Category Archives: TESOL Leadership Blog

Planning for an Uncertain Future in 2017

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The theme for CATESOL 2016, held in San Diego, last month (17–20 November) was 2020 Vision: Embracing the Past, Planning the Future. In the abstract for my plenary, titled “2020: Where Hindsight and Foresight (Might) Meet,” I wrote: “Predictions about the … Continue reading

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Proposal for Knowledge-Based Member Communities

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

As part of its comprehensive review of governance processes and structures, TESOL International Association has been examining the function and structure of its knowledge-based member communities (KBMCs). Currently known as interest sections, these communities have been a central means for … Continue reading

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Proposal for New Affiliate Relations and Affiliate Network Professional Council

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

As part of its comprehensive review of governance processes and structures, TESOL International Association has been examining its relationship with affiliate professional teacher associations around the world. The association has more than 100 affiliates, creating a network of more than … Continue reading

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Learning through Change, Learning to Change

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

One of the real honors of being TESOL International Association President is the chance to represent the Association at conferences hosted by Affiliate associations around the world. Since being elected I have had the chance to speak at events hosted … Continue reading

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TESOL Board Member Speaks at WATESOL 2016

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Guest Author

A guest post by Misty Adoniou In this blog, Misty Adoniou shares her experience attending and speaking at the 2016 WATESOL Conference, the Universities at Shady Grove, Gaithersburg, MD, 15–16 October. On Saturday, 15 October, I had the very great honor of opening … Continue reading

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The TESOL Affiliate Speaker Program: Reflecting on the Last 3 Years

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Guest Author

A guest post by Luciana C. de Oliveira In this blog, Luciana de Oliveira reflects on the eight worldwide conferences she’s attended in the past 3 years as a participant in the TESOL Affiliate Speaker Program. This past March, I ended a … Continue reading

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English Language Teachers and Technology

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog In fall 1983, I was hired as an undergraduate Spanish teaching assistant. Over the course of a weekend, I was trained to: 1) speak and dramatize a Spanish sentence from a pattern-practice drill, 2) snap my … Continue reading

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ETAI 2016: Going Beyond the Limits of Language

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Last month, on 4–6 July, the 7th International English Teachers’ Association of Israel (ETAI) Conference took place in Ashkelon, Israel, which is on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km south of the capital, Tel Aviv. Ashkelon describes itself as “one … Continue reading

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TESOL 2.0

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog 2017 marks  TESOL International Association’s 51st year as an organization that promotes professional expertise  in English language teaching worldwide. As we embark on our second half-century, it is fitting that the theme for our 2017 convention will … Continue reading

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9 Strategies for 21st-Century ELT Professionals

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Recently, I gave a keynote talk at the Thai-TESOL 36th Annual Conference (January 2016). It was a well attended conference as Thai-TESOL leaders always do a fantastic job in organizing their annual event. The theme was “Empowerment Through Glocalization,” with … Continue reading

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