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Curriculum, software, and other resources for teachers of English language learners and bi-lingual students.

Teacher of the Year Award

Jun 01, 2020


Award for Exceptional English Language Teaching

The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and National Geographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices. 

professional development on supporting special ed English language learners

May 15, 2020


SPOTLIGHT! On Strategies to Support English Learners with Special Needs

Are you unsure of where to start in supporting English learners with exceptional needs? Many educators do not receive training in this critical and complex area, and it can be overwhelming to try to figure it all out on their own. In TESOL’s new online course, “Supporting English Learners with Exceptional Needs,” teachers can build their knowledge of English learners with disabilities and engage in discussions, activities, and projects that will prepare them to help learners reach their potential.

textbooks in spanish

May 15, 2020


Free Online Access to Spanish-Language Educational Materials

Thanks to an international partnership between the Mexican Ambassador to the US, Martha Bárcena, and the Center for Applied Linguistics, teachers across the United States have free online access to hundreds of multimedia Spanish resources, including complete textbooks, lesson plans, videoclips, and maps.

Storybook to help with COVID-19

May 01, 2020


Children’s Storybooks Related to the Novel Coronavirus

Publishers and nonprofits have been providing new books with age-appropriate information about the coronavirus pandemic to housebound children free of charge. One example is My Hero Is You, a new illustrated book by Helen Patuck.

Mar 23, 2020


Teaching Young People About COVID-19

NPR has published a comic geared to children about the newly discovered coronavirus. The comic has also been published in Chinese and translated into other languages—and it is finding an audience in schools and libraries as well as in homes.


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