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April 2020
Making Time for Pronunciation Instruction: 6 Strategies
by John Rothgerber
Finding time for pronunciation instruction can be hard, no matter how important you know it is. Try these tricks to make the time. Read More
Breaking Stereotypes Using the Semiotics of Dress
by Timothy Foran
Try this unique writing activity using the semiotics of dress to teach your ELs about analysis writing, cultural differences, and appreciating diversity.
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Retrieve to Achieve: Retrieval Practice for Long-Term Learning
by Hall Houston
Most teachers don't utilize retrieval practice enough: These research-backed activities help long-term learning and reveal gaps in student knowledge. Read More
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Quick Tip: 3 Tips for If You Suddenly Find Yourself Teaching Online
by Hetal Ascher

Many teachers around the world are finding themselves having to teach completely online, and this shift can be jarring and challenging. Here are three tips, from a teacher who has gone through the transition, to help you leverage your foundational classroom skills to maximize engagement and student learning. Read More

2 Free Activities From New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition
edited by Julie Vorholt

These activities from the second edition of the best-selling book, New Ways in Teaching Speaking, utilize technology. One activity, for intermediate to advanced speakers, uses TED Talks to improve oral summarizing skills, practice fluency, and learn new vocabulary. The other activity, for all levels, uses Google Earth to help students practice adjectives and comparatives. Try these activities in your classroom or when teaching online. Read More

Association News
The TESOL Press Convention Bookstore is NOW OPEN! Shop now through 17 April. All TESOL Press print books are 40% off, and ebooks are 10% off! No discount codes needed. Deeper discounts this year to help offset shipping!
Convention T-Shirt: Say “I wasn’t there, but I care,” by purchasing a limited edition “lousy” TESOL 2020 Convention t-shirt! For only US$20.20, you can support TESOL and show your TESOL pride!
Interim Executive Director: TESOL International Association is pleased to announce that Rosa Aronson has been appointed interim executive director.
Call for Volunteers: The Membership Professional Council supports TESOL membership engagement and recruitment. (Applications due 10 April)
Call for Submissions: TESOL Connections seeks feature articles (1,000–1,400 words) and Quick Tips (300–500 words) that highlight ELT resources, trends, practice, strategies, and innovations.  
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. 
TESOL Supports Teacher and Principal Development Funding: TESOL International Association joined more than 130 education organizations in support of increasing Title II-A funding in the U.S. Federal FY 2021 budget.
Blog: Coronavirus Resources for ELT (The TESOL Blog)
Webinars: Teaching Online Webinar Library (National Geographic Learning)
Article: Teaching the Challenging but Essential Academic Writing Skill of Paraphrasing (EFL Magazine)
Free Webinar: Game-Based Learning for English Language Learners (8 April; TESOL)
Blog: Supporting Every Teacher: Creative Online Language Learning Tasks for Lockdown Learning #2 (Cambridge University Press)
Free Journal Article: Teaching Digital Literacies in EAL/ESL Classrooms: Practical Strategies (TESOL Journal)
Teaching Practice Brief: Integrating Language While Teaching STEM (U.S. Department of Education, National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition)

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