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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Claudio Fleury, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasília, Brazil

In this letter, Claudio Fleury, CALL-IS Chair, redefines CALL and explains some recent initiatives both by TESOL and the CALL-IS. Read More

LETTER FROM THE PAST CHAIR
Jack Watson, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

In this letter, Jack Watson, CALL-IS Past Chair, highlights the importance of volunteerism in creating and sustaining an interest section. Read More

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CALL-IS WEBCASTING IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
Vance Stevens, Christine Bauer Ramazani, Jack Watson, Abe Rashad, & Jennifer Meyer

The authors demonstrate how teachers have been sharing their expertise with technological tools in both online and face-to-face conferences through the years. Read More

ARTICLES
BUILDING KNOWLEDGE OF ACADEMIC WORDS, COLLOCATIONS, AND LEXICAL BUNDLES THROUGH INTERACTIVE CORPUS PLATFORMS
Eman Elturki, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

This article discusses FLAX’s British Academic Written English Collections, which are rich resources with powerful built-in tools for developing academic English. Students can navigate these collections independently to learn academic words, collocations, and lexical bundles. Teachers can make use of these resources to develop language materials and exercises. Read More

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THE USE OF POWERPOINT IN INTERPRETING GRAPHS
Trang Le, Viet Nam-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education, Danang, Vietnam

This article summarizes a TESOL 2017 presentation showcasing how Microsoft PowerPoint scaffolds students in describing charts and graphs in a standardized test preparation class. PowerPoint features such as animations, layout, Shapes, SmartArt, Chart, and annotations lend themselves to visualizing significant features of the chart as well as relationships between various categories. Read More

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TARGETING ANXIETY AND PROMOTING MOTIVATION IN STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
Kent Patterson, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Do your students suffer from anxiety yet admit that they didn’t practice enough before their oral presentations? This article examines one presentation approach that compels more practice, thereby reducing anxiety, and promotes student motivation. Patterson examines WeVideo, a smartphone application, and highlights some of its features and benefits. Read More

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TEACHER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED LEARNING
John Allan, College of the North Atlantic Qatar, Doha, Qatar

This article describes a 3-day workshop designed to enhance awareness, confidence, and good practices with technology integration in a second language teaching environment. Instructors deliver three mini-lessons based on their subject area while considering issues related to education technology models, bring your own technology (BYOT), gamification, social media, and blended learning. Read More

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YOUGLISH: USING AUTHENTIC ENGLISH VIDEOS FOR PRONUNCIATION AND PRESENTATION PRACTICE
Lara Wallace and Cassidi Hunkler, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

YouGlish is an online trove of authentic language videos developed to “provide pronunciation in context.” At the TESOL 2017 Electronic Village, the authors shared how they use this tool. Read More

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ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
MAKING CONNECTIONS
Suzan Stamper, Yew Chung Community College, Hong Kong

In this column, we interview three TESOLers who have all participated in the Electronic Village (EV): as presenters, webcast team members, or EV coordinators. If you are looking for a way to get involved, the EV is a good place to begin. Look for a call for volunteers in the next few months. Read More

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Free Professional Engagement and Development- Electronic Village Online (EVO) sessions in EVO 2018
Call for Proposals ishere.
Past sessions please go to Previous EVO Sessions.
Important dates:
Due date for proposals: 24 September
Moderator Training: 22 October – 19 November 2017
EVO sessions: 14 January – 18 February  2018
Click here to read more about EVO.
Call for Chapters: Technology and Language Learner Psychology
Editors looking for chapters on crossroads of tech and language learner psychology, especially theoretical or empirical studies on interaction between technology and second language learner psychology issues.
Contact: Nourollah Zarrinabadi.
2018 TESOL's CALL-IS Electronic Village Call for Proposal
Don’t forget to submit a proposal for the Electronic Village. Please click here
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