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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Ester de Jong, TESOL International Association, President
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LETTER FROM THE PAST PRESIDENT: REFLECTIONS OF A HAS-BEEN
Dudley Reynolds TESOL International Association, Past President
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR: CHANGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Debbie West, TESOL Affiliate Leadership Council, Chair, Paris, France
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: "LOST?" RE-CONNECT, RE-INTEGRATE!
Ulrich Schrader, Editor, Affiliate Leadership Council & Valerie Novick, Staff Liaison, TESOL International Association
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ARTICLES
EXPLORING VOCABULARY THRESHOLDS FOR ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING
Roy Scott Douglas, BC TEAL, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This article summarizes the BC TEAL Best of Affiliates presentation at the TESOL 2017 International Convention & English Language Expo. It explores breadth of knowledge vocabulary thresholds that support reading and writing for first-year university students at English language universities. Read More

"BILINGUALISM IS A GIFT!" A CAMPAIGN OF COLLABORATION
Lauren Harrison, MATSOL, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
A result of close collaboration across the disciplines of special education and ESL, the “Bilingualism is a Gift!” (BiG!) campaign has promoted a critical message for diverse families and stakeholders in a Massachusetts community and beyond.
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TEACHING WITH MOBILE DEVICES: SOME PRACTICAL IDEAS AND CONSIDERATIONS
María Mercedes Kamijo, TESOL Argentina, Corrientes, Corrientes, Argentina
Mobile devices are reshaping the ways we access information and interact with others, offering great educational potential that should be exploited by teachers and institutions. This article analyzes how mobile learning can enrich language learning in innovative ways and, at the same time, help learners develop skills that are essential in the 21st century. Read More
NEWS FROM THE AFFILIATES
HELTA HONDURAS TESOL: ITS ORIGINS AND IMPACT ON HONDURAS TEACHER TRAINING
Grazzia María Mendoza Chirinos, HELTA Honduras TESOL, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
HELTA Honduras TESOL has had a relevant impact on teacher training in Honduras over the last three years as it has been able to reach an average of 1500 teachers in the country. There is still work to do, but the good thing is that there is high motivation and teachers have become empowered to pursue constant professional development. Read More
GREETINGS FROM NYS TESOL
Sarah Elia, Anne Henry, & Ravneet Parmar, NYSTESOL
New York State TESOL shares updates. Read More
MISTY'S BLOG FOR ARGENTINA TESOL
Misty Adoniou, Board Member, TESOL International Association

Misty Adoniou represented TESOL International Association at the Argentina TESOL Convention held on May 12th and 13th at Parana in Argentina. Read More

LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS: MEXTESOL AND HELTA HONDURAS TESOL
Grazzia María Mendoza Chirinos, HELTA Honduras TESOL, Tegucigalpa, Honduras and Ulrich Schrader, MEXTESOL, Mexico City, Mexico
As the world joins in collaboration the assurance of each partners’ growth is evident. Collaboration leads towards an enrichment of contexts and opportunities for healthy discussion which aid in the promotion of change. Multicultural scenarios are created and this is the case of affiliates in the Central American and Caribbean Basin Region which have been collaborating for the last 23 years! Read More
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