Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
The 2014 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo will bring together educators from more than 75 counties in Portland, Oregon USA, for this industry event, which is the largest of its kind. The annual convention is organized by TESOL International Association, the professional association for more than 13,000 teachers of English to speakers of other languages from across the globe.
Considered the premier event in English language teaching worldwide, the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo features educational sessions and experts on a broad variety of topics, including language testing and assessment, technology in language learning, bilingual education, and standards.
In support of the convention theme, “Explore, Sustain, Renew: ELT for the Next Generation,” attendees will have the opportunity to participate in more than 1000 educational sessions presented by their colleagues and important leaders from both inside and outside the field. A major highlight of the convention is the English Language Expo, featuring more than 130 companies with the latest in products and services for English language educators and their classrooms.
International keynote speakers, presenting on topics that will lead TESOL into its 50th anniversary year in 2016, include Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, noted scholar and political leader from Thailand, speaking on “English as a Powerful Instrument of Community Building in East Asia”; David Graddol, Director of The English Company (UK) Ltd, whose topic is “Five Megatrends Shaping the Future of TESOL”; Dr. Deena Boraie, President of TESOL and dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, addressing the convention on “Next Generation ELT: Voices of TESOLers”; and Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman, Professor Emerita of Education, Professor Emerita of Linguistics, and Research Scientist Emerita at the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, USA. Dr. Larsen-Freeman will be speaking on “Complexity Theory: Renewing Our Understanding of Language, Learning, and Teaching.”
Convention highlights include:
TESOL gratefully acknowledges its strategic partners, National Geographic Learning and ETS/TOEFL, and all its other partners for their support of the 2014 convention.
Visit the TESOL convention website for complete information.
About TESOL International Association
Founded in 1966, TESOL International Association is a professional community of educators, researchers, administrators and students committed to advancing excellence in English language teaching for speakers of other languages worldwide. With more than 13,000 members representing over 163 countries, TESOL fosters the exchange of ideas, research, and peer-to-peer knowledge, and provides expertise, resources, and a powerful voice on issues affecting the profession. Through professional development programs, its international conference, special interest groups, and publications, TESOL engages tens of thousands of professionals to collaborate globally and create a world of opportunity for millions of people of all ages who want to learn English. http://www.tesol.org.