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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Jack Watson, University of New Brunswick English Language Programme, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

In this letter, Jack Watson, the incoming chair-elect, highlights what will be happening at the Electronic Village at TESOL 2016 in Baltimore. Read More

LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Stephanie Korslund, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

In this letter, Stephanie Korslund describes her term as chair and describes some of the events that can be seen both at the conference or from the comfort of your own computer. Read More

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Larry Udry, Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa, USA

In this letter from the editor, Larry Udry previews the newsletter and thanks the newsletter editing team and the contributors for their help in putting the newsletter out. Read More

ARTICLES
CORPUS-BASED TASKS FOR EXTENDED LEARNING
Eman Elturki, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

Corpus resources offer language learners opportunities to discover and make inferences about typical language use through examining several recurrent instances of a specific pattern. This article demonstrates how ESL learners carried out corpus-based tasks directly and independently outside the classroom using Facebook. Read More

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HELPING YOUR STUDENTS "ESCAPE THE ROOM"
David Dodgson , British Council, Manama, Bahrain

App games offer a great way to enjoy quick, fun challenges. However, with the right activities, they can also be used in the ESL classroom to encourage learners to engage with the language. In this article, David Dodgson shares some ideas for “escaping the room” with game-based learning. Read More

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SOCIAL MEDIA: THE METAMORPHOSIS TO BRAVE NEW TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
Kareen Sharawy, York University English Language Institute, Toronto, Canada

The roles of teachers and students are metamorphosing into new configurations, which include the ability and willingness to engage students with new tools, skills, roles, e-classroom environments, and techniques. This article describes this “brave new learning space” and explains the reasons some teachers refrain from using online social media. Read More

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ASIACALL 2015 CONFERENCE REPORT
Edo Forsythe, Hirosaki Gakuin University, Hirosaki, Japan

The 2015 AsiaCALL Conference was held at Xi’an Aeronautical University in Xi’an, China in November, 2015. This conference report tells about this interesting and engaging conference held in a world-famous tourist destination. The conference included attendees from throughout Asia and around the world – check out the report for details and pictures detailing this wonderful event. Read More

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ALL ABOARD FOR THE ELECTRONIC VILLAGE. . .ONLINE!
Nina Liakos (Retired) Formerly: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

In this article, Nina Liakos reflects on the 16-year history of the Electronic Village Online and some of its notable achievements, personalities, and collaborators. Read More

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MAKING CONNECTIONS
Suzan Stamper, Yew Chung Community College, Hong Kong

Let's celebrate TESOL's 50th anniversary in this issue of the "Making Connections" column with three more members: Christel Broady, Vance Stevens, and Suzan Stamper. (I'm interviewing myself, but I want to celebrate 10 years writing this newsletter column!) Read More

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