TESOL

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Films for Exploring Intercultural Communication

Want to find a film for discussing intercultural issues or observing intercultural communication? With contributions from members of TESOL’s Intercultural Communication Interest Section, Jeremy Slagoski has compiled this excellent playlist of trailers of films related to intercultural communication. From a peace education perspective, it could be interesting to notice how people of different cultures speak to each other, … Continue reading

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Course

I am currently enrolled in one of the free online courses offered by EVO that started the second week in January. The focus is on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), with special attention being given to using technology to help achieve both content and language proficiency goals. I am fascinated by the idea of … Continue reading

TESOL’s Electronic Village Online Courses Available to Public

Check out TESOL’s 2016 EVO sessions coming soon! Topics include Classroom-Based Research for Professional Development, Flipped Learning in the ELT classroom, and Media Resources and Emotions in Teaching and Learning. Visit Electronic Village Online for more details and for registration coming in January. The five-week online classes are free of charge and available for anyone interested.

ESL Resource: News Stories for Beginner- Late Intermediate Levels

I wanted to share an online resource for ESL/EFL that is useful for those of us who have struggled with finding material to fit many different levels within a single class body. Newsela is a website that has news and stories of interest geared at 2-6th grade reading levels. Simply sign up for a free-for-30-days … Continue reading

Christians in English Language Teaching International Conference

Next year, the 2016 Christians in Language Teaching International Conference will be held in Seoul, South Korea, from June 24-25th. They are still taking early proposals for presentations until November 30th of this year! If you have an idea in the works, consider submitting a proposal. You can read more about the theme of Collaboration in … Continue reading

Literature and Conflict Resolution

A while ago we shared a resource for books on bullying, and also a list of Children’s books for use in Peace education, and I was reminded about it reading an article by Jennifer Luke and Catherine Myers. The article, entitled Toward Peace: Using Literature to Aid Conflict Resolution, says more eloquently and succinctly the thoughts I … Continue reading

World English Classroom Resource

Here is a useful resource for those of us who are English language instructors and would like to introduce the different ways that English is spoken around the world in our classrooms. This list is by no mean comprehensive in the least, but it is a small smattering of the different types of voices speaking … Continue reading

Learning about the Rainforest in German: A Lesson in Empathy (Teacher Interview)

“Empathy is a tricky element in teaching. Many would agree it is essential to truly great teachers, as it underlies deep connection and rapport between student and instructor. That said, it is also not something likely to manifest itself without some sort of shared experience.” -Josiah Long, TESOL Instructor. Consider the above quote as you … Continue reading

What It Takes (And Means) To Learn English As An Adult

In listening to an old NPR news story from 2013, I got a good reminder of the difficulties that language learning presents for older learners. It’s exciting sometimes working with children, noting sometimes quite fast progression and the steady building of language knowledge. I remember the moments in my classroom after teaching a new question … Continue reading

International Day of Peace Classroom Materials

The Center for Cooperative Principals have created a useful education resource packet for the upcoming International Day of Peace on September 21, 2015. Something I found helpful for those of us who are a little newer to peace education, was the detailed discussion about creating a culture of peace and educating toward that. It is … Continue reading

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