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January 2020
6 Ways to Tackle Your ELT PD in the New Year
by Stephanie N. Marcotte
With the new year upon us, it's important to take time to review professional development opportunities for the upcoming year and create a clear plan of action. Read More
Creating Your First ESL Video Lesson
by Diana Lease and Davida Jordan
Learn how to create your own video lessons for your flipped classroom, and ensure your students are learning exactly what you need them to learn. Read More
New Year, New Ways to Talk to Strangers
by Alice Llanos and Amy Tate
The new year is a chance for fresh starts—and a time for our students to resolve to speak more English. Here are some new activities to help them. Read More
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Spotlight on the 2020 TESOL Teacher of the Year: Neda Sahranavard
Interview by Nancy Flores

Meet Neda Sahranavard, the 2020 TESOL Teacher of the Year. Neda is a lecturer and academic coordinator at the University of California, Irvine, Program in Academic English, and an adjunct faculty at South Orange County Community College District. Here, she shares her teaching and learning experiences, her influences, and her thoughts on the biggest challenges facing teachers today. 
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Happy New Year From TESOL: A Year of Growth
by Christopher Powers, TESOL Executive Director

TESOL Executive Director Christopher Powers looks back on 2019 and outlines all TESOL International Association has done this past year to advance the expertise of professionals who teach English to speakers of other languages in multilingual contexts worldwide. Read More

Association News
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.

New TESOL Digital Badges: TESOL launches new digital badges and certificates for online courses and programs
TESOL Statement: TESOL applauds FY 2020 funding increases for Pre-K–12 and adult English learner education programs in U.S. federal budget
Free Journal Article: Teaching in Context: Integrating Community‐Based Service Learning Into TESOL Education (TESOL Journal)
Article: Rigorous Reading (Language Magazine)
Free Activities: Sample Activities From Award-Winning Cambridge Handbooks Titles – part 2 (Cambridge University Press)
Report: 2019 English Learners Report (McGraw Hill)
Blog: 7 Game Design Tools for the Classroom (TESOL Blog)
Article: Think Like a Teenager - 10 Methods to Motivate Teenage Learners (British Council)
Report: Promising Models for Preparing a Diverse, High-Quality Early Childhood Workforce (Learning Policy Institute)

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