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January 2022
Practical Strategies for Culturally Relevant Lessons for ELs
by Chih-Hsin Hsu
Integrate culturally relevant teaching into your practice to build on students' backgrounds and interests, making learning more relevant and meaningful. Read More
Make It Stick: Speaking Corrections That Stay With Students
by Alice Llanos and Amy Tate
Consider the many options for correcting student speaking, including how, when, how much, and what to correct. Read More
Fostering ESL Students' Cultural Competence in 2022
by Mahjabeen Hussain
Focus on learner-centered principles in 2022 and enhance sensitivity toward diversity and developing cultural competence in your students. 
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Meet Meg Eubank: 2022 TESOL Teacher of the Year
Interview by Fares J. Karam

The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award, presented by National Geographic Learning, was created to recognize and honor exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Meg Eubank, the 2022 award winner, embodies all that the award represents through her high-quality instructional practices, ability to help ELs advocate for themselves and build community, and commitment to ongoing professional development. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: Embracing Your Passion
by Graciela Martin

TESOL Board Member Graciela Martin shares how and when she fell in love with the English language and reflects on why she decided to become a teacher—though it was no surprise to anyone who knew her. Get to know Graciela; learn about what drives her and her passion for service. Read More

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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! Build your professional ELT network; learn from thought-provoking keynote speakers; gather research, strategies, and best practices from experts in the field; and find information on the newest ELT products and services.
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.
TESOL Comments: TESOL joins the Coalition for the American Dream and submits comments to U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Support of DACA Policy.
New! 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!
Article: 48 Pieces of Advice From Educators on How to Survive This Challenging Time (The New York Times)
Quiz: Which Teacher PD Is Right for You? (Advancement Courses)
Blog: 6 Ways to Evaluate Games for the Classroom (TESOL Blog)
Free Academic Article: Investigation of Teacher Support and Teacher Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tools and Skills Moving the Classroom Forward (English Language Teaching)
Blog: 4 Truths About Teaching English Language Learners (Edutopia)
Report: 2021 Duolingo Language Report (Duolingo)

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