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September 2019
Helping English Learners Respond to Difficult Situations
by Zuzana Tomaš and Trisha Dowling
Empower your English language students to respond to difficult, inappropriate, or unjust situations rather than be caught off guard by them. 
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Expanding ELT Objectives for 21st-Century Learners
by Silvia Breiburd
Learn how to address the factors that influence the identities of Gen-Z students and cater to their present and future real-life needs in class. Read More
Designing a Vocabulary Approach: 4 Research-Based Practices
by Frances A. Boyd
Students and textbooks may change, but the challenge of vocabulary learning remains. These four practices are manageable, research based, and collaborative. Read More
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Creating ELT Materials Using OER Corpora
by Brent A. Green and Veronica Wright

Though textbooks provide valuable resources in the second language classroom, they come with a variety of limitations. Learn how to use open educational resources corpora  for copyright-free source texts to develop interesting, local, and relevant materials specific to your learners’ needs. Read More

From the Executive Director: TESOL Partnering Around the World
by Christopher Powers

TESOL Executive Director Chris Powers writes about the importance of global partnerships to engage with English teachers around the world, and he highlights three instances in which TESOL staff and board members brought the association to English language teachers in Asia, Africa, and South America. Read More

Association News
Apply for TESOL Awards: There is still time to apply for a wide array of generous funding and prestigious recognition opportunities! Awards and scholarships are available for 
Call for Volunteers: 2019–2020 TESOL Award Reviewers. Your service enables you to use your expertise and experience to evaluate award applicants. (Deadline: 15 September)
TESOL China Assembly:  The second annual Global English Education China Assembly welcomed more than 2,500 attendees to Hangzhou.
Become a TESOL Ambassador: TESOL is looking for seven TESOL members to serve as the 2020 Convention Ambassadors. (Deadline: 16 September)
In Memoriam: TESOL mourns the loss of Penny Alatis, part of the TESOL "founding family" and TESOL Member #1.
Article: Back-to-School Lessons From an Education Giant (ASCD InService)
Blog: Virtual Field Trips in ELT (TESOL Blog)
Report: Language Policy in Globalized Contexts (World Innovation Summit for Education 2019)
Blog: Ideas to Bring Soft Skills Into the English Classroom (TeachingEnglish)
Brief: English Learners With Disabilities: Shining a Light on Dual-Identified Students (New America)
Article: Lesson Ideas for Teaching Poetry (EFL Magazine)
Report: District Leader Interviews: How School Districts Are Responding to ESSA’s Evidence Requirements for School Improvement (Center on Education Policy)

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