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LETTER FROM THE CHAIRS
Riah Werner and Anastasia Khawaja
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECTS

Sky Lantz-Wagner and Federico Salas-Isnardi

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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Luis Javier Pentón Herrera and Ethan Trinh

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING: GIVING VOICE TO SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES USING LOCAL GRAFFITI
Giselle Robitaille, English Language Fellows Program, Antananarivo, Madagascar
This article demonstrates how language learning can be a means to develop critical thinking ability and agency in students’ lives.
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"GETTING MORE OUT OF IT": TEACHERS DOCUMENTING EXPERIENCES ABROAD THROUGH POETRY

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

What do the arts have to do with teaching and learning language? This article discusses how and why to add poetry to language teacher preparation and practice, adding more joy, nuance, and complexity to practice. Dr. Cahnmann-Taylor shares how she used poems to instruct preservice education students in a study abroad program in Mexico. Have a blank page and a pencil nearby in case you are inspired to write your own new poem and lesson plan.
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FILMS WITH PLOTS AND THEMES RELATED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES

Mary Romney, Independent scholar, Connecticut, USA

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SCHOOL

Ethan Trinh,Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

What is the definition of SCHOOL? We all have our own definitions; here is mine. Read More

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A WAY FORWARD: A BOOK REVIEW OF STAGING HARRIET'S HOUSE: WRITING AND PERFORMING RESEARCH-INFORMED THEATRE BY TARA GOLDSTEIN

Renee Lynch, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

This review offers Tara Goldstein’s book as inspiration for TESOLers working at the intersection of research, social justice, and the arts. Staging Harriet’s House: Writing and Performing Research-Based Theatre gives insight that is grounded, honest, and practical for researchers seeking to use drama as a vehicle for communicating findings in more inclusive ways.
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TESOL SRIS: SURVEY FOR INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY & ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING STRAND
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: INDIGENIZING TESOL
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: INDIGENIZING TESOL
We are excited to announce that the theme for our September 2019 issue is Indigenizing TESOL. For this issue, we are looking for works that celebrate, empower, and explore Indigenous communities and peoples around the world.

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