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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
CONNECTIVITY AND SHARED EXPERIENCES
Ester de Jong, President, TESOL International Association
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WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME
Debbie West, Affiliate Leadership Council, Chair
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EXPANDING OUR AFFILIATE'S INFLUENCE
Ulrich Schrader, Affiliate News Editor & Member A, Affiliate Leadership Council
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WELCOME THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW AFFILIATE NETWORK PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL
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ARTICLES
THE POWER OF TWO: COTEACHING TO SUPPORT ELLS
Sarah Forbes, NNETESOL, Vermont, USA
This blog outlines the power of the coteaching model for providing language and content instruction to English learners in a K–12 setting. Coteaching allows for a rich language learning experience for students and an empowering collaborative professional relationship for teachers. Read More
RECONSIDERING CONCEPTUAL PARADIGMS IN ENGLISH STUDIES
Arifa Rahman, Bangladesh English Language Teachers' Association
With increasing recognition of the high transforming power of English, the agenda of current education planners in developing societies is to build up generations of young people able to compete and operate nationally and internationally in this language. The presentation discussed in this article took stock of the gradual shifts in policy and practices of English language education in Bangladesh over four decades. Framed within an overarching perception of a changing global polity, the paper was embedded in a wider framework of English language teaching (ELT) policy and practices.  Read More
AFFILIATE REPORTS
DELVING DEEPER INTO LOCAL ADVOCACY
Jamie Harrison, Alabama-Mississippi TESOL, Alabama, USA

We hear a lot about advocacy, but what exactly is it and what is our role as ESOL teachers? How can we become more effective at the local, regional, or national levels? Alabama-Mississippi TESOL affiliate members will explore these ideas as shaped by their context in the south at the first AMTESOL Advocacy Conference in October, 2018. Read More

REFLECTIONS FROM THE 18TH INTERNATIONAL INGED ELT CONFERENCE
Büşra Celen, English Language Education Association (INGED), Ankara, Turkey

INGED Turkey has been a key player in the language teaching arena in Turkey since its foundation in 1995. In addition to the seminars and workshops INGED organizes, with its traditional international conference every other year, the association keeps creating a professional platform where ELT professionals meet and exchange ideas. Read More

HELTA HONDURAS TESOL: WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING 2018
Grazzia María Mendoza Chirinos, HELTA Honduras TESOL, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HELTA Honduras TESOL has gone beyond its expectations in 3 ½ years. Back in 2014 we never imagined that in 2018 we would host two major events and make history: A TESOL Academy and the 14th Biannual Conference for the Regional TESOL Group for Central America and the Caribbean Basin. Read More

THE FIRST PROVINCIAL LEVEL REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF NELTA AND THE CELEBRATION OF 70 YEARS OF US-NEPAL FRIENDSHIP
Motikala Subba Dewan, Nepal English Language Teachers' Association (NELTA) Dharan Sunsari, Nepal
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PERU TESOL ASSOCIATION AT 25
Mg. Florentina de la Cruz de Pelaez, President, Peru TESOL Association. Trujillo, Peru

Peru TESOL Association is celebrating a milestone this year -- twenty-five years as an affiliate. The current president has contributed a short history along with an invitation to learn more about this successful affiliate. Read More

REGIONAL SOUTHEAST TESOL DRAWS ATTENDEES FROM 23 STATES
Susan Spezzini, Regional Southeast TESOL Conference (SETESOL), Alabama, USA
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TESOL COLOMBIA, A DREAM THAT CAME TRUE
Ivonne Gonzalez, President,TESOL Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
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TESOL KUWAIT CONFERENCE, 2017: BUILDING AND BRIDGING ELT COMMUNITIES
Rana Khan, TESOL Kuwait
TESOL Kuwait opened its fourth annual conference to the ELT community with the opening key address from Dr. David Nunan. The Conference offered exciting learning opportunities to roughly 250 educators and professionals from the region and all around the world. Read More
2018 TESOL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION & ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPO
BEST OF AFFILIATE SESSIONS
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AFFILIATE NETWORK SESSIONS
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