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December 2018
Video-Making Made Easy
by Dana Simionescu and Kyle Butler
Video is a valuable tool for teaching. Get started here creating useful video materials for your ELs with hardware and software info, tips, and project examples.
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Increasing ELL Comfort With Writing: Observation Journals
by Patrick T. Randolph
Learn how to use observation journals with your ELs to instill in them a sense of comfort with, confidence in, and enthusiasm for their writing. Read More
Teaching the Definite Article: Meaning Over Rules
by Benjamin J. White
Articles can be tricky for ELs, but these Cuisinaire rod activities help students visualize meaning and identify context for uses of theRead More
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Resource Roundup: Working on New Year's Resolutions With Your ELs
by Tomiko Breland

Try these activities and lesson plans to teach your ELs about the New Year and help them acquire the language they need to communicate their goals and aspirations for 2019. Read More

Quick Tip: 3 Easy Strategies for Newcomers
by Mary Campbell

These simple strategies for teaching newcomers are effective, require minimal prep, and increase student engagement and teacher efficiency. They're also easily modified for use with any level of English learner and will become go-to strategies that you use throughout the year for multiple purposes and varied content. Read More

From the Executive Director: Raising TESOL's Voice
by Christopher Powers

TESOL Executive Director Chris Powers expresses the importance of advocacy and of using our voices to speak up and denounce injustice, to rise to defend our values, and to stand in support of our fellow teachers. Learn what you can do to get started raising your voice and becoming a better advocate for your students, yourself, and your profession. Read More

Association News
TESOL Announces Election Results: TESOL International Association is pleased to share the results of its 2019 leadership elections.
#TESOL19 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Don't miss the ELT event of the year! Registration is now open for the TESOL 2019 Convention, 12–15 March 2019.

Meet the #TESOL19 Ambassadors: Learn about fellow convention attendees, get insider tips, and make connections before you arrive!
TESOL PreK–12 Day in Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Hands-on, practice-oriented sessions designed specifically for preK–12 educators of ELs. Register before1 March for advance ticket rate.
New ELTD Books: Learn about the latest research and how to use it in your classroom. Now available, four new titles have been added to the English Language Teacher Development Series:
TESOL 2018 Research Mini-Grants Awarded: The TESOL Reseach Professional Council has awarded Research Mini-Grants to four novice researchers.
Blog: Two Simple Pairwork Activities to Reinforce Young Learners' Vocabulary (Cambridge University Press)
Free Journal: American Educator; Educating English Language Learners Issue (American Federation of Teachers)
Blog: Video for ELT, Episode 1: TED Talks (TESOL International Association)
Article: Facebook Enhances English Language Literacy Among Refugee Students, U of M Study Finds (MinnPost)
Blog: 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom (Shake Up Learning)
Webinar: Surviving vs. Thriving: The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Adult Education for Immigrants and Refugees (Migration Policy Institute)
Report: (Global Education Monitoring Report) Migration, Displacement and Education: Building Bridges, not Walls (UNESCO)

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