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The diversity gap between teachers and students matters: Teachers have to go the extra mile to help their culturally and linguistically diverse students. Learn how. 
Narrative writing can be daunting for ELLs; bring Facebook into the classroom to show your students they're already competent storytellers. 

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In the mixed-level classroom, instructors are challenged to develop strategic techniques to provide all students with equal opportunities for learning. Be prepared for such a complex scenario in the new school year with these techniques focused on planned participation and strategic grouping. 

TESOL Executive Director Chris Powers shares a humble farewell to John Segota, TESOL Associate Executive Director, who leaves TESOL International Association this month to helm the National Association for Gifted Children as their new executive director. John's contributions to the association and to the ELT field have been far-reaching and significant. 

This past June, TESOL International Association held its annual TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit, which brought more than 100 TESOL professionals from all over the United States, including representatives from 25 affiliates, to Washington, DC, for 3 full days of learning, networking, and advocating on Capitol Hill.  

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Apply for TESOL Awards: TESOL is now accepting applications for several different awards and grants. Awards and scholarships are available for 
Action Research in Your Language Classroom: Upcoming virtual seminar. Explore how language teachers can enhance student learning in their classrooms through action research. (Registration Deadline: 22 September 2019)
TESOL Statement: TESOL Statement on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the 2020 U.S. Census.
The Fundamentals of TESOL: TESOL self-study course. Gain a theoretical and practical knowledge of language, language learning, teaching methodology, and classroom practice. (Register any time!)
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Blog: Teacher-Made Materials Design: 6 Flaws and Fixes (The TESOL Blog)
Teaching Activity for Adults: Airport Check-In Activity Series (TeachingEnglish)
Blog: Teaching Articles: A, An, and The (ESL Library)
Policy Brief: Legal Protections for K-12 English Learner and Immigrant-Background Students (Migration Policy Institute)
Journal Article: Bilingual Children Adapt to the Needs of Their Communication Partners, Monolinguals Do Not (Child Development)
Call for Submissions: The Font, a literary journal for language teachers 
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Director, English Language Services (DELS) Malaysia and Indonesia; British Council, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Director, English Language Academy; DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA



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