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December 2021
Designing a Whole-Class Approach to Supporting ELs
by Kimiko E. Lange, Rose K. Pozos, Annie Camey Kuo, Melissa Mesinas, and Shelley Goldman
Supporting ELs is the responsibility of all teachers; learn about a strategy to focus on these students and also support your whole class. 
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Developing Agency and Translingual Literacy Through Games
by Magdalena Madany-Saa and Jason Litzenberg
Learn how translingual children can use their multilingual resources when playing family games to express agency and promote creativity. 
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Online Resources for Teaching Speaking and Listening
by Lucy Pickering, Lynn Henrichsen, and Elizabeth Wittner
Find, evaluate, and integrate online resources for teaching speaking and listening to optimize student engagement beyond the classroom. 
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Meet TESOL's New Executive Director: Amber Crowell Kelleher
Interview by Tomiko Breland

Get to know Amber Crowell Kelleher, TESOL International Association's new executive director. Amber is a seasoned professional and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. She talks to us about her travels, her family, and her interests—and about what excites her in work and in life. Read More

Email Writing: 10 Classroom Activities
by Elena Taylor

Writing email correspondence can be a tricky and delicate social practice. In this article, learn 10 easy activities for teaching your English learners about how to write different types of emails. They'll practice standard phrases, varying registers, rhetorical conventions, and appropriate responses. Read More

Association News
Register for the Hybrid TESOL 2022 Convention & English Language Expo: Be a part of this innovative learning and networking event for English language professionals, presented in person and virtually 22–25 March 2022!
TESOL Announces 2022 Election Results: TESOL is pleased to share the results of its 2022 Board of Directors election. Newly elected members will be installed at the 2022 TESOL Annual Business Meeting.
Amber Crowell Kelleher Appointed Executive Director: The TESOL Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Amber Crowell Kelleher, MBA, CAE as TESOL International Association's new executive director, effective 5 January 2022.
Introducing TESOL Modular Education (ME): We get it. You're busy and you need focused, practical, and flexible professional development. Introducing TESOL ME—modular education for English language professionals!
TESOL Zip Guide: SEL for English Learners: This guide presents the six fundamentals of social-emotional learning for English learners, along with practical applications for social-emotional language and literacy learning.
SEL in the English Language Classroom: Practical, concise, and easy-to-follow, this anticipated title will enable you to introduce and incorporate SEL into your classroom and equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in life.
The 6 Principles®: Young Learners in a Multilingual World: Adapted to meet the needs of young learners, this book guides educators in teaching 2- to 12-year-olds in an EFL setting by using The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners® as a framework.
Using Home Language as a Resource in the Classroom: This book offers English language educators practical strategies and downloadable tools to leverage the essential use of home language for learner success in the classroom.
Free Webinar: Helping English-Learners Through Improved Parent Outreach: Strategies That Work (30 November 2021—watch on demand; Education Week)
Blog: Strategies to Reduce Plagiarism and Increase Engagement (TESOL Blog)
Article: Building a Faculty's Skills in Culturally Relevant Teaching (EL Magazine)
Video: Teaching in Challenging Circumstances (Cambridge University Press)
Article: A Teacher's Starter Library (EFL Magazine)
Report: Examining English Learner Testing, Proficiency and Growth: Before and Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic (WIDA Consortium)

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