From the Editors

FRAMING THE ISSUE

We are pleased to bring you the Spring 2020 issue of MinneTESOL Journal. This issue responds to some of the challenges and opportunities this coronavirus era has posed to English language learners and teachers. In her invited piece, “The Education of Latinx Bilingual Children in Times of Isolation: Unlearning and Relearning,” Dr. Ofelia García challenges conventional conceptions of minoritized Latinx bilinguals, language proficiency, and language teaching, and suggests new ways of teaching Latinx children with care…

Invited Articles

The education of Latinx bilingual children in times of isolation: Unlearning and relearning

The education of Latinx bilingual children in times of isolation: Unlearning and relearning

Ofelia García The “pause” offered during the coronavirus pandemic permits me to reflect on principles about language, children’s bilingualism, and their education long considered mainstream. I propose that this is a time to unlearn, and…

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New ways of serving adult ESOL learners: Innovation stems from disruption

New ways of serving adult ESOL learners: Innovation stems from disruption

Jen Vanek The COVID-19 pandemic has forced adult basic skills and ESOL programs to offer instruction at a distance. The uncertainty of the future means programs must rethink sustainable alternatives to traditional classroom programming. In…

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

How dispositions are(n’t) addressed in the English learner case study assignment

How dispositions are(n’t) addressed in the English learner case study assignment

Miranda Schornack, Michelle Benegas, & Amy O. Stolpestad This article examines an assignment common in ESL methods courses—the English learner case study (or learner profile)—for dispositional development and explores how teacher educators can be more…

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Articles

Building an integrative classroom

Building an integrative classroom

Matthew Delaini The gap between a teacher’s desire for classroom engagement and a student’s motivation can sometimes lead to a frustrating struggle for control in the classroom. Understanding what is happening beneath the surface in…

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