Monthly Archive: August 2017

Addressing Plagiarism

Amirah Leigh Mahdy    alm15@hampshire.edu Hampshire College TESOL Certificate Course One activity that I could attempt to do with my ESL students is to provide a funny scenario where a student has plagiarized their paper but he/she/they don’t know how to fix it. The scenario can go like this: This is Mikayla. Mikayla just received her research …

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Aug 17, 2017 3:58 PM David Cutler Dear Advocates, Colorin Colorado will be holding a Facebook live chat with Anne Marie Foerster Luu tomorrowafternoon at 12pm ET. Please find more information about the live chat on Colorin Colorado’s website here. —————————— David H. Cutler Policy & Communications Specialist TESOL International Association Alexandria, VA dcutler@tesol.org Please follow and like …

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Understanding Language to offer three online courses

From our mailbox: Stanford’s Understanding Language will be offering three free online professional development courses in the fall to impact instructional practice, programs, and policy to create more meaningful learning experiences for language learners. There are two strands available for participants – one focused on instruction and the other on leadership. To learn more, visit ell.stanford.edu/courses. …

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Going to TESOL in Chicago? Put your 2 cents in!

Have an idea for a hot-topic dialogue for the annual convention but missed the proposal deadline? Want to explore an important development in your area of TESOL with others?   Interested in a space in the convention center to have an informal discussion or a planning meeting for ongoing projects?   Consider scheduling a networking …

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The Native Speaker Fallacy

Adeline Grant Skovronek  ags16@hampshire.edu Hampshire College TESOL Certificate Course I do not believe that the ideal English teacher has to be a native English speaker. In fact, I would imagine that a person who has gone through the struggle of learning English is better equipped with a general understanding of how to learn English and …

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Speak Spanish? Maybe this is for you…

Hello, colleagues! The Vermont Migrant Education Program is hiring a Virtual English Tutor. Here’s the quick rundown, and you can access a full job description at http://go.uvm.edu/pctqf. If you have questions please contact me at my work address: sarah.braunhamilton@uvm.edu. Please feel free to share widely. I do have a slight preference for candidates in Vermont, but I …

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English Language Teaching Approaches Comparison

Amy Chou   amychou24@gmail.com Hampshire College TESOL Certificate Course English Language Teaching Approaches Comparison: A table that compares the role of teacher, student, linguist, and teaching material/techniques between all three language teaching approaches: Content-Based Language Teaching (CBLT), Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Why might ESP be a growing sub-category of TESOL? …

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Language and Power

Annie Chou  wanhsuanchou@umass.edu Hampshire College TESOL Certificate Course Although English is an international commodity, people still discriminate non-native English speaker as less effective professionals than native English speaker. For instance, speakers who are from America and England tend to have a higher chance of getting employed as “standard American and British -English are the two …

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