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Date registered: July 18, 2011

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  1. Plan ahead for learning in October! — September 15, 2017
  2. EL conference in Maine — August 30, 2017
  3. Round Tables at TESOL: Share Your Knowledge — August 28, 2017
  4. New refugee literature — August 27, 2017
  5. Register for the conference! — August 27, 2017

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Plan ahead for learning in October!

Hey, all. I hope the beginning of your year is going well. Me? I’m on strike. So I’m cleaning out my inbox. In case you need a little PD right now, I just got a tweet from Stanford directing me to this website. They have a lot of opportunities coming up focusing on English Learners. Enjoy! …

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EL conference in Maine

Jeff Alan Zwiers to keynote Language, Culture, and Identity Conference October 19, 2017, at the University of Southern Maine   PORTLAND – The Multicultural and Multilingual Center of Portland Public Schools announces its fourth regional conference, Language, Culture, and Identity, to be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the University of Southern Maine, Portland. The conference is designed for …

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Round Tables at TESOL: Share Your Knowledge

Please see the message below from the conference organizers.  It would be great if some of you wanted to create a networking session at TESOL 2018! 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? …

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New refugee literature

Reading, Writing & Refugees: New/upcoming books for kids & teens about Muslim refugees https://t.co/dlUzsdJfbn @nytimes #ELL #ELLchat #WNDB pic.twitter.com/u0D1J0RbH7 — Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) August 25, 2017 Please follow and like us:

Register for the conference!

Welcome back to a new school year! We are getting excited about our conference in Burlington, VT, this year. And we hope you are too. Please take a few minutes to register. Early bird registration ends Sept. 30. We will have all the details up in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, check …

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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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