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November 2020
Slang Lessons That Slay. No Cap.
by A. C. Kemp
When it comes to teaching slang, it can be hard to know where to start and what to teach. This article gives you tools to plan your lessons and activities to get you started. Read More
4 Digital Tools for Active Learning
by Holly D. Gray and Sharon Alayne Widmayer
With so many of us teaching remotely, adding interactivity and engagement to virtual classrooms has become a necessity. These tools will get students actively involved in your class. Read More
Integrating Culture and Language Through Proverbs
by Tabitha Kidwell
Diversity is the spice of life! Proverbs are a great tool to build intercultural competence, create a meaningful context for language practice, and address multiple objectives. Read More
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Combining Content and Language in Course Design
by Sherise Lee

A coherent approach to curriculum design is essential for a course that seeks to meaningfully combine language and content. This article details an approach for developing and assessing content-based curriculum for implementation in various settings. Read More

From the President: Let's Flip the Switch
by Deborah J. Short

TESOL President Deborah J. Short reflects on the deleterious impact that COVID-19 has placed on our personal and professional lives and pauses to consider the positives. She asks three directors from TESOL's board who are completing their terms in 2021 what they are grateful for during these difficult times. Read More

Association News
TESOL Launches Upgraded Online Career Center: TESOL is excited to announce the debut of its newly updated TESOL Career Center! This new and improved website will make finding jobs in the ELT field quicker and easier.
Vote in the TESOL Election: TESOL members in good standing are invited to vote for the president-elect and members of the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. Voting instructions are provided directly to members via email. Voting closes 20 Nov 2020.
Call for Submissions: TESOL Connections seeks feature articles (1,000–1,400 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 Comments: TESOL Joins UCIEP and EnglishUSA in Submitting Comments in Opposition to Proposed Student Visa Rule.
TESOL Statement: TESOL Statement on Executive Order Banning Sensitivity Training Programs in the United States.
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.
Article: 7 Activities to Build Community and Positive Classroom Culture During Online Learning (The New York Times)
Blog: Interactive Fiction for Reading, Writing, and Grammar (TESOL Blog)
Blog: How to Improve Learning Experiences: Integrating STEAM and Stories (Pearson English)
Article: 5 Effective Modeling Strategies for English Learners (Edutopia)
Academic Article: Digital Age Pedagogy: Easily Enhance Your Teaching Practice With Technology (English Teaching Forum)
Blog: The Bright Side of Moving Assessment Online (English Teaching Professional)
Free Journal Article: The Disparate Impact of COVID‐19 Remote Learning on English Learners in the United States (TESOL Journal)

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NEW TESOL Career Center

TESOL is pleased to announce the launch of our new Career Center for English language professionals. On our new and improved site, you’ll find:

A simpler, more intuitive experience on desktop, tablet, and mobile

More relevant job search results thanks to a more advanced search engine

Sophisticated recommended jobs powered by AI     

An easier process to apply for jobs on the move

New career resources to guide you in your search

Get your next English language teaching job more quickly and easily at www.tesol.org/jobs!

Upcoming TESOL Dates

20 November 2020
Last Day to Vote in TESOL Election

11 December 2020 (Application Deadline)
TESOL Core Certificate Program 

4 January–27 June 2021
TESOL Certificate: Developing An Online Teaching Program 

13 January–23 February 2021
TESOL: Training for Trainers 

Worldwide Calendar of Events

Find conferences and events related to the field of English language education

Recent TESOL Blogs
Too Much EdTech: 3 Ways to Reduce the Technology Load
Engaging ELs Who Are Disengaged During Virtual Learning
4 Easy Improv Warm-ups for Speaking Classes
Aligning Ice Breakers to Lesson Objectives: 5 Fun Activities
Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT
Music and Writing

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