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March 2020
Measuring Intercultural Competence: Ideas for Teachers
by Christina Kitson
Fostering ICC requires a cycle of input, noticing, reflection, experimentation, and output. Try these activities in your English language classroom today. Read More
Teaching ESP When You Aren't a Specific Purposes Expert
by Clarissa (Reese) Moorhead
ESP is a new world for ESL teachers who suddenly have to address unfamiliar, daunting content. These five tips will help ESL teachers find their footing. Read More
Cohesive Instruction for Adult ELs Through Collaboration
by Shawn Jensen and Carolyn Nason
Consider working with another English language teacher to inject creative solutions into your teaching and share ideas to help your learners achieve their goals. Read More
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Free TESOL Quarterly Article: "Transitioning From Master's Studies to the Classroom: From Theory to Practice"
by Mairin Hennebry‐Leung, Angela Gayton, Xiao Amy Hu, and Xiaohui Chen

In this article from the September 2019 issue of TESOL Quarterly, the authors present a study examining participants' transition from master's programs in three locations to language classrooms in China. Findings suggest interesting common experiences among these new teachers regardless of the context where their studies took place, including a sense of isolation and a "sink or swim" phenomenon. Implications and consequences are discussed in the context of the theory–practice nexus. Read More

From the Executive Director: Strengthening Teacher Knowledge Globally—TESOL Teacher Training in Uzbekistan
by Christopher Powers, TESOL Executive Director

TESOL Executive Director Christopher Powers shares details about an exciting project in Uzbekistan—English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training Program—that TESOL has begun working on with several other organizations. This program will improve the proficiency and pedagogic skills of English language teachers and, ultimately, improve English language outcomes among Uzbekistan public school graduates. Read More

Association News
Advance Registration Discounts End 2 March for TESOL 2020: Don’t miss your chance to attend the largest ELT learning and networking event! Connect with 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 and reserve your hotel room when you register!

New TESOL Interest Section: TESOL is excited to announce the debut of the new Reading and Vocabulary Interest Section (RV-IS).
TESOL Statement: U.S. President’s FY21 Budget Request Undercuts English Language Education.
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. 
Call for Online TESOL Course Developer: TESOL is seeking applications for an ELT expert to develop one or more self-study courses for K–12 teachers with ELs in their social studies, mathematics, and science classes. 
TESOL Letter of Support: TESOL Supports SYLLABLE Act in U.S. Congress.
Free Webinar: Speaking Practice in the Primary Classroom (The British Council, TeachingEnglish)
Blog: Trends in ELT PD: Micro-Credentials (TESOL Blog)
Data Portal: Open Doors international students data portal (Institute of International Education)
Article: Automated Essay Evaluation for Faster Formative Feedback (EFL Magazine)
Blog: How to Teach Fluency at Every Level (ASCD Inservice)
Blog: How to Future-Proof Your English Teaching in the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press)

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Summer Student Teaching Opportunity for TESOL Grad Students/ Recent MATESOL Grads; Manhattan College, New York City, New York, USA

Director English for Education Systems (EES); British Council, Lahore, Pakistan

Director, ESL Programs; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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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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