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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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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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TESOL Mourns the Loss of Dr. James E. Alatis, Founding Member

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

With great sadness, TESOL International Association mourns the loss of Dr. James E. Alatis, a founding member of TESOL and its first executive director. Jim Alatis touched many lives during his tenure as TESOL executive director and throughout his career. … 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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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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That’s a Good Question!

Diane Larsen-Freeman
Diane Larsen-Freeman

Dr. Larsen-Freeman will deliver a keynote address titled, “Complexity Theory: Renewing Our Understanding of Language, Learning, and Teaching” at the TESOL 2014 International Convention & English Language Expo, 8 am, Saturday, 29 March. When one of our students asks us something we … Continue reading

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Ten Tips to Get the Most Out of the TESOL Conference

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

Coming to the TESOL conference?  I’ve said it before (last year) and I’ll say it again. Whether it’s your first time or your fifteenth, there are always new things to learn. Here are some tips on having the best experience … Continue reading

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