Tag Archives: TESOL President

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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2014–2015: A Collaborative, Productive, Visionary Year

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog It’s hard to believe that another year has passed.  At the TESOL 2014 convention in Portland, Oregon, USA, I was giving my acceptance speech as president, and at TESOL 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I delivered … Continue reading

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7 Magic Steps Toward Developing Teachers as Leaders

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog With all the educational reforms around the world and increased demand for teacher accountability and more rigorous student learning outcomes, the need to engage teachers in professional development has never been as urgent as it is … Continue reading

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Building Bridges: Journey to a Better Future for TESOL

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Dr. Sun will deliver the Presidential Keynote address, titled “Building Bridges: Journey to a Better Future for TESOL,” at the TESOL 2015 International Convention & English Language Expo, 8 am, Friday, 27 March 2015.  The last 50 years have marked significant transformation … Continue reading

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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

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An Update on Two Important TESOL Initiatives: the New Strategic Plan and the Governance Structure Review

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Greetings from the TESOL Board of Directors. At its October meeting, the Board of Directors spent considerable time discussing the results of the governance review, the recommended options and alternatives from the task force, as well as feedback received from … Continue reading

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A New Way of Looking at Teacher Evaluation

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog In this blog, I’d like to share a new way of conducting teacher evaluation. In his book, Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, Stephen Brookfield (2007) argued that conversations with faculty peers are essential to the development … Continue reading

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Living VenTESOL’s Spirit!

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog Last month, I had the honor to represent TESOL International Association by delivering an opening plenary talk at VenTESOL’s 32nd convention in Caracas, Venezuela. The theme of VenTESOL’s event was “Examine, Support and Renew ELT for … Continue reading

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TESOL Advocates Are on Capitol Hill

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog Last month, I had a great opportunity to be part of TESOL’s 2014 Advocacy & Policy Summit, held on 22–24 June. This is the largest such event yet, with nearly 70 TESOL educators representing 25 affiliates … Continue reading

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TESOL Association: Update on Governance Review

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Thank you to all those who took the time to review the report from the Governance Review Task Force, and share your feedback. As many of you observed, the review was a very thoughtful and deliberative process to analyze the … Continue reading

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