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December 2019
5 Ways to Get Your Adult ELs Speaking in the Real World
by Penny Aber-Kahn
There's no better way to learn how to communicate in a language than actually doing it. Try these ways to egnage your students in the real world. 
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Quick Arts-Based Activities to Enliven Your Classroom
by Riah Werner
These three engaging classroom activities utilize the arts to meet language learning objectives and benefit students' creativity and personal expression. Read More
ELT Resource Roundup: December Celebrations
by Tomiko Breland
December is full of holiday celebrations of all kinds and in all parts of the world. Use this month as an opportunity to bring your students culturally enriching content. Read More
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Differentiated Instruction: Recognising Diversity in EFL Classes
by Nilufar Jamoliddinova and Yana Kuchkarova

Today’s classroom is rich and colorful in terms of learners’ diverse abilities and needs. The authors share some background, benefits,and challenges of differentiation for English learners, and then they discuss a mixed-methods study about differentiated instruction in the Uzbek context. Read More

From the Executive Director: Inspiring Action at the Virtual TESOL Town Hall
by Christopher Powers, TESOL Executive Director

TESOL Executive Director Christopher Powers shares about the recent virtual TESOL Town Hall meeting that brought together many association leaders. Together, these leaders reviewed the association's strategic direction, discussed strategies to better engage members and opportunities for everyone to work toward common goals, and—perhaps most important—brainstormed and shared ideas. 
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Association News
TESOL Announces 2020 Election Results: TESOL International Association is pleased to share the results of its 2020 Board election.
2019 Research Mini-Grant Recipients: TESOL congratulates the recipients of the 2019 Research Mini-Grants. The recipients will present their preliminary research at TESOL 2020.
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.

TESOL Joint Statement: TESOL and IIE issue a statement on 2019 intensive English program trends.
Blog: Using Technology to Promote Reading (TESOL Blog)
Article: 5 Free Video Games That Support English Language Learners (Edutopia)
Quick Facts Sheet: Family-School Engagement of Families Who Are Speakers of Other Languages (U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition)
Article: Useful Tips and Resources for Teaching Phrasal Verbs (EFL Magazine)
Blog: New Study Examines the Impact of Different Language Models on DLLs' Language Development (New America)
Free Journal Article: Change in Language and Literacy Knowledge for Spanish–English Dual Language Learners at School-Entry: Analyses From Three Studies (Early Childhood Research Quarterly)

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