Teaching academic writing doesn't have to be boring. Try these interactive activities with your ELLs to develop academic writing while integrating all four skills. 
Listening is a challenging skill to learn and to teach; be sure to offer your students opportunities for both independent and explicit instruction, extensive and focused listening. 
Help your university students develop critical thinking skills and improve recall of materials for assessments.


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Educators today are expected to integrate technology into their lessons, but it can be difficult to select and design effective instructional technologies for language learning purposes. Use the PRIME framework, presented here with an example, to assess whether the computer-assisted language learning activity you have in mind will be meaningful and effective. 

In this free article from TESOL Quarterly, the authors share results from a study in which researchers examine the diverse literacy practices and activities involved when a group of ELLs created short videos about sustainability and social justice. Authors Kelleen Toohey, Diane Dagenais, Andreea Fodor, Linda Hof, Omar Nuñez, Angelpreet Singh, and Liz Schulze. 

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Leading Your Leader: How to Talk to Administrators about Your English Learners’ Needs, 28 Oct.

TESOL Awards & Grants: Now accepting applications. Funding for TESOL 2016 available. Deadline 1 November.
Toolkit: English Learner Toolkit (Office of English Language Acquisition)
Webinar: What Are “High-Flying” Districts for English Learner Students? (Regional Education Laboratory at EDC)
Article: 4 Strategies to Help ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom (edutopia)
Online Courses: New MOOCs being offered (Stanford University Understanding Language)
Report: The Impact of Discrimination on the Early Schooling Experiences of Children from Immigrant Families (Migration Policy Institute)
Blog: Making Science Accessible in Multilingual Classrooms (NSTA)
Article: Identifying and Supporting ELLs With Learning Disabilities (EdCentral)
Survey: Input Wanted on Survey of English Language Learner Classroom Participation Patterns. Deadline 5 October (ETS)
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