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November 2019
Making Reading Visible: Graphic Novels in the EFL Classroom
by Iskra Stamenkoska and Aleksandra Popovski Golubovikj
Learn how to use graphic novels to increase motivation, reduce cognitive load, and improve inference and critical thinking skills. Read More
"Teacher, it's me!!": Teaching Formal Email Writing
by Heather Lyn Reichmuth and Joyce Paek
Poorly written emails can affect many parts of a student's life. Use this lesson to teach your ELs formal email etiquette—a skill they'll use now and in their future careers. Read More
Virtual Reality: Don't Just Learn English. Experience It.
by Teresa Cusumano and Elena Reiss
Virtual reality is an immersive, sensory language learning experience that increases engagement, encourages risk taking, and leads to increased language output. Read More
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Quick Tip: 2 Engaging Summary Writing Activities
by Katie Mitchell

Writing summaries is an important but difficult skill in English language writing: Students must master strategies such as selecting, deleting, reorganizing, and paraphrasing. Try these two engaging activities with your learners to help them write accurate, effective summaries. Read More

From the Executive Director: The TESOL Board Governs, Guides, and Gives Advice to the Members
by Christopher Powers, TESOL Executive Director

In the wake of the recent TESOL Board of Directors meeting, TESOL Executive Director Christopher Powers covers some of the important topics and initiatives discussed and shares the board members' responses to the question, "What one piece of advice would you give any TESOL member, new and experienced alike?" Read More

Association News
Cast Your Vote!: The TESOL 2020 President-Elect, Board of Directors, and Nominating Committee Election is open through 5 November 2019.
TESOL 2020 Justification Toolkit: If you need financial support from your employer to attend TESOL 2020, TESOL has prepared the Justification Toolkit to help you make your case.
Register for TESOL 2020: Network with more than 6,000 English language professionals, learn from experts at 1,000+ educational sessions, attend special events and programs, and much more. Check out this year's keynote speakers.

Free Activities: Download 12 FREE activities from TESOL Press's popular New Ways series (TESOL Press)
Blog: A Virtual Reminder of What It’s Like to Be a Learner (Cambridge University Press)
Article: Prioritizing Self-Care This Fall (ASCD InService)
Blog: How to Implement 21st Century Skills in Class (British Council)
Policy Brief: Leveraging the Potential of Home Visiting Programs to Serve Immigrant and Dual Language Learner Families (Migration Policy Institute)
Blog: New Fact Sheets Will Help Education and Skills Advocates Prepare for Immigration "Public Charge" Rule (National Skills Coalition)

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