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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Liz Tummons, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Elizabeth Gillstrom, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Sarah Emory, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCTORATES: THE LANGUAGE GAP
Morag Burke, Georgie Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Although international scholars are a significant portion of the U.S. postdoc population, their English learning needs are often unmet in their institutions. Recently, some ITA programs have been charged with incorporating international postdocs into their programming. This article summarizes some successful techniques that the author has used with international postdocs. Read More

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TEACHING TIP: NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
Jelena Vuksanovic, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

This teaching tip discusses a successful activity that was implemented in a lesson focusing on nonverbal communication, specifically body language. Read More

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TEACHING TIP: OVERCOMING THE "EVERYONE SAYS MY ENGLISH IS 'JUST FINE' SYNDROME"
Liz Tummons, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

Helping ITA candidates quickly develop a high level of oral proficiency requires sharing frank and honest feedback. Unfortunately, not all students take our advice to heart because they have been told that their English is “just fine.” to the author attacks this issue head on. Read More

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REVIEW OF "AMERICAN SPEECH SOUNDS FOR ACADEMICS" PRONUNCIATION SOFTWARE
Elliott Walters, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

This is a review of “American Speech Sounds for Academics,” a pronunciation software designed by English Talk Shop. After reviewing the features of the software and gathering responses from ITAs in his program, the reviewer concludes that others might find this to be a useful resource. Read More

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January 15, 2015: ITA-IS Newsletter Submission deadline

Content: January 22, 2016: TESOL’s 50th International Conference & English Language Expo Early registration deadline

Content: April 5-8, 2016: TESOL’s 50th International Conference and English Language; http://www.tesol.org/convention2016


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