Category Archives: TESOL Leadership Blog

8 Major Trends in the Global ELT Field

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog Recently, I have been invited to share my perspectives on major trends in the global ELT field at several international conferences. Here’s a summary of what I shared with the participants—of course this isn’t a comprehensive … Continue reading

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The 2014 SPELT Conference in Karachi, Pakistan

Rosa Aronson
Rosa Aronson

In September 2014, I had the great honor of being invited to speak at the 30th anniversary of the Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) conference in Karachi, where I spent 4 days interacting with local teachers and researchers. … Continue reading

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A New Way of Looking at Teacher Evaluation

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog In this blog, I’d like to share a new way of conducting teacher evaluation. In his book, Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, Stephen Brookfield (2007) argued that conversations with faculty peers are essential to the development … Continue reading

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Yakut TESOL Conference: Reflections on Language and Culture

Luciana de Oliveira
Luciana de Oliveira

This past June, I had the opportunity and honor to represent TESOL at the Yakut TESOL Conference in Yakutsk, in the Siberian region of Russia. The theme of the conference was “Contemporary Issues in EFL Teaching: Teaching Writing by Nonnative … Continue reading

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Living VenTESOL’s Spirit!

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog Last month, I had the honor to represent TESOL International Association by delivering an opening plenary talk at VenTESOL’s 32nd convention in Caracas, Venezuela. The theme of VenTESOL’s event was “Examine, Support and Renew ELT for … Continue reading

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TESOL Advocates Are on Capitol Hill

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog 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 … 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

The TESOL President’s Blog 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, … Continue reading

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