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October 2020
How to Make Coteaching Work Virtually: Know Your People
by Irish Farley and Shana Mutton
Coteaching is a powerful intervention for students, especially ELs. Here's how to make it work when teaching online. Read More
Adult EL Reading Comprehension: Improve and Empower
by Lauren A. Vogel
Learn how a new genre of book, crossover picturebooks, can promote literacy and stimulate student agency and autonomy in adult ELs. 
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3 Strategies to Accelerate Language Acquisition in Beginning ELs
by Carmen Shahadi Rowe
These strategies will help you move your ELs to proficiency in both English language development and academic achievement. Read More
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Making Discussion Boards More Engaging
by Betsy Gilliland

Discussion boards are useful because they make it possible to have asynchronous interaction in an online format--and yet, many students (and teachers) dread discussion board assignments. Gilliland examines the downsides of discussion boards in order to learn how to make them more engaging and useful. Try these tips and activities today. Read More

From the President: Justice, Education, and Advocacy
by Deborah J. Short

TESOL President Deborah J. Short reflects on several important voices in the history of education and equal rights, considering the critical work and advocacy that has helped lay the foundation for the TESOL education community and continues to help it grow. Read More

Association News
New 6 Principles® Quick Guide: Remote Learning: Packed with easy-to-follow tips and tools, this Quick Guide was designed to make your remote teaching experience smoother and more effective.
Call for Submissions: TESOL Connections seeks feature articles (1,000–4,000 words) that are practical, highlight ELT trends, and/or contain useful, tested classroom practice tips or strategies. Articles related to teaching online will be given priority consideration.
TESOL Leadership: TESOL announces president-elect, board of directors, and Nominating Committee election slate.

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TESOL Annual Business Meeting: A recording of the 2019 Annual Business Meeting as presented during the TESOL 2020 Virtual Convention and English Language Expo is now available for viewing.
Blog: 4 Tips for Assessing Online Learning and Feedback (ASCD Inservice)
Research Guide: English Language Learners & ESL Research Guide (University of Virginia)
Academic Article: Teaching Students Pronunciation Skills Through Tongue Twister Exercises (Journal of English Language Teaching and Cultural Studies)
Blog: Teaching Pronunciation – 5 Tasks With Masks (ELT-Connect.com)
Resources (Video, Activities, Downloads): The socially Distanced Classroom (Cambridge Assessment English)
Article: Stephen Krashen’s Seven Tips for Teaching Language During Covid-19 (Language Magazine)
Blog: 7 Tips for Better Classroom Discussions (TESOL Blog)
Academic Article: The Role of Google Classroom in ELT (International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies)

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7 October 2020
Online Learning Strategies for English Language Learners

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Separating Difference From Disability With ELLs

14 October 2020
Digital Literacy: Definition and Guidance for Today's Needs

30 October 2020
2021 TESOL Election Opens 

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