Category Archives: TESOL Convention Blog

TESOL 2015: From the Eyes of a First-Time Attendee

Navnish Sidhu
Navnish Sidhu

As I sit down to write this blog, I realize that my brain has reached its capacity to receive or produce information. I am overwhelmed, over stimulated, and overworked, and yet I feel I have only just scratched the surface … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: What Keeps a Long-Time TESOLer Coming Back

Barbara Gottschalk
Barbara Gottschalk

Toronto TESOL will be my 23rd TESOL convention, and, of course, I’ve experienced just about everything the conference offers. I’ve attended sessions, volunteered, browsed the exhibition area, and networked at receptions. I’ve presented, but received more rejections than acceptances; I’ve … Continue reading

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ESP Sessions at the TESOL Convention in Toronto

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! Have you seen the Program Book for the TESOL convention in Toronto? For ESP practitioners and researchers, there are some very exciting and informative sessions! In this TESOL Blog post, I would like to share some information … Continue reading

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2015 Teacher of the Year’s Most Memorable TESOL Moments

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

What are your most memorable TESOL moments? Here are some of my most memorable moments from past TESOL conventions. 1. Cerebral Moments How can you satisfy your intellectual curiosity as an ESL educator? The impressive diversity of scholars each year … Continue reading

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10 Steps for a Successful Conference Experience

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

I love attending professional conferences in our field. It’s a place where I can learn from experienced teachers and established scholars, participate in intellectual conversations, share my own teaching ideas, and, of course, meet new people and feel a part … Continue reading

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Redefining Communicative Competence and Redesigning ELT in the 21st Century

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Jun Liu will moderate the James E. Alatis Plenary, presented by Drs. Lourdes Ortega and Michael Byram, titled “Redefining Communicative Competence and Redesigning ELT in the 21st Century,” at the TESOL 2015 International Convention & English Language Expo, 8 am, Thursday, 26 … Continue reading

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Teachers Crossing Borders and Building Bridges

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Sonia Nieto will present the opening keynote, titled “Teachers’ Roles in Crossing Borders and Building Bridges,” at the TESOL 2015 International Convention & English Language Expo, 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 25 March 2015. “I like to have parent conferences in laundromats,” declared Roger … Continue reading

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Building Bridges: Journey to a Better Future for TESOL

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Dr. Sun will deliver the Presidential Keynote address, titled “Building Bridges: Journey to a Better Future for TESOL,” at the TESOL 2015 International Convention & English Language Expo, 8 am, Friday, 27 March 2015.  The last 50 years have marked significant transformation … Continue reading

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What Is Intercultural Communicative Competence?

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog In recent years, several researchers in the ELT field have raised a series of conceptual issues around how we should express our cultures in English (Honna,2005; Byram,2009; Wen, 2013,). As a speaker, should you stick to … Continue reading

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An Update on Two Important TESOL Initiatives: the New Strategic Plan and the Governance Structure Review

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Greetings from the TESOL Board of Directors. At its October meeting, the Board of Directors spent considerable time discussing the results of the governance review, the recommended options and alternatives from the task force, as well as feedback received from … Continue reading

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