KEEPING ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS CONNECTED
Finding Success in the ELT Freelance Industry
The benefits of freelance work include increased flexibility, the ability to explore new paths, and a chance for professional growth and development. Yet, there are inherent challenges. In this article, the author shares advice she's learned in more than a decade of freelancing on how to venture into freelancing—successfully.
TESOL Research Directions 2023–2027
TESOL continues its commitment to research in the field of English language teaching with the 2023–2027 Research Directions, four areas of research focus identified by TESOL members. Here, the TESOL Research Professional Council shares some of the themes that have emerged from conversation around the areas and suggests ways to continue the conversation.
Building Stronger School-Family Partnerships: A Culture of Care
Many, if not all, of us are familiar with the African proverb that says: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, sometimes that village is quite a challenge for teachers to handle! In times when information gets home before the child has even crossed the door, how can we build bridges so that parent-teacher organizations (PTOs) do not become battlefields?
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How Can I Build Rapport With My Multicultural Students?
TESOL Board of Directors member Kisha Bryan shares five practical tips in response to the reader question: My ELs are from a number of different cultures. How can I build rapport with them when I don't speak their language or know that much about their cultures?
- Call for TESOL Blogger: The TESOL Blog is seeking an English language teaching professional to be a monthly blogger on the topic of teaching writing to multilingual learners of English (MLEs). Read the full call, and apply by 15 February 2024.
Register Early and Save on the TESOL International Convention & Expo! Be sure to register by 15 February to receive the advance registration rate, whether you are attending in-person in Tampa, Florida, USA, online, or both!
Save Your Spot in the New TESOL AI Workshop! In this live online workshop, 19-23 February 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET each day, learn how to leverage AI tools to help your multilingual learners of English improve their language skills and save yourself time in creating classroom materials and lesson plans.
TESOL Releases 2023-2027 Research Directions: Led by the TESOL Research Professional Council, TESOL has recently released the 2023-2027 Research Directions. Learn more about the research directions, how they were developed, and how they can used, as well as find research resources.
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