The program committee worked tirelessly to ensure that a wide variety of topics and regions were represented
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 27, 2015
TESOL International Association, a professional association committed to promoting excellence in English language teaching, will hold events in Singapore, Mexico, and Vietnam throughout the remainder of 2015.
Each event will be hosted in collaboration with a local English language organization, and its themes and topics were developed based on the issues faced by English language professionals in that region.
“In planning these events, it’s essential for TESOL to hear from local English language teachers and administrators,” notes Rosa Aronson, TESOL executive director. “By creating a dialogue with local English language professionals, we are better able to understand the needs of our members—and potential members—in that region and construct a stronger, more relevant program for them.”
One of this year’s larger international events is a TESOL Regional Conference in Singapore. The conference was co-organized by the National Institute of Education, Singapore and will run from 3 to 5 December. Titled “Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching and Learning,” the 2½-day event will feature leading experts in teacher education, classroom instruction, and international assessment. Along with three invited keynote addresses, the event will host more than 200 concurrent sessions that were hand-picked by a panel of experts through an open call.
“We received an overwhelming number of strong submissions from both regional and international practitioners,” says Srisucha McCabe, TESOL professional development manager. “The program committee worked tirelessly to ensure that a wide variety of topics and regions were represented, and we’re very excited to see this program come to fruition.”
TESOL will also host six optional preconference workshops in Singapore which will allow participants to dive deeper into content that affects their day-to-day practice.
Earlier in the year, on 4 November 2015, TESOL will partner with its affiliate MEXTESOL for a one-day symposium titled “Innovations and Breakthroughs in English Language Teaching” in Cancun, Mexico. The symposium, which takes place prior to MEXTESOL’s 42nd International Convention, will explore how teaching methodology has changed in the past decade, what an effective language teacher looks like today, and how to successfully engage today's English learner.
Later this week, TESOL will host a symposium in Danang, Vietnam. The symposium, titled “English Language Innovation, implementation, and Sustainability,” was developed in collaboration with the National Foreign Language 2020 Project and the University of Foreign Language Studies, the University of Danang. The event will focus on ways to increase language proficiencies for students and teachers.
TESOL gratefully acknowledges the support of its Strategic Partner National Geographic Learning for their support of all three events.
TESOL also thanks its Event Partners, IDP Education, British Council, Tutor Group, and Education First, for their support.
For more information on these events or other professional development opportunities from TESOL International Association, visit the TESOL Education Programs webpage.
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 150 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. For more information, please visit http://www.tesol.org.