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April 2022
2 Translanguaging Practices for Developing Biliteracy
by Sandra Mercuri and Vivian Pratts
Utilizing English learners' home language alongside English to develop biliteracy and make crosslinguistic connections requires strategic planning and practices. Read More
Adult Learners in SLW (Part 3): Standards-Aligned Instruction
by Kirsten Schaetzel
In the final part of this series, learn how standards-based lessons can help learners acquire the skills to pass high school equivalency exams. Read More
4 Important Elements of Effective Email Writing
by Nguyen Doan Hanh Nguyen
Learn an easy way for your English learners to remember crucial considerations for effective email writing as well as classroom activities to help put them into practice. Read More
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A Quick Tip From the TESOL Zip Guide: Essentials for Engaging Families of English Learners—Demonstrating Student Learning

Our quest for engaging English learner families as our partners can be propelled by providing students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate and celebrate their learning and various cultural identities with families and other stakeholders. This excerpt from The TESOL Zip Guide: Essentials for Engaging Families of English Learners shares a few ways to approach this endeavor through various events, as well as tips for hosting them successfully. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: The Rewards of Being a TESOL Member
by Justin Shewell

TESOL Board Member Justin Shewell writes about his personal journey into TESOL International Association and shares how membership has impacted his life and career over the past two decades, from his undergraduate years at Brigham Young University–Hawaii to his recent time as an active member and leader in the association. Read More

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NEW! Become a Better Educator With TESOL ME: The 6 Principles Series: TESOL's 6 Principles now have TESOL ME online self-study modules. Build your knowledge of The 6 Principles and put them into practice with these seven short modules you can take when and where you want.
TESOL Zip Guide: Essentials for Engaging Families of English Learners: This six-panel guide presents the six foundational elements for engaging, building, and sustaining lasting partnerships with families of English learners, along with valuable tips and activities for English language educators to start using right away.
TESOL Zip Guide: Advocating for English Learners: This six-panel guide presents the five fundamentals needed to advocate for English learners in the classroom and school, strategies and guidance for community advocacy, and much more. 
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.
Blog: Supporting Muslim Students During Ramadan: 4 Suggestions for Teachers to Consider (TESOL Blog)
Article: 14 Strategies for Teaching Intermediate English-Language Learners (Education Week)
Research-to-Practice Brief: Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices That Integrate Equity-Centered Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning (American Institutes for Research)
Blog: Pragmatics, Fluency, and Present Tense (Cambridge University Press)
Article: "Finished, teacher!" What to Do With Fast Finishers in the Young Learner Classroom (British Council TeachingEnglish)
Article: 4 Ways to Decolonize Your English Classes (EFL Magazine)

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