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A Message from Your Interest Section Leader, Virginia David

August 15th, 2023

Dear Post-Secondary Interest Section colleagues,

Happy summer! I hope you are enjoying the sun and taking some time to relax and decompress. Before we all know it, the 2023 MITESOL Conference will be held on October 14, 2023, at Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids. I hope to see you there!

I would like to share a few interesting articles that you might want to add to your late summer reading list. The first one was published in September’s issue of the TESOL Journal, and it describes how to use a corpus of American English to teach collocations to ESL learners. The second article was also published in the same issue of the TESOL Journal, and it discusses issues of academic integrity in the age of artificial intelligence. The third, and last article that I would recommend, was published in June’s issue of TESOL Quarterly, and it is a study about the language socialization of international students in EAP and mainstream college classrooms. Here are the citations for these articles:

Below, please also find two articles that I suggest you share with your post-secondary ESL students. One would be a great guide for international students who have not yet arrived in the United States, and the other describes how international students can apply for credit cards.

Thank you for your dedication to TESOL! If you want me to feature a particular topic, article, or resource, please let me know.

Virginia David
Post-Secondary IS Leader, MITESOL
Faculty Specialist and Coordinator of TESOL Programs, Western Michigan University

Pham, Q. H. P. (2023)


Using COCA to promote students' awareness and use of collocations with high mutual information scores. TESOL Journal, e706.


Yeo, M. A. (2023)

Soltani, B., & Tran, L. (2023)


Examining space, silence, and agency in language socialization of an international student in the EAP and mainstream courses. TESOL Quarterly, 57(2), 480-510.