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LETTER FROM THE PAST PRESIDENT, DEBORAH HEALEY

Dr. Deborah Healey, TESOL Past President 2020-2021, Portland, Oregon, USA

Dr. Healey, TESOL Past President 2020-2021 writes in to update Affiliate members about TESOL resources available to all that can help in dealing with COVID-19 and the move to online teaching. Additionally, she comments on the progress of the virtual TESOL Convention and two new TESOL initiatives, the Affiliate Peer Advisory Program (APAP) and the Advocacy Action Center. Read More
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR, GEORGIOS VLASSIOS KORMPAS

Georgios Vlassios Kormpas,

ANPC Chair/Director, Teaching, Learning and Development Center, Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, KSA

Mr. Kormpas gives you all the updates since August 2019, and all the exciting news for the Affiliate Network Forum, new affiliates, and the APAP.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR, ALEX MONCEAUX

Alex Monceaux, TexTESOL III, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA

Dr. Alex Monceaux offers a brief overview of the first 2020 Affiliate Newsletter. He compares previous newsletter submissions rates to the current newsletter, introduces two new newsletter sections, and two new Affiliate News committee members. Finally, he invites readers to submit articles for the August newsletter by June 15th, 2020. Read More

FEATURED ARTICLES
SOUND AFFILIATE LEADERSHIP ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, A. D. MONCEAUX

Alex Monceaux, Editor ANPC Newsletter, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA

Are you new to the board? Dr. Monceaux reflects on board work in the volunteer sector and offers a brief overview of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of board members. This article will introduce four critical concepts of a board member – Board Structure, the Duty of Care, the Duty of Loyalty, and the Duty of Obedience – to empower board members to take up the reins of their respective position on their board and guide their organization faithfully. Read More

EQUITY AND DIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP IN TESOL, ANDY CURTIS

Andy Curtis, Graduate School of Education, Anaheim University, CA, USA

In this article, the 50th President of TESOL International Association reflects on what he learned about equity, diversity, and inclusion during his time as a TESOL leader, and how his multilingual, multicultural history shaped his leadership. Read More

THE DEPARTMENT ADVISORY BOARD AS AN ACADEMIC PARTNER, DAN W. FRENCH

Dan W. French, Dean, Galloway College of Business, Lamar University, Texas, USA

As many affiliates seek ways to extend their reach and strengthen the connection to their stakeholders, Dr. Monceaux, invited Dr. French to open this discussion for the affiliates. In this article, Dr. French discusses how academic units set up Advisory Boards for academic partnerships as an example for Affiliates to model in their establishment of foundations and community-related partnerships that empower the affiliate’s work. Read More

ELT DAY FOR PUERTO RICO, JIM PAPPLE, ET AL.

"I will treasure this activity forever and hope that when you have an idea, you share it with others, you never know... maybe there is someone out there who thinks alike, and together you can run an activity like ELT DAY FOR PUERTO RICO." —Online Presenter Read More

BUILDING TESOL BRIDGES BETWEEN LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN, KEY THEME - DIVERSITY AND FLEXIBILITY

Suzanne Rajkumar, Director Biliterate Culture Development

Suzanne writes into share how in her experience,TESOL is not a field only of the classroom; it is a global arena of influence!. Read More
AFFILIATE REPORTS: ASIA
ELTAM, SHARING SUCCESS AND ACHIEVEMENTS, KEY THEME - SUCCESS

Dr. Mira Namsrai, President of the English Language Teachers' Association of Mongolia/Mongolia TESOL, Mongolia

Dr. Mira writes in to say that our successful long-term work on national curriculum and textbook development has been making a significant contribution to the development of English education in our country. Read More
ETAG, 25 YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO PROMOTING ELT IN GEORGIA, KEY THEME

Manana Rusieshvili, ETAG President, Tbilisi, Georgia & Rusudan Tkemaladze, ETAG Director, Tbilisi, Georgia

English Teachers' Association of Georgia ( ETAG) celebrated an essential day in its life  – its 25th anniversary this January. Since that time, ETAG has been assisting teachers of English to become successful and grow professionally. ETAG is ready for future challenges and will continue to be the first to share new ideas and approaches in the ELT in Georgia. Read More
ETAI, ETAI HACKATHON, KEY THEME - ORGANIZATION EVOLUTION

V.S.Jakar, ETAI, Jerusalem, Israel

Join me in looking at the development of the English Teachers’ Association of Israel (ETAI), where it began and where it is today. Read More
AFFILIATE REPORTS: CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
ACPI, ACPI PURPOSE, KEY THEME - ASSOCIATION'S PURPOSE AND WORK

Ana Madrigal Rimola, President ACPI, San Jose, Costa Rica

ACPI President writes in to introduce and share the Costa Rican Association of Teachers of English (ACPI) purpose. Read More
MEXTESOL, MEXTESOL 46TH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS, KEY THEME - CONVENTION SUCCESS STORIES

Jorge Torres Almazán, MEXTESOL-TESOL Liaison, Tampico, Mexico

MEXTESOL held its 46TH annual conference on October 24th to 26th at the International Convention Center in Queretaro, Mexico. 3,000 participants from and different states and countries attended and enjoy excellent plenary talks, featured sessions, workshops, poster sessions, networking, and more. Read More

AFFILIATE REPORTS: EUROPE
FRANCE TESOL, TESOL FRANCE AFFILIATE REPORT, KEY THEME - UPDATES AND CHALLENGES

Jeremy Levin, FRANCE TESOL President, Paris, France

TESOL France has gone through quite a lot over that last couple of years. There is the passing of the presidential torch along with bringing in new executive committee members. Read More
TESOL UKRAINE, 25 YEARS OF TESOL IN UKRAINE: HONORING THE PAST AND SHAPING THE FUTURE, KEY THEME - THE HISTORY AND ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER 25 YEARS

Olena Ilienko, TESOL-Ukraine President, Ukraine

The President of TESOL-Ukraine, reports on the accomplishments over the past 25 years of the association. She walks us through the challenges, opportunities, and training since the start of the association, as well as how a successful partnership was cultivated with a sister affiliate Hawaii TESOL. Read More

AFFILIATE REPORTS: NORTH AMERICA
BCTEAL, CHARITABLE GIVING THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE, KEY THEME - ASSOCIATION FOUNDATIONS, ENDOWMENTS, BENEFITS

Michael Galli, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The TEAL Charitable Foundation (TCF) was established in 1986 to support English as an additional language teaching and learning in British Columbia. Starting with just $5,000, the TCF’s endowment is now valued at over $1,000,000. In addition to awards supporting teachers, the TCF helps students with refugee experiences afford their post-secondary studies. Read More

BCTEAL, BCTEAL RESPECTFUL INTERACTIONS GUIDELINES, KEY THEME - NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY

Jennifer Walsh Marr, BCTEAL, Vancouver, Canada

BCTEAL has drafted, consulted and ratified Respectful Interactions Guidelines to help us navigate interpersonal and inter-organizational interactions. We aim to foster a culture that celebrates diversity, be it linguistic, cultural, life or professional experience by explicity acknowledging these differences and making room to navigate our way through them together. Our next steps are to 'operationalize' these guidelines from policy to culture through dedicated programming. Read More

CATESOL PROVIDES JUST-IN-TIME ONLINE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS

Marsha J. Chan, CATESOL Interest Group Chair, Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group Co-coordinator, and Website advisor, California, USA

California was the first state in the United States to establish a "shelter in place" mandate to prevent the COVID-19's spread. However, even before Governor Newsom's official shelter in place mandate, California schools had begun shutting down. This sent hundreds of thousands of students and teachers home. Pro-active CATESOL trainers started delivering online workshops and interactive coaching for ESL teachers to make this transition easier. Read More

KYTESOL, CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF KYTESOL, KEY THEME - ANNIVERSARY

Forty years! WOW! Can you believe that Kentucky TESOL has been around that long? Starting in 1979 with only 36 members, this organization has grown into stable support for professional development and scholarship opportunity. Journey through our history and all that we have accomplished! Read More

NJTESOL, EXCITING NEWS FROM NJTESOL/NJBE! KEY THEME - APPOINTMENT OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LeighAnn Matthews, NJTESOL/NJBE Liaison, New Jersey, USA

In this report, the NJTESOL/NJBE Liaison, New Jersey, shares exciting news about the appointment of their first Executive Director for the association and her new role. She ends with an invitation to collaborate with NJTESOL/NJBE. Read More
NYS TESOL, NEW YORK STATE TESOL CELEBRATING ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY! KEY THEME- ASSOCIATION HIGHLIGHT OVER 50 YEARS, HISTORY AND ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER 50 YEARS

Laura Baecher, President of NYS TESOL, New York, NY USA

In this article, the President of NYS TESOL, takes a few minutes to pause and reflect on the past 50 years of the association as well as provide insights for NYS TESOL's future. The first president discusses the importance of starting the association and the milestones and achievements of the 9th president in leading advocacy on bilingualism. Read More

OHIO TESOL, OHIO TESOL EXPANDS CONFERENCE OFFERINGS THROUGH NEW COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, KEY THEME- SUCCESS STORIES FROM 2019 CONFERENCE AND NEW ADVOCACY INTEREST SECTION INITIATIVES

John Haught, Ph.D., President, Ohio TESOL

Ohio TESOL President, John Haught, writes in to share success stories from the Ohio TESOL 2019 Conference - Collaborate! Educate! Initiate! Additionally, he writes how the new Advocacy Interest Section has given their collaborative efforts feet and offers examples of their progress. He ends with an invitation to the 2020 Ohio TESOL conference. Read More
VIRGINIA TESOL, SMALL AFFILIATE, BIG CONFERENCE: VIRGINIA TESOL HOSTS THE 2020 SOUTHEASTERN TESOL CONFERENCE, KEY THEME, TIPS ON ORGANIZING A LARGE REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Rebecca Raine Raab, President, Virginia TESOL, USA

Virginia TESOL president Rebecca Raine Raab provides insights into their 2020 VATESOL and SETTESOL regional conference in October. She highlights critical areas, aspects, and pointers such as extending memberships, logistics, partnerships, and communication strategies as part of the organization for their upcoming regional conference with 11 affiliates. The note ends with an invitation to attend the 2020 Southeastern TESOL conference in Richmond, Virginia. Read More

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