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March 2019
The Pedagogy of Partying: Party Games for the ESL Classroom
by Helen Nam, Meg Parker, and Emily Wong
Learn why party games are perfect for the ESL classroom and how to adapt them to give your ELs authentic, fun, interactive language practice. Try these three games today! Read More
Neuroscientific Breakthroughs: Implications for ELT
by Kevin McClure
Recent neuroscientific research reveals a great deal about how to optimize language learning. Find out how the brain's functions affect your students, and what it means for your teaching. Read More
Meet Tünde Csepelyi: 2019 TESOL Teacher of the Year
Interviewed by Brooke Leach Grable
Tünde Csepelyi, winner of the 2019 TESOL Teacher of the Year Award, talks about overcoming obstacles to become an NNEST and how to answer the question "Am I teaching well?" Read More
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Task-Based Language Teaching and Vocabulary in the Real World
by Charlotte Nolen and YouJin Kim

The focus of task-based English language teaching is on developing tasks based on the real communicative needs of your ELs and having those students carry out authentic tasks. The authors of this article share a study on task-based vocabulary learning and explain how you can implement it in your own classroom, increasing learner interest and challenging students in new ways. Read More

Reflections From TESOL's First Latin-American President: Developing Global Presence and Connectivity, Sharing Knowledge and Expertise, and Promoting Advocacy
by Luciana C. de Oliveira

After a year as president of TESOL International Association, Luciana C. de Oliveira reflects on the association's great accomplishments, including increasing global presence and connectivity among members, partners, and other stakeholders; developing English language teaching expertise, research, and information; and advocating for English language teaching professionals and learners worldwide. Read More

Association News
TESOL Encyclopedia Earns Publishing Accolades: The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching has been recognized with two prestigious publishing awards.
New to the Engaging Research Series: Engaging Research: Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom is now available.
Separating Difference From Disability: Learn about specific issues in assessment and intervention, and learn identification strategies that are most effective in separating difference from disability. Earn 4 CEUs with the TESOL Online Course. (1–28 April)
ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program (Online): Gain the training necessary to take on a leadership, administrative, or management role in your ELT organization. (22 April–26 May)
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)
TESOL Advocacy: TESOL joins more than 60 education organizations in support of increased Title II-A funding.
Article: 8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling (EdTechTeacher)
Blog: Projects: Setting Students up for Success (British Council)
Article: How to Pre-Teach Vocabulary to English Language Learners: 8 Strategies (Owlcation)
Blog: Online Role-Playing Games for Writing (TESOL Blog)
Research: Early patterns of skill acquisition and immigrants’ specialization in STEM careers (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
Video: Let's Talk Speaking: Watch the Recording! (Cambridge University Press)

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