Tag Archives: intercultural competence

Pronouncing ELs’ Names Correctly

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I once expressed to a Korean parent my dismay that so many of my students from Korea came to school with an Anglicized name. Since I taught in an elementary school, it was usually the parents who picked a new … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , | 5 Comments

Revolutionizing Education by Reshaping Narrative

tesolconvention2016

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

Posted in TESOL Blog, TESOL Convention Blog | Tagged as , , , | Comments Off on Revolutionizing Education by Reshaping Narrative

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

Posted in TESOL Blog, TESOL Leadership Blog | Tagged as , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy New Year 2015! Teaching Worldwide Celebrations

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Whether your English learners celebrate the New Year on January 1st or not, they will enjoy learning about some famous New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place on December 31st. This is also a great springboard to having your ELs talk and … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in TESOL Blog, TESOL Convention Blog, TESOL Leadership Blog | Tagged as , , , , | 4 Comments