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  • Teaching and Learning English in AR-Infused Worlds

    • Mar 1, 2021
    • John I. Liontas

    Content-area teachers and English language professionals can employ AR to provide next learning virtualization for increased discovery, trial, engagement, personalization, and conversion of language content data into powerful learning AR formats.

  • Game-Based Instruction in English Language Learning

    • Feb 22, 2021

    The number of ESL students entering public schools remains on a consistent upward trajectory. As educators welcome a more diverse student population into their classrooms, it’s becoming increasingly imperative to add better, more differentiated tools for language learning to our pedagogical tool belts.

  • Everyone has the right to understand: Teaching legal rights to ESL students

    • Feb 15, 2021

    The aim of this article is to offer a research‐based approach to the integration of legal topics in ESL curricula.

  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Flipped Learning

    • Feb 8, 2021

    This week’s question: In a hybrid or flipped context, how should we decide whether a particular activity will be carried out in the physical classroom or online?

  • 10 Reasons to Put Community Before Content

    • Feb 8, 2021
    • Stephanie Marcotte

    With classrooms looking different than they did before COVID-19, we are still under the same pressure to get the desired outcomes from our student and our classes. Though content and outcomes are part of our classroom life, they are not everything. Our classroom community is far more important than any content that we could possibly teach.

  • 6 Strategies to Improve Student Writing and Literacy

    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Erik Thornquist

    The research essay and position paper are staples of composition classrooms. At the same time, students need to move beyond genre.

  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Engaging Students in Live Sessions

    • Feb 1, 2021

    This week’s question: What are some strategies to better engage learners in synchronous learning environments?

  • Peer Advice for Faculty Teaching Online for the First Time

    • Jan 25, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    Wiley Education Services sat down with Dr. Roshan Boojihawon and Dr. Michael Shulver to discuss differences between online versus classroom teaching, best practices for the online environment, and recommendations for faculty. Key takeaway: distance learning isn’t so scary after all.

  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Teaching Vocabulary

    • Jan 25, 2021

    This week’s question: What is the best way to teach vocabulary to students reluctant to read?

  • Humor in the Language Classroom: Pedagogical Benefits and Practical Considerations

    • Jan 18, 2021
    • Mohammad Ali Heidari‐Shahreza

    Humor in the language classroom seems to be still a nebulous concept surrounded by controversies regarding its pedagogical effects and implementation.

  • 6 Scaffolds to Support ELs in a Virtual Classroom

    • Jan 11, 2021
    • Judie Haynes

    Students are currently sitting in virtual classrooms during the pandemic, struggling to understand content-area information. It is critical for ELs to obtain comprehensible input from their teachers, and this has become increasingly difficult in a virtual setting.

  • A Framework For Developing Online Tests

    • Jan 4, 2021
    • Rosario Giráldez and Victoria Dieste

    The advent of online and blended programs has brought about changes for teachers and learners, and it has required adjustments in curricula. One such adjustment involves the design and development of testing frameworks that can fulfill new program needs.

  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Pronunciation & World Englishes

    • Dec 18, 2020

    This week’s question: Is teaching pronunciation important in the age of world Englishes?

  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Teaching Pronunciation Without IPA

    • Dec 18, 2020

    This week’s question: How to teach sound discrimination and sound production with visual aids without teaching IPA to beginner students?

  • How to Make Coteaching Work Virtually: Know Your People

    • Oct 1, 2020
    • Irish Farley and Shana Mutton

    Coteaching is a powerful intervention for students, especially English language learners, so we knew we needed to figure out a way to continue our collaborative teaching even though we were scattered around the world.

  • The Rise of Adjunctification: From Surviving to Thriving

    • Sep 22, 2020
    • Stephanie Marcotte

    Adjunctification is on the rise in institutions of higher education across the United States. This is not a new phenomenon; colleges and universities have been steadily relying more and more on the underpaid labor of part-time, nonbenefited faculty.

  • The Disparate Impact of COVID‐19 Remote Learning on English Learners in the United States

    • Aug 30, 2020
    • Peter Sayer

    The March 2020 closure of most schools in the United States due to the COVID‐19 pandemic marked a sudden and dramatic shift in how teaching and learning happened. All the 55 million K‐12 students were deeply affected by the move from face‐to‐face to remote learning.

  • Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Blogs, Vlogs, and Podcasts

    • Jul 21, 2020
    • Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

    In this blog post on virtual teacher education, we discuss how to help teacher candidates vicariously experience classroom life when limited to online sources.

  • Communities of Practice in Online Learning

    • Jun 1, 2020
    • Jennifer Renn, Trish Morita-Mullaney, and Wayne E. Wright

    In the face of a rapidly growing K–12 English language learner (ELL) population worldwide, many schools and school districts have struggled to provide training that supports teachers who work with ELL students.

  • ESL Teacher Leadership: Delivering Professional Development

    • Jun 1, 2020
    • Michelle Benegas and Amy Stolpestad

    Think about the English learners (ELs) in your school or district. What percentage of each day do they spend with a trained English as a second language (ESL) teacher—one who has studied second language acquisition and language teaching—especially in a distance learning format?