TESOL International Association and Oxford University Announce Grammar Partnership

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TESOL International Association partners with Oxford University Press. The partnership will promote grammar resources as well as professional development opportunities for English language educators.

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“English language teachers will directly benefit from this high level collaboration by accessing, on their own time, high quality content on a topic of perennial importance in English language teaching and learning

TESOL International Association (TESOL), the premier association for English language educators worldwide, and Oxford University Press announce a new partnership. Focused on grammar education for English learners, the partnership will highlight grammar resources and professional development opportunities for English language educators from both TESOL and Oxford.

A highlight of the partnership is the development of four virtual seminars that will include content from Oxford’s new Elements of Success series, as well as experts and authors from TESOL and Oxford. TESOL will launch the seminars at the end of 2014, and they will be available to all TESOL members and Oxford customers. And Oxford will continue their longtime participation in TESOL’s annual international convention held each March.

In addition, Oxford will be the exclusive sponsor for TESOL’s two popular grammar courses. Grammar 1 is offered in February, and Grammar 1 and 2 are both offered in July. Anyone can participate. Oxford will also provide grammar resources for the TESOL Resource Center, which is available on the TESOL website.

“English language teachers will directly benefit from this high level collaboration by accessing, on their own time, high quality content on a topic of perennial importance in English language teaching and learning,” said Rosa Aronson, TESOL executive director.

“We believe that education changes lives for the better and are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through education and learning English. At Oxford University Press we strive to work closely with teachers, academics, and professional organizations such as TESOL to create the best learning and teaching environment,” said Laura Pearson, director, English language teaching, NY, at Oxford University Press.

About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press, with a wide global reach. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has a presence in around 50 countries, and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals. To find out more about Oxford University Press, please visit http://www.oup.com. To find out about OUP’s English Language Teaching publications, please visit http://www.oup.com/elt.

About TESOL Press
TESOL Press, the publishing arm of TESOL International Association, supports excellence in the field of English language teaching through a full range of publications. TESOL authors may be leading experts in the field, experienced researchers, classroom teachers, and even students.
TESOL Press has a long history of providing quality publications, including the high-impact TESOL Quarterly and a book catalog of more than 90 titles that find their way to classrooms and libraries all over the globe. Recent additions to the Press include TESOL Journal, the online-only member journal, and professional papers on important issues in TESOL.

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