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September 2022
6 Self-Editing Strategies for L2 Writers
by Amy Cook
This article introduces students to concrete strategies for finding and correcting grammar and mechanics mistakes in their own writing. Read More
Creative ELT Activities for Children and Children-at-Heart
by Laura Loder Buechel
These classroom practice ideas engage and motivate learners while providing opportunities for creative and critical thinking. Read More
Fun Ways to Assess Speaking
by Elif Yasin Holocsi
Speaking is a challenging skill, and it can be just as difficult to assess. Try these formative assessment tasks with your MLLs and create a positive classroom environment.  
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Free TESOL Journal Article: "Using Intercultural Rhetoric to Teach Poetry: An Innovative Reading Task to Build Students' Critical Thinking"
by Sugeng Ariyanto

In this TESOL Journal article, the author discusses intercultural rhetoric in relation to the treatment of poetry as written discourse for English for academic purposes students. Students engaged in a critical thinking activity in which they were asked to interpret a specific poet's rhetoric, giving them the opportunity to explore beyond literal comprehension and acquire a deeper understanding of a literary work. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: My First Year on the TESOL Board
by Mawa Samb

TESOL board of directors member Mawa Samb writes about the beginning of his adventure on the board, discussing how he decided to run for the office and what he learned during his first year. Dr. Samb shares about the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, how his mentor helped guide him, and his feelings navigating the path to leadership in TESOL. Read More

Association News
Back-to-School Resources: TESOL has curated back-to-school resources to support ELT educators as they navigate this new educational landscape.
Register Today for TESOL ELevate: Take a deep dive into critical ELT topics at TESOL ELevate—a highly engaging and interactive event for primary and secondary English language professionals, hosted virtually 18–19 October 2022! Learn more and register today.
Call for Council Volunteers: TESOL International Association is currently seeking applications from members to serve on its professional councils. (Application Deadline: 12 September)
Graduate Student Forum at TESOL 2023: The forum for graduate students allows emerging English language professionals to share their research results and network with peers and faculty. (Application Deadline: 30 September)

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: Content, Language, and Culture Learning Targets (Language Magazine)
Blog: Developing Life Competencies With Back-to-School Icebreaker Activities (Cambridge University Press)
Bulletin: Making Science Multilingual: Supporting Equity Through Design Principles (WIDA)
White Paper: How to Tackle Disrupted Learning in ELLs (Off2Class)
Blog: “Literacy” vs. “Reading”: 3 Questions to Consider This Fall (TESOL Blog)
Article: Tech Can Open Doors for English-Language Learners to Express Themselves (Education Week)

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