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July 2019
Understanding Small Talk for Professional Development
by Rebecca Oreto
Help your students practice the cross-cultural skill set required for small talk in professional situations. Read More
WhatsApp: A Tool for In-Company Training
by Maria Luz Callejo
Learn why WhatsApp, a dynamic messaging app, is perfect for English as a lingua franca in-company training. Read More
Professional Learning and Social Media 101
by Ilene Winokur
Not sure how to purposefully utilize social media to build your professional learning network and supplement your existing PD? Start here. Read More
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An Interview With Dorothy Zemach: "Don't Be Easy, Be Effective"
interview by Charles McKinney

In this interview, ELT educator, author, and entrepreneur Dorothy Zemach discusses using humor and the arts to facilitate productive learning for both teachers and students, English learner motivation, and the future of the teaching English as a foreign language field. Read More

From the Executive Director: Can TESOL Bring the World Together?
by Christopher Powers

In response to a recent blog post with concerns about how well TESOL International Association can connect the world at a time when travel, visa, and other restrictions too often keep people apart, TESOL Executive Director Chris Powers writes about the ways the association strives to bring together its members and other professionals across political, geographical, and cultural divides. Read More

Association News
Teacher of the Year Award: Are you the next TESOL Teacher of the Year? Awardee will receive US$1,000, a 1-year TESOL membership, complimentary registration to the TESOL 2020 International Convention, round-trip airfare and accommodations for TESOL 2020, and more. Apply today! (Deadline 19 July 2019)
Call for Proposals: TESOL is accepting proposals for the English Language Teacher Development series for a 15,000-word book on Classroom Observation and Feedback in ELT. (Proposal Deadline: 1 August 2019)
TESOL Statement: TESOL Statement on Cuts to Education for Detained Migrant Children
The TESOL Resource Center: Submit an activity, lesson plan, teaching tip, or assessment tool to the TRC.
Apply for TESOL Awards: TESOL is now accepting applications for several different awards and grants. Awards and scholarships are available for 

Website: Film English (lesson plans based on short films)
Blog: 5 Ways to Engage Mixed Ability Groups of Young Learners (Cambridge University Press)
Article: Business English Lessons (BusyTeacher.org)
Project Report: Promoting Teacher Diversity by Strengthening Latinx Teacher Pathways (New America)
Blog: Make Some News! Current Events for ELT (The TESOL Blog)
Article: How to Improve TOEFL Listening Scores (EFL Magazine)

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Upcoming TESOL Professional Development
TESOL Core Certificate Program
Set yourself apart. Gain a foundation in the theory and practice of ELT iwth this three-part program.
(Applications due: 15 July 2019)

So Many ‘Englishes’! What Does This Mean for Writers and Publishers?
This webinar considers how different Englishes influence the content and development process of ELT materials. (Registration deadline: 15 July 2019)

TESOL International Association China Assembly
Twelve presentation themes, six international keynote speakers, presentations, panels, workshops, and much more for ELT professionals. This year’s event is in Hangzhou, China. (Registration deadline: 15 July 2019)


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