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Leadership Updates
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR 2013 - 2014
Denise De Felice, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Vania Rodrigues, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil
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LETTER FROM THE INCOMING CHAIR-ELECT
Carol Barretto, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Braslia, Brazil
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Articles
HANDLING CULTURAL SENSITIVITY IN AN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASS
Dr. Ali Mohammad Al-Asmari, M. Shamsur Rabb Khan

Handling cultural sensitivity while teaching a language awareness course to the Saudi students of the BA English program at King Khalid University has been a real challenge. Being politically ignorant and culturally sensitive, Saudi students were exposed to some controversial topics that asked for a neutral explanation and judicious discussions. Read More

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IN BANGLADESH-LOW LEVEL OF SUCCESS: SOME OBSERVATIONS
Md. Mazhar Hossain

The status of English in Bangladesh is yet undecided. It does not have the official status of a second language. It is more than a foreign language, as it is widely used in every part of national life. Unfortunately, the overall level of English knowledge is very low. Why? Linguists working in the field of second language learning/acquisition tried to find out the factors which are important for successful learning or acquisition. In light of some of their discussions, the author tried to analyze the present scenario of Bangladesh to find out the probable reasons behind this question. Read More

A look back at the 2013 TESOL Convention in Dallas
EFL-IS PRIMARY INTERSECTION SESSION WITH ESP-IS: HARMONIZING ESP PRACTICE IN EFL CONTEXTS THROUGH CURRICULAR INNOVATION
A 2013 TESOL Convention Session

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EFL-IS PRIMARY WITH HE-IS: INTERLANGUAGE/INTERCULTURAL IMPACT ON CHINESE AND ARABIC STUDENTS' WRITING
A 2013 TESOL Convention Session
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EFL-IS INTERSECTION WITH EE-IS: THE CHALLENGES OF ELEMENTARY ESL AND EFL INSTRUCTION
A 2013 TESOL Convention Session
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2014 TESOL CONVENTION IN PORTLAND
TEACHING ENGLISH AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE: IMPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES
A 2014 TESOL CONVENTION EFL-IS ACADEMIC SESSION

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EXPERIENCES INTEGRATING MOBILE LEARNING IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS AROUND THE GLOBE
A 2014 TESOL CONVENTION EFL-IS PRIMARY INTERSECTION WITH CALL-IS

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TOWARD A MORE INCLUSIVE TESOL PROFESSION: DIVERSE CONTEXTS, COLLABORATIVE ENDEAVORS
A 2014 TESOL CONVENTION NNEST-IS/EFL-IS INTERSECTION SESSION
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Annoucements
MEETING OTHER EFL-IS MEMBERS AT TESOL 2014 IN PORTLAND
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EFL-IS MEMBER ACADEMIC PAPER CONTRIBUTIONS
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REVIEW OF PROPOSALS PROJECT
Toni Hull, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
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TESOL and ETS Announce 2014 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research

Dr. Stephen Bax's article introduces the first ever use of eye tracking technology to research cognitive processing in language tests.

TESOL and National Geographic Learning Announce 2014 TESOL Teacher of the Year
City College of San Francisco tenured EFL instructor Ann Fontanella named 2014 TESOL Teacher of the year.

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