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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE TESOL PRESIDENT
Dr. Deborah Healey, TESOL President 2019-2020, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dr. Healey, 2019-2020 TESOL President, writes in to illustrate how TESOL is working to fulfill our strategic plan and invites its members to experience the various ways to collaborate and exchange globally with other members. Read More
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Mr. Georgios gives you an update of the ANPC’s work since the convention in Atlanta. He also talks about the APAP and its expansion, as well as, all the open calls for submissions for new ANPC members, and all Denver 2020 sessions. Read More
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Alex Monceaux, ANPC Editor/Director, Lamar University Pathway Program, Beaumont, Texas, USA

Dr. Monceaux, Affiliate News Editor, writes into thank the contributors, to briefly introduce the articles, and to invite affiliates to being to think about ways they can increase their global connectedness and collaborative efforts in ways that give voice to their affiliates, members, and creates new and affirms old paths to share knowledge and expertise. Read More

ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
KOREA TESOL MARCHES ONWARD
David Shaffer, Korea TESOL President, Gwangju, South Korea

Korea TESOL (KOTESOL / Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is marching onward, providing teacher development events throughout the nation and expanding our organization. Read More

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS AS POWERFUL RESOURCE TO STRENGTHEN NELTA
Ms. Motikala Subba Dewan, President, NELTA, Kathmandu, Nepal

NELTA began from humble beginnings, but effective utilization of its resources and collaboration has strengthened NELTA allowing it to become an established, the sustainable organization recognized and honored for its contribution to English teachers in Nepal throughout Asia. Read More

EUROPE
TWENTY-SIX GLORIOUS YEARS OF NATE: CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES, INSPIRATION
Svetlana Sannikova, NATE Russia, Chelyabinsk, Russia

The National Association of Teachers of English, the TESOL and IATEFL affiliate in Russia, is primed and positioned to be a leading organization in enhancing teacher effectiveness. We have already stepped into the XXI-st century and lived for almost twenty years. There is no doubt that the new era has brought extremely advanced and innovative changes related to almost every field of our life. To prepare a new generation for this new world, we need to change the way we educate them. Read More

TESOL-SPAIN GOES GREEN
Rebecca Place, Media Officer, TESOL-SPAIN

Rebecca Place, TESOL-SPAIN Media Officer discusses how TESOL-SPAIN is endeavoring to create a better world through “Green” practices. She writes about how they have joined forces with like-minded organizations and is still exploring ways to decrease its footprint while empowering ESOL educators. Read More

ETAI: 40 YEARS OF SHARING IDEAS
Bridget Schvarcz, Bar-Ilan University & Afeka College of Engineering, Tel-Aviv, Israel

The English Teachers’ Association Israel (ETAI) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! This paper describes the history, the special multi-ethnic nature, and the influence of the association on the professional development of English teachers in Israel. Read More

REFLECTIONS FROM THE INGED-US EMBASSY, ANKARA PROJECT: "BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE: PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' VOICES"
Büşra Çelen and Esen Metin, INGED (English Language Education Association), 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 English teachers that are already teaching, INGED aims to meet the needs of preservice English teachers all around Turkey via the professional development events it has been organizing for 24 years now. Read More
NORTH AMERICA
BC TEAL'S 51ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
James Papple, TESL Ontario, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; EAP Manager, York University English Language Institute
BC TEAL held its 51st annual conference on April 11th to 13th at Langara College, British Columbia. The conference was well-attended with many presenters and participants from different provinces, states, and countries. Read More
CAROLINA TESOL CELEBRATES ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY: REFLECTING ON THE PAST TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
Dr. Larry Savage, Dr. Tim Hart, Ms. Laurie Smith, & Dr. Lori Edmonds
From a twenty-five-person petition in 1978 to hundreds of members and thousands of educators trained in support of English Language Learners in both North and South Carolina, Carolina TESOL has certainly thrived over the past 35 years. As we celebrate our past in 2019, we are also looking towards the future in anticipation of the services we may continue to provide over the next 35 years. Read More
NJTESOL/NJBE CELLebrates 50 YEARS!
LeighAnn Matthews, NJTESOL/NJBE, New Jersey, USA

New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators (NJTESOL/NJBE) is excited to share some of the highlights from the 2019 Spring Conference, which was also our 50th! Read More

NEW YORK TESOL CREATES NEW AFFILIATE PARTNERSHIPS WITH PUERTO RICO AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TESOL ASSOCIATIONS
Laura Baecher, Pres-Elect NYS TESOL, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
Strategic and meaningful partnerships with sister TESOL affiliates can enhance the vitality of both partners. NYS TESOL is thrilled to expand our members’ globalized worldview and increase our connectivity with affiliates from countries highly-represented in our local English learner population by partnering with Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico TESOL. Read More
THE TIME CAPSULE
Angelique Pearson, TexTESOL3 President 2018-2019, Austin, Texas, USA
On the eve of our 34th anniversary, a long-forgotten box of documents from our TexTESOL3 Affiliate’s founding and subsequent 20 years provides insights into our early years and prompts reflection on our mission. Read More
K-12 PARTNERSHIPS & TEXTESOLV: DEEPENING DIALOGUES ACROSS THE CHANGING NORTH TEXAS TESOL COMMUNITY
Katie Welch, Ph.D., Welch Education, Dallas, Texas, USA

As TexTESOLV celebrates its 40th anniversary, we reflect on how the changing Texas school district demographics have resulted in our affiliate shifting away from focusing solely on adult ESL to a more collaborative partnership with language professionals working in K-12 educational settings. Read More

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: WHY GET INVOLVED?
Mary Martha Savage, Ph.D., Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, USA

Dr. Savage shares her experience about getting involved in her local Affliate organization. Read More

SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
RESULTS OF ARTESOL's FEDERAL STRATEGIC PLAN
Ana María Rocca, Argentina TESOL (ARTESOL), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
As a TESOL affiliate, one of ARTESOL’s main objectives has been to work on a federal strategic plan that allows for constant updating of knowledge through the permanent network between local professionals and those from other countries. Reaching out to ELT teachers throughout Argentina is one of the main characteristics of this plan. Read More
FROM TESOL AFFILIATE MEMBER TO INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
Carlos Mayorga Gutiérrez, ACPI/Professor, MEP and Ulatina, Guápiles, Costa Rica

Carlos shares what being an affiliate member has meant to him professionally. In this article, he writes about how affiliate membership has inspired him as a teacher, teacher-trainer, and global leader. Read More

MEXTESOL: GOALS, GROWTH, & TESOL
Jorge Torres Almazán, Secretary, MEXTESOL, Tampico, Mexico

After 40 years of sustainable impact, MEXTESOL enhances and revamps itself by strengthening its chapters and adding a new member to its family. We are happy to share this good news, some of our highlights and goals for the year, and our TESOL experience. Read More

ACTION TESOL CARIBBEAN IS TESOL IN ACTION!
Renée Figuera, Action Tesol Caribbean, Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

For English teachers from the Commonwealth Caribbean, there is an identity complex between being a native-speaker and non-native speaker of English once we identify with becoming part of the TESOL professional industry in a more than transient way. In this same region, ESL teachers and scholars are unable to authentically speak about teaching English without confronting the reality of English-based Creoles, which co-exist with English. Read More

USING MULTI-MODAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA AS A WAY TO BOOST COMMUNICATION FOR TESOL COLOMBIA ASSOCIATION
Jermaine S. McDougald, Director of Faculty and Research, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Universidad de La Sabana, Liaison Officer TESOL Colombia, Bogota Colombia

Communication is necessary for any organization, especially when the association has members spread across the country, with varying degrees of age, access points, and interests. This article discusses how TESOL Colombia uses Social Media Sites (SMS) as a way to provide a meeting place for all Colombian ELT stakeholders, keeping all informed and up to date on the latest trends in ELT and professional development opportunities. Furthermore, there are examples of how this approach to communication with the community could be used in other associations. Read More

TESOL HAITI: SEEKING MENTORS AND INTERESTED PARTNERS
Mackenzy Julemisse, TESOL Haiti, Haiti
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Upcoming Affiliate Conferences

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October 2019

5: WATESOL Fall Conference 

11-12: Intermountain TESOL Annual Conference 

11-12: Ohio TESOL Conference 

12-13:  2019 Korea TESOL International Conference

November 2019

1-2: 2019 Puerto Rico TESOL Convention

1-2: MITESOL 2019 Conference

1-2: Arizona TESOL 2019 State Conference

2: Northern New England TESOL

7-9: 2019 Southeast Regional TESOL Conference

8-9: CoTESOL 43rd Annual Fall Convention

9: Maryland TESOL 39th Annual Fall Conference

14-16: NYS TESOL 49th Annual Conference

14-16: 19th International INGED ELT Conference

15-16: TESOL Italy's 44th National Convention

15-16: ORTESOL Fall Conference

16: WITESOL Fall Conference

20-23: TESOL-NELTA Regional Conference and Symposium 2019

29-1 December: 38th Annual TESOL France Colloquium

December 2019

5-6: TESL Ontario 47th Annual Conference

January 2020

6-9: 25th BETA TESOL International Anniversary Convention 2020

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