Spring 2019

Poetry Contest Winners

Our poetry contest was a success!


Elementary Ed SIG Update

By Angie Remigio

Thank you to everyone who attended the elementary education SIG meeting at our conference!


Book Review: Task-based Language Teaching

By Jeanine Caughlin

A review of Faez and Tavakoli's book Task-based Language Teaching


Elevating the Status of Other Languages

By Carly Spina

When we walk the hallways of our schools, we tend to see monolingual representations of positive messages, student work, affirmations, and school mission statements. These are all valuable to display. What is present on our walls is representative of our values. What message does this send to our students and families if the only language “worthy” of wall presence is English?


Effective Pronunciation Instruction for Adult ESL Students

By Erin Vobornik

Effective pronunciation instruction requires knowledge of applied linguistics, phonetics, and ESL pedagogy. However, Derwing and Munro (2005) find that teachers rely heavily on their own intuitions about pronunciation and not on research-based techniques.


Embracing Life: Three Mindfulness Activities for Teachers

By Patrick T. Randolph

English language teachers need to create and somehow sustain their own positive mindset—for the sake of themselves, their families, and their students—as they dance to the music of academia’s intriguing symphony.


Using Word Web Graphic Organizers to Help Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Academic Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

By Anastassia S. McNulty

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students are a big part of the US school system, and teachers need to make sure that they are successful in all the areas of their education. Often times, English Language Learners (ELLs) become fluent in decoding texts but struggle with reading comprehension strategies.


Active Learning in a Flipped Classroom

By Hyun-Ju Kim

Flipped learning is generally used to overcome the existing teaching and learning methods. The students in this method learn the content of the lesson outside the classroom, online.

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