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    The latest issue of Forum is now available online. Forum has a new look, but its purpose remains the same: to support the teaching of English around the world through the exchange of innovative, practical ideas. Check out our new look!

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    This month in the Teacher’s Corner, we will examine how to develop, maintain, and use a valuable group of connections – part of our personal learning network – for professional development purposes.

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    Engage your students of any age with comics! These comics were written by teens and young adults to provide learners a fun way to improve reading skills and build vocabulary. Each story includes a downloadable text and audio file. In addition, there are activities at the end of each story for teachers to use in their classroom. We continue to add a new story each week.
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    Are you looking for fun, meaningful activities to use in your classroom? Check out the games in Activate: Games for Learning American English. The games in Activate offer practice with vocabulary, grammatical patterns, and interaction skills in a learner-centered, low-stress environment.

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Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)

Activities and lesson plans to examine how to develop, maintain, and use a valuable group of connections.

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Developing Your Local Network: Face-to-Face Options

Developing collaborative face-to-face relationships with the teachers in your local area is an essential part of growing your PLN. This week learn how to use a valuable group of connections for professional development purposes

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