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The Word - Hawai‘i TESOL Newsletter

The Word  provides members and nonmembers alike with opportunities to learn from and share ideas with colleagues. Content includes articles on language learning and teaching, practical classroom techniques, legislative activities, and much more.

The Word  is published three times per year. It is distributed to members at Hawai‘i TESOL events and is available free to all in electronic form (see sidebar).

Submission guidelines and article ideas are described below. For more information, contact newsletter editor Lisa Kawai.

Submission Guidelines

Articles should be no more than four pages, double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, attached as an MS Word document (no PDFs please). Accompanying photos or clip art are optional but welcome. Please also include a short biographical statement about the author (email address optional). In general, articles are written in a fairly informal, non-scholarly style. Please refer to previous issues of The Word to get a sense of the types of articles that have appeared in the newsletter, or contact the editor with questions.

There are numerous possible topics for article submissions, but here are a few ideas: 

  • recommended internet sites (or a tech-type column),
  • book reviews, 
  • a grad student's perspective, 
  • field trips / learning outside the classroom, 
  • reports from members working overseas, 
  • content-based teaching ideas, 
  • using video or music in the classroom,
  • online teaching, 
  • CALL,
  • DOE news / concerns, 
  • K-12 news, 
  • outer island news, 
  • applying theory to practice, 
  • interview with someone in the field, 
  • and many others.

This list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to submit articles about these topics or others that you consider interesting to ESL professionals in Hawai‘i.

Submit articles to newsletter editor Lisa Kawai for consideration.

Hawai‘i TESOL

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Box 1940

Laie, Hawai‘i  96762


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