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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Beirut, Lebanon

In this letter, Dr. Christine Sabieh, CALL-IS Chair, reflects on the changes to the CALL-IS and highlights upcoming events in the CALL community and at the upcoming Annual Convention in Atlanta. Read More

LETTER FROM THE COCHAIRS ELECT
Jennifer Meyer, Edmondson Elementary School, Brentwood, Tennessee, USA & Maria Tomeho-Palermino, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

In their first letter as Co-Chairs elect, Jennifer Meyer and Maria Tomeho-Palermino welcome some new members of the Steering Committee and explain the new process for submitting proposals for the conference. Read More

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Suzanne Bardasz & Larry Udry

In this letter, we continue to meet the incoming editor, Suzanne Bardasz, from the University of California- Davis. Also, Suzanne Bardasz and Larry Udry thank all the contributors to the newsletter and CALL-IS Steering Committee. Read More

ARTICLES
USING H5P + VIDEO TO SUPPORT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Valerie Sartor, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA

In this article, Sartor explains the pedagogical benefits of using a video program like H5P to support English language learners’ needs. Read More

ENGAGE AND EMPOWER STUDENTS BY USING GOOGLE DOCS FOR SHORT, MULTIDRAFT WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
Katie Weyant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

This article summarizes a TESOL 2018 Electronic Village presentation explaining how using Google Docs for short, multidraft writing tasks improved the writing process in a graduate-level English for academic purposes writing class by empowering students to increase their engagement with written teacher feedback in a number of interesting ways. Read More

INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, PARTICIPATION, AND UNDERSTANDING VIA KAHOOT!
Dr. Quanisha Charles, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Let’s put the fun back in learning. Let’s play our way to literacy efficacy by utilizing Kahoot! as an educational strategy. Read More

EXTENSIVE READING WITH E-BOOKS: INITIAL FEEDBACK FROM UNIVERSITY L2 LEARNERS
Joseph C. Wood, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan

This article discusses the implementation of a new e-text reading program, the feedback from three classes of university students in Japan, and how they felt about learning to use this platform for extensive reading in English. Read More

MAKING CONNECTIONS
Suzan Stamper, Yew Chung Community College, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

In this column, we interview two TESOLers who are taking on new roles in the CALL Interest Section. If you are looking for a way to get involved in TESOL, a call for volunteers will come out in the next few months. Read More

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IATEFL and the CALL-IS Webinar
The webinar, The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in English Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Friend or Foe?, an Interactive online event, will be held Friday, 9 November 2018 from 1 pm GMT - 5 pm GMT.
The Electronic Village Online (EVO)
The Electronic Village Online (EVO)’s free online professional development sessions for language teachers worldwide is almost her!


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