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We are a professional association of teachers of English as a Second Language in Minnesota and neighboring states dedicated to the education and support of students acquiring English at all levels of public and private education.

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Fall Conference 2018

Fall Conference 2018

For New Presenters

Presenting at the MELEd Conference The Minnesota English Learner Education (MELEd) Conference is built by the excellent ESL professionals who present their research and practical ideas. Presenting at a professional conference can be a daunting and exciting prospect for first-time presenters, so MELEd has compiled some resources to help support…

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For New Presenters

Fall Conference Schedule

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 8:00-9:00 Coordinator Meeting Registration and Check-in 9:00-12:00 English Learner Coordinator Meeting 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-3:30 English Learner Coordinator Meeting (continued) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 7:00-8:15 Conference Registration and Check-in (à la carte breakfast) 8:15-9:00 Welcome, Announcements, Harold B. Allen Award and Mary Diaz Award winners 9:00-10:00 Keynote 10:15-11:45 Concurrent…

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Articles from the MinneTESOL Journal

Sankofa Literature

Sankofa Literature

This annotated bibliography shares a list of fiction featuring multicultural characters and appropriate for a wide-range of readers. Through a…

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Language Difference or Disorder: How Do You Know?

Language Difference or Disorder: How Do You Know?

The text below reviews dynamic assessment as it is applied to discerning a language difference versus a language disorder, specifically…

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Developing Critical Thinking: Framing Wolcott and Lynch’s 5-Stage Method for Argumentative Essay Writing

Developing Critical Thinking: Framing Wolcott and Lynch’s 5-Stage Method for Argumentative Essay Writing

ESL students struggling to create engaging thesis statements and develop argumentative essays may be blocked by the gap between existing…

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Education and Advocacy for Secondary SLIFE

Education and Advocacy for Secondary SLIFE

This article generated from a study on teacher perceptions of their preparations to meet the needs of secondary SLIFE, which…

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Framing the Issue

Framing the Issue

We are pleased to bring you the 2018 Volume 34 (Spring) issue of MinneTESOL Journal! This issue focuses on advocacy…

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Labels as Limitations

Labels as Limitations

The authors review the educational and political rationales for school-based labels for students, teachers and programs, particularly with respect to…

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