TESOL Member Moment celebrates our members’ achievements and contributions to the field of English language teaching.
Alexander Lopez Diaz
TESOL Global Member
English Language Teaching Specialist, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Why are you a TESOL member?
Being a TESOL member has allowed me to broaden my view of what happens within English language teaching. It has also connected me to other professionals who work in very similar positions to me, and who are eager to help through TESOL online forums. Additionally, my membership at TESOL has helped me see the professionalism in our field both globally and locally.
What has been your most significant achievement in or contribution to the TESOL field?
As a program coordinator, I help novice teachers with professional development and individual coaching in our English program. Despite just being 22, using my TESOL member network, education, and applied linguistics training, I have been impacting Dominican Republic’s ELT field, one teacher at a time. I lead workshops in institutes about more effective and sound educational practices that result in more communicative, learner-centered classes. My faith, age, and position sends an invitation to young people like me to work hard and thrive. I want to live by that motto; professionalism, passion, quality, and excellence have no age.