Category Archives: TESOL Leadership Blog

TESOL Advocates Are on Capitol Hill

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Last month, I had a great opportunity to be part of TESOL’s 2014 Advocacy & Policy Summit, held on 22–24 June. This is the largest such event yet, with nearly 70 TESOL educators representing 25 affiliates from across the United … Continue reading

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Enhancing Language Education: A Conference on Language

Lillian L. C. Wong
Lillian L. C. Wong

I had the great honour and pleasure to represent TESOL and speak at the “International Conference on Language – Enhancing Language Ability and Education for the 21st Century”* held on 5–6 June 2014 in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The Government … Continue reading

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TESOL Association: Update on Governance Review

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Thank you to all those who took the time to review the report from the Governance Review Task Force, and share your feedback. As many of you observed, the review was a very thoughtful and deliberative process to analyze the … Continue reading

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Finally, a focus on English learners

Rosa Aronson
Rosa Aronson

English learners (ELs) are a heterogeneous group with differences in ethnic background, first language, socioeconomic status, quality of prior schooling, and levels of English language proficiency. They are also the fastest growing population in K-12 schools in the United States, … Continue reading

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Questioning Techniques to Engage Students in Critical Thinking

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

One of the most challenging tasks for language teachers when working with English language learners is to engage students in critical thinking and encourage them to ask questions that go beyond factual information. In this blog, I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Demystifying Myths About Leadership: An NNEST Perspective

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Who can become a leader for a professional organization? As nonnative-English-speaking (NNES) educators, especially new teachers, many tend to say, “I’m just a graduate student,” or  “I’m just a new teacher in the field. How can I take a leadership … Continue reading

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Release of Governance Review Recommendations

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association

At its meeting in March, the TESOL Board of Directors received the final report from the Governance Review Task Force (GRTF). This report was made available online, and the task force’s findings were shared with leaders at the 2014 TESOL International Convention. Initial … Continue reading

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Greetings From Yilin and Important Initiatives From TESOL

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog Greetings from Yilin! I am truly honored and excited to have this opportunity to serve as president of TESOL International Association. I’d like to thank the entire TESOL membership for choosing me to represent you and … Continue reading

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Reflections From TESOL’s First Egyptian President: 10 Accomplishments and Lessons Learned

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The TESOL President’s Blog Time has flown—it seems like it was only yesterday when I was installed as TESOL president in Dallas in March 2013. It has been an amazing year! I was extremely busy; I learned a lot, did … Continue reading

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The Future of English Language Teaching and Learning Locally and Globally

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

Dr. Boraie will deliver the Presidential Keynote address titled, “Next Generation ELT: Voices of TESOLers” at the TESOL 2014 International Convention & English Language Expo, 8 am, Friday, 28 March 2014. With my country, Egypt, going through many changes affecting all areas … Continue reading

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