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May 2022
Beyond Flashcards: 3 Activities to Practice Academic Vocabulary
by A. C. Kemp
This article offers three focused activities to help students better understand and use academic vocabulary by making a personal connection to the words. Read More
TESOL 2022: Inspiring and Empowering ELT Professionals

Miss the Convention this year? Read up on what you may have missed, including popular sessions, attendee quotes and interviews, and keynote recaps. Read More

Humor in ELT (Part 1): Benefits, Misconceptions, and Risks
by John Rucynski
John Rucynski tackles the two most common questions about using humor when teaching multilingual learners: How and whyRead More
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Quick Tip: 7 Innovative Ways to Use Padlet
by Abeer Okaz

Many teachers already use Padlet, a kind of digital bulletin board, in their classrooms for basic collaboration and organization. Here are seven innovative ways to use Padlet for yourself, with colleagues, and with your multilingual learners for better and more effective teaching and learning. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: COVID-19 Language Classrooms: Not All Gloom and Doom
by Okon Effiong

TESOL Board Member Okon Effiong discusses the new era in English language teaching heralded by the COVID-19 virus, including the changing role of educators, the irrevocable alteration of professional development, and education's new reliance on technology—as well as how that reliance affects the digital divide and educational equity around the world. Read More

Association News
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of the hard-working English language teachers! We appreciate all you do to support multilingual learners worldwide. As a small token of our appreciation, we're offering 15% off upcoming online courses and all titles in the TESOL Press Bookstore. Offer ends 20 May. Use promo code BEST15.
Call for Proposals: Apply to present in person or virtually at the hybrid TESOL 2023 International Convention & English Language Expo in Portland, Oregon, USA, 21–24 March. (Deadline: 1 June 2022)
Call for Reviewers: Apply to review proposals for TESOL 2023 International Convention & English Language Expo. (Deadline 6 May 2022)
2022 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit: Register today for the first in-person TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit since 2019! Join your colleagues to learn about federal issues that affect you and your learners and meet face-to-face with your members of Congress. Space is limited—register early to secure your spot.
TESOL Statement: TESOL International Association makes a statement on the crisis in Ukraine.
TESOL Introduces New Membership Options: Members can now sign up for membership autorenewal and make donations during the renewal process.
TESOL Installs New President and Board Members: TESOL International Association recently installed Joyce Kling as its 2022–2023 president, along with three new board members.
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.
Article: Supporting Early Literacy in Spanish and English (Language Magazine)
Blog: Roots and Culture: Celebrating Haitian Heritage Month (TESOL Blog)
Parent Guide: A Parent’s Guide to English Learner Assessments (Migration Policy Institute)
Blog and Interview: Contrasting Cases: A Simple Strategy for Deep Understanding (Cult of Pedagogy)
Article: Teaching the Past to Improve the Future (Learning for Justice Magazine)
Blog: How Far Should Technology Be Integrated in the ESL Classroom? (Cambridge University Press)

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