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November 2023
Practical Applications: Multimodal Projects for Adult MLEs
by Rachael Krummel and Devin McCain
Boost your adult intensive English program curriculum with digital multimodal literacy skills and engaging, personalized project-based learning.
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Improving Students' English Pronunciation With Video Role Models
by Darren K. LaScotte and Elaine Tarone
The 2023 recipients of the TESOL Award for Excellence in Research write about an innovative pronunciation approach. Read More
6 Practical Guidelines for Successful Family Engagement
by Stephanie Wasta and Ekaterina Koubek
Two researchers share the reflections of their preservice teachers, who were working in-home with multilingual learners of English and their families. Read More
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Ask a TESOL Leader: "How can I develop a good network of like-minded educators?"
by Kate Mastruserio Reynolds
Being the only educator of multilingual learners at your school can feel isolating. TESOL Board Member Kate Mastruserio Reynolds shares a number of strategies for helping you develop your own community of practice, both in your school setting and online.  Read More
Cooperative Learning and Teaching: Individual Accountability
by George M. Jacobs and Harumi Kimura

This excerpt, focusing on individual accountability within student groups, is from the new Cooperative Learning and Teaching, Second Edition, by George M. Jacobs and Harumi Kimura. The book, part of the ELTD series edited by Thomas S. C. Farrell, provides strategies for helping multilingual learners of English develop the cooperative skills needed to succeed in school and in life. In this excerpt, reflect on a grouping scenario and learn a new technique that encourages individual accountability. Read More

Association News
TESOL 2024 Convention & Expo Registration Is Open: Join thousands of your colleagues from around the world at the largest convention and expo for English language teaching professionals! TESOL 2024 takes place 21-23 March 2023, Thursday-Saturday, in Tampa, Florida, USA, and virtually 11-12 April 2024. Register by 15 February 2024 and save!
Vote in the TESOL Election: If you’re eligible to vote, please check your email for instructions on how to cast your ballot. The candidates you choose will help set strategic priorities for TESOL in 2024. Voting ends 6 November at 5 pm ET.
Register for The 6 Principles Workshop: In this 7.5-hour live online workshop the week of 11 December, gain the necessary knowledge and tools to integrate The 6 Principles, a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners, into your teaching. Register by 8 December.
Attend Our Webinar—Enhancing State-Level Advocacy: U.S. State Legislative Issues Impacting ELT: Join TESOL on 11 November from 1–2 pm ET, as we provide an overview of issues across the U.S. states, explore the implications, and discuss how you can make an impact in your own advocacy efforts.
Call for Abstracts: TESOL Quarterly currently has three active calls for abstracts for special issues:
  • Exploring the Effects of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools on the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of English Productive Skills
  • TESOL Teacher Educators in a Time of Flux and Transformation
  • The Role of the Learner in Task Performance and Acquisition: Evidence from New and Emerging Perspectives
Abstracts due 31 January 2024.
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.
Article: Assessing Multilingual Learners’ Multiliteracies (Language Magazine)
Blog: The Power of Stories: 5 Ways to Incorporate Personal Narratives Into Your Classroom (TESOL Blog)
Article: Celebrating Linguistic Diversity in Your Classroom (Edutopia)
Article: How Special Ed. and English-Learner Teachers Can Collaborate: A Guide (Education Week)
Fact Sheet: Recent Immigrant Children: A Profile of New Arrivals to U.S. Schools (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: Practical Steps Towards Teacher Wellbeing (Modern English Teacher)

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