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June 2019
3 Prereading Strategies for ELLs Studying Classic Texts
by Julia Muething
Muething shares a compelling argument for teaching classic literature to ELs along with three activities focused on developing specific skills to help them navigate these complex texts. Read More
Helping Students Become Autonomous Learners Of Vocabulary
by Stuart Webb
For students to reach an advanced level of lexical development, they'll need to learn most words outside of the classroom. Here are some ways to help them. Read More
2 More Easy Strategies for Teaching Listening
by Olga Uzun
Listening is a physical skill students have to practice regularly. In this second article in the series, learn two more strategies for teaching listening along with interactive activities and classroom practice ideas. Read More
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2 Free Activities From New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition
edited by Julie Vorholt

Try these game-based activities, for all levels of language learners, from the second edition of the best-selling book, New Ways in Teaching Speaking. One activity helps students develop the ability to engage in more interesting and effective small talk. The other activity, for young learners, helps students develop word recognition abilities and practice pronunciation in a fun, competitive environment. Read More

From the Executive Director: Expanding Our Knowledge and Expertise Through The 6 Principles
by Christopher Powers

TESOL Executive Director Chris Powers writes about the development, debut, and expansion of The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners®, including multiple books for various contexts, a quick guide, and professional development via workshops and institutes. Learn about The 6 Principles: the foundation for excellence in English language teaching. Read More

Association News
TESOL 2020 Call for Proposals: The call for TESOL 2020 session proposals is now open! All ELT professionals, scholars, or those in a related field or content area are invited to submit a proposal for the TESOL 2020 Convention in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Teacher of the Year Award Now Open: TESOL recognizes and honors exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Apply for the TESOL Teacher of the Year Award today.
The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners®: Adult Education and Workforce Development: This exciting new book applies these principles to adults learning English in adult education and workforce development settings.
Creating Visually Effective Materials for English Learners: This ebook includes practical ideas for making materials more accessible and appealing to English learners and other audiences.
TESOL International Association Statements and Positions
YouTube Channel (New): Learn English with Cambridge (Cambridge University Press)
Article: Teacher Self-Care Is a Thing? (EFL Magazine)
Blog: 10 Scaffolds to Support EL Learning, Part 1 (The TESOL Blog)
Article: Identifying and Supporting Gifted ELLs (Edutopia)
Guide: A Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs (CLASP)
Video and Slideshow: EL Multiliteracy Symposium EdStream (U.S. Department of Education)
Blog: DLLs and Head Start: Elevating Best Practices (New America)

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Upcoming TESOL Professional Development
Creating Online Learning Tasks
Virtual seminar. Learn about task design for synchronously or asynchronous online courses.
(6 June)

Separating Difference From Disability with ELLs
Assessment, intervention, and identification strategies that are most effective in separating difference from disability.
(24 June–21 July)

TESOL Certificate: Developing An Online Teaching Program
Learn how to effectively develop, design, and deliver online, mobile, and blended learning courses.
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