On the Bookshelf

The Vibrant English Verb:
A Review

Sep 12th, 2017 | By

By DANIEL HALFORD —I have been teaching ESL for 37 years, first in Germany and now in California at the City College of San Francisco. I try to be creative in finding ways to make grammar, especially verb meaning and usage, comprehensible for my students, and giving them visuals goes a long way to help.
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PTE-IG Book Club Reviews Second Language Acquisition Myths

May 17th, 2017 | By
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By COREY HEGGER Does your classroom instruction need a boost? Do you ever wonder why some teaching techniques are preferred over others? Or do you just question if what you’re doing in the classroom is actually effective? At Glendale Community College, a group of adjunct instructors met over winter break to read, discuss, and critique
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Call for Lesson Plan Submissions

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
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Book Editors Seek Ideas for New Ways in Teaching Creative Writing for the ELL Community —We are seeking contributors with exciting and effective lesson plan ideas for using creative writing in the English language classroom. Our book, New Ways in Teaching Creative Writing for the ELL Community, will be published in the TESOL Press New
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Virtual Photo Albums: Video Highlights From the CATESOL 2016 Annual Conference

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

If you missed the conference or want to revisit the event, take a look at … Picture Collage of the Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv8RGLkIJwI Saturday Night Sizzle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upYUEKSVUL4 Interviews With Attendees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8vw9skn2TE



The CATESOL Journal’s Past Issues Now All Online

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
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The CATESOL Journal is pleased to announce that all former issues of the journal, beginning with Volume 1.1 • 1988 and running through Volume 28.1, are now available for viewing or download at http://www.catesoljournal.org/past-issues/. The current issue of the journal, Volume 28.2, is available at http://www.catesoljournal.org/. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The CATESOL Journal is also soliciting proposals for
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PTE-IG to Welcome Participation in Next Book Group Session

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
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In the San Gabriel Valley part of Los Angeles County, Corey Hanson-Hegger and Jennifer Van Hyning, the Part-Time Educators’ Interest Group coordinators, are planning to conduct a book group during the winter intersession. We will be reading and discussing Second Language Acquisition Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching by Steven Brown and Jenifer Larson-Hall
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The CATESOL Journal Needs You!

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
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The CATESOL Journal is now soliciting proposals for guest-edited theme sections for the Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 issues of the journal. If you have a topic in mind that might be of interest to the CATESOL readership, please contact Mark Roberge, Co-Editor, at markmroberge@gmail.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The CATESOL Journal is also looking for a Submissions
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PTE-IG Book Club Reviews Vocabulary Myths

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
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By TIFFANY INGLE —Summer for part-timers generally comes with a lot of pressure and not a lot of paychecks. This summer, to create community and some professional learning in the midst of that pressure, I hosted a PTE-IG book club surrounding Keith Folse’s Vocabulary Myths from University of Michigan Press. Our seven-member book club tackled
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Our Need to Know Who We Are and Where We Came From

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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By CASSANDRA GEISEN —Interest in human genealogy can be traced to Biblical times with the mention in the Old Testament of Abraham’s siring Isaac, who fathered Jacob, who then begat Judas. Many of the ancient cultures, including those within Africa and China, have always placed great importance on ancestry and the need to know who
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The Invisible History
of the Human Race

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

Christine Kenneally not only shares a wealth of fascinating data about recent genetic breakthroughs, but her book serves as a trove of information that can be integrated into ESL lesson plans on subjects such as geography, history, science, and culture.