From the Editors

FRAMING THE ISSUE

You likely noticed that this Fall 2018 Issue of the MinneTESOL Journal has been posted in a newly redesigned website. We have worked over the past few months to update the journal’s look and navigation. We have also made changes to the infrastructure of the website making it easier to bring new issues to you…

Jen Vanek and Jen Ouellette-Schramm

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Gender Roles in Children’s Literature and Their Influence on Learners

Gender Roles in Children’s Literature and Their Influence on Learners

This paper discusses how gender roles are portrayed in children’s literature, the potential impact of these portraits, and how teachers…

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Reading Comprehension through Graphic Novels: How Comic Books and Graphic Novels Can Help Language Learners

Reading Comprehension through Graphic Novels: How Comic Books and Graphic Novels Can Help Language Learners

In order to find potential tools, scaffolds, and differentiation to be employed by English Language (EL) and content teachers alike,…

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Trauma and Learning: Impacts and Strategies for Adult Classroom Success

Trauma and Learning: Impacts and Strategies for Adult Classroom Success

Exposure to potentially traumatic events, which can have a significant impact on brain mechanisms for language learning, is high in…

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Enhancing International Students’ Language Learning through Venturing into the Community

Enhancing International Students’ Language Learning through Venturing into the Community

This article makes the case for incorporating off-campus learning experiences into international students’ second language instruction at the college level.…

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Invited Articles

10 Years of ATLAS: Enhancing Instruction and Cultivating Leaders in Adult Education

10 Years of ATLAS: Enhancing Instruction and Cultivating Leaders in Adult Education

For the past decade, ATLAS, housed at Hamline University, has been offering innovative professional development for adult basic educators across…

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Celebrating Fifty Years of ESL at the University of Minnesota (1968-2018)

Celebrating Fifty Years of ESL at the University of Minnesota (1968-2018)

Minnesota’s first university ESL program seeded programs throughout the state, building a web of caring human relationships that can help…

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