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Leadership Updates
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR AND CHAIR-ELECT 2014-2015
Vania Rodrigues (Chair) & Carol Barretto (Chair-Elect), Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil
Being a TESOLer means having an opportunity to be part of a dynamic community of professionals. Therefore, it is always a rewarding experience to attend (and present at) a TESOL Convention. However, this convention was a special one for us in many different ways. Read More
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TEACHING ENGLISH AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE: IMPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES
EFL-IS Academic Session, 2014 TESOL Convention, Portland, Oregon
This session explored the linguistic and pedagogical implications and challenges of teaching English as an international language (EIL) in the current era of globalization. It addressed issues such as which instructional variety should be used and what principles should inform a socially sensitive English language pedagogy in diverse world contexts. The presenters were Aya Matsuda, Jane Hoelker, Jeremy Sykes, and Gabriela Kleckova
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EXPERIENCES INTEGRATING MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS AROUND THE GLOBE
EFL-IS Primary InterSection with CALL-IS, 2014 TESOL Convention, Portland, Oregon

In this session, presenters described a variety of contexts in which mobile technology is extending the reach and depth of language learning, resulting in both challenges and benefits.  The presenters were Claire Bradin Siskin, Aaron Schwartz, Paul Daniels, and Carla Arena de Aquino.  Read More

TOWARD A MORE INCLUSIVE TESOL PROFESSION: DIVERSE CONTEXTS, COLLABORATIVE ENDEAVORS
NNEST-IS Primary InterSection with EFL-IS, 2014 TESOL Convention, Portland, Oregon
Presenters showcased how collaboration and collaborative endeavors, among nonnative-English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) and/or between native-English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and NNESTs, could help NNESTs overcome instructional challenges and capitalize on professional strengths and, therefore, benefit the ELL populations that TESOL professionals serve in diverse contexts around the world. The presenters were Brock Brady, Elena Stetsenko, and Ke Xu. Read More
CALL FOR ARTICLES
EFL-IS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2014: "WHEN DOES ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION BEGIN IN YOUR COUNTRY?"
Toni Hull, English Language Programs, Washington, DC & Okon Effiong, Foundation Program Department of English, Qatar University, Doha
For the next issue of the EFL-IS newsletter, we will focus on a single topic, one that affects many of our members all around the world. We think this topic will reveal both significant areas of shared experience and informative differences.
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The topic for the December EFL-IS Newsletter is “When does English language instruction begin in your country?”  For details see the Call for Articles.
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