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September 2023
Translanguaging in ELT: Starting Points and Strategies
by Leah Shepard-Carey
This article provides a starting point for educators who want to integrate translanguaging, or leveraging students' full linguistic repertoires, into their classrooms. Read More
Try, Fail, Succeed, Repeat: Taking Risks in STEM
by Katie Miller and Holly Sawyer
Learn how to encourage risk-taking in science, technology, engineering, and math instruction so students can "fail forward." Read More
Developing Workplace English Programs: 3 Considerations
by Karin Wiebe
This article draws on current research to offer considerations when developing curriculum and learning experiences for general workplace English programs. Read More
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ELT Basics: 2 Free Activities
by Jan Edwards Dormer
Download these two free activities for teaching multilingual learners of English from TESOL Press's ELT Basics (2023). Both activities are for beginning learners; one focuses on speaking and grammar, and the other on integrated skills.  Read More
Ask a TESOL Leader: "How can professional development be helpful in improving the teaching and learning process?"
by Raichle Farrelly
Professional development (PD) often seems like a simple idea: Learn new things, use them in your teaching. However, consciously improving your teaching and enhancing your students' learning outcomes is not always so straightforward. TESOL board of directors member Raichle Farrelly responds to the reader question: "How can PD be helpful in improving the teaching and learning process?" She discusses her favorite types of PD and shares some useful links and resources.
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myTESOL: Have you checked out the new myTESOL yet? In the first month, more than 500 of your colleagues have logged in to connect, share information, and discuss important topics. myTESOL is the hub for TESOL interest sections and professional learning networks. Browse the community now!
Do you Know What Artificial Intelligence Means for your Classroom? (Webinar): Join TESOL's educational technology blogger, Brent Warner, to discover how you can integrate AI into your classes and help students understand what AI means. This webinar is free to TESOL members, 26 September from 7–8:30 pm ET.
TESOL Live! Connect Around the World: Grab your favorite beverage and join fellow English language teachers to chat and connect around the world. We will spend this hour conversing about our lives, sharing classroom practices, and making new friends. Let's value virtual connections—join us to network, share, and learn.

Register by 30 Sept. to Save on TESOL ELevate!: Join your primary and secondary English language teaching (ELT) colleagues worldwide for TESOL ELevate, 24–25 October, a unique, hands-on 2-day virtual event where you can elevate your knowledge and expertise in critical ELT areas. Event held in partnership with the Center for Applied Linguistics, Coalition on Adult Basic Education, and National Association of English Language Program Administrators.
Deepen Your Knowledge and Skills in Social-Emotional Learning: For a limited time, TESOL is offering a discount when you purchase the following bundle:

  • Social-Emotional Learning for the English Language Classroom  
  • TESOL Zip Guide: Social-Emotional Learning for English Learners
  • TESOL ME Series: Social-Emotional Learning

Start the new year prepared to foster growth, self-care, and independence in your classrooms—and beyond.

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.
Article: Building Biliteracy (Language Magazine)
Blog: Open Doors, Open Minds: 6 Tips for Effective Peer Coaching (TESOL Blog)
Free Publication: Facilitated Interdependent Language Learning (FILL) in Action: Increasing Student Autonomy (Center for Applied Linguistics)
Research Brief: ESSER: Moving the Needle on Equitable and Adequate Education Funding for English Learners (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: Patronising Learners: How Often Do You Do It? (Modern English Teacher)
Journal Article (Open Access): Developing Secondary School English Language Learners' Productive and Critical Use of ChatGPT (TESOL Journal)
Blog: 5 Quick and Effective Warm-Up Activities for the English Classroom (Cambridge University Press)

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