

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Writing Advisor Fellowship 2019; Writing Center, Hiroshima University; Higashi-hiroshima, Japan

Assistant Professor of English (Linguistics and TESOL); Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo; San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Assistant Professor of Linguistics; Purdue University Fort Wayne; Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

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ESL for the Secondary Science Teacher
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Prepare Your Program for CAEP Review
TESOL Virtual Seminar. Receive detailed information and tips on preparing a successful program report. (10 October)

Separating Difference from Disability
Online Course. Learn strategies for distinguishing language difference from learning disability. (5 November)

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