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What Are the 6 Principles?

TESOL International Association has defined a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners. The 6 Principles are guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory. They are targets for teaching excellence and should undergird any program of English language instruction.
  
To introduce the program, TESOL will offer two sessions and a roundtable at TESOL 2018. For more information, please visit the 6 Principles website.

Wednesday, 28 March

2–3:15 pm
Advancing the Future of the TESOL Profession
N231 (McCormick Place, North Building)

TESOL launched two strategic initiatives in 2016: Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession and The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners. Join TESOL Leaders to see how these initiatives - debuting at the convention - as well as TESOL’s new Strategic Plan, connect to you.

Thursday, 29 March

2–2:45 pm
The 6 Principles in Action
N135 (McCormick Place, North Building)

Explore The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners - K-12, a new book from TESOL Press that describes effective instruction and assessment practices and optimal conditions for second language learning. Join the writing team for an overview of these 6 core principles and their applications for grades K-12.

4–4:45 pm
The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners Roundtable
Networking Session Area in Expo Hall (McCormick Place, Lakeside Center)