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  • The attempt of a supplementary exercise in the usage of articles for Japanese ELLs
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    By Kazushi Mito | 16 Aug 2019
    Resource Description:

    Abstract:

    It is well known that the most common mistake that Japanese English Language Learners (ELLs) make is with the use of articles when composing English sentences for both writing and speaking (e.g., Yamada & Matsuura, 1998; Akamatsu & Tanaka, 2008). As a Japanese-English bilingual teacher, I have been trying to correct this particular mistake, with understanding of the characteristics of the Japanese language. This is a report of an attempt to conduct supplementary exercises, particularly for Japanese ELLs, to correct their mistakes in using articles. 

    Resource Type: Activities
  • FORMATTING OF INTRODUCTION SECTION OF ACADEMIC REPORT WRITING
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    By NYLA UZMA KHIZER | 14 Aug 2019
    Resource Description: A lesson plan is designed for teaching to introduce formatting of specific text style for the students of Intermediate Part 1. The first part of academic report writing that is introduction section is practiced here with the help of activities.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • [S]So Many ‘Englishes’! What Does This Mean for Writers and Publishers?
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    By Sherrise Roehr and Karen Spiller | 17 Jul 2019
    Resource Description: We live in an age of many ‘Englishes’! British or American English? Standard or ‘new Englishes’? And what about EFL, ESL and ELF? This webinar will take a look at the key characteristics of these labels. It will consider how they influence the content and development process of ELT materials and offer examples and tips to help writers and publishers deal with the constraints and embrace the opportunities.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Lesson Plans For Business Letter Writing
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    By Ms. Munaza Akhter | 15 Jul 2019
    Resource Description: Attached are three lesson plans for formal business letter writing. Each lesson plan is for a class of 60 minutes.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Math Screener for ELs
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    By Monica Vaughn-Flam | 06 Jun 2019
    Resource Description: This math screener aims to assess basic math computation without being language heavy.
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • [S]What We Talk About When We Talk About Interaction: Creating Online Learning Tasks
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    By Lindsay Clandfield | 06 Jun 2019
    Resource Description: Learner interaction. Interactive activities and games. Interactive software and interactive whiteboards. The word ‘interact’ and its various forms have been very popular in language education and especially in education technology. But it is increasingly used to talk about learners interacting with software, and not with each other. This talk aims to redress that balance, and looks a task design for online courses that involves learners and instructor interacting with each other either synchronously or asynchronously. I’ll look at different patterns of interaction and types of interaction that we commonly engage in virtual environments.  For the practically-minded, this talk will include several fun activities I have done with learners on Whatsapp, Facebook and online forums.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Unit Assessment Tracker and Reflection Questions
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    By Monica Vaughn-Flam | 06 Jun 2019
    Resource Description: Teachers collect pre and post test unit assessment data and answer reflection questions.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • ELPT Data Reflection Form
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    By Monica Vaughn-Flam | 06 Jun 2019
    Resource Description: Teachers can complete worksheet and answer questions about ELPT/WIDA data. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Supporting Multilingualism in the Classroom: Teachers Generating Knowledge through Innovative Practice
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    By Jim Cummins | 08 May 2019
    Resource Description: During the past two decades, there has been a significant shift in orientation among applied linguists from endorsement of largely monolingual approaches to English language teaching towards multilingual approaches that position learners’ home languages as legitimate cognitive tools and as resources for learning. The webinar will discuss the evolution of this perspective, its theoretical and empirical rationale, and future directions. A central theme in the presentation is that the legitimacy of multilingual approaches has been established by teacher-initiated instructional innovations in which teachers have assumed the role of knowledge-generators rather than simply transmitters of curriculum content.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Connected Speech Meets Digital Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) Stories
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    By James Nokes | 26 Apr 2019
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    The following is an adapted, technology-mediated, connected speech activity, where learners participate in the development of a fictional world, while simultaneously negotiating connected speech features such as schwa reduction, contraction, and assimilation.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • The 3 Parts of Question Tags
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    By Insights to English | 23 Apr 2019
    Resource Description: Sometimes breaking a grammar point down into steps or parts can make it easier for the learners.  Here's a video for teachers on how to present Question Tags.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt
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    By Janice Wu | 23 Apr 2019
    Resource Description: I took my class to a farmer's market called Curb farmer's market when they were learning about the names of produce. This activity gives them practice in talking to farmers/vendors, practice their listening, speaking to customers for brief interviews, and finding items at the market.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Embodied Brains, Social Minds, Cultural Meaning: Why Emotions Are Fundamental to Learning (2018)
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    By Mary Helen Immordino-Yang | 02 Apr 2019
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    Immordino-Yang presents her research on the neuropsychology of social-emotional feelings, including their deep visceral roots in the feeling and regulation of the body and consciousness, their propensity to heighten one’s own subjective sense of self-awareness and purpose, and their connections to memory and cultural learning. 

    Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
     is a social-affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist who studies social emotion and self-awareness across cultures, connections to resilience and morality, and implications for education. She is associate professor of education, psychology, and neuroscience at the University of Southern California. A former public junior high school science teacher,  she has been named among the most influential scholars in education by Education Week’s RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings. She has received numerous national awards for her research and for engaging the public with science, and in 2015 she was elected president of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society.

    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • [S]Engaging Language Learners in the 21st Century (2018)
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    By Zoltán Dörnyei | 02 Apr 2019
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    ELLs face an unprecedented variety of distractions in today’s globalised, digital age. Finding ways of generating student motivation and engagement has become a principal challenge for classroom practitioners. Dörnyei outlines a comprehensive framework of strategies to engage learners with aspects of the learning environment, language learning tasks, and target language.

    Zoltán Dörnyei is professor of psycholinguistics at the School of English, University of Nottingham. He has published extensively on various aspects of language learner characteristics and second language acquisition, and he is the author of more than 20 books, including "Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom" (2001), "Research Methods in Applied Linguistics" (2007),"Motivating Learners, Motivating Teachers: Building Vision in the Language Classroom" (2014, with M. Kubanyiova), "The Psychology of The Language Learner Revisited" (2015, with S. Ryan) and" Motivational Currents in Language Learning: Frameworks for Focused Interventions" (2016, with A. Henry and C. Muir).

    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • [S]TESOL as Nexus: Strategies for the Future (2018)
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    By Ester de Jong | 02 Apr 2019
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    Our profession increasingly expects us to sustain interconnectedness and encourage dialogue among widely diverse constituents. Being part of these conversations can challenge long-held beliefs and accepted practice. Why should we embrace this challenge? How can we engage with each other as ELT professionals to address the needs of the future?
    Ester de Jong is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida. She teaches courses in bilingual and bicultural education and in curriculum, methods, and assessment for English speakers of other languages. Her research interests include two-way bilingual education and other integrated models for language minority schooling, educational language policy, and teacher preparation for bilingual students.

    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • [S]Afghanistan's First and Only All-Girls Boarding School: Stories and Challenges (2018)
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    By Shabana Basij-Rasikh | 02 Apr 2019
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    Afghanistan has been torn apart by decades of war, and Basij-Rasikh believes the best way to create a stable and prosperous country is to raise a highly educated leadership generation. Basij-Rasikh shares how the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, is addressing the challenges Afghan girls face to accessing quality education.
    Shabana Basij-Rasikh was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, and completed high school and college in the United States. Cofounder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, a nonprofit dedicated to providing Afghan girls a rigorous education and helping them enter universities worldwide. Widely recognized as a leading advocate for girls’ education, she has received the Davis Peace Prize and was named one of National Geographic’s 2014 Emerging Explorers and one of CNN International’s Leading Women of 2014. Shabana is also a global ambassador for Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education.

    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • [S]Bringing the 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners to Life With the SIOP Model
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    By Deborah J. Short | 27 Feb 2019
    Resource Description: TESOL’s The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners establishes the basic knowledge and skills teachers need to establish optimal conditions for second language acquisition and provide effective instruction and assessment in their classes. This webinar discusses how the SIOP Model of sheltered instruction lets teachers meet the 6 Principles and also helps schools establish a culture of shared responsibility. 
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Supporting Students With Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)
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    By Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio | 13 Feb 2019
    Resource Description: This webinar will look in-depth at Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  It will describe what is meant by “interrupted formal education,” listing reasons students are arriving in our schools with gaps in their education.  The webinar will offer specific suggestions for helping students make up for lost time, and also how to help students emotionally acclimate to their new environment.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Research-Practice Partnerships with Schools and Communities: Collaborations for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
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    By Megan Madigan Peercy, Judy Sharkey and Carrie Symons | 16 Jan 2019
    Resource Description: This webinar shares stories and insights from research-practice partnerships with schools and communities. Some of the topics that will be discussed include 1)  culturally and linguistically diverse students' learning; 2) the role of faculty in maintaining and developing sustainable relationships; and 3) criteria for success in school-university or community-university partnerships. Each of the panelists will share how they have been involved in research-Practice Partnerships with Schools and Communities and what they have learned through their experience. Their presentations will be followed by questions and answers from the audience.  
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]ELs in the Early Years: Focus on High Quality Teaching Practices for PreK-K
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    By Karen Nemeth | 05 Dec 2018
    Resource Description: Young English learners have unique learning needs and experiences that require a creative and responsive approach to teaching. Join this dynamic discussion of research-based teaching practices that go beyond the basics to support a successful start to language and literacy learning. 
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars