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Learning About U.S. Advocacy From an International Perspective

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In 1988, I saw an Eddie Murphy movie called “Coming to America.” At that time, I had not yet made my first trip to the United States, so I was intrigued by how people from other … Continue reading

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Small Is Beautiful: The 7th PELLTA Int’l ELT Conference

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In 1973, the German economist E.F. Schumacher published a book subtitled A Study of Economics as if People Mattered, making its financial focus clear, but it is the main title that he is best known for: … Continue reading

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TESOL Goes to India

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the TESOL International Association held its first ever event in India on 24 and 25 April. It was a TESOL Academy, and its theme was “Changing Classrooms, … 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: Megatrends in TESOL

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis will be blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for his posts! Wow! I usually tell my English language learners not to use that word, as it tends to be overused. But after having attended David … Continue reading

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TLO 16: How to Teach Online: Review and Wrap-Up: Part 2

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Welcome to the last of this 16-part series of TLO Blogs, which have had, in total, well over 2,000 hits (so far). So, I wanted to thank those readers, especially those of you who posted questions and comments. Thanks also … Continue reading

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TLO 15: How to Teach Online: Review and Wrap-Up: Part 1

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

As this is the penultimate TLO blog in this 16-part series, I asked some of the readers and responders what they thought would be the most useful way to wrap things up. Many of the readers said that, as we’ve … Continue reading

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TLO 14: How to Teach Online: Assessing Online Learning II

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Welcome to the 14th in this series of 16 TLO blogs. Last time, in TLO 13, we looked at some of the challenges of assessing online learning, based on a kind of “triangulated model,” with timeframes, quantity, and quality as … Continue reading

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TLO 13: How to Teach Online: Assessing Online Learning

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Welcome to the 13th in this series of 16 TLO (teaching and learning online) blogs. Here in eastern Ontario, Canada, there’s been a period of record-breaking, severe winter weather with temperatures getting down to 40 degrees below zero, where Fahrenheit … Continue reading

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TLO 12: How to Teach Online: Building Trust

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

In TLO 11 (posted 8 Jan 2014), I wrote that: “When we think and talk about building relationships online, we move beyond the Technology of TLO to the other ‘Big T’, which is Trust. In all relationships, personal as well … Continue reading

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