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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
A LETTER FROM THE CO-CHAIRS
Walton Burns, Second Language Testing Inc., Bradford, Connecticut, USA & Jane Petring, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, Québec, Canada
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LETTER FROM THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Alex Monceaux, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA
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ARTICLES
AN INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN KRASHEN - THE AFFECTIVE FILTER AND READING
Dr. Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dr. Stephen Krashen discusses the affective filter and practical applications of the affective filter’s uses in reading instruction and materials selection. Read More

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BLOOM'S AFFECTIVE DOMAIN AND ESOL EDUCATORS IN HIGHER AND ADULT EDUCATION
Alex Monceaux, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA & Jahnette Wilson, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Contemporary sciences indicate that a learner’s affective domain is a better indicator of success than intellectual ability (the cognitive domain). This study explored characteristics of ESOL higher and adult education educators’ training, knowledge, perceptions, and use of Bloom’s affective domain. This is an abbreviation of a full article submitted for publication. Read More

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE ROYALTIES GONE?
Dorothy Zemach, Wayzgoose Press, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Wondering what a fair royalty rate is? Or perhaps you’re not sure whether royalties or a fee is a better deal—or how you would even find out. Dorothy offers a few tips to help authors advocate for themselves and help ensure that all authors receive their fair share of the profits. Read More

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TESOL SESSION REPORTS
TESOL SESSION REPORT 1: 2016 KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY ANNE CURZAN
Jane Petring, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

Jane Petring reports on Anne Curzan’s keynote address at the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo on Friday, 8 April 2016. Curzan’s keynote was titled, “Survey Says…Determining What English Usage Is and Isn’t Acceptable” Read More

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TESOL SESSION REPORT 2: ARE CLASSROOM MATERIALS WRITERS AND PUBLISHERS ON THE SAME PAGE? (MWIS ACADEMIC SESSION)
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Lighthearted Learning, Northridge, California, USA

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein reports on the TESOL 2016 MWIS academic session. Read More

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TESOL SESSION REPORT 3: EXPANDING EAL CLASSROOM BORDERS TO MAKE ROOM FOR METAPHOR and BLASTING THE CONCRETE BOUNDARY OF METAPHOR AS A LITERARY TOOL
Robyn Brinks Lockwood, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

This session report covers two TESOL workshops given by Tina Beynen that remind teachers of the importance of including metaphors in the second-language classroom and remind us as ESL materials writers why we must include them in our textbooks.

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BOOK REVIEWS
BOOKS FOR REVIEW
Alex Monceaux, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA
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PEN AND LINK: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Lighthearted Learning, Northridge, California, USA

Explore how emotional intelligence, or EI, helps us have an effect on the affect of our classrooms and our materials. Call for Papers. Read More

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MWIS 2016 BUSINESS MEETING NOTES
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MWIS: THE TEAM, THE MISSION
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