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June 2022
Humor in ELT (Part 2): Classroom Techniques
by John Rucynski
Learn the "how" of teaching humor to multilingual language learners, including specific classroom activities and how to integrate different types of humor into your practice. 
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Creating Simple, No-Code Games to Facilitate Online Learning
by Connie Gelb
Develop your own interactive digital games to help engage your online language learners. Read More
Developing a Conversation Partner Program
by Kendra Johnson and Amy Tate
Multilingual language learners want and need real-life conversation practice—here's one way to make it happen.  
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5 Ways to Create a Comfortable Speaking Environment for Adults
by Chris Huang

Making sure that the classroom is a safe and comfortable environment for students to speak up, from the first day of class, is extremely important because it will determine their confidence and willingness to speak on every day afterward. Try these five methods to help create the kind of stress-free and open classroom where adult students can thrive while they develop their speaking ability. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: From Crab Hats to the TESOL Board
by Tamara Jones

TESOL Board Member Tamara Jones shares how a seemingly small (and perhaps unusual) start in volunteering with TESOL blossomed into a lifelong career full of rich connections and increased professionalism. Read More

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TESOL Statement: TESOL International Association statement on the tragedy at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde, Texas, USA.
Register for the New SWEL Workshop Series: Use your expertise as an ESL teacher and become a peer coach for your colleagues using the School-Wide English Learning (SWEL) framework. Earn a SWEL Coach digital badge and certificate!
2022 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit: Join your colleagues to learn, in person, about federal issues that affect you and your learners and meet face-to-face with your members of Congress. Space is limited.
Serve as a TESOL Leader: Make a difference for learners and colleagues around the world with your innovative ideas and vision; apply to serve as an elected leader of TESOL International Association. Deadline for submitting the EOI form is 15 June 2022.
TESOL Appoints New Director of Advocacy and Public Policy: TESOL International Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Hutcheson as TESOL’s new director of advocacy and public policy. Read the press release.
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: Using Interactive Storytelling to Teach Key Vocabulary Terms (Edutopia)
Report: TIRF Insights: Social and Emotional Learning (TIRF)
Blog: 6 Effective Practices for Teaching STEM to MLLs (TESOL Blog)
Article: Protecting the Futures of Refugee Children (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Blog: Making Pronunciation Fun and Engaging (modern English teacher)
Opinion: What I Learned From Teaching English-Language Learners for 30 Years (Education Week)
Academic Article: Implementing Policy: Navigating the English Learner Roadmap for Equity (Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research)

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