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October 2022
Teaching Listening: Practical Strategies That Work
by Jon Phillips and Federico Pomarici
The authors offer 11 practical strategies that focus on the process of listening and encourage active listening to help students develop their listening skills. Read More
3 Activities for Using Pictures With Multilevel MLLs
by Kitty Barnhouse Purgason
This article describes three picture-based activities that engage MLLs in a variety of skill-building tasks and explains how to use them in a multilevel class. Read More
Teaching and Learning Multiword Expressions
by Eli Hinkel and Brent A. Green
Multiword expressions can be taught at practically any language proficiency level, anywhere in the world, in any context. Learn how to teach them and try these activities.  
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Assessing and Placing the Preliterate ESL Learner
by D. Magrath

Multilingual learners who are prebeginning or preliterate can pose a challenge for language teachers, and this challenge can be heightened when the learner speaks a language that uses a non-Latin alphabet or when they are nonliterate in their own language. In this activity from New Ways of Classroom Assessment, Revised, D. Magrath shares a classroom task for helping ESL instructors find a starting point for literacy instruction. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: Learning Through Service
by Elisabeth L. Chan

TESOL board of directors member Elisabeth L. Chan shares about how her experiences with her cultural and linguistic heritages, stemming from her youth with her multigenerational immigrant family, affected the ways she approaches her teaching, research, and professional service. Elisabeth also writes about her time as a TESOL leader on various task forces and in different groups. Read More

Association News
The TESOL Election Slate Is Now Available: TESOL announces the president-elect, board of directors, and Nominating Committee election slate. The election will open on 17 October 2022 and end on 7 November 2022.
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.
Sarah Sahr Named Head of Education and Events: TESOL International Association has named Sarah Sahr as the association’s first-ever Head of Education and Events. Sahr previously served as TESOL’s Director of Professional Learning & Research. She comes to the position from Amideast/Tunisia, where she was Director of English Language Programs. Read the full press release.
TESOL Statements:

Call for Tech Companies—for TESOL 2023 Portland Expo Hall: Recognizing the importance technology plays in our world today,  TESOL is creating a Technology Pavilion at TESOL 2023—a spot in the Expo Hall where our teachers can touch and feel the latest in educational technology. The area will be dedicated to new or seasoned technology companies with an innovative edge. Please email exhibits@tesol.org with company suggestions (along with contact info, if available) or requests for information.
Article: Building a Diverse Teacher Pipeline Starts with Students (ASCD)
Blog: 7 Back-to-School Tips for the STEM Teacher (TESOL Blog)
Report: From Fear to Solidarity: The Difficulty in Shifting Public Narratives about Refugees (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: Free Assistive Tech Tools That Support Academic Success (Edutopia)
Webpage: Advocating for MLs (National Association of English Learner Program Administrators)
Article: Reflecting on the Diverse Experiences of Latinx Students During COVID (New America)
Webpage: TESOL back-to-school resources (TESOL)

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