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December 2022
Engaging Elementary MLEs in Writing in the Digital Era
by Nabat Erdogan and Jason Carter
Learn how two teachers tackled writing with elementary learners in an ESL pullout class; their approach led to increased engagement, interactivity, critical thinking, and positivity. Read More
4 Activities to Incorporate Students' Culture in English Language Classrooms
by Andrew J. Wykretowicz
These four activities allow your students to share their heritage language and culture with you and one another—and improve their English. Read More
3 Digital Tools to Increase Speaking Practice
by Weina Li Chen
How do you make speaking assignments engaging and accountable? Try these tools and activities with your language learners to motivate and empower them.  
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Social-Emotional Learning in the English Language Classroom: A Free Lesson on Mindfulness
by Luis Javier Pentón Herrera and Gilda Martinez-Alba

This book serves as a practical, concise, and easy-to-follow reference that English language teachers in K-12 and adult education and English language teacher educators can use in their classrooms. In this free lesson plan, students engage in all four primary language domains (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) while learning about idioms and promoting optimism. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: Cultivating TESOL Professionals Through Community and Connection
by Rai Farrelly

TESOL Board of Directors member Raichle Farrelly reflects on her journey to become a professional in the field of English language teaching and on the people who helped her along the way. Dr. Farrelly discusses the instrumental role that teacher educators and mentors play in the lives of TESOL students, including how she works to help her learners forge genuine and lasting connections that form the foundation for important and long-lasting community. Read More

Association News
TESOL Election Results: TESOL International Association is pleased to announce the 2023 election results. These newly elected leaders will be installed at the 2023 TESOL Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Friday, 24 March in Portland, Oregon, USA. Congratulations to the elected leaders!
Provide Input on The 6 Principles: As we plan for a new edition of The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners®: K–12, we'd like to hear from those who have used it. If you have applied The 6 Principles in a K–12 setting, please take this brief survey to tell us about your experience and any related ideas you have.
Register by 1 March to Save on TESOL 2023: Connect with colleagues worldwide at the 2023 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo—the largest ELT learning and networking event. Hosted in Portland, Oregon, USA, 21–24 March and virtually 3–4 April 2023.
Advocate for Yourself, Your Learners, and the ELT Field: Join TESOL in person for a 1-day advocacy workshop on 10 December. Led by Jeff Hutcheson, director of advocacy and public policy, you will learn the many levels of advocacy, gain insight into issues that matter, and develop your advocacy plan for change.
TESOL Statements and Letters:

    Blog: World Cup 2022: Teach Comparatives and Superlatives With Football (Cambridge University Press)
    Article: Multiliteracies and Multilingual Learners (Language Magazine)
    Article: 4 Ways to Plan for the Success of Newcomer ELLs (Edutopia)
    Fact Sheet: Dual Language Learners: Key Characteristics and Considerations for Early Childhood Programs (Migration Policy Institute)
    Blog: Writing About Food: 5 Activities for the Language Classroom (TESOL Blog)
    Quick Facts Infographics: English Learners in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Office of English Language Acquisition)
    Article: Five Icebreaker Activities for EFL Students (EFL Magazine)

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