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Taking TESOL to the World

May 19th, 2015 | By
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By ANDY CURTIS —In 2011, the “TESOL Association” was reborn and rebranded as the “TESOL International Association.” As the then-president of the association, Christine Coombe, explained in her blog posting: “By now you’ve heard the good news: TESOL is now the TESOL International Association. As the president of TESOL’s Board of Directors, I can assure
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Editor’s Note, Spring 2015

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Karen Bleske

Now that all CATESOL publications are online, and have been for a full year, I thought I’d take a minute to write about the differences between them. We have three: The CATESOL Journal, the CATESOL News, and the CATESOL Update. Each serves a different purpose. The CATESOL Journal (www.catesoljournal.org) is the official journal of CATESOL.
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Back to the Future: The TESOL Convention Comes (Back) to Canada

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Andy Curtis, p-elect of TESOL

By ANDY CURTIS —As you know, the TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo—to give it its rather full title—will be taking place very soon: this year, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from March 25 through 28. This is not the first time the convention has come to Canada. In 1983, the 17th Convention came to
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From the President, Spring 2015

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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Midterm Hell or Spring Break Indecision? Not to Worry–It’s Conference Season! By KIMBERLEY BRIESCH SUMNER —At this time of the year, do you find yourself daydreaming about your options for relaxation or intellectual stimulation, in the hope that you’ll have your grading completed before the next school holiday or spring break? If you are anything
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From the President, Winter 2014

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
Kimberley Briesch Sumner

By KIMBERLEY BRIESCH SUMNER —Hello, my name is Kimberley Briesch Sumner, and I’m this year’s president of CATESOL. As Past President Ellen Lange said in her presidential farewell CATESOL News article, I took up the reins on Saturday, October 25, during the Town Hall Meeting at the CATESOL Annual Conference “think, connect, create, share” in
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Editor’s Note, Winter 2014

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
Karen Bleske

This issue marks the end of the first year of the online CATESOL News (the first to go online only was the Spring 2014 issue), and we hope that you have taken full advantage of and enjoyed its accessibility via cell phone, tablet, or desktop computer. This issue of the News is packed with even
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Beyond the Opening Plenary: Making a Lasting Impact

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
Andy Curtis, p-elect of TESOL

By ANDY CURTIS —The FIFO Problem More than 40 years ago, in 1972, Donald Bligh published a book with the “quitle”—a question used as a title, pronounced “kwai-tul”—What’s the Use of Lectures? The fact that the book is still being read and referred to confirms that this question is still being asked, as lectures are
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From the President, Fall 2014

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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By ELLEN LANGE —This is the last issue of the CATESOL News in which you will see my picture and my “pitch” as CATESOL Board president. Our hardworking president-elect, Kimberley Briesch Sumner, will be taking up the reins as CATESOL Board president on late Saturday afternoon, October 25, at the 2014 CATESOL Annual Conference, “think,
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From the General Manager

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

By DON SILLINGS —It’s time to vote for CATESOL leaders. On September 21, 2014, an email containing a link to the ballot for the annual CATESOL election was sent to your email address on file. If you did not receive it, check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder, contact me,
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Membership Coordinator News and Notes

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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By DON SILLINGS —First of note are two new membership categories, “Guest” and “Trial,” approved by the Board of Directors. The Guest membership is a no-fee membership extended to such entities as publishers, legislators, and TESOL affiliates upon the approval of their request to join CATESOL. This membership adds them to the mailing list of
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