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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Maria Mendoza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

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Stacy Suhadolc, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Sarah Emory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
James Coda, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

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TOWARDS AN ITA VIDEO CLIP REPOSITORY: INSPIRATION FROM A WEBSITE FOR ARABIC LEARNING

Dr. Roger W. Anderson, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, USA

This article reviews one language learning website from outside ESL/EFL for emulation within ITA education. The website houses video clips of authentic language use and cultural content, designed for Arabic learners. Identifying its strengths with images, the author views the website as a model for ITA educators and suggests ITA educators collaborate on a similar repository. Read More

FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE FOR CLASSROOM TEACHING

Haoshan (Sally) Ren, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Focusing on language functions in addition to language forms helps ITAs heighten their awareness of the form-function connection of genre-specific language. Using research findings from corpus linguistics studies, this article introduces two types of functional languages that help ITAs better communicate with their students, especially when teaching online. Read More

PANDEMIC PEDAGOGY: MY EXPERIMENTS IN ENGAGING INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANTS ON ZOOM

Elka KristoNagy, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Teaching remotely has its challenges. Creating a series of weekly task-based activities offers a way of systematizing practice and providing opportunities for consistent experiential learning. In introducing such a series, curriculum planning is streamlined, and students are given agency to lead activities that keep them engaged. Read More

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Ekaterina (Katya) Arshavskaya, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

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HISTORY OF ITA INTEREST SECTION
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