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Ten years later: Reexamining the TESOL Technology Standards for Language Teachers
- Jan 23, 2023
The TESOL Technology Standards were developed for language teachers to better understand how to use technology appropriately.
Introducing Knowledge-based Vocabulary Lists (KVL)
- Nov 21, 2022
Vocabulary is probably the key type of knowledge necessary for any language use, because if words to express concepts are not known, all syntactic and discourse knowledge is of little use.
Online Self- and Peer-Assessment for Teacher Professional Development: A Case Study of the Process and the Perceived Impact
- Aug 22, 2022
This case study explored the process of English as a second language (ESL) teachers’ participation in online self- and peer assessment (OSA and OPA) during an online teacher professional development (TPD) program focusing on task design and their perception of the subsequent impact on their understanding of tasks.
A Flipped Classroom Model to Improve Students’ Online EFL Learning
- May 23, 2022
This research brief discusses the implementation of the innovation in online instruction of the GE subject Reading and Writing at Walailak University. Moreover, it reports the effects of the model on students’ achievement and perception.
Supporting Teachers Working with English Learners: Engagement and Impact of a Professional Development Program
- Apr 11, 2022
Despite the growing number of English learners in the United States, teachers continue to report that they do not feel well prepared to support English learners.
Teacher Language Practices that Support Multilingual Learners: Classroom-Based Approaches from Multilingual Early Childhood Teachers
- Jan 31, 2022
The language practices used by teachers in schools directly impact the language development and reading performance of multilingual children.
ESOL Teachers as Advocates: An Important Role?
- Nov 29, 2021
Due to the fact that English language learners (ELLs) often do not have the same educational opportunities or outcomes as non-ELL students in the United States, the professional standards for initial certification for teaching English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) call on ESOL teachers to advocate for them.
A Letter to My Teacher: Interactive Written Teacher Feedback
- Nov 1, 2021
This study investigated the interactive function of teacher-written feedback.
Preparing Teachers to Work With English Learners: A Multimodal Vocabulary Mini-Lesson Project
- Oct 4, 2021
In K–12 classrooms, multimodal teaching, such as using visuals and technology, has been commonly embedded at different levels with different student groups. However, it has not been well discussed in English as a second language teacher training.
Reflection as Meta-Action: Lesson Study and EFL Teacher Professional Development
- Sep 6, 2021
This article explores the nature of reflective practice in a professional development process based on lesson study.
Rethinking Instructional Strategies with English Learners in the Content Areas
- Aug 9, 2021
In this article, the authors argue that instructional strategies traditionally used with ELs in the content areas need to be rethought in light of contemporary theoretical perspectives.
Virtual Exchanges in Language Teacher Education: Facilitating Reflection on Teaching Practice Through the Use of Video
- Jul 12, 2021
Language teachers must be equipped with technological skills to respond to the needs of 21st-century classrooms.
Peer Review in Academic Writing: Different Perspectives from Instructors and Students
- Jun 14, 2021
This study employed a mixed-methods approach to examine peer review through the eyes of writing instructors and first-year college students, including native and nonnative speakers of English.
TESOLGobbledygook: The Proliferation of Jargon in English Language Teaching
- May 17, 2021
English language teachers must learn the vocation’s discourse before they can “shake” the metaphorical tree.
Restorative & community‐building practices as social justice for English learners
- Apr 19, 2021
In this theory‐based practice article, the authors introduce restorative and community‐building practices as social justice for English learners.
Using Social Justice Graphic Novels in the ELL Classroom
- Mar 15, 2021
Graphic novels are a form of authentic text that have started to gain widespread acceptance in the English language arts field and have been shown to increase students’ motivation to read and engage deeply with texts.
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.
Humor in the Language Classroom: Pedagogical Benefits and Practical Considerations
- Jan 18, 2021
Humor in the language classroom seems to be still a nebulous concept surrounded by controversies regarding its pedagogical effects and implementation.
The Disparate Impact of COVID‐19 Remote Learning on English Learners in the United States
- Aug 30, 2020
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.
The Adoption of Facebook as a Virtual Class Whiteboard: Promoting EFL Students’ Engagement in Language Tasks
- Mar 19, 2020
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.