Category: Teaching

PBL in ELL Pull-Out? Yes, it’s possible!

This post was contributed by Sarah Forbes, K-1 ELL Teacher at John F. Kennedy Elementary, Vermont, and NNETESOL President-Elect. For more information, check out her website here. I have long been a proponent of project-based learning (PBL), but have struggled to incorporate it in my limited time with my students in ELL pullout groups. PBL involves framing …

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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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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:

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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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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Language Education and Power in No Good Men Among the Living

Tuesdays this summer we will share blog entries from students in the Hampshire College TESOL Certificate Course. These entries will examine the sociolinguistic contexts of the classroom with a lens on the use of varied texts to examine Language and Power.   Language Education and Power in No Good Men Among the Living Damon Hastings damonhastings@gmail.com Hampshire …

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A good resource to follow

In my mailbox every Friday, I get the email you see below. The emails come from the University of Oregon, at its Obaverse site: https://www.obaverse.net/ There are such amazingly timely tips that come out weekly. And you can sign up for teaching tips on Tuesday as well! Give it a shot! You might like what …

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Got a great idea? Maybe you should publish!

Our neighbors in New York State are soliciting submissions to their summer edition of Idiom. Check out the information below! You are invited to submit an article for Idiom’s 2017 summer issue!  Theme: Empowering Students Deadline for Submissions: August 12, 2017 If you are interested in submitting an article to Idiom for consideration, please review the following guidelines before …

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Feeling blessed by a keynote speaker

At the 2016 TESOL, my colleague Anne, who used to be president of NNETESOL, was at a session by a woman who will be our next keynote speaker. She didn’t intend to make a unilateral decision. We were both trolling sessions to find someone who might be interesting to our audience here in the Northeast …

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Co-Teaching? Maybe you should write about it…

Call for Chapter Proposals (deadline: June 30, 2017) Co-Teaching for English Learners: Evidence-based Practices and Research-Informed Outcomes Edited by: Maria G. Dove, Molloy College Andrea Honigsfeld, Molloy College This edited volume will closely explore co-teaching and integrated service delivery for English learners (ELs) by (a) examining the collaborative instructional cycle—co-planning, co-instruction, co-assessment, and reflection practices— …

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