TESOL

An Invitation to the 2017 TESOL International Convention
TESOL 2.0: Engage, Enrich, Empower

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Margi Wald

By MARGI WALD —Join the international community March 20-25, 2017, in Seattle, Washington, for the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, our 51st annual gathering. Experience what makes TESOL and its affiliates unique: present and future teachers, administrators, researchers, and advocacy leaders engaging in conversation about language education and policy; enriching their knowledge, networks,
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1,000 Days of Learning Leadership Lessons

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
new official author pic of Andy Curtis

By ANDY CURTIS —In the Fall 2015 issue of the CATESOL News, I wrote a piece titled “Learning Leadership Lessons Along the Way: Part 1,” which followed up on a piece titled “Learning to Lead in Language Education,” which appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the CATESOL News. A number of CATESOL members emailed
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CATESOL Goes to Washington for 2016 TESOL Summit

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
author image of Judy O'Loughlin

By JUDITH B. O’LOUGHLIN —Judy O’Loughlin, CATESOL K-12 Advocacy Chair, and Sydney Rice, CATESOL president, representing Adult Education, joined approximately 75 other TESOL educators and members of TESOL International Association on June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, DC, for the 2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit. The program featured two full days of issue briefings and
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Turning 50 in Baltimore: Stepping Back, Looking Forward

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
new official author pic of Andy Curtis

By ANDY CURTIS —Some might argue that 50 is just another number between 49 and 51 with no greater significance than either of those two. And then there’s the comedian (whose name escapes me) who recently pointed out that the whole idea of celebrating birthdays is no more than a recognition of the fact that
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Saving Lives Through Language Teaching

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
new official author pic of Andy Curtis

By ANDY CURTIS —This year, as the 50th president of the TESOL International Association (TIA), I will travel up to 200,000 miles, attending and presenting at TIA affiliate conferences and other events, such as TIA academies, symposia, and regional conferences, in India (http://blog.tesol.org/tesol-goes-to-india/), Vietnam (http://blog.tesol.org/taking-tesol-to-the-world-vietnam/), Mexico (http://blog.tesol.org/taking-tesol-to-the-world-mexico/), Singapore, and elsewhere. One of my goals, as
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Learning Leadership Lessons Along the Way: Part 1

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
new official author pic of Andy Curtis

By ANDY CURTIS —Twenty years ago, in 1995, I decided to leave England as soon as I wrapped up my PhD at the University of York and to start working in Hong Kong. One of the best things about that decision was that longtime CATESOL member and past president (1998-1999) of the TESOL International Association
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10 Things to Take Away
From the TESOL Advocacy
and Policy Summit

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
policy summit feature art

By BETTE EMPOL and JUDITH O’LOUGHLIN —We were CATESOL representatives at the 2015 TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit held June 20-21, 2015, in Washington, DC. John Segota, associate executive director for Public Policy & Professional Relations, TESOL International Association (TIA), and director of the annual Advocacy and Policy Summit, asked us to write a blog
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Taking TESOL to the World

May 19th, 2015 | By
new official author pic of Andy Curtis

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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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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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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