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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR
Larisa Olesova, member A, TESOL International Association Affiliate Leadership Council
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MEET JEAN FRANTZY ITALIEN, INCOMING ALC MEMBER A!
Jean Frantzy Italien, TESOL MATE (Haiti)
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ARTICLES
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION TO SUPPORT AFFILIATES
TESOL ARABIA REACHES NEW AUDIENCE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Rehab Rajab, Vice President/President-Elect, and Daniel Stebbins, READ SIG Treasurer, TESOL Arabia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

www.tesolarabia.org

TESOL Arabia embraces social media in order to increase communication between members and nonmembers and encourage professional development interaction on both a regional and global scale. The result has been an increase in people participating in the many professional development opportunities in and around the United Arab Emirates. Read More

CATESOL MEETS ONLINE
Branka Marceta, CATESOL TELL-IG Webmaster

CATESOL is using Adobe Connect as an online platform for Board of Directors meetings and professional development offering, as well as planning conferences and other events. This article summarizes this affiliate’s experience so far. Read More

THE NEW MARYLAND TESOL WEBSITE: PROS AND CONS
Gilda Martinez-Alba, Past President, Maryland TESOL, USA

http://mtesol.memberclicks.net/

If you are considering getting a new website for your organization, you should read this article to find out what are some of the pros and cons experienced by one affiliate. Read More

SOCIAL MEDIA AND SUNSHINE STATE - CONNECTING WITH MEMBERSHIP AND BEYOND
Lindi Kourtellis and Kisha C. Bryan

Sunshine State TESOL http://www.sstesol.org

This article discusses the various ways in which Sunshine State TESOL has utilized social media to strengthen the organization by connecting with its membership and other stakeholders. Read More

SHARING STORIES FROM AFFILIATES AROUND THE WORLD
ASIA AND OCEANIA
FIRST STEP: AMEND THE JALT CONSTITUTION
Kevin Cleary, President, JALT

http://jalt.org/

At JALT we are working hard to modernize our systems so we can better serve our members. In this effort, we often find that we need to change internal rules or do away with traditional ways of accomplishing our tasks. Changing our constitution took a bit more effort than we had expected! Read More

AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
INTRODUCING KSAALT - HELPING TEACHERS BLOOM IN SAUDI ARABIA
David Berry, Newsletter Editor, KSAALT

www.ksaalt.org

KSAALT has grown as a language association to represent and support language teachers all over Saudi Arabia. Over its 7-year history, KSAALT has developed with different leaders. It started out only representing language teachers in Eastern province. Now it has grown to 4 chapters: Khobar, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Yanbu. Read More

CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
CA&CB CONFERENCE AT THE ANNUAL PRTESOL CONVENTION IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Josue Alejandro, PRTESOL Immediate Past President

The 11th Central American and Caribbean Basin ( CA & CB ) Conference and 39th PRTESOL Convention was held on November 16 and 17th 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. TESOL also held an International Symposium the day before, November 15. The following countries were represented at the conference: Colombia, Cuba, Belize, Panama, Venezuela, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Read More

EUROPE AND EURASIA
TESOL FRANCE: UNE HISTOIRE A SUCCES
Bethany Cagnol, Phil Wade, Debbie West, and Ros Wright

TESOL France has seen enormous growth over the last few years thanks to a group of extremely dedicated volunteers. In this article we go behind the scenes to get a closer look at one TESOL International affiliate's histoire à succèsRead More

NALDIC CONFERENCE 20: READING ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

Charlotte Franson and Nicola Davies, Executive Committee, NALDIC

www.naldic.org.uk

NALDIC's annual conference is the major event for EAL/ESL teachers in the UK. This year's conference provided participants with a wide range of perspectives on reading for ESL learners, opening with a plenary by Marilyn Abbot from the University of Alberta, complemented with work by colleagues from across the UK. Many of the presentations are available on the NALDIC website, www.naldic.org.uk. Read More

LANGUAGE LANDSCAPES, TESOL ITALY'S 37TH NATIONAL CONVENTION
Beth Ann Boyle, TESOL Italy, Rome, Italy

Language Landscapes, TESOL Italy's 37th National Convention, not only is an obvious reference to linguistic landscapes, but it also suggests a rather dynamic visual image of how our world is constructed and represented through language. Read More

BEST PRACTICESARKTESOL
ARKTESOL DEVELOPS CONVENTION CENTER PARTNERSHIP
Kristina Howlett, President, ARKTESOL
While lesson planning and classroom management are part of teachers’ daily lives, conference planning duties are typically unfamiliar to educators. Find out how ARKTESOL alleviated conference planning headaches, increased participant attendance, and structured more time for affiliate initiatives.
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INTESOL
TRAINING BURMESE REFUGEES AS COMMUNITY
Amanda Snell, Adult Basic Education/Community-Based Programs Representative, INTESOL, USA

http://www.intesol.org/index.html

This article describes a student-driven language program designed to develop in advanced English-speaking Burmese refugees the language and leadership abilities they need to advocate for the needs of their families and neighbors in a historically nondiverse community. Read More

Maryland TESOL
SHADOWING TO FIND AN INSTRUCTIONAL MATCH
Maha Abdelkader, Member, Maryland TESOL and Laura Hook, President, Maryland TESOL

www.marylandtesol.org

Teachers strive to meet students' academic, linguistic, and cultural needs while constructively engaging them in rigorous content. A commitment to making a difference in students’ lives is shared among teachers; however, perspectives vary regarding how to make this difference. Shadowing is an effective strategy to align perspectives and services to promote English learners’ academic achievement. Read More

TESOL Arabia
TESOL ARABIA CONTINUES TO GROW
James McDonald, President, TESOL Arabia, Dubai, UAE

www.tesolarabia.org

TESOL Arabia is at a point of growth where we are striving to pull the best from our past into the rapidly changing the world of 21st century ESL professional development. Our team is developing, growing, responding and incorporating new innovative ideas to meet the growing needs of the ESL community in the Middle East. From rebranding, incorporating social media, continuing to produce quality publications, and expanding our professional development opportunities for our members, we are committed to making our affiliate something we at TESOL Arabia and TESOL International can be proud of. Read More

TESOL Greece
PSYCHOLOGY AND ELT: EGO DEPLETION: 'I CAN RESIST ANYTHING - PROVIDED THAT'S THE ONLY THING I HAVE TO DO!'
Nick Michelioudakis, Academic Consultant, London Exams Hellas

http://www.tesolgreece.org/

Why do students find assignments and projects so hard? Why is change so difficult? And what do these questions have to do with cookies and radishes? Watch the amazing Dan Heath describe a fantastic experimentRead More

WELCOME NEW AFFILIATES
AAELTA HAS BECOME TESOL'S AFFILIATE
Abayneh Haile, President, AAELTA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa English Language Teachers’ Association is a nonprofit association based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We follow the requirements of Societies and Charities Agency, a government body that gives legal status to associations and nongovernmental organizations. AAELTA is run by seven committee members who are elected by the members for 5 years. We have a website and an email address, but not an office. Read More

TESOL SUDAN 2011 - 2012 NEWSLETTER
Oula Elsharif, TESOL Sudan, Editor, and Aymen Elsheikh, TESOL Sudan, Vice President and Co-editor

www.tesolsudan.org

It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to our second newsletter, reflecting our activities and news for the last two years (2011–2012) as well as our plans and annual conference arrangements for 2013. You can also find more news and updates on our official websiteRead More

47TH ANNUAL TESOL CONVENTION AND EXHIBIT
2013 BEST OF AFFILIATES SESSIONS
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ALC COLLOQUIUM 2013
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In This Issue
LEADERSHIP UPDATES
ARTICLES
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION TO SUPPORT AFFILIATES
SHARING STORIES FROM AFFILIATES AROUND THE WORLD
ASIA AND OCEANIA
AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
EUROPE AND EURASIA
BEST PRACTICESARKTESOL
INTESOL
Maryland TESOL
TESOL Arabia
TESOL Greece
WELCOME NEW AFFILIATES
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We invite you to explore the new and improved American English website! American English is an online resource center for teaching and learning English and about U.S. culture. This website provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers’ professional development as well as resources to use in the classroom—all for free!

Designed with user-friendly navigation, this new website makes it easy to find and share materials and resources relevant to you, including teacher training publications, activity ideas, books, and songs. The search function allows you to create a personalized list of resources that can be saved and emailed for easy access. American English also provides links to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs exchange programs, educational opportunities in the United States, and professional development opportunities, both international and virtual.

In addition to a wealth of language learning and teaching resources, American English is also the home of Trace Effects, the exciting 3-D interactive online video game for learning language and U.S. culture. You can learn more about the game and how it can be used as a teaching resource in the Helpful Links section of the Trace Effects page. You can even play Trace Effects or one of four exciting related mini-games online and compete against friends to see who can earn the highest score!

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