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TESOL Connections Submissions Guidelines

TESOL Connections (TC) is an electronic newsletter sent once a month to all TESOL members with e-mail addresses. TESOL encourages the submission of feature articles, brief news items, or noncommercial resources for inclusion in this newsletter.

Before submitting to TC, please become familiar with our content and style: View recent issues of TESOL Connections

TC gives priority to original work. Articles previously published or copyrighted are considered but not given priority. Review of articles submitted to TC can take from 1 to 3 months. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access: TESOL values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of English language teaching (ELT) and is committed to upholding antiracist and antidiscrimination policies and practices within the association.

**All submissions must be in MS Word or rich text format.

Please do not submit more than one article at a time. 


Sections for submission include:

Feature Articles

TC accepts unsolicited article submissions from 1,000 to 1,400 words. Articles must not be published elsewhere, or else consent must already have been given for republication in TC.

We seek articles that

  • are practical in nature and written for a general ELT audience. (Please keep in mind that this is a newsletter article and not a research article, though you are welcome to include resources and research recommendations at the end. Feature articles are limited to five [5] references.)
  • highlight some features of ELT that play a role in the everyday classroom—if possible, on various levels.
  • Incorporate important points that educators can take away and use.
  • are about innovative, unusual, or interesting things you have found in your years of experience in ELT
  • are about trends in ELT and how they might influence teaching (positively or negatively)
  • include useful, tested classroom practice tips or strategies

You may embed tables and figures, but be prepared to provide jpgs if requested.

Review of TC articles is not blind. Please include a brief (50–75 word) biography of each author.


TESOL Connections Quick Tips

TC Quick Tips should be previously unpublished, novel or innovative easy-to-follow ideas for use in the English language classroom or in any aspect of English language teaching. All submissions to Quick Tips should include the following sections:

Title: 7 words, maximum (hyphenated words count as separate words)

Introduction: 75 words, maximum


Body: 300–500 words (this includes any additional resources and the reference, if there is one)

Bio: 30 words

For Quick Tips, our readers really appreciate concisely written numbered lists. For example:

5 Steps for Managing a Multilevel Classroom7 Ways to Get ELLs Talking10 Uses for Realia in Teaching Listening6 Practices of Efficient English Language Teachers

These are examples, and not published articles. If you’d like to write a piece for one of these articles, please contact us.

We welcome pictures; links to additional, related resources; and new or unusual approaches to old problems. Quick Tips are limited to one (1) reference.



Brief write-ups on noncommercial resources related to the field. Examples: National Center of Education Statistics releases report, "English Literacy and Language Minorities in the United States;" "Free Grandparents Day Activity Kit and Contest from national 'Something to Remember Me By' Legacy Project."

Please note: TC does not publish conference announcements. Conference announcements submitted here will be automatically redirected to TESOL's calendar of events.

TC retains copyright for previously unpublished accepted work.



When you are ready to submit, please send all submissions to, and please fill out our Contributor Information Form

TESOL reserves the right to refuse or edit all entries before publication.

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