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TESOL Advocates Are on Capitol Hill

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

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 from across the United … Continue reading

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Questioning Techniques to Engage Students in Critical Thinking

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

One of the most challenging tasks for language teachers when working with English language learners is to engage students in critical thinking and encourage them to ask questions that go beyond factual information. In this blog, I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Demystifying Myths About Leadership: An NNEST Perspective

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Who can become a leader for a professional organization? As nonnative-English-speaking (NNES) educators, especially new teachers, many tend to say, “I’m just a graduate student,” or  “I’m just a new teacher in the field. How can I take a leadership … Continue reading

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Greetings From Yilin and Important Initiatives From TESOL

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

The TESOL President’s Blog Greetings from Yilin! I am truly honored and excited to have this opportunity to serve as president of TESOL International Association. I’d like to thank the entire TESOL membership for choosing me to represent you and … Continue reading

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Reflections From TESOL’s First Egyptian President: 10 Accomplishments and Lessons Learned

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The TESOL President’s Blog Time has flown—it seems like it was only yesterday when I was installed as TESOL president in Dallas in March 2013. It has been an amazing year! I was extremely busy; I learned a lot, did … Continue reading

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The Cairo TESOL International Symposium Experience

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The TESOL President’s Blog Last week on 27 January, TESOL held an international symposium in Cairo, Egypt, organized in partnership with Egypt’s TESOL affiliate, NileTESOL, and The American University in Cairo. For me and for TESOL this was a very … Continue reading

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Nine Features of an Effective Teacher Evaluation System

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The TESOL President’s Blog Many teachers understandably do not enjoy or appreciate being evaluated. Some teachers actually dislike or resent evaluation systems in general, or the system that is implemented in their workplace specifically. Regardless of these opinions, I think … Continue reading

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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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