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United We Stand: With Africa TESOL

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog TESOL International Association’s 50th year has been one of many ground-breaking events, including our first events in India (April), in Vietnam (August), in Mexico (November), and in Singapore (December), demonstrating our commitment to “Take TESOL to … Continue reading

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Taking TESOL to the World: Singapore

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In another year of “fifty-firsts,” in other words, a year of first-time events in our 50th year, TESOL International Association held its first regional conference in Asia, on 3–5 December, in Singapore, in partnership with the National … Continue reading

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NYS TESOL 2015: TESOL International Supporting its U.S. Affiliates

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog The word “nice” has not only fallen into disuse over the years, but it can now produce some strong negative feelings, such as those expressed by Natalie Sisson, in her 2011 piece on “Why Nice Should … Continue reading

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MEXTESOL 2015: TESOL Supporting Its International Affiliates

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog Immediately following the first TESOL International Association Symposium held in Mexico, on 4 November 2015, in Canún, Quintana Roo, the 42nd MEXTESOL International Convention took place, in the same place, over the following 4 days, on 5–8 … Continue reading

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Taking TESOL to the World: Mexico

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In keeping with this year of firsts for TESOL International Association, and as part of our goal of “Taking TESOL to the World,” following our first event in India (with the association’s first president of Indian … Continue reading

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Taking TESOL to the World: Vietnam

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In the previous TESOL President’s Blog post, I wrote about leading and managing change and innovation, which was one of the main themes of TESOL International Association’s first symposium in Vietnam last month, which followed the … Continue reading

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Leading and Managing Change and Innovation at TESOL

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog According to its website, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) “represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 9,300 organizations.” Their members “manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary … Continue reading

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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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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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