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February 2019
21 Online Pronunciation Resources for Teaching and Learning
by Lynn Henrichsen
Not all pronunciation resoures are created equal; they address a wide range of skills and vary in quality. This list will help you select the resources that will work best for you and your students. Read More
Facilitating Transformative Intercultural Learning
by Roxanna M. Senyshyn
Partnerships that pair preservice teachers with international students allow for extraordinary intercultural learning and growth for everyone. Prepare your ELs for intercultural learning with this activity. Read More
3 Tips to Avoid Cultural Misunderstandings With Adult ELs
by Diana Cooper
Sometimes, our lessons or words are based on cultural assumptions, and we convey unintended meanings to our English learners. This article considers three such assumptions. Read More
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Free TESOL Journal Article: "Integrating Creativity Into an English as a Foreign Language Reading Classroom"
by Cheryl Wei-yu Chen

In this article, the author describes how creativity is integrated into an EFL reading classroom for a class of adolescent readers in Taiwan using dramatic reading, watching relevant videos, poster sessions, and writing possible plots for the sequel. Student works were included to showcase students’ creativity and how the units were closely connected to language learning. Read More

From the Executive Director: What the TESOL Convention Means to Me
by Christopher Powers

The TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo is the place where "the world comes together"; here, TESOL International Association Executive Director Chris Powers considers the meaning of the Convention on a personal and professional level. Read More

Association News
#TESOL19 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Don't miss the ELT event of the year! Registration is open for the TESOL 2019 Convention, 12–15 March 2019.
  • The 6 Principles: These sessions focus on TESOL's core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners.
  • Keynote Speakers: Read about the exciting keynote speakers at TESOL 2019.
TESOL Journal Call for Special Issue Proposals: TESOL Journal is seeking proposals for the 2020 special topic issue from interested guest editors. (Proposals due by 28 February)
NEW! Navigating the Intercultural Classroom: Explore concrete methods for integrating intercultural communicative competence into the language classroom through practical examples, engaging activities, and real-life case studies.
Call for Contributions: New Ways in Teaching with Games will be a collection of activities and exercises that involve gaming and games which can enrich classrooms in both EFL and ESL contexts. (Submit by 12 April 2019)
Teaching & Assessing Young Learners: TESOL self-study course. Learn appropriate methods and techniques for teaching and assessing language skills, vocabulary, and grammar. Register and begin at any time.
TESOL Symposium on World Englishes: Explore World Englishes and how they affect your practice at this symposium in Poreč, Croatia. (13 April)
TESOL International Association China Assembly: This high-level event in Hangzhou China, 25–28 July, aims to promote scholarship and cross-cultural understanding and enhance international ELT dialogue. Read the Call for Proposals. (Deadline 15 April)
Report: English Learners in STEM Subjects (The National Academies Press)
Free Webinar: 5 Practical Steps to Scaffold Lessons for English Learners (13 February, 3 pm; edWeb.net)
Free Toolkit: The English Learner Family Toolkit (National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition)
Blog: 5 Approaches to Professional Development for EL Educators (The TESOL Blog)
Report: Promoting Refugee Integration in Challenging Times: The Potential of Two-Generation Strategies (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: Planning and Instructing for Deep Learning (ASCD Inservice)

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