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Publishing News
Former SIU-Carbondale educators, Paul McPherron and Patrick T. Randolph, recently published an article,"Thinking Like Researchers: An ESL Project That Investigates Local Communities" in TESOL Journal. The article focuses on two project-based activities that get students out into their local communities to research the social actions of Americans.

Call for Submissions and Survey Request
Authors Paul McPherron and Patrick T. Randolph are writing a book on teaching and learning idioms for TESOL Publications. If you would like to submit a lesson plan for publication in their book please go to, and if you would like to participate in their instructor survey on idioms, go to
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The ITBE Link - Summer 2013

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