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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
MESSAGE FROM TESOL PAST PRESIDENT: TESOL'S AFFILIATE TASK FORCE
Andy Curtis, TESOL International Association
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MESSAGE FROM THE ALC CHAIR
Ana Maria Rocca, Argentina TESOL
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MESSAGE FROM The AFFILIATE NEWS EDITOR
Elizabeth Smith, TexTESOL V
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A GLIMPSE OF VENEZUELA TEACHERS OF ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES: VENTESOL
Evelyn Urbina & Álvaro Jordán Venezuela TESOL

The purpose of this contribution is to present some information related to Venezuela Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (VenTESOL) and to describe our experience in 2004 attending our first National Convention of this important association as language teachers working at Universidad de Los Andes (ULA-NURR) in Trujillo, Venezuela. We start by presenting VenTESOL, some of its current academic and cultural programs and describing how our university has worked alongside the organization with its students and professors. Finally, we summarize the impact of these activities in the ELT field in our country. We are very proud to tell you more about the first TESOL affiliate outside the United States. Read More

NEWS FROM THE TESOL AFFILIATE IN EGYPT, NileTESOL

Amira Salama, NileTESOL

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NYS TESOL CONNECTS
Sarah Elia, Fran Olmos, and Anne Henry, New York State TESOL
New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) is keeping busy these days. We are happy to share some of our highlights and looking forward to reading about our fellow TESOL affiliates. Read More
ARTICLES
SPELT'S TRAVELLING CONFERENCE

Zakia Sarwar, Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers

Sarwar unfolds the mystery of SPELT’s travelling conferences, from the tip of the Arabian Sea to the foothills of the Himalayas, enriching the lucky presenters who go to Pakistan. Read More
USING TECHNOLOGY TO BUILD COMMUNITY: NEWS FROM SUNSHINE STATE TESOL

Ester de Jong, Sunshine State TESOL

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EXPANDED WEB CONTENT: MIDTESOL'S WEEKLY FEATURE
Shaeley Santiago, Mid-America TESOL
In an effort to provide greater value to its membership, MIDTESOL has begun publishing a weekly feature article on its website. The articles have allowed the affiliate to better meet professional development needs through a timely publication focused on topics relevant to various groups within our membership. Read More
CONNECTING MEMBERS: THE CASE OF BC TEAL

Karen Densky, British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language

Looking for ideas for connecting the membership of your affiliate? Here is a summary of the ideas presented by affiliate leaders from BC TEAL during the opening session of the affiliate workshop in Baltimore. Ideas cover ways to support, communicate, reach out to, and celebrate members. Read More

MORE THAN A PRESIDENT OR A BOARD MEMBER OF A TEACHER ASSOCIATION, WE NEED LEADERS!

Franklin Tellez , Nicaraguan Teachers Association

I was elected to be a LEADER, not just the President of the teachers’ association in my country. The President and members of the Board were elected to radiate passion for their careers, for education. To face problems, challenges, reach goals, and find solutions together with all members. Read More

ORGANIZING FOR ADVOCACY IN A TESOL STATE AFFLIATE

JoAnne Negrin, Ed.D. & Sandee McBride, NJTESOL/NJBE

One of the great challenges that affiliates face is ensuring a focus on leadership, as well as management. As the political panorama in New Jersey presented our affiliate with increasing opportunities and challenges, NJTESOL/NJBE has successfully oriented toward an increased leadership role while expanding the reach of the organization. Read More

Convention Review
AN AFFILIATE LEADER AT THE 50TH TESOL CONVENTION, BALTIMORE

Arifa Rahman, Bangladesh English Language Teachers' Association

Affiliate leader Arifa Rahman narrates her experience at the TESOL affiliate sessions at the TESOL Convention. She was impressed with membership engagement, leadership responsibilities, and the sharing of best practices and intercultural insights among affiliates. This had a positive effect on affiliate networking and cooperation. Read More

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