Expanding Your Professional World with TESOL International Association

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Expanding Your Professional World with TESOL International Association

  1. 1. Expanding Your Professional World with  TESOL  Interna0onal  Associa0on  
  2. 2. About TESOL InternationalAssociationFor nearly 50 years, the association hasprovided professionals with a dynamic,connected community to to advance thefield of English language teaching:•  Teachers, administrators, researchers, teacher trainers, and policy makers•  Approximately 13,000 members in over 150 countries•  21 special interest groups•  Over 100 affiliates worldwide
  3. 3. Mission To  advance  professional  exper0se  in   English  language  teaching    and  learning   for  speakers  of  other  languages   worldwide.  
  4. 4. CredoIdeals we believe in as professionalcommunity:•  Professionalism in language education•  Interaction of research and practice for educational improvement •  Accessible, high quality instruction•  Respect for diversity, multilingualism, and multiculturalism •  Respect for individual language rights•  Collaboration in global community
  5. 5. Why Join?•  Lifelong learning opportunities•  Networking with colleagues•  Access to world-class publications and resources•  Career support and advancement •  Help advance the field
  6. 6. Lifelong Learning
  7. 7. In-person events•  Symposia –  Brazil  2013  •  Academies –  US   –  Interna2onal  •  International Conferences
  8. 8. TESOL International Convention
& English Language Expo•  More than 700 educational sessions•  Important keynotes speakers•  Special workshops and sessions•  Numerous opportunities to network with colleagues•  Expo featuring approximately 100 publishers, software providers, and other suppliers to the English language community
  9. 9. Leadership Training
& Certificate Courses•  TESOL Core Certificate Program •  Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program •  Leadership Development Certificate Program •  NEW: ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program
  10. 10. Online Courses•  ESL for the Secondary Mathematics Teacher •  Grammar 1. Phrasal Structures •  Grammar 2. Multiclause Structures •  Separating Difference from Disability with Students Learning English as an Additional Language •  TESOL Training of Trainers
  11. 11. Virtual Seminars•  Transferable Skills That Learners Need for Academic and Workplace Settings•  Top 10 Ideas for Teaching L2 Reading•  Doing “Principled ESP” — Best Practices and Case Studies•  Developing Smart Listeners: Teaching Students HOW to Listen•  7 Ways to Get Your Students Talking in the EFL Classroom•  TESOL Professional Standards for Teacher Preparation: Practical Application
  12. 12. World-ClassPublications andResources
  13. 13. English Language Bulletin  The  TESOL  English   Language  Bulle.n  (ELB)   features  news  from   around  the  world  on   what’s  happening  in   the  field.  The  ELB  is  a   weekly  e-­‐newsleGer.
  14. 14. TESOL Connections  TESOL  Connec.ons  (TC),   a  monthly  e-­‐newsleGer   for  TESOL  members,   features  ar0cles,   associa0on  news,  and   important  resources  in   each  issue.  
  15. 15. TESOL Journal        Free  for  members,  TESOL  Journal  is  a  refereed  online   publica0on  with  ar0cles  for  classroom  prac00oners.    
  16. 16. TESOL Quarterly  TESOL  Quarterly,  an  op0onal    member  benefit  available  by   subscrip0on,  is  the  field’s  premier   refereed  journal  devoted  to  research   on  English  language  teaching  and   learning.      
  17. 17. PublicationsMore  than  90  books  for  ESL  and  EFL  educators.  WriGen  by  experts  in  the  field,  these  books  provide  :  •   Current  informa0on  on  standards    •   Technology    •   Research    •   Classroom  prac0ce    •   Pedagogy    •   Teacher  educa0on      •   Assessment  and  professional  development  Member  discounts  average  30%  per  0tle.  
  18. 18. Special Offer! Buy 2 Books Get 20% Off! ENTER code: DEC31 through 31 December 2013
  19. 19. TESOL Resource Center  The  TESOL  Resource  Center  (TRC)  provides  an  exclusive   opportunity  to  find  and  share  a  variety  of  resources  to   support  teaching  and  professional  development  efforts.   Resources  include  lesson  plans,  ac0vi0es,  quizzes  and   other  assessment  tools,  papers  and  ar0cles,  and   mul0media  resources.    
  20. 20. Career Support &Advancement
  21. 21. Career Services•  Getting Started •  Online Career Center•  Job MarketPlace
  22. 22. Awards and Grants•  Travel  Grants  •  Research  •  Professional  Development  Scholarships  FOR•  Graduate  Students  •  Researchers  •  Teachers  and  Trainers  •  EFL  Professionals  •  All  TESOL  members  
  23. 23. Advancing the Field
  24. 24. Standards and Best Practices•  PreK–12 English Language Proficiency Standards•  Technology Standards•  Professional Teaching Standards•  Standards for Adult Education Programs and Teachers•  Effective Practices in Workplace Language Training
  25. 25. Statements, Briefs, and Papers•  Position Statements•  White Paper –  Principles-­‐Based  Approach  for  English  Language   Teaching  Policies  and  Prac2ces  •  Policy Briefs•  Research Briefs
  26. 26. New Initiatives•  Guidelines for EFL Standards project•  Partnership with the US Department of State –  English  Language  Educa2on  Alliance  (E2A)  
  27. 27. Networking WithColleagues
  28. 28. TESOL Community
  29. 29. Interest Sections•  Adult  Educa0on     •  Materials  Writers  •  Applied  Linguis0cs   •  Nonna0ve  English  Speakers  in  •  Bilingual  Educa0on   TESOL    •  Computer-­‐Assisted  Language   •  Program  Administra0on   Learning   •  Refugee  Concerns  •  Elementary  Educa0on     •  Second  Language  Wri0ng  •  English  as  a  Foreign  Language   •  Secondary  Schools    •  English  for  Specific  Purposes   •  Social  Responsibility  •  Higher  Educa0on   •  Speech,  Pronuncia0on,  and  •  Intercultural  Communica0ons            Listening  •  Intensive  English  Programs   •  Teacher  Educa0on  •  Interna0onal  Teaching   •  Video  and  Digital  Media   Assistants  
  30. 30. Affiliates
  31. 31. Membership  Join  TESOL  as  a  Global  Professional  Member  for  only   $35  for  1  year  or  $60  for  2  years.  You  will  experience   full  membership  benefits  but  at  lower  price!  Other  membership  categories:  •  Low  Income  Professional  Member  -­‐  $55-­‐$94  •  Professional  Member  -­‐  $95-­‐$162  •  New  Professional  -­‐  $55-­‐$94  •  Student  Member  -­‐  $33-­‐$56  For  more  informa0on  visit  www.tesol.org/join    
  32. 32. Join TESOL Online •  Join  online  at   www.tesol.org/join     •  Mail  applica0on  to:  1925   Ballenger  Ave.,  Suite  550,   Alexandria,  VA,  22314-­‐6820   USA   •  Fax:  +1  703.836.6447    For  ques0ons,  email   members@tesol.org    
  33. 33. New! Institutional Bundles•  Resource Bundle A – US $1600 –  3  Professional  memberships   –  1  registra2on  to  TESOL  Academy  or  Symposium   –  1  registra2on  to  TESOL  Core  Cer2ficate  Program  or  other   online  course   –  1  registra2on  to  TESOL  Interna2onal  Conven2on   –  Bundle  of  6  TESOL  books   –  Value  -­‐  $2850  
  34. 34. New! Institutional Bundles•  Resource Bundle B – US $2700 –  6  memberships   –  2  registra2ons  to  Academy  or  Symposium   –  2  registra2ons  to  Core  Cer2ficate  Program   –  3  Registra2ons  to  conven2on   –  Bundle  of  6  books   –  Value  -­‐  $4650  
  35. 35. New! Institutional Bundles•  Resource Bundle C – US $3900 –  12  memberships   –  4  Academy  or  Symposium  registra2ons   –  5  Core  Cer2ficate  Program  registra2ons   –  6  Conven2on  registra2ons   –  Bundle  of  12  books   –  Value  -­‐  $7100  
  36. 36. Follow TESOL online•  Facebook•  Twitter - @TESOL_Assn•  @JohnSegota•  SlideShare.net
  37. 37. Thank you! For  more  informa0on,  please  contact   TESOL  Member  Services   1925  Ballenger  Ave.,  Suite  550   Alexandria,  VA    22314-­‐6820  USA   Tel.  +1  703.836.0774,  888.547.3369   Fax  +1  703.836.6447  or  -­‐7864   E-­‐mail    members@tesol.org   Web  site    www.tesol.org  

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