Category Archives: TESOL Convention Blog

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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Resources: A Post-TESOL 2014 Reading List

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Guest Author

A Guest Post by Walton Burns Walton Burns has taught English for 13 years, starting in the Peace Corps in Vanuautu. Since then, he’s worked around the world. His  students have been Kazakh oil executives, Afghan high school students, and Chinese … Continue reading

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Live From TESOL 2014: Wrapping Up and Moving Out

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Tara Arntsen is blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for her posts! Today was the last day of the TESOL convention in Portland, Oregon, but just because everyone was wrapping things up and moving out of the … Continue reading

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Live From TESOL 2014: Chaos and Complexity in Portland

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis is blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for his posts! The last plenary session of TESOL 2014 was given this morning by Prof. Diane Larsen-Freeman. Like the word “Wow” (see my last blog), the word … Continue reading

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Live From TESOL 2014: Tic-Tac-Toe

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Tara Arntsen is blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for her posts! Blogging was not on my agenda today, but after traipsing back and forth across the Oregon Convention Center all day, I ended my day, exhausted … Continue reading

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Live From TESOL 2014: Day 3: The Learning Goes On!

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Elena Shvidko is blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for her posts! Once again, greetings from Portland! Today is the third day of the convention, and it seems like the energy is not fading away!  There are … Continue reading

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