Tag Archives: TESOL President

8 Current Trends in Teaching and Learning EFL/ESL

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The TESOL President’s Blog Last month, I had the good fortune of having been invited as a plenary speaker in MexTESOL’s 40th anniversary convention, held in lovely Querétaro. I had a wonderful time, and I really felt at home—I discovered … Continue reading

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Rethinking English Language Teaching and Learning in China

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

I have just come back from a very successful TESOL Symposium held in Guangzhou, China. We were hosted at the beautiful Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, which is located near Baiyun Mountain. The theme of the conference was really intriguing: … Continue reading

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The U.S. Common Core State Standards: TESOL’s Perspectives Locally & Globally

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is a significant education initiative in the United States and has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. The CCSS cover English language arts and mathematics, and now there is … Continue reading

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TESOL Symposium and Annual CAMELTA Congress: An Overview

Christine
Christine Coombe

As part of my summer vacation, I had the great pleasure of serving as a plenary speaker at the TESOL Symposium on K–12 Teacher Development and Training on August 12, 2012 and the 12th Annual CAMELTA Congress on August 13–14, … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap Between Research and Classroom Practice

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

In an interesting article in the Guardian Weekly of October 16, 2012 (“How Useful is TESOL Academic Research?“), Penny Ur asks an important question about TESOL academic research for classroom teachers. She acknowledges the gap between classroom practice and research, … Continue reading

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Is Assessment for Learning Realistic for EFL/ESL Classrooms?

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

To better reflect the change in classroom assessment where assessment and learning are perceived as inseparable and assessment is viewed as a tool for learning, I prefer the use of the terms assessment for learning (AfL) and assessment of learning … Continue reading

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Next Generation ELT: MALL

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

Last year, the president of my university, Lisa Anderson, requested that we provide English language courses for our security guards. We tested and placed these learners in the appropriate levels in our continuing English program for adults. Recently, I found … Continue reading

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Native English–Speaking Teachers and Trainers Still Idealized

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The TESOL President’s Blog In spite of all the advances that have occurred within our profession, backed by research which has shown that trained nonnative English–speaking teachers (NNESTs) can in fact be better than native English–speaking teachers (NESTs) because they … Continue reading

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Advocating for TESOL as a Profession

Suzanne Panferov
Suzanne Panferov

In my day job, I direct the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at the University of Arizona (UA). The UA is a large, public university located in the city of Tucson in southern Arizona about 100 kilometers … Continue reading

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Former TESOL President Brock Brady Attends 47th ASOCOPI Conference

Brock Brady
Brock Brady

It was an honor to represent TESOL International Association at the 47th ASOCOPI  (Asociación Colombiana de Profesores de Inglés) conference in Tuluá Colombia, 11–13 October. The theme of the conference was “Encounters with Varieties of English,” a highly appropriate topic … Continue reading

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