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February 2020
15 Warm-up Activities for English Learners
by Margaret Patrick
These easy warm-ups will help you set the tone for your English language lessons and engage students while getting them moving and involved. Read More
2 Strategies to Help ELs Increase Reading Comprehension
by Thu H. Tran
These reading comprehension strategies enable English learners to interact with the target text in ways that improve understanding. Read More
Gender Bias in Classroom Texts: Strategies to Challenge It
by Amy Burden
This article provides you with strategies for analyzing your teaching materials for subtle forms of bias. Read More
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Quick Tip: Engaging ELs in Mathematics With Number Talks
by Amy Ray and Alma L. Contreras-Vanegas

Mathematical language uses subject-specific vocabulary, structures, and patterns, which can be challenging and intimidating for students who are also learning the English language. Inspire confidence to engage in mathematical discussions by using number talks, which promote student-driven strategies, communicating reasoning using multiple representations, and learning from mistakes. Read More

From the Executive Director: Looking Forward to TESOL 2020—TESOL Ambassadors Talk Convention
by Christopher Powers, TESOL Executive Director

TESOL Executive Director Christopher Powers looks forward to the TESOL Annual Convention & English Language Expo in Denver, Colorado, USA, and highlights the Convention experiences of the 2020 TESOL Ambassadors, English language teachers from around the world who have volunteered to share their Convention experiences with other attendees. Read More

Association News
Early Registration Ends 3 February 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. Be sure to add ticketed events before they’re sold out!

Call for Expert Instructors and English Language Coaches: TESOL International Association is seeking applications for English language teacher educator experts to participate in the English Speaking Nation Grant in Uzbekistan, a U.S. Department of State-funded program for local teachers of English.
TESOL Statement: TESOL International Association sends its support and compassion to the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastating earthquakes and ongoing aftershocks affecting the island.
2020 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit: Registration now open! The summit will take place 22–24 June 2020 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Early registration discounts end 1 May and space is very limited. 
Multimedia Resources: Free Leveled, Multigenre, Short Student Texts (Teaching Tolerance)
Free Journal Article: Selecting and Adapting Tasks for Mixed-Level English as a Second Language Classes (TESOL Journal)
Fact Sheet: Technology Use With English Learners (U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition)
Article: Assessing Literacy Skills With One-on-One Conferencing (Edutopia)
Blog: Increasing Immersion: VR Becomes Classroom Ready (TESOL Blog)
Article: Kinetic English (Modern English Teacher)

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Non-Tenure-Track TESOL Lecturer; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

English Language Instructor; Koç University, Istanbul

Instructor, Intensive English Programs; Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Monterey, California, USA

Lecturers/Assistant Lecturers; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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Upcoming TESOL Dates
31 March–3 April 2020
TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo 

20 March 2020
Applications due for TESOL Core Certificate Program™

30 March – 26 April 2020
Separating Difference From Disability With Students Learning English as an Additional Language

15 – 16 June 2020 OR 17-18 June 2020
The 6 Principles Institute: K–12
20–21 June 2020
TESOL/JALT International Mind, Brain, and Language Education Symposium and Conference

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