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Professional Development Special Issue: June 2020
Speaking and Listening Strategies for Job Interviews
by A. C. Kemp
Interviewing is hard. Learn some key linguistic strategies to help your English learners prepare for job interviews in English-speaking contexts. Read More
Communities of Practice in Online Learning
by Jennifer Renn, Trish Morita-Mullaney, and Wayne E. Wright
Learn how training and preparation for all teachers of English learners can persist and be enhanced through an online format. Read More
ESL Teacher Leadership: Delivering Professional Development
by Michelle Benegas and Amy Stolpestad
ESL teachers need to be equipped to be language experts and PD facilitators: Learn why and how. 
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Generating Coteaching Solutions to Benefit Students
by Elise Brittain

Coteaching requires more than putting teachers in a room together. Explore coteaching varieties and issues, and then learn about challenges and solutions. Professional development activity for working together to generate solutions that benefit students provided. Read More

From the President: TESOL Brings Learning to You
by Deborah J. Short

TESOL President Deborah J. Short considers the purpose of professional development in general and in the field of English language teaching specifically. She discusses the many opportunities for professional learning with TESOL International Association and includes a call to join the TESOL leadership on the Nominating Committee or the Board of Directors. Read More

Association News
TESOL Virtual Convention: Come together as a global community of English language professionals for the first-ever TESOL 2020 Virtual Convention & English Language Expo, 16–18 July. Register by 8 July!

Apply to Become a TESOL Leader: TESOL is seeking volunteers for the Nominating Committee, the Board of Directors, and president-elect. The deadline for submitting the online expression of interest form has been extended until 15 June 2020.
Now Accepting Applications: TESOL Teacher of the Year Award: Are you the next TESOL Teacher of the Year? Awardee will receive US$1,000; a 1-year TESOL membership; complimentary registration, round-trip airfare, and accommodations for TESOL 2021, and more! Applications are due 19 July 2020. Apply today!
TESOL 2021 Call for Proposals: TESOL relies on the expertise of hundreds of ELT professionals to help us deliver a high-quality Convention experience. We invite you to apply to share your knowledge and skills as a TESOL 2021 presenter! Submissions due 10 June 2020.
First Ever TESOL Virtual Advocacy & Policy Summit: Learn from policy experts, share your own experiences, and take action by sending messages to your members of Congress—all from the comfort of your own home or office! Registration is limited.
TESOL Advocacy News
Professional Development Resources
Article: Show & Tell: A Video Column / Three Conditions English Learners Need to Thrive (Educational Leadership)
Free Online Course: Integrating Service With Learning Goals (National Geographic)
Blog: Google PD Courses and Certifications for EL Teachers (The TESOL Blog)
English Teacher Networks: Teacher Networks Around the World (British Council TeachingEnglish)
Webinar Recording: Formative Assessment Strategies for the Student Centered Classroom (American English)
Blog: The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons (The Edublogger)
ELT Podcasts: Podcasts With ELL Experts (Colorín Colorado)
Webinar Recording: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing (Education Week/Heinemann)

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Upcoming TESOL Dates
1 May–19 July 2020
Applications open for the TESOL Teacher of the Year Award

15 June 2020
Expression of Interest Form Deadline for TESOL Board and Nominating Committee  

19 June 2020
TESOL/JALT Virtual Symposium on Mind, Brain, and Language Education 

22–24 June 2020
TESOL Virtual Advocacy & Policy Summit

29 June–26 July 2020
Separating Difference From Disability With ELLs

6 July–13 December 2020
TESOL Certificate: Developing an Online Teaching Program 

13 July 2020
Applications due for TESOL Core Certificate Program 

16–18 July 2020
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