Category Archives: TESOL Leadership Blog

United We Stand: With Africa TESOL

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog TESOL International Association’s 50th year has been one of many ground-breaking events, including our first events in India (April), in Vietnam (August), in Mexico (November), and in Singapore (December), demonstrating our commitment to “Take TESOL to … Continue reading

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How Can We Make TESOL’s Interest Sections More Effective?

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association

Editor’s Note: This post is an update on the activities of TESOL’s Interest Section Task Force from task force members Tamara Jones and Joe McVeigh. Joe is also the chair. TESOL Interest Sections serve the association and its members in … Continue reading

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NYS TESOL 2015: TESOL International Supporting its U.S. Affiliates

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog The word “nice” has not only fallen into disuse over the years, but it can now produce some strong negative feelings, such as those expressed by Natalie Sisson, in her 2011 piece on “Why Nice Should … Continue reading

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MEXTESOL 2015: TESOL Supporting Its International Affiliates

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog Immediately following the first TESOL International Association Symposium held in Mexico, on 4 November 2015, in Canún, Quintana Roo, the 42nd MEXTESOL International Convention took place, in the same place, over the following 4 days, on 5–8 … Continue reading

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2015 Colorado TESOL: Blue Skies, Bright Future

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Guest Author

A Guest Post by Deborah Healey Dr. Deborah Healey has taught English and trained teachers for more than 35 years. She currently offers online courses for teachers internationally through the University of Oregon’s American English Institute and teaches in the Master’s Program … Continue reading

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Taking TESOL to the World: Mexico

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In keeping with this year of firsts for TESOL International Association, and as part of our goal of “Taking TESOL to the World,” following our first event in India (with the association’s first president of Indian … Continue reading

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Taking TESOL to the World: Vietnam

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In the previous TESOL President’s Blog post, I wrote about leading and managing change and innovation, which was one of the main themes of TESOL International Association’s first symposium in Vietnam last month, which followed the … Continue reading

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Leading and Managing Change and Innovation at TESOL

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog According to its website, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) “represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 9,300 organizations.” Their members “manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary … Continue reading

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Small Is Beautiful: The 7th PELLTA Int’l ELT Conference

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In 1973, the German economist E.F. Schumacher published a book subtitled A Study of Economics as if People Mattered, making its financial focus clear, but it is the main title that he is best known for: … Continue reading

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TESOL Goes to India

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the TESOL International Association held its first ever event in India on 24 and 25 April. It was a TESOL Academy, and its theme was “Changing Classrooms, … Continue reading

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