Twitter Connections

Some of the greatest surprises I’ve had in the weeks leading up to the convention are the connections I’ve made on Twitter with other conference attendees. @evelinamada let us know that @VenTESOL’s stand “will be located at the lobby of the New Orleans Convention Center, outside of Exhibit Hall A. Friday 8-9” in a tweet yesterday. Heidi Hyte (@ESLtrail) wrote back to us when we asked about her presentation: “I’ll be presenting at TESOL on Friday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm. See you there!” Connections like these with new acquaintances from around the world fill a long-awaited convention with even more anticipation.

If you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation. Use the hashtag #TESOL11 when you tweet about the convention, and search for what is happening in New Orleans. Even if you’re not coming to Louisiana this week, you can still be a part of it all by following the official convention blog (@TESOL2011). Plus, follow me (@ESLbasics) as I post tweets and video blogs along the way.

About agiordano

Andrea Giordano serves as the Assistant Director at Campbellsville University in Kentucky where she has been an ESL instructor for 8 years. The ESL Institute at CU averages about 60 students per term and boasts a thriving TESOL endorsement program where Andrea also teaches each semester. In 2009, Andrea created, an extensive video-centered website for English Language Learners. Andrea holds an M.Ed. in TESOL from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA and is the author of "21 Ways to Jumpstart Your English Skills". You can learn more at her Facebook and Twitter pages.
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3 Responses to Twitter Connections

  1. agiordano agiordano says:

    Sand… I think we follow you already… so let’s meet up for sure. @ reply us and let’s schedule something!

    Maria… We will be posting all week. You can follow our tweets at We will try and add #TESOL11 to all of our stuff.

    Thanks for the comments!

  2. María Irene says:

    Dear Andrea,
    Great idea to tweet about the convention, eventhoug I’m not attending this year I can follow you all. Enjoy another great TESOL Convention.
    Greetings from Valencia, Venezuela.
    María Irene Albers de Urriola

  3. Sandra Rogers Sand Rogers says:

    Thanks, Andrea. I’ve been tweeting to the hashtag #TESOL2011, so I’m not sure if it was getting picked up in twitter searches. I’ll tag #TESOL11 next time. My twitter account is @teacherrogers. We need to plan a “meet-up” via twitter. I’d love to connect with other participants, as well as my peer bloggers!