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In 1966, a group representing five associations began what is now TESOL International Association. Through the rest of 2015 and all of 2016 TESOL will be reflecting on the past 50 years as well as looking forward to what the future holds for the profession. As a TESOL professional, you can participate in the celebration by submitting nominations to three important opportunities for professional recognition: 50 at 50, 30 Up and Coming, and TESOL Success Stories.

It is every English language teacher's responsibility to support his or her English language learners through active participation in the democratic process. The TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit guides ESL educators through that process, helping them learn how to affect positive legislative change. Read about what teachers learned at the 2015 summit, and pick up some tips on how you can begin your path to effective advocacy. 

In this article, Christine Irvine-Niakaris and Richard Kiely discuss the pedagogical content knowledge which underpins the practices in reading lessons of experienced teachers in test preparation classes. The study explores the nature of reading comprehension pedagogy and also the ways teachers vary and adapt their approach. 

Association News
TESOL 50th Anniversary: TESOL is gearing up for its year-long 50th Anniversary celebration in 2016. Read the official press release to learn about ways to get involved!
Call for Proposals: The Master’s Student Forum and Doctoral Research Forum, at the TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expo in Baltimore, Maryland USA, seek submissions by 18 September.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer your professional growth; sign up for one of these courses today!
  • TESOL Symposium: TESOL Symposium in Cancun, 4 November. Explore breakthroughs & innovations that have shaped today's classroom.
  • TESOL Online Course: Teaching & Assessing Adult Learners: 12 August–22 September 2015.
  • TESOL Online Course: Teaching & Assessing Young Learners: 9 September–20 October 2015.
  • Online Course: Fundamentals of TESOL. Ideal for new or prospective ESL/EFL teachers. Begins 8 Oct—Register now!
Resources
Interactive Webpage: The Digital Language Barrier: How does language shape your experience of the Internet? (The Guardian)
Fact Sheet: Top Languages Spoken by English Language Learners Nationally and by State (Migration Policy Institute)
Report: English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos (Pew Research Center)
Infographic: A Proportional Perspective of the World's Native Languages (io9)
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TESOL charter member Edward Mason Anthony Jr. passed away 12 July 2015 at the age of 92. Read the full obituary.
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