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Convention Special Issue: May 2019
TESOL 2019 Brings Together More Than 5,000 in Atlanta
Couldn’t attend the 2019 TESOL Convention, or any of the more than 1,000 sessions during the week? Here is what you may have missed.
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5 Free Recorded Sessions From the TESOL Convention
Miss Convention this year? Check out these five free recorded sessions, including all four Convention keynotes and one on creating digital storytelling projects. Read More
TESOL 2019 Trends and Top Sessions: From the Source
TESOL 2019 Ambassadors share their favorite sessions and promising resources, and Strand Coordinators discuss trends they observed in their fields. Read More
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6 Ways to Continue the TESOL 2019 Convention Energy
by Stephanie N. Marcotte

As we all go home to our different parts of the world and sync back into our old routines, we must not lose our convention energy and motivation. Instead, use the Convention as a platform to raise up your programs, colleagues, students, and profession; here are a few ways to get you started. Read More

Recognizing Excellence: TESOL 2019 Grants and Scholarships Recipients

TESOL celebrates excellence in the field every year at its convention for merits such as service to the field, research, teaching, and leadership. This year, awards were given to outstanding teachers, researchers, students, and organizations. Here are some of this year's award winners. Read More

From the Executive Director: Creating Connections and Connectivity in Atlanta
by Christopher Powers
Christopher Powers wraps up his time in Atlanta reflecting on the tremendous effort it took to plan, assemble, and carry out the successful TESOL 2019 Annual Convention—an effort thoughtfully and carefully put forth by everyone involved, including volunteers, presenters and exhibitors, sponsors, TESOL staff, and many more. Read More
Convention Resources
Convention Recorded Sessions: View sessions from the TESOL 2019 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Recorded sessions are available for purchase on the TESOL Live Learning Center. For US$149 you can have full access to the selected recorded 2019 Convention sessions! You may also purchase individual sessions for US$15. Here's a sample of what you'll find:
  • Activities to Increase Comprehension of Reading Passages
  • Beyond the Rubric: Supporting Inclusive Approaches to Teacher Evaluation Practices
  • Demystifying the Academic Publishing and Review Process
  • Games — the Key to English Fluency and Accuracy
Electronic Village and Technology Showcase Webcasts: The Computer-Assisted Language Learning IS presents free webcasts from Atlanta.
Convention Desktop and Mobile App: The easy-to-use site allows you to search for sessions and download handouts with a click or a tap.
Convention Program Book (PDF): Download the full Program Book to check out some of the hundreds of sessions, see the highlights, or find that presenter whose name you can't quite recall.
Heard at TESOL 2019
"I attended #TESOL 2019 because. . .
  • learning and networking makes me a better teacher!”

  • my students deserve the best ESL classes possible.”

  • I want to become a great English language teacher!”

  • learning the English language changed my life, so now it is my turn to pay it forward.”

  • I want to become a better ELT researcher.”

  • I am meeting a true need in my community and beyond.”

Are you interested in serving the association and the profession as an elected leader?
The Nominating Committee is accepting applications from TESOL members interested in serving as President-Elect, on the Board of Directors (2 positions), or on the Nominating Committee (8 positions).

Read More Details and Apply Here

Job Link
Assistant Professor, TESOL; Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, USA

Academic Manager/Director of Studies; Sino-US High School Bridge Program, TUP Academy, China

Faculty Administrator and Director; English Language Institute, UCF Global; The University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA

Want to post your open positions to Job Link? Click here.

To browse all of TESOL's job postings, check out the TESOL Career Center.

At TESOL 2019
Photos and Social Media

Check out social media for more pictures of, resources from, and insights about TESOL 2019:

Tagboard: View the TESOL Tagboard (#TESOL2019) to see how attendees shared across multiple platforms.

Facebook: Official Convention photos from TESOL.


Coming Soon

Keep an eye out for special promotions and discounts from TESOL International Association for Teacher Appreciation Week, 6–10 May 2019!


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