TESOL International ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program at TexTESOL Conference offers participants a unique opportunity to attend the highly program that is exclusively available at TESOL International Conventions. A detailed description of the program is available on TESOL International’s Website. “It’s no secret that most in our field have had to go through the challenging […]
Slate of Nominations for Board of Directors Every year the Slate for the Board of TexTESOL IV must be presented according to the By Laws of TexTESOL IV to the membership 1 month before the annual Fall Conference. This year the State Conference serves as our TexTESOL IV annual Fall Conference. Below is the Slate for Board […]
Join us at the TexTESOL Conference, 2-4 November, for the ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program. Gain the training you need to take on a leadership, administrative, or management role within your organization through in-depth, hands-on workshops led by experts in the field. Learn More Topics covered during this 10-hour certificate program include: Qualities of Effective Leadership Leadership […]
What can we do to as teachers to tailor instruction to meet the needs of today’s 21st century learners? In this workshop, participants examine model lessons, explore options and create materials to enhance the classroom experience whether it is virtual or face to face.
Plenary Speaker Luciana C. de Oliveira, Ph.D. President-Elect (2017-2018) TESOL International Association Professor & Chair, Department of Teaching & Learning School of Education & Human Development University of Miami, Florida Dates November 17-18, 2017 Location The University of Oklahoma Thurman J. White Forum Building 1704 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73072 We hope to see you at […]
Organized by TESOL International Association (TESOL), this TESOL ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program (LMCP) provides ELT teachers, teacher trainers, and administrators with the latest thinking on building quality ELT organizations and programs through effective leadership, management, and teacher training.
Sustaining Dialogues Across the TESOL Community You are invited to submit a proposal for the TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo. Deadline: Wednesday, 1 June 2017, 5:00 pm, U.S. eastern time. Find the deadline in your time zone. Proposal Guidelines & Resources Session Types TESOL Interest Sections & Interim Strands Awards Submit Your Proposal […]
In the current political climate, in which we witness a steady rise in xenophobia and increasing backlash towards immigrants and other non-native speakers of English, advocacy in English language teaching and learning is more needed than ever. This timely and relevant volume on TESOL advocacy aims to serve as a foundational text on the […]
See an ESOL Educator Making a Difference? “In classrooms all across the state, outstanding educators are inspiring students to learn, lead, collaborate, invent, discover, and explore,” said Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor. “A great teacher instills a lasting love of learning, opens doors to future possibilities, and helps to prepare students to be the leaders of tomorrow. […]
Looking To Get Involved with TexTESOL? TexTESOL IV needs your voice as a member, as a contributor, and as a leader – we have a place for you! Are you a teacher or student just looking to start out in the association? Become a member, meet like minded professionals, network, and grow your skills. If you have […]
TexTESOL IV is one of five affiliates of TexTESOL, the Texas branch of the international association TESOL, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Our common mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages. Our membership consists of educators from all levels: elementary, secondary, higher-education, […]
TexTESOL IV would like to thank Kathryn Folkes and Tanya Tovar-Rabatte Apex Learning for hosting our member social at Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Houston on April 20, 2017. It was a fun evening of collaboration and fellowship with ESL professionals in the area.
Upcoming Events – #txtesol4 Twitter Chat Oct. 18 Carol Salva and Valentina Gonzalez return to #txtesol4 on October 18 at 8:00pm to discuss our conference theme of advocacy for ELLs. All educators are invited to join us on Twitter for our last chat before the conference.
How does grammar fit into advanced writing instruction? Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:30:00 PM CDT – 3:30:00 PM CDT As teachers we often face the challenge of helping our students apply what they have learned in our language courses to academic courses when they leave our programs. This is particularly true with academic writing. […]
In today’s information age, teachers are increasingly being asked to teach online. Many teachers find that teaching online is very different from the classrooms they are used to, and it comes with its own set of challenges and skills require to be successful. Teachers must do more than simply take what worked in their face-to-face […]
PROFESSIONAL English Language Teachers in a 2.0 World Educational systems everywhere want to educate more students to higher standards while cutting resources for teacher education and development. Why do they think they can? Why do we know they cannot? The 2.0 world prizes nontraditional learning, interdisciplinarity, and technology. What do professional English language teachers […]
Perils or Promises: Education in the Age of Smart Machines The world needs globally competent creative and entrepreneurial talents to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by technology and globalization. But schools are pushed to produce homogenous, compliant, and employee-minded test-takers, as a result of the traditional education paradigm. Zhao proposes a new education […]
Ruminations of an Old Language Teacher In this presentation I will talk about second language acquisition theory and research from the perspective of a dedicated language teacher. I will share some of what I have learned, tell you where I looked for answers, and invite you to engage with topics that will directly or indirectly […]
ACPI-TESOL 57th Anniversary, ACPI-TESOL CONVENTION, 2017 “English Teaching, Learning, and Assessing with the Common European Framework.” July 5th – 6th – 7th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. San José, Costa Rica Information: Click Proposals to download the proposal form. Phone numbers: (506) 83931823/2226-5339/22273362 E mails: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Winter 31(4) Fourth Estate offers an introduction to the 15 Directors on the TexTESOL IV Board, featured articles on Advocacy, using LSM, International Student Cultural Transformation, and Acculturative Stress Affects on higher ed international students, a variety of teacher resources and books for review. Versions: Print $9.99 | Ebook $2.99 Publication Date:Dec […]
This Fall 31(3) Fourth Estate offers a variety of featured articles, teaching strategies, resources, and lesson plans, and international student stories. Featured articles include discussions on teaching the simple present tense, the value learning additional languages, the historical development of CALL, and multicultural education. There are also seven teacher resource submissions, and five international student […]
The Summer 31(2) Fourth Estate offers a variety of insightful resources for the ESOL teacher. Featured in this issue are articles on International Student Cultural Assimilation, Training in Corpus Research, Using PBL, Comics, and Technology in the ESOL Classroom. Additionally, there are teaching strategies and lesson plans, a several submissions on advocacy offering a total […]
All students, especially those learning English, benefit from regular writing time, the first principle of the writing process. They also make gains when they have specific positive comments and teaching points. This article shares student writing to demonstrates student improvement. When students feel the power of their own voice, they feel welcome in Frank Smith’s ‘literacy club.’
(Full Text) Ting Yan, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA Teaser: This article illustrates the features and historical trends of close reading. Since the beginning of the last century, close reading as an important reading skill, has been extended from a literature analysis method in college classes to the elementary and secondary schools. The […]
Anahita Rahimi Khoshtinat received her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Women’s Education from Lamar University, Beaumont (Texas, USA), a Master of Arts in English Literature from University of Pune (Pune, India), a Post-baccalaureate in Speech Language Pathology from Lamar University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Azad University, Rodehen Branch, (Rodehen, Iran). She has 10 years of […]
(Full Text) Erzsébet Békés, Catholic University, Cuenca, Ecuador Teaser: Creating authentic activities that can better prepare English language learners to perform tasks that life throws at them has been the aim of language teachers and methodologists for a long time. Truly authentic activities are not easy to set up and accomplish but they may prove […]
(Full Text) Ahmad Alharthi, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA Teaser: What makes reading in English different from reading in Arabic? What linguistic features from both languages contribute to the difficulty of the task for Arabic-speaking students of English? How can we deal with that reality? When teaching reading, what approach can we adopt […]
(Full Text) Bee Chamcharatsri, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA Monica Garcia, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA Felipe Rodriguez Romero, , University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA Adnan Mohammad, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA Teaser: This paper invited three international undergraduate […]
(Full Text) Heather Torrie, Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, Indian, USA Teaser: While writing instructors of pre-college L2 learners often use liberal arts themes in order to stay within a context students find comfortable, STEM topics can provide authentic preparation for future coursework. This article describes several STEM-based writing tasks, which are both authentic and […]
(Full Text) Shelley Hale Lee, ESL Instructor and Teacher Educator, & Owner, Emergent Readers.org, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC In the beginning adult ESL classroom, we often find great diversity in terms of age, native language, years of formal schooling, and academic and literacy skills. Some students arrive in class with many years […]
(Full Text) Sean H. Toland, Nanzan University Bjorn Fuisting, Sugiyama Jogakuen University Level: High beginner+ Types of learners: high school; university; new immigrants Aims: Enhance the learners’ awareness of authentic language Improve the students’ communicative competencies Expand vocabulary Promote cooperation and collaborative learning Inject excitement into the classroom Class time: 60 – 90 minutes […]
(Full Text) Miriam King, Lone Star College, Kingwood, TX, USA Teaser: As students reach for their academic and professional goals, good writing skills are more essential than ever. Teaching this complex task to English language learners can be daunting. Fortunately, Folse, Solomon, and Clabeaux have made writing instruction a little more approachable with this updated […]
(Full Text) Walter Bernal, Universidad de Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador Teaser: An Ecuadorian ELT focuses on teacher-centered approaches, developing grammar skills by practicing isolated concepts but neglecting students´ interests and needs. These practices result in low student performance. However, using reading as a pedagogical tool significantly improves student understanding, textual analyses, overall language learning, and […]
(Full Text) Hien Tran, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam Teaser: This study explored public university English teachers’ reading strategy instruction attitudes and practices. The results showed that these teachers prioritized metacognitive reading strategy instruction over cognitive one, emphasized the importance of teaching only some reading strategies, and taught only those strategies by explaining, […]
(Full Text) Seth French, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA Teaser: Grounded in research regarding the positive effects of integrating music and writing narratives in the classroom, in this article I describe a three- to four-week unit in which students at either the secondary or university level compose personal soundtracks alongside personal narratives to strengthen their […]