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Languaging in a New World

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog To understand the world of TESOL 2.0, I have previously looked at changes in the system that provides English language education and the tools of the classrooms where students learn the language. The privatization of education … Continue reading

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English Language Teachers and Technology

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog In fall 1983, I was hired as an undergraduate Spanish teaching assistant. Over the course of a weekend, I was trained to: 1) speak and dramatize a Spanish sentence from a pattern-practice drill, 2) snap my … Continue reading

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The State of ELT: Public, Private, and a Future in Between

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog As part of a previous blogpost on TESOL 2.0, I argued that “if we are to engage, enrich, and empower a 2.0 world, we need first to understand the changes that are happening both outside and … Continue reading

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TESOL 2.0

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog 2017 marks  TESOL International Association’s 51st year as an organization that promotes professional expertise  in English language teaching worldwide. As we embark on our second half-century, it is fitting that the theme for our 2017 convention will … Continue reading

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Hawai’i TESOL 2016: TESOL Supporting Its U.S. Affiliates

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog Last month, on February 13, Hawai’i TESOL held its annual conference with the theme of “Languacultures and ELT” at Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, Oahu, where I was invited to give the plenary address. I was able to … Continue reading

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TESOL International Association Supporting Its Affiliates in Africa

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog On 26 and 27 January, NileTESOL held its 20th annual conference at the American University in Cairo (AUC), at which I was invited to give a plenary presentation and workshop. I was able to contribute to … Continue reading

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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 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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