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Leadership Updates
MESSAGE FROM THE PAST CHAIR
Janet L. Pierce, Past Chair, TESOL Affiliate Leadership Council
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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR
Ana María Rocca, Member A,TESOL Affiliate Leadership Council
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Articles
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TESOL AFFILIATES
Andy Curtis, TESOL President-Elect; TESOL International Association

As TESOL approaches the end of its first half-century, in 2016, now is a time to look back to the beginnings of the association. In this article, the first 48 years are considered with a focus on the affiliate-history of TESOL, concluding with a call for input from affiliates on the future of the association. Read More

A FRIEND IN YOUR POCKET: USING VOICE RECORDERS AS LEARNING TOOLS IN THE L2 CLASSROOM
Okon Effiong, Qatar TESOL President; Qatar TESOL

An obsolete technology in Germany may be cutting edge in the Chad Republic. The voice recorder may not be considered a state-of-the-art gadget in 2014, but does it have the capability to support L2 learning—especially in low-tech regions of the world? The answer is a resounding yesRead More

NEWS FROM THE AFFILIATES
FROM THE PARTICULAR TO THE GENERAL
Aline Grasser, Strasbourg, France; TESOL France
On 17 May 2014, TESOL France staged its first ever Spring Day: a day focused on young learners and teenagers. It was a leap of faith to target this age group (as it had never been done before) and to trust the event to a new executive committee, which included several new members who had never been involved in such an event Read More
A TOP 10 LIST FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE
Virginia Garcia, BRAZ-TESOL Newsletter Editor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; BRAZ-TESOL
These days, it’s virtually impossible to ignore a new genre of text in which people, ideas, and events are listed in a quantifiable way. Not to miss out on the new tradition, I give you “The top 10” list of things that made the 14th BRAZ-TESOL International Conference a success.
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MEXTESOL, EMBARKING ON THE FIFTH DECADE
Ulrich Schrader, MEXTESOL-TESOL liaison, Mexico City, Mexico; MEXTESOL
MEXTESOL is planning to provide high-caliber events, programs, and services to the ELT community in Mexico in the coming decade.
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CA&CB TESOL REGIONAL GROUP'S 12TH CONFERENCE IN PANAMA
Ulrich Schrader, MEXTESOL-TESOL liaison, Mexico City, Mexico; MEXTESOL
This year’s Central American and Caribbean Basin’s biannual conference brings together the regions affiliates to explore the similarities and differences of English language teaching in the region, 19–21 September 2014, in Panama.
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SEARCHING FOR YOUR TRUE NORTH IN ELT
Graciela Martín, President & Mabel Gallo, Past President; ARTESOL

ARTESOL Convention 2014, held in San Salvador de Jujuy, a city in the north of Argentina, was of special importance to the local English teachers, because ELT development is not easy in their area. Classroom practitioners and researchers specializing in all educational levels conducted plenary sessions and concurrent presentations, sharing their expertise with more than 200 attendees. Read More

TESOL 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION & ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPO: BEST OF AFFILIATES SESSIONS
ESL CONVERSATION ACTIVITIES: THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THEMES
Shirley DeMichele, ILLINOIS TESOL/BE
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G.A.M.E.S. FOR THE COMMON CORE
Teresa Ferguson, GEORGIA TESOL
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TAKING DIGITAL STORIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL: MAKING DOCUMENTARIES
Gilda Martinez- Alba & Laura Hook, MARYLAND TESOL
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PROGRESS-MONITORING MADE SIMPLE WITH CBM3D (CURRICULUM BASED MEASURES THREE DOMAINS)
Rita Platt & John Wolfe, MINNESOTA TESOL
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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM AN ONLINE SITE: READING EXAMS
Maria Teresa Mallén, ANUPI
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DEMOCRATIZING DIDACTIC TRANSPOSITION IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
Darío Luis Banegas, ARGENTINA TESOL
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HOTS, LOTS, AND MOTS: THINKING SKILLS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
Susan Bedein & Eleanor Satlow, English Teachers Association of Israel
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2014 AFFILIATE COLLOQUIUM
CHALLENGES OF COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
Gabriela Kleckova, ATECR - Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic, TESOL Board Member
The Affiliate Colloquium explored the rationale, processes, challenges, and possible consequences of using multiple methods to collaborate with other TESOL professionals in countries where English is spoken and taught as a foreign or additional language. The presenters also explored the adequacy of technology for collaboration in English language teaching. Janet Pierce, THREE RIVERS TESOL, chaired the Colloquium, organizing and introducing the speakers and their topics around the theme. Read More
TexTESOL V AND YAKUT TESOL PARTNERSHIP: 2008-2014
Larisa Olesova, Past President; Yakut TESOL, Elizabeth Smith, President, Jayme Lynch, Past President & Jey Venkatesan, Publications Copy Coordinator; TexTESOL V

In July 2008 two affiliates TexTESOLV and Yakut TESOL signed a partnership agreement in the city of Yakutsk in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The Past President of TexTESOLV Donald Weasenforth and Past President of Yakut TESOL Larisa Olesova initiated the partnership relationship between the two affiliates to promote teacher professional development and student exchanges between the two countries. Read More

LEADING A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS: NEGOTIATION, MANAGING PEOPLE'S STRENGTHS, AND COORDINATING A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS
Rebekah Johnson, Immediate Past President, NYS TESOL, New York, USA

Leading a group of volunteers can be challenging.  The diversity of membership and elected leaders, while beneficial, also makes organizing efforts difficult. This article looks at the challenges and some solutions including addressing performance issues, managing strengths, the importance of motivation and how using technology can help. Read More

2014 Affiliate Workshop
2014 AFFILIATE WORKSHOP: MORNING SESSION
Holly Duckworth, CEO, Leadership Solutions International

The Affiliate Workshop was held in two sessions. The morning session was led by CEO Holly Duckworth. Read More

2014 AFFILIATE WORKSHOP: AFTERNOON SESSION
Tina Howlett, Past President, Judy Hobson, Past President, ARKTESOL
The afternoon session of the Affiliate Workshop was composed of peer-facilitated breakout sessions. Read More
CASE STUDIES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Doaa Rashed, Maryland TESOL President; Maryland TESOL
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MEMBERS ENGAGEMENT - TESOL ARABIA
Rehab Rajab, TESOL Arabia President;TESOL Arabia
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2014 AFFILIATE EDITORS WORKSHOP
EDITORS' WORKSHOP
Janet Pierce & Larisa Olesova, TESOL Affiliate Leadership Council
The Editors’ Workshop was focused on ongoing and active discussion of benefits of using a traditional (paper-based) format versus an electronic newsletter. Participants discussed and shared their findings of pros and cons for both formats.
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ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
TESOL INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION AFFILIATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Larisa Olesova, ALC Chair
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Leadership Updates
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NEWS FROM THE AFFILIATES
TESOL 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION & ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPO: BEST OF AFFILIATES SESSIONS
2014 AFFILIATE COLLOQUIUM
2014 Affiliate Workshop
2014 AFFILIATE EDITORS WORKSHOP
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