LaTESOL’s Annual Conference information:
Date – Friday, November 11, 2011
Theme – Cultural Competence, Courageous Practice
Location – Hammond, LA
More information available at conference webpage:
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is offering a new concentration in TESOL/Applied Linguistics for its M.A. in English, beginning in the Fall 2011 semester. It will be the only TESOL degree program in the state of Louisiana. Coursework will consist of eight classes plus a practicum, but no thesis or comprehensive exam. Teachers with a prior certification in education can obtain the add-on certification in ESOL (12 hours) as a part of this degree program. It is also an ideal degree choice for those who wish to teach ESL overseas.
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be sponsoring two full-day workshops at its campus in Princeton, NJ, on May 10 and 11, 2011. These Propell ™ workshops focus on means of preparing individuals for the TOEIC Listening & Reading and TOEIC Speaking & Writing tests and on improving language learning with new instructional tools and strategies.
Thanks go out to AMTESOL and GATESOL for their generous donation to our affiliate to support us as we host TESOL 2011 in New Orleans.
The Winter 2011 newsletter is available.
TESOL will hold its annual conference this year in New Orleans from March 15-19. At each conference, TESOL offers a number of Pre- and Post-Convention Institutes that provide hands-on, professional development led by experts in the field. These are ticketed events that normally cost $125-205 to attend.
However, you can sign up to be a PCI volunteer and attend a training session for free. PCI volunteers take tickets from attendees and assist the speaker(s) during the session.
TESOL 2011 Annual Convention and Exhibit
Examining the ‘E’ in TESOL
March 16*-19, 2011
All members are invited to the general meeting. This meeting with satisfy the requirements of a 2010 meeting.