Submit Features or Resources for TESOL Connections

TESOL Connections 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.

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

Sections for submission include:

Feature Articles
TESOL Connections 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 Articles must not be published elsewhere, or else consent must already have been given for republication in TESOL ConnectionsTC gives priority to original work.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.

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.)
  • 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
  • Trends in ELT and how they might influence teaching (positively or negatively)
  • 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
Feature articles are limited to five (5) references.
Lesson Plans
TC is seeking original English language lesson plans on any subject, for any level, that:
  • are ​1,000–1,​400 words;
  • clearly state the materials needed, the student-oriented objectives, the outcome, and the duration of the lesson;
  • are clear and easy to follow;
  • contain varied practice activities; and 
  • include original worksheets or handouts for classroom use (preferred, but not required)
Review of TC lesson plans is not blind. Please include a brief (50–75 word) biography of each author. Lesson plans are limited to three (3) references.

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TC Quick Tips should be previously unpublished, novel or innovative, easy-to-follow ideas for use in the English language classroom or in any aspect of English language teaching.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
Audience/Level
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 Classroom
7 Ways to Get ELLs Talking
10 Uses for Realia in Teaching Listening
6 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.

Resources
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: TESOL Connections does not publish conference announcements. Conference announcements submitted here will be automatically redirected to TESOL's Worldwide Calendar of Events. TESOL Connections retains copyright for previously unpublished accepted work.

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

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Please send all submissions to tc@tesol.org.