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May 2020
Spotlight on Online Classroom Management
by Robyn Stewart
Now that you've established the content for your new online class, it's time to turn to the learner experience. These ideas will help you enhance your online teaching. 
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Authentic Speaking and Listening Strategies
by Catherine Moore and Cheryl Bucholtz-Magallon
Exposure and practice in a target language can be difficult without a certain level of proficiency. This article offers some strategies.
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Using The 6 Principles to Support Language Learning in Times of Crisis
by Deborah J. Short and Grazzia Maria Mendoza
Learn how The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners® can inform your practice in this period of upheaval and adaptation. 
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Can Monolingual Language Teachers Be Effective?
by Kathryn Accurso and Brenda Muzeta

Can I be an effective language teacher if I'm monolingual? This critical question is one all English language educators should consider. The authors argue that this is not just one question, but a line of questioning that begins with what we mean by monolingualRead More

Quick Tip: 5 Interactive Learning Ideas for Padlet
by Shoshannah Hernandez

If you're feeling overwhelmed with a sudden shift to online teaching and all the software that comes along with it, try these five simple ways to use Padlet, a free, easy-to-use productivity software. Language learners benefit from these collaborative activities, which can be adapted for any audience or level. Read More

Association News
Letter From TESOL: We stand in solidarity with our TESOL affiliates during these unprecedented and challenging times.
TESOL Teacher Appreciation Sale: As a small token of our appreciation for all you do to support ELs, TESOL is offering 10% off self-study courses and upcoming professional learning programs. Take some time to invest in yourself and advance your career! Offer ends 31 May. Use promo code ELT10.
TESOL Virtual Convention: TESOL will be hosting a virtual Convention 16–18 July 2020. Watch the Convention website for more information, coming soon.
TESOL Installs New Board Members: TESOL recently installed Deborah Short as its new president, along with three new board members.
2020 Award Recipients: TESOL is pleased to recognize the 2020 awards recipients for their service to the association and/or scholarship in the field of English language teaching.
Serve as an Elected TESOL Leader: TESOL is currently looking for members to serve in elected positions. (Deadline for expression of interest form: 1 June 2020)
TESOL Calls for Increased English Learner Funding: TESOL International Association joined over 40 education organizations in a call for US$1 billion in supplemental Title III funding.
Blog: 7 Podcasts English Teachers Should Listen To (Pearson)
Article: Quick Writing Ideas for Online Lessons (ELT Teacher's Corner)
Free Publication and Webinar: The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Toolkit: Using Research-Based Tools to Promote Equity for English Learners (Californians Together)
Blog: Advancing Learning: Billions of voices: Raising Learners' Awareness of International Accents of English (Macmillan Education)
Free Journal Article: Creativity and Innovations in ELT Materials Development: Looking Beyond the Current Design (TESOL Journal)
Article: What Does Good Blended Learning Look Like? (Language Magazine)
Blog: Supporting ELs’ Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Classroom (The TESOL Blog)
Article: How Teachers Are Trying to Reach English Language Learners During the Pandemic (PBS News Hour)

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