Monthly Archive: July 2017

Teach Adults? Here’s a Chance for More Connections

Hey, all. I just got this in my inbox. I thought I’d pass it along! The LESLLA (Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults) professional organization is formalizing.  As many of us work with literacy students, I highly recommend you start to become familiar with this organization (please note that the website does not yet reflect …

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The Politics of English

Avery Lussier  averylussier@umass.edu Hampshire College TESOL Certificate Course   Teaching TESOL requires a critical awareness of the power structures, institutional expectations, and societal norms that shape perceptions of the English language. These perceptions often envision English as a monolithic, dominant language that can be assessed based on how authentic the speaker sounds.  Particularly in the field …

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Gamification in Language Learning

Just got this in my inbox today. Although this is about gamification of Foreign Language Learning, there may be something those of us who teach high school and up can take from this September 9 seminar. Best yet, it’s free! We are pleased to announce our first Gamified Intercultural Telecollaboration for Foreign Language Learning Seminar, …

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In case you’re looking…

Hey, all. Apologies for cross-posting. This just showed up on the NH ESL listserv, and for those of you scrambling for a job this summer, it might be just what you’re looking for:   The Manchester School District currently has four positions open in our English learners (EL) program. Two of the positions are new …

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Acceptance emails are out!

Hey, all. If you submitted a proposal for NNETESOL’s fall conference in November, you should have gotten notification in early July. If you didn’t, please check your spam. Eventbrite is open and ready for registration; a draft of the full schedule will be posted at the end of August. We’re so excited to see you …

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Power & Language

Tetsu Zhao   tkzhao@umass.edu Hampshire College TESOL Certificate Course               There lies a tremendous amount of power associated with language, especially with English. Celce-Murcia, Brinton, Snow, & Bohlke (2013), note that English has quickly become a world language and is the most commonly taught language today. Native-like pronunciation has usually …

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Grad student? Consider the forum!

Call for Proposals! TESOL Doctoral Research Forum: https://t.co/Y0SSyKf2D5 Master’s Student Forum: https://t.co/1BCkdgRBNO #TESOL18 pic.twitter.com/Bk1vWP6hXh — TESOL 2018 (@TESOLConv) July 12, 2017 Please follow and like us:

WIDA provides Q & A time on August 1

I just got the notice below on the WIDA newsletter. If you’re wondering about WIDA 2.0 or even the ACCESS online screener, this might be a good way to find out what you need to know before school starts. Join WIDA on Facebook Live August 1st at 4:00 pm Eastern/3:00 pm Central. This “Welcome Back” session will give …

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Check in on Sustainable Development

The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development is hosting World Youth Skills Day 2017 for STEM: Achieving Peace and Positive Social Change for All. You can watch it live from 9-10:30on July 14th at http://webtv.un.org Please follow and like us:

WIDA’s giving stuff away…

Teach K-12? Try this conference on for size… As things heat up this summer, WIDA invites you to participate in the Sizzling Summer Sweepstakes. We’re giving away three half-price conference registration certificates! The certificates can be used to reduce registration costs for this year’s conference in Tampa, or they can be applied to the WIDA 2018 Annual Conference …

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