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February 2022
3 Assessment Probes for ELs in the Content Classroom
by Scott E. Grapin
"No help" assessment doesn't always tell the whole story. Try these approaches to better understand your ELs' skills and knowledge. Read More
Adult Learners in SLW (Part 1): Content-Based Instruction
by Rebeca Fernández
This step-by-step guide will help adult ESL teachers design theme-based courses for CBI while improving language skills. Read More
Virtual Exchange: Collaborating to Create
by Margita Vojtkulakova
Learn about an online exchange in which English learners from the United States and Slovakia collaborated to create a group project. 
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Quick Tip: Supercharging the Start of Online Classes in the New Year
by Philip Rice

With the fluctuating virulence of COVID-19 and its many variants, many teachers around the world have found themselves transitioning, once again, to teaching online. How do educators engage more students in English during their online classes? Learn a quick and easy way to take a routine, mundane activity and turn it into an exciting language learning activity for your learners. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: Looking Back to Move Opportunities Forward
by Ayanna Cooper

TESOL Board Member Ayanna Cooper shares some "fun facts" about her experiences growing up and how they helped her on her journey to becoming an English language educator, an author, a civil rights activist, and a leader in TESOL. 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.
Congratulations, TESOL 2022 Award Recipients: TESOL offers numerous awards and grants to honor excellence in service to the field and research, and to enable TESOL members to attend the Annual TESOL Convention & English Language Expo.
New! Engaging Online Language Learners: A Practical Guide: In this guide, you'll find strategies and ready-to-use activities for different education levels from ELT professionals who understand this common challenge.
New! Listening in the Classroom: This book includes 50+ activities that will help improve your ELs' listening skills.
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 Code of Conduct: Familiarize yourelf with TESOL's new member Code of Conduct.
Article: Essential Practices for Building Literacy in Older English-Learners (Education Week)
Blog: 5 Ways to Use Padlet as an Icebreaker (TESOL Blog)
Article: But You’re Not What We’re Looking For (Language Magazine)
Article: Where Are All the Women? Gender Representation in ELT Materials (English Teaching Professional)
Blog: Facing the Challenge of Bringing Cross-Curricular Content Into the Language Classroom (Cambridge University Press)
Article: 9 Creative and Interactive Teaching Resources for ESL Online (EFL Magazine)

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