Learn how to raise students' awareness of idioms and help them identify tools to unlock their meaning. The authors offer five classroom activities with expansions for further learning. 
These four activities will help you to create brave spaces in your classrooms and empower your learners to share their stories. 
The authors share activities and specific song selections for teaching pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary using music in the classroom.  


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TESOL past president Gabriela Kleckova takes a look at the new tasks, challenges, and relationships that come with any new leadership position and considers the role of mistakes in leadership and learning. She shares a recent change in her current position at her university, discussing how (despite her familiarity with the position and experience in leadership roles) the unexpected challenges took her by surprise. 

The 2022 TESOL ELevate conference, an online event for primary and secondary English language professionals, drew more than 900 participants. Attendees engaged in workshops designed to help them support their multilingual learners, connected with colleagues across the world, and gathered new skills and strategies. Participants share what they learned and their most impactful takeaways. 

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Celebrate TESOL Week: Join us in a weeklong celebration and exploration of TESOL International Association! From 31 Oct–4 Nov, we'll be highlighting the different programs and services TESOL offers.
Register for the In-Person and Virtual 2023 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo: Be a part of innovative learning and networking events for English language professionals, hosted in Portland, Oregon, USA, 21–24 March and virtually 3–4 April 2023!
"ELT in Action" Photo Contest: We want to see your best photos of English language teaching in action! The top 10 photos will be considered for inclusion on the new TESOL website and in other TESOL publications.
TESOL Awards, Honors, and Grants: TESOL offers numerous awards and grants to honor excellence in research and in service to the field, and to enable TESOL members to attend the annual TESOL Convention & English Language Expo. Applications due 30 November 2022.
Call for Volunteers—Award Reviewer: Use your expertise and experience to evaluate award applicants! Applications due 7 November 2022.
Vote in the TESOL Election: TESOL members in good standing are invited to vote for the president-elect, members of the board of directors, and the Nominating Committee. Voting instructions are provided directly to members via email. Voting closes 7 November 2022.
TESOL Statements and Letters:

Article: 5 Ways Teachers Can Collaborate to Support English Learners (EducationWeek)
Activity Cards: Introducing the Sustainability Framework for ELT: Free Activity Cards (Cambridge University Press)
Blog: 3 Ways to Get From "Burned Out" to "On Fire" (TESOL Blog)
Article: Community Organizing Uplifts Immigrant Students (Learning for Justice Magazine)
Report: Raising Teachers’ Voices: What Do Teachers Say About How Well Their Instructional Materials Support English Learners? (English Learners Success Forum)
Blog: Long-standing Limitations of English Learner Academic Assessment Data Persist (New America)
Free Webinar Recording: Affirming Bilingual and Multilingual Learners with Translanguaging Literature (edWeb)
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