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September 2021
Embracing Multimodal Writing Tasks in ESOL Classes
by Qiandi Liu and Cyndriel Meimban
Understand the nature, benefits, required skills, and challenges in incorporating pedagogical multimodal writing tasks for ELs, and try these three tasks today. Read More
Translanguaging in Bilingual and ESL Classrooms
by Ann Ebe, Mary Soto, Yvonne Freeman, and David Freeman
Learn about the current understandings and applications of translanguaging and how you can use it to benefit your learners. 
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Up Your Game: Engage Your Learners With Minecraft
by Vance Stevens
Minecraft offers a virtual word full of opportunities for educators to create fun, community-based, inquiry-based, communicative activities for English learners. Read More
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4 More Games Inspired by The 6 Principles
by Rita F. Naughton

These board games inspired by TESOL's 6 Principles create active learning, social stimulation, and playful language learning experiences. This second part of the two-part series includes games to help English learners work on their grammar, share about their culture, improve their vocabulary, and explore complex humanities questions. Read More

Advocate for Adult Literacy and Celebrate Books in September
by Deborah Kennedy

In September, celebrate books, reading, and literacy by taking part in International Literacy Day and National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, two important observances in the United States. Learn about opportunities for learner-centered activities and projects for your adult language learners. Read More

Association News
Call for Volunteers—Membership Coach: Are you passionate about TESOL International Association? We are seeking individuals to work with three to four new TESOL members for a period of 3 months. (Application Deadline: 8 September)
TESOL Virtual PreK-12 Day: Join TESOL and a host of ELT experts for a full day of hands-on, practice-oriented sessions that focus on concrete ways to increase student engagement. Register now! (18 September 2021)
Call for Volunteers—Award Reviewer: Use your expertise and experience to evaluate award applicants! (Applications due 15 September)
Graduate Student Forums at TESOL 2022: The Virtual Forum for Graduate Students allows emerging English language professionals to share their research results and to network with peers and faculty. (Application Deadline: October 1)
TESOL Signs Letter: TESOL signs letter from the Coalition for the American Dream.
TESOL Joins Letter: TESOL joins letter advocating for the English language program sector in response to joint statement of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
Report: Embracing Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Instructional Materials: Promising Strategies for State and District Leaders (New America)
Guide: 2021 Social & Emotional Back-to-School Guide (Aperture Education)
Blog: Assessing Assessments: 5 Points to Consider (TESOL Blog)
Infographic: Identifying English Learners with Disabilities (Regional Educational Labaratory Northeast & Islands)
Downloadable Calendar: Celebrate Culture, Diversity & Inclusion With Your Students: Printable 2021-2022 School Year Calendar (First Book)
Article: Pandemic Response to Pandemic Recovery: Helping English Learners Succeed This Fall and Beyond (The Century Foundation)

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TESOL Virtual PreK–12 Day 

29 September–9 November 2021
TESOL: Training for Trainers 

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