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June 2021
Adapting Pronunciation Activities for Remote Classrooms
by Marla Tritch Yoshida
Help your students learn to communicate well. Try these classroom activities using free, simple online tools for teaching pronunciation. Read More
Using Films in Class: The Best Way to Motivate ELs?
by Rick Haill
Cinema is an infinitely flexible medium that can appeal to English learners at any level. These activities will excite students and improve their language skills. Read More
Go for the Gold! 15 Activities for Teaching the Olympics
by Kip Cates
The Olympics are watched by English learners all around the world and are a great topic to generate English language learning and practice. 
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Op-Ed: What the #CancelTheTest Advocates Are Missing: Examples From the World of English Learners
by Christine Montecillo Leider, Christina L. Dobbs, and Johanna M. Tigert

Over the last year and a half, state and local education agencies across the United States had to make decisions about school and district policies regarding the safety and welfare of students. One important question, which bears heavily on English learners, was about whether the government should cancel standardized testing. The debate has considered issues such as temporary postponement or permanent cancelation, the reliability of assessment data, inequitable systems, and the racist nature of tests. Read More

TESOL Launches a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative
by Deborah Short and Joyce Kling
TESOL International Association announces an association-wide effort to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of governance and operations following recommendations from TESOL's Diverse Voices Task Force. Learn what this means practically, the timeline for the initiative's implementation, and other important details. Read More
Association News
TESOL ELevate: Registration is opening soon! If you are a new or emerging English language professional, plan to attend this brand-new event designed to help you jumpstart and build your career. Hosted virtually, 26–30 July 2021.
Serve as a TESOL Leader: Make a difference for learners and colleagues around the world with your innovative ideas and vision; apply to serve as an elected leader of TESOL International Association. Find out about available positions, eligibility, and requirements. Deadline for submitting the EOI form is 15 June 2021.
Apply to Be TESOL Teacher of the Year: Could you be the next TESOL Teacher of the Year? TESOL is now accepting applications for this prestigious honor. Applications must be submitted by 19 July 2021.
Virtual TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit: Registration now open! Become a confident and successful TESOL advocate as you earn more than 16 hours of PD across 3 days. (21–23 June 2021)
TESOL Statements and Comments:
  • Letter: TESOL signs on to letter calling for changes to cultural exchange visas in United States.
  • Letter: TESOL joins over 40 organizations in request for increased teacher development funding
  • Comments: TESOL reaffirms its solidarity with the global community during COVID-19 pandemic
Blog: (Re)Exploring Flipgrid: 3 Underutilized Features (TESOL Blog)
Article: Enhancing Science Lessons to Support Multilingual Students’ Engagement in Science and Engineering Practices (NSTA Science Scope)
Research Article: Does the Common Core Have a Common Effect? An Exploration of Effects on Academically Vulnerable Students (AERA Open)
Blog: Small (But Important) Steps to Integrating SEL into Lessons (ASCD InService)
Article: How to Choose the Right Assessment Platform for Your Purpose (EFL Magazine)
Resources: Educational Research for COVID-19 Response (San Francisco Unified School District)

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