Category Archives: TESOL Convention Blog

TESOL 2017: A Moment to Be Cherished

Narad Kumar Rijal
Narad Kumar Rijal

I have always dreamed of attending the TESOL convention and presenting a paper at the august gathering. It is almost a mela ( a fair) for English language professionals to engage, enrich, and empower their understandings and expertise. My dream … Continue reading

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Just Three Months to TESOL 2017

Ahu Moser
Ahu Moser

I hope that the New Year has had a wonderful start for all of you. It is getting chilly here in Maryland, but, although I do not like cold weather, I am happy for this. This cold weather is the … Continue reading

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Visit the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2017

Gilda Martinez-Alba
Gilda Martinez-Alba

Have you been to the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo? It is a fantastic way to learn a lot of information in a very short time. People present their topics, which … Continue reading

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Revolutionizing Education by Reshaping Narrative

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Aziz Abu Sarah will present the Opening Keynote, titled “Revolutionizing Education: Building Peace in a Divided World,” at the TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expo, 5:30 pm, Tuesday, 5 April.   “The West wants to destroy the Arab and Muslim world,” one of my … Continue reading

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Beyond Linguistic Borders: Language Learning Cradled in Cognition

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Dr. Jeanette Altarriba will present the James E. Alatis Plenary titled “Beyond Linguistic Borders: Language Learning Cradled in Cognition,” at the TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expo, 8 am, Thursday, 7 April.   The study of bilingualism and how individuals represent and … Continue reading

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Negotiating “Acceptable” Usage

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Dr. Anne Curzan will present a keynote titled “Survey Says…: Determining What English Usage Is and Isn’t Acceptable,” at the TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expo, 8 am, Friday, 8 April.  Why can’t we end a sentence with a preposition? Why … 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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A Week After TESOL 2015: Technology Reflections

Christel Broady
Christel Broady

It has been a week since the 2015 TESOL convention concluded, and I am still sorting through all of my convention experiences. Many of my TESOL friends must feel the same way, since my social media channels and e-mail are … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: The Takeaways From a First-Time Attendee

Navnish Sidhu
Navnish Sidhu

Every year, educators from around the world approach the TESOL convention with one single mission in mind: to learn. Some come to learn the trends of the ESL world, some come for the research, and still some others for the … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Teaching Listening, Part 2

Autumn Westphal
Autumn Westphal

This is a continuation of my previous post on ideas I garnered about teaching listening from the TESOL International Convention that took place in Toronto, Canada last week. I have two more sessions to share with you. Again, I hope you can use … Continue reading

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