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May 2023
ChatGPT in ELT: Writing Affordances and Activities
by Allessandra Elisabeth dos Santos, Larisa Olesova, Cristiane Vicentini, and Luciana C. de Oliveira
ChatGPT, an AI chatbot, has impressed (and perhaps terrified) us with its capabilities. Learn how ChatGPT can be integrated into English language teaching. Read More
TESOL 2023: Inspiring and Empowering ELT Professionals
by TESOL International Association
Did you miss out on TESOL 2023—or just want to relive the experience? Read about the highlights, check out photos, and learn about some of the most attended sessions. 
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Teaching Grammar Communicatively: The Situational Approach
by Chi Anestin Lum
For effective communication, the teaching and learning of grammar needs to be connected to learners' real-life use of the target language. Learn how the situational approach can help. Read More
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3 Crucial Elements to Consider for Speaking Assessments
by Chris Huang

Speaking is a notoriously difficult skill to assess, so it is especially important to take particular care when designing speaking assessments for multilingual learners of English. In this article, learn about three important elements of speaking assessments and how they can impact the quality of the evaluation, as well as factors to consider when designing your own assessments. Read More

6 Steps to Submitting a Successful TESOL Convention Proposal
by by Hilal Peker
Considering submitting a proposal to present at the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo? The deadline to submit is 1 June. In this article, TESOL's Conferences Professional Council chair shares tips she used with her graduate students to help them submit; after following her guidance and steps, 70% of their proposals were accepted. Read More
Association News
Call for TESOL Convention Proposals and Reviewers: Help build the program for the TESOL 2024 international convention! Submit your session or Preconvention Institute proposals by 1 June 2023 to present in Tampa, Florida, USA, 21–23 March or to present virtually 11–12 April. Apply by 5 May to serve as a proposal reviewer.
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week: During Teacher Appreciation Week, 8–12 May, TESOL will be sharing resources, discounts, engagement opportunities, and more to honor all of the amazing English language educators and raise the visibility of the profession. Watch your email and our social media accounts for details!
Use Your ESSER Funds to Help All Educators Support ELs: Do you have ESSER funds to obligate before the September 2023 deadline? NAELPA and TESOL are cohosting a webinar on Monday, 22 May 2023 at 4pm ET to show you how to leverage ESSER funds to increase support of your English learners from all educators, not just your English language teachers. Register today!
Call for Papers–Gender Equality in Education: Wiley is publishing an interdisciplinary multijournal special issue on gender equality in education. This issue will include contributions from 23 participating journals, including TESOL Journal and TESOL Quarterly, and will be the first special issue in a wider Wiley series on inclusivity. Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2023.
Register for the TESOL Advocacy & Public Policy Summit: Join colleagues from across the United States to learn about important U.S. federal issues that impact the English language teaching field and multilingual learners of English. Gain resources and tools to become a stronger advocate, and meet with your members of Congress!
Ask a TESOL Leader:  Do you have a question about professional development? Advocating for your students? Or anything else related to the ELT profession? TESOL leadership is here to help! Email your question to tc@tesol.org with the subject line "Ask a TESOL Leader". Selected questions will be featured in an issue of TC, with guidance from a TESOL leader with knowledge and experience pertaining to your question.
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