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  • 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?

  • Google PD Courses and Certifications for EL Teachers

    • May 26, 2020
    • Stephanie Marcotte

    Google for Education provides multiple online courses and exams for educators looking to use Google with their students.

  • Networking for English Language Teachers and Researchers

    • May 7, 2020
    • Betsy Gilliland

    Networking offers ELT professionals myriad benefits above working in isolation. As professional development, we can learn new ideas for teaching and research through networking as we interact with people interested in similar topics and contexts, as well as those working in broadly different areas. We can gain awareness of controversies and new developments in our field.

  • Using The 6 Principles to Support Language Learning in Times of Crisis

    • May 1, 2020
    • Deborah J. Short and Grazzia Maria Mendoza

    The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners® has been a TESOL International Association initiative for several years now. At this time, we’d like to explore how these principles can more actively inform our teaching practice in this unprecedented period of upheaval and adaptation.

  • Spotlight on Online Classroom Management

    • May 1, 2020
    • Robyn Stewart

    Here are some ideas for embracing the features found in most classroom platforms to enhance your classroom management for language learning online.

  • Use This Strategy to Hit Your Interview Answers Out of the Park

    • Apr 24, 2020
    • Laura DeCarlo

    Studying is helpful when it comes to preparing for more than just exams. It’s a necessity if you want to do well in job interviews.

  • The Adoption of Facebook as a Virtual Class Whiteboard: Promoting EFL Students’ Engagement in Language Tasks

    • Mar 19, 2020
    • Mark B. Ulla William F. Perales

    Facebook, as one of the most popular social media sites, has been the subject of many studies especially in the field of English language teaching (ELT) in recent years.

  • Teaching ESP When You Aren't a Specific Purposes Expert

    • Mar 1, 2020
    • Clarissa (Reese) Moorhead

    Diverse, specialized, English for specific purposes (ESP) courses have become commonplace recently. Short-term, precourse ESP programs geared toward graduate students are now the norm at intensive English programs (IEPs), and IEP instructors who usually teach general ESL courses are thrown into ESP because of the increasing demand.

  • Trends in ELT PD: Micro-Credentials

    • Feb 25, 2020
    • Stephanie Marcotte

    Micro-credentials are a growing trend in professional development (PD), and they can be found across various teaching and learning contexts. These credentials are personalized, accessible, shareable, and “stackable” (allowing you to progress on a career path), and they are often rooted in various teaching- and learning-based competencies.

  • Freelance Language Teachers: Negotiating Authenticity and Legitimacy at the Periphery

    • Oct 22, 2019
    • Allie Spencer Patterson

    This multiple case study explores the means through which freelance teachers establish their legitimacy in their classrooms outside of formal institutions.

  • EFL Teachers’ Reflective Practice, Job Satisfaction, and school Context Cariables: Exploring Possible Relationships

    • Jun 20, 2019
    • Mohammad Aliakbari Reza Khany Maryam Adibpour

    Concentrating on job satisfaction and five school context variables—teacher autonomy, collegial support, time pressure, student demotivation, and student discipline problems—this study explored the interplay of these variables with reflective teaching and their relative contributions to prediction of teacher reflection.