Monthly Archive: October 2017

Digital Citizenship: An Interesting Read in an ESL Context

Check out this Edutopia article about digital citizenship written by Vicki Davis here. Davis introduces the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship she believes will facilitate students as they navigate through the digital world. It is interesting to consider how digital literacies can be integrated into ESL classrooms, and Davis offers a great foundation for …

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What would you like to talk about?

At our conference coming up next month, we’d like to spend part of our lunch break focusing on what matters most to you… If you’re planning to be with us, take a moment to fill out this google form, so we can know what interests you! https://goo.gl/w4k8bm Please follow and like us:

Free webinar on using corpus tools in writing

Dear colleagues, SLWIS is partnering with the Consortium on Graduate Communication (CGC) to offer a free webinar on Supporting ESL Graduate Writers. I will be joined by Dr. Michelle Cox (Cornell University) to talk about best practices for working with master’s and doctoral students writing in their second languages. This event will take place on: Fri, Oct …

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Oops!!! We changed the site to register!

Hey, friends. We were trying to open more buying options for districts, and we ended up messing up a bit. We had to redo the site to buy tickets. If you’ve not bought yours, please click below and get yours. Prices go up again on Oct. 20. The conference is November 4. Look here for …

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Thoughts on Language and Power

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 of TESOL, this expectation privileges NES and marginalizes NNES …

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Electronic Village accepting proposals

The TESOL CALL-IS is extending the Call for Proposals for the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2018 to October 16th.  Please re-post and re-share the following Call for Proposals to all interested parties: TESOL 2018 March 27-30, 2018 Chicago, Illinois, USA Electronic Village Special Events: Call for Proposals Deadline for Submissions: October 16th, 2017 http://www.call-is.org/ev/ You …

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Sen. Leahy’s position on refugees

https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/statement-on-president-trumps-plan-to-cut-fy-18-refugee-admissions   10.03.17 Senator Leahy’s Statement On President Trump’s Plan To Cut FY 18 Refugee Admissions Last Friday, President Trump announced that he will slash our refugee admissions to 45,000 in fiscal year 2018 – the lowest annual target since the passage of the 1980 Refugee Act.  Instead of embracing our moral and legal obligation …

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Notes from TESOL

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Ester de Jong, TESOL International Association, President Dear Affiliate Leaders, Thank you for this opportunity to write a brief note to the affiliate leaders and members of the affiliate associations. Let me begin by acknowledging the challenges faced by many of our members in the wake of earthquakes and hurricanes. On …

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Coming to the conference with a crew? This is for you…

Hey, all. We were recently asked if we would give a discount for groups to our conference on Saturday, November 4, 2017. We usually don’t. But we’re going to try. Between now and Oct. 20, we have a group rate available that will allow you to register 10 people for $600. Here are the current …

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