Category Archives: TESOL Leadership Blog

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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TESOL Board Seeks Member Feedback on Affiliates

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

Using feedback from the affiliate leaders and best evidence on successful professional affiliate relationships provided in the 2015 Governance Review Task Force report, the TESOL Board of Directors has proposed a vision of an affiliate program based on the following … Continue reading

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TESOL Board Seeks Member Feedback on Interest Sections

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

Using feedback from the 2015 Governance Review Task Force, input from Interest Section leaders, and best evidence on successful member communities in associations, the TESOL Board of Directors has proposed a vision for knowledge-based member communities within TESOL based on … Continue reading

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TESOL Greece Convention 2016: Join the Education R-Evolution

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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 TESOL Greece 2016 convention, in Athens, Greece, 19–20 March. TESOL Greece is a TESOL affiliate with a long history, founded in 1980, and I … Continue reading

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Hawai’i TESOL 2016: TESOL Supporting Its U.S. Affiliates

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog Last month, on February 13, Hawai’i TESOL held its annual conference with the theme of “Languacultures and ELT” at Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, Oahu, where I was invited to give the plenary address. I was able to … Continue reading

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TESOL International Association Supporting Its Affiliates in Africa

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog On 26 and 27 January, NileTESOL held its 20th annual conference at the American University in Cairo (AUC), at which I was invited to give a plenary presentation and workshop. I was able to contribute to … Continue reading

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Turning 50: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Andy Curtis will present the 2016 Presidential Keynote, titled “Reflecting Forward, Reflecting Back: Looking in the Mirror at 50,” at the TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expo, 8 am, Wednesday, 6 April.  Turning 50 can be tough! Having done it myself in recent … Continue reading

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