Category Archives: TESOL Convention Blog

TESOL 2015: Focus on Speaking Sessions

Farrah Littlepage
Farrah Littlepage

Some days, I wish I could switch places with my students, and spend the day soaking in knowledge about language.  (Then again, I’m sure some of my IEP students would love to skip ahead in their careers and become instructors!) … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Tips for Successful Conference Presentations

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Greetings from Toronto! The 2015 TESOL International Convention has been incredible so far. As always, there is a broad range of presentations and events that the convention organizers have prepared for the attendees. Earlier today, I attended a great presentation … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Technology Overview

Christel Broady
Christel Broady

Attending TESOL conventions is a wonderful experience for attendees from all corners of the world. It allows us to meet like-minded professionals, make new friends and network connections, and, above all, learn new skills. In addition, attendees can experience what … Continue reading

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Pre-K–5 at TESOL 2015: Four Excellent Sessions

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Hello from TESOL 2015 in Toronto. In this blog, I’d like to share information on some of the excellent pre-K–5  sessions that I have attended at this convention so far. Beginnings: Planning and Implementing Successful Pre-K–K for English Learners was … Continue reading

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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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