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Affiliate News: February 2010

Affiliate News (Summer 2006)

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A Message... From Jun Liu, TESOL President

Jun Liu, TESOL President

As the first nonnative English speaking president in TESOL's 41-year history, I plan to focus on a number of major areas pertinent to TESOL, both as an association and as a profession. Among a number of goals for my presidential term, I would first and foremost focus on the global image of TESOL and expand TESOL's global presence. It is my hope to continue to promote TESOL to reach ESL and EFL teachers, teacher educators, and researchers in every corner of the world to assure that our association is truly a global community. As such, I will support efforts to implement the new TESOL governance model to empower members to take leadership roles in the affiliates, interest sections, caucuses, task forces, committees, and beyond. In order to make TESOL international, it is necessary to actively expand its global membership. Now that TESOL has both global and electronic TESOL membership structures in place, the next step is to devise an international membership development plan. This requires a clear focus on expanding relationships in every corner of the world through affiliates, symposia, and other activities.

Of course, we cannot increase TESOL membership without communicating and increasing benefits they deserve. It is important that all members know the total package of benefits they receive and take advantage of them! Since TESOL serves a diverse membership, it is important to offer a variety of publications, professional development workshops and interest section discussions, among others. Member satisfaction is also a testimony to what TESOL offers in terms of professional services, ongoing support, and mentoring mechanisms beyond conventions, symposia, academies, journals, and publications. Considering that many TESOL affiliate members are not TESOL members, we shall now consider joint membership, as TESOL is now experimenting with new membership categories. It is my hope that one day all affiliate members become TESOL members.

From Yilin Sun, Chair of the Affiliate Leadership Council

Yilin Sun, Chair, Affiliate Leadership Council

Dear Affíliate Leaders,

Greetings from the Affiliate Leadership Council (ALC)! This year, I’m at your service as Chair of the Affiliate Leadership Council. The 2006-07 ALC team consists of Vera Bradford, Past Chair; Elke Apelbaum Savoy, Chair Elect; Ismael Garrido, Member A, who is in charge of the Newsletter and annual convention affiliate booth; and me. We also have two wonderful TESOL Board of directors, Suchada Nimmannit and Joyce Kling, and an amazing staff Liaison,Laura Bryant, here to support us. Our big thanks and best wishes to Mabel Gallo, the past TESOL Board of Director for ALC, for her great support to us in the past year—we'll miss her.

As an nonnative speaker of English who has lived and worked in China, Canada and theUnited States, I hope my cross-cultural work and life experience will enable me to have a broader global perspective on issues related to our profession and affiliates. In fact, on this dynamic ALC team, we represent seven different countries and regions—Brazil, China,Copenhagen, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, and the United States.

The main goal for us this year is to continue working closely with all of you to address our common concerns and issues and to strengthen our affiliate leadership community through open communication and collaboration. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to better serve you, and we’ll keep you informed on what we do. We’d also love to hear about your innovative ideas and happenings at the affiliate level. This is the reason we have kept the theme—Innovation—for our newsletter this year. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you all!

From Ismael Garrido, Affiliate News Editor

Ismael Garrido, Member A, Affiliate Leadership Council

It is one of my priorities to keep you informed on what the Affiliate Leadership Council is doing this year. This ALC Newsletter is the means of communication we have as affiliate leaders to share interesting topics and get to know what each one of us is doing. It can provide a space where you can contribute something interesting, challenging, and stimulating.

You will soon be receiving a survey to help us improve our newsletter. We would appreciate if you take the time to answer the questions.

Last but not least, I would like to show my appreciation to the ALC team for their valuable support to make this first newsletter a dream come true!

Getting to know the ALC Team

From left to right:
Our lively group: Mabel (Former TESOL Affiliate Board Liaison) Suchada (Board Liaison), Yilin (Chair), Elke (Chair Elect), Vera (Past Chair), and Ismael Garrido (not pictured)

Articles Feedback from Tampa 2006

Vera Bradford, Past Chair ATLC and BRAZ-TESOL,

TESOL celebrated its 40th anniversary in Tampa this year. Now that the convention is over and after some months have passed, I must say that I am pleased with the development of the ALC program.

As chair of the Affiliate Transitional Leadership Committee in the year 2005, I felt that I was leading an unknown group through unexplored areas. It seemed to me that we were taking a mysterious route and would never reach the end of it. In addition to that, I was leading everybody in discovering a new path in their professional lives.

But…yes, we got to the end of the first route in Tampa. There we could finally see the year of work come to its conclusion successfully.

Being the chair of the committee, I felt proud of the results of a joint effort. The affiliates had finally been empowered and had the right to express their views, concerns, and satisfaction.

Our duties at the convention started during the Affiliates' Luncheon. What a pleasant duty! I felt I belonged to the world networking. Meeting people socially from different parts of the world is truly gratifying. We could share ideas and different views, in addition to talking about our cultures and affiliates.

At the affiliate meetings, or more specifically, the Affiliate Workshop, colloquium and council made me feel part of a global academic world. Together with the Affiliate leaders, we moved smoothly from indecisions to decisions, from questions to answers, from an unknown world to a joint world of academic knowledge, of friendship, and of sharing values, merits, and benefits.

In these meetings and in informal gatherings, we could start planning for the future so that the work beautifully performed by the affiliates continued going on efficiently and in an orderly manner.

However, my friends, there are more years to come and I hope that we get together year after year. My inner wish is that we continue being united spiritually and academically, even though we are so far apart geographically.

Finally, I want to make sure you understand and feel that we, the ALC committee, will always be there for you. Personally, I must say that you gave me the deepest satisfaction possible in Tampa. You were there for me, by me, and with me. I can reassure you that I will always be here for you, by you, and with you.

See you in Seattle!

A Marvelous Experience

Margarita Muñoz Gutiérrez, Vice-president, ANUPI-TESOL, Mexico

Last March, TESOL gave me the opportunity to attend its 40th convention by choosing me as one of the recipients of a travel grant offered to affiliates. I attended as one of the representatives of ANUPI, Mexico, a new TESOL affiliate, and my wonderful experience began. As it was my first time in such a convention, I expected several things to happen, such as: going to as many interesting talks as I could to update my knowledge as a teacher, meeting teachers from all over the world, sharing my experience in a great organization (ANUPI of course), and most of all, being witness to all of the marvelous things which are happening in our profession presently, thanks to TESOL.

My dream came true, and the convention gave me more than I expected, because we, Mr. Garrido and I, on behalf of ANUPI, had the incredible opportunity to meet with Mr. Jun Liu, TESOL President, and Mr. Chuck Amorosino, TESOL Executive Director. We discussed some plans for the year 2007, and they were extremely nice and ready to work with us, and I thank them. I also want to thank Laura Bryant, Member Relations Coordinator, for being such a wonderful person.

The 40th Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit

J. François Vilmenay, MATE Authorized Representative in Hait i

“Daring to lead” was the title of the 40th Annual Convention and Exhibit, which was held inTampa, Florida, from March 15–18, 2006. The Tampa Convention Center was the epicenter of this great international intellectual feast. As the feast mounted to its climax, one could feel the high sense of conviviality among colleagues—new acquaintances and old friends.

For some people, though, TESOL has become a supermarket. Thumbing through the program book we brought back from the 2006 TESOL Convention, we note that at each hour (approximately), there were more than 20 concurrent sessions to choose from. And we knew pretty well what we were going to hear, for the abstracts were full and descriptive.

This year there was typically a plethora of papers to choose from at each session, with abstracts necessarily reduced. There was the possibility to network with and learn from more than 6500 of our peers from 100 countries. More than 700 sessions provided tips, ideas, reflections, and research to help us teach the students in our classroom. An overflowing convention schedule indeed!

In addition, there was a wider recognition of the differing needs of diverse situations in the field. Among others, they recognized curriculum development and adaptation in tertiary, ESL/EFL, intercultural communication, ESL in bilingual education, content-based and task-based presentation. There was also a greater emphasis on the latest multimedia learning, access to internet-based resources, and a wide-ranging library of software products. This recognition of diversity within the profession is a progressive sign that more than compensates for the loss of the simplicity we sometimes long for.

We experienced supermarket stress, with the added burden of having to read through the titles of all the offerings, since each page of the program presents a pot-pourri of papers rather than items neatly arranged by category, as at the supermarket.

The supermarket stress was at its height at the Exhibit Hall where hundreds of visitors moved through in search of new teaching materials and fresh ideas to take home. Exhibitor sessions (45 minutes) each featured noted authors discussing how a new or well-tested product can help teachers be more effective.

One of the highlights of the Wednesday morning session was the Second Annual Affiliate Colloquium on educational policy reforms in which representatives from TESOL affiliates from five regions (Haiti, Chile, Qatar, Senegal, and Thailand) explored the challenges and opportunities encountered in the process of implementing educational reform in their areas. Two official representatives from the Miragoane Association of Teachers of English (MATE), J. François Vilmenay and Farrah Desir, talked on education reforms in Haiti.

Finally, as the Convention and exhibit feast sank to its close, it was obvious that the attendees were exhausted yet happy for this opportunity to be part of the international TESOL community.

From Chile

Mary Jane Abrahams

I am very grateful to TESOL for the travel grant to attend the 2006 Conference and Exhibit. It was my first U.S. conference and I was amazed at the sheer enormity of it in terms of the book exhibits, the number of parallel presentations, the diversity of participants, the hotel assortment, etc., and how very efficiently everything was managed. I want to thank TESOL for the fantastic opportunity to meet in person the authors of the most important books we use to train teachers in Chile; authors such as Dianne Larsen-Freeman and H. Douglas Brown.

I was also able to attend some very good lectures and workshops. The materials
I received have been useful for me and other teacher trainers in our
classrooms, and now we are watching all the lectures and workshops I didn't have time to
attend, making great use of the TESOL Web site and all the presentations it offers online.

The time spent talking to teachers from so many parts of the world has given
me crucial issues to reflect upon—issues that are already being addressed by
TESOL in different interest groups. It surprised me to see how updated TESOL
members are, and how unselfishly committed to the EFL/ESL community they are. I
wish I could transmit this attitude to my peers in Chile; we need to work in a
similar way to make some kind of impact and induce the change needed in this

TESOL 2006 Affiliate Leadership Workshop Highlights – Keynote Speech: Four Useful “Scopes” for a leader by Neil Anderson, Past President

Yilin Sun, Chair, ALC

TESOL 2006 is over, but all the exciting events and activities are still fresh in my mind. This is my first year helping organize the Affiliate Leadership Workshop and I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful experience and opportunities to meet many TESOL and affiliate leaders at the workshop and assembly. One of the highlights that we had at the workshop was the Keynote speech by Dr. Neil Anderson, Past President of TESOL, titled Four Useful “Scopes” for a Leader . What a privilege for me have the opportunity to hear such an inspiring speech!

What are the four scopes? According to Dr. Anderson, they are the useful tools for leaders to see themselves and those with whom they work. The four scopes are the telescope, the microscope, the kaleidoscope, and the gyroscope. The word scope comes into the English language from Greek, and means to look at or to watch . Good leaders look at themselves and watch those whom they lead.

Dr. Anderson discussed how affiliates and TESOL leaders can use the four scopes to look atthemselves and watch others as well as how each of these scopes provides insights into leadership. We need to use the telescope and the microscope to look at the concept of leadership. We will also need to add the views of this important concept from the perspective of the kaleidoscope and the gyroscope.

Our association mission statement is a written proclamation of who we are and what we are about. The association mission statement should provide an outsider with the big picture of issues that are of importance to the leaders and the members. We need to create a timeline of key dates and events that have had a significant impact on the affiliate and develop Four Planning Horizons, including 1–2 years action planning , 3–5 years strategic planning, 5–10 years critical factors, and10–20 years envisioned future.

A kaleidoscopic will help us view our work as TESOL affiliates: Who are the people we want as members of the affiliate? If we target a specific constituency of under-represented members in our affiliate, are we ignoring other constituencies?

It also reminds us to constantly examine who the people are on whom we want to have an influence. Who are the L2 learners that reside within the borders of our affiliate(s)? Why do they want to learn English? What does the leadership of our affiliate(s) need to do to assure that their interests are met? Who are the educational policy makers we need to influence? Who are the politicians that we need to influence? How will we reach them?

The kaleidoscopic view will be influenced by what we see through the telescope and the microscope. It is here within the view of the kaleidoscope that everything gets blended together.

The fourth scope is the gyroscope which functions as a compass and a stabilizer. As a compass, leaders need to view the gyroscope as a tool to help our affiliate leadership evaluate that we are on the correct course. To keep a stable affiliate, Dr. Anderson reminds us that we, as leaders, need to make sure that we are consistent in meeting the needs of our members and that we use affiliate conferences, newsletters, and websites to educate and influence people and advocate for our profession and our students. Affiliate leaders need to use the gyroscope as an effective tool to be “a stabilizing force in the often confusing world of English language teaching and learning.”

These four scopes serve as useful tools “to watch, to look at, or to gaze at ourselves as leaders and at those we lead” To make our affiliates effective, affiliate leaders need all four scopes.

At the convention the ALC also had other wonderful events planned for our affiliate leaders. Here’s a short list of some of the activities we organized for you:

  • Celebration of TESOL's 40th Anniversary Powerpoint with a tribute to all the affiliates that joined in the different decades.
  • Peer to Peer Membership Development by Dr. Elliot Judd , TESOL President
  • Five Breakout Sessions:
1. Empowering New Leadership —by Mabel Gallo, TESOL Board Member; FatosAtaman, President of INGED Turkey 2. Strategies for Effective Affiliate Management–Effective Management for a Not-for-Profit Organization —by Suchada Nimmannit, TESOL Inc. member of the Board of Directors 3. Marketing Affiliates and Membership Recruitment: A Collaboration of Texas Affiliates —a panel presentation with Don Weasenforth, President-Elect, TexTESOL V; Macarena Aguilar, Past-President, TexTESOL IV; Fu-An Lin, Newsletter Co-editor, TexTESOL III; Anne-Marie Schlender, President, TexTESOL III 4. Affiliate Network and Collaboration —Vera Bradford, Chair ATLC, BRAZ-TESOL; Yilin Sun, Chair Elect, ATLC, WAESOL 5. Professional Development Opportunities —by Elke Apelbaum Savoy, ATLC Member, NYS TESOL; Valerie.S.Jakar, New TLC Member, ETAI-Isra TESOL

Let us know what topics you’d like to have for the next ALC workshop, and we look forward to seeing you all at TESOL 2007 in my city—beautiful Seattle!

Announcements From TESOL

Thank you for providing the motions taken during the Affiliate Assembly at the Tampa Convention. The Executive Committee has reviewed the motions, resulting in the following actions:

1. Resolution in Support of Professional Development Credit for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Faculty

The Board will vote on this resolution at the June Board meeting.

2. Resolution on Including Regional Councils in the Program of TESOL Conventions Regional Council meetings will be included in future Convention Program Books.

3. Support for TESOL Affiliate Editors

By June 1, affiliate editors will have access to identified TESOL materials, ads, and professional development announcements. Information will be stored on the TESOL Web site. TESOL staff will provide guidelines on using TESOL content in affiliate newsletters.

As always TESOL is grateful for the many hours of volunteer time and effort you provide to make TESOL the best association it can be for its members.

Best wishes,

Jun Liu

2006 TESOL Affiliate Assembly, Tampa, Fl Call to Order

Podium members: Vera Bradford, presiding chair; Yilin Sun, Elke Apelbaum Savoy, members; Wes Eby, parliamentarian; and Laura Bryant, member relations coordinator

Bradford called the 2006 TESOL Affiliate Assembly meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and announced that 62 of the 96 delegates were in attendance. She declared that the majority required for a quorum was present.

Introduction and Greetings

Bradford introduced the members on the podium.

Adoption of Credentials

62 of the 96 delegates and the presiding Affiliate Transitional Leadership Committee members were present. A motion to adopt the Credentials Report carried.


Bradford announced the appointments for the meeting: Yilin Sun, credentials chair; Elke Apelbaum Savoy, credentials committee; Laura Bryant, recording secretary; Yilin Sun, Timekeeper; Suchada Nimmannit and Mabel Gallo, Tellers. Appointments were approved.

Adoption of the Affiliate Assembly Special Rules

The chair read the Special Rules:

1. Each person giving a report, including questions and answers, is limited to a maximum of 5 minutes.

2. Discussion and/or debate on each item of new business shall be limited to 15 minutes.

3. All delegates who speak shall first identify themselves and their Affiliate.

4. Each person who speaks to an issue shall be limited to three (3) minutes, and may not speak more than one time per issue until all who wish to speak have done so.

5. All main motions will be submitted to the Chair in writing.

6. An authorized alternate delegate may replace a delegate during the time the delegate must be absent to give a presentation on the conference program.

A motion to adopt the Affiliate Assembly Special Rules was approved and the rule changes were accepted.

Adoption of Agenda

A motion to adopt the Affiliate Assembly Agenda was moved and seconded. The motion carried. The chair declared the meeting officially in session at 9:05 a.m.

Report of the Minutes from the 2005 Affiliate Council Meeting

Bryant reported on the minutes of the 2005 AFC meeting. 25 ballots were approved and 1 disapproved. A motion to accept the 2005 minutes was approved. The minutes were received.

Committee Reports

Affiliate Transitional Leadership Committee (ATLC): Chair updated the delegates on committee activities and accomplishments in the 2005-2006 year.

TESOL President: President thanked the affiliate leaders for their work and encouraged peer to peer membership recruitment. Judd acknowledged Vera Bradford, chair of Affiliate Transitional Leadership Committee, for her leadership. He presented certificates to new affiliates and affiliate celebrating 25 years of affiliation.

TESOL Executive Director: Executive director congratulated affiliate leaders for their work. Amorosino acknowledged the Affiliate Leadership Committee and the board liaisons.

Awards Committee: Chair described the awards and grants program. Rainville encouraged leaders to nominate a colleague for the Virginia French Allen Award, the affiliate focused award. She invited leaders to buy a raffle ticket.

Nominating Committee: Chair explained the purpose of the committee. Chair read the criteria and term for a prospective Board of Director.

Rules and Resolutions Committee: Chair explained the criteria to submit a resolution for the Annual TESOL Business Meeting.

Research Committee: Chair introduced the purpose and mandate of the new Research Committee. The purpose of the committee is to look at surveys and research internally produced by TESOL leaders, members, and staff. Committee was approved at the 2005 June Board Meeting.

Professional Development: Chair described the different professional development events and activities.

Serial Publications Committee: Chair introduced the new online journal concept and described TESOL’s serial publications: TESOL Quarterly and Essential Teacher . She announced that the readership survey results are available online.

Sociopolitical Concerns: Chair described the purpose of the committee.

Publications: Chair made the distinction between the TESOL serial publications and TESOL publications committee. He explained the purpose of the committee and explained the current search for authors of specific books.

TESOL 2007: The convention chair explained the theme of the convention and encouraged attendees to attend the convention in Seattle, WA.

The following committees were not present to give an oral update or report:Membership Committee and Standards Committee.

New Business

Motion 1. Approval of Affiliate Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the Affiliate Leadership Committee (ALC) is to provide support, quality service, and encouragement to TESOL’s worldwide affiliates. Through establishing a relationship with the affiliate community and the TESOL board of directors, the ALC seeks to recognize and address the interests, concerns, and needs of the global TESOL affiliates.

Growing in strength, the ALC is dedicated to improving the professional partnership among affiliate organizations and between affiliate members and TESOL. The ALC seeks to make decisions to strengthen the capacity for TESOL affiliates to realize their full potential and achieve a satisfying, efficient, and reliably operated educational organization of English language educators. The Affiliate Leadership Committee is committed to the following:

  • providing quality and relevant professional development opportunities to TESOL affiliate leaders and members
  • offering innovative services based on the needs and educational demands of the affiliates’ organizational structure, affiliate leaders, and affiliate membership
  • nurturing a safe and stimulating environment for affiliate leaders to effectively network and to exchange ideas, resources, information, and reflective experiences with other leaders and TESOL members
  • ensuring valuable and informative communication among the worldwide affiliates and between TESOL and affiliate members
  • building the capacity for local and regional English language associations to strive for and to meet the professional needs of their affiliate members within their respective geographic context
  • raising the visibility of TESOL affiliates as the premier global member communities in TESOL

The motion carried unanimously.

Motion 2. Support for TESOL Affiliate Editors

WHEREAS, affiliate editors are volunteer leaders with limited resources who represent and serve TESOL, Inc. to affiliate members;

WHEREAS, TESOL has a wealth of materials and information of interest to local affiliates that are unavailable to affiliate newsletters and journals; THEREFORE BE IT

RESOLVED, THAT TESOL allow local affiliate newsletter and journal editors access to publish TESOL materials and information with the permission of the author and TESOL editor.

The motion carried unanimously.

Motion 3. Support to Include Regional TESOL Council Meetings in TESOL Program Convention Book

WHEREAS, TESOL has encouraged the formation of larger, regional conferences such as Pan Asia TESOL, Mountain Regional TESOL, Midwest Regional TESOL, and Southeast Regional TESOL conferences;

WHEREAS, Such regional conferences have the opportunity of serving a much larger percentage of affiliate members in an area because of lower cost and travel times;

WHEREAS, TESOL includes an Affiliate Leadership Council for all affiliates in the schedule of its conventions, but it does not include meetings of the smaller regional councils of these conferences in its convention schedules;

WHEREAS TESOL offers members of such regional conferences volunteer opportunities at the convention, the ability to post conference information on the Online Worldwide Calendar of Events, the option of posting a blurb in TESOL Connections, access to mailing labels, and the opportunity of posting articles in the Affiliate News, but it does not allow space in the schedule section of the TESOL Convention Program Book in which meetings of such conference councils can be announced;

WHEREAS, The TESOL convention is the one place outside such regional conferences that most members of their regional councils will be present without extra travel arrangements; THEREFORE BE IT

RESOLVED, THAT TESOL Board of Directors change the policy in order to allow meetings of regional councils to be included in the program of TESOL conventions and announced in convention program book schedules.

The motion carried unanimously.

Motion 4. Support of Professional Development Credit for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Faculty

WHEREAS, TESOL has a long-standing commitment to the in-service and professional development needs of its members; and

WHEREAS, Publishing articles, conducting research, and participating at conferences and conventions constitute valuable professional development experience; and

WHEREAS, TESOL practitioners who are employed on a part-time, adjunct, and/or contingent basis benefit from professional development activity; THEREFORE BE IT

RESOLVED, THAT TESOL support and encourage the establishment of salary schedules that include pay increases to recognize professional development activity, as distinct from increases based on cost of living or years of service, and to encourage the continued professional development of part-time, adjunct, and contingent faculty.

The motion carried.

Bradford adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.

Minutes recorded by Laura Bryant, Member Relations Coordinator

Affiliate News

TESOL now provides Western Union® as an option for membership (only) payments. For details, visit TESOL’s Web site.

Western Union® Now Available



TESOL now provides Western Union® as an option for membership (only) payments. For details, visit TESOL's Web site at and click on Membership, then Join TESOL. An abbreviated set of instructions follows for your convenience.

1. Prior to sending a Western Union® payment, download an application from the Web site or use the dues renewal notice, if you received one. Mail or fax the TESOL membership application or renewal notice to: Accounts Receivable, TESOL, 700 S. Washington St., Ste. 200, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-4287 USA, or fax to: +1 703-836-6447 and indicate that a Western Union® payment is being made. Renewing members must include their membership ID number on the application. If you are a new member, you must provide an e-mail address or phone number so that TESOL can contact you with your new ID number as soon as a record has been created.

2. When you arrive at a Western Union® location, you will need the following information:

  • Dollar amount of your order: Use the BLUE Quick Pay or Quick Collect Form to calculate the total of your order in US dollars. Deduct US$10 from your TESOL membership total to offset some fee costs. Please note that additional fees may be charged by the carrier in your country. TESOL cannot provide these calculations as they vary by country.
  • Company Name: TESOL
  • Company Code: Inside United States: TESOL
    Outside United States: TESOL, VA
  • Country: USA
  • Account Number: Your TESOL ID number

Once your TESOL membership payment has been processed, TESOL will e-mail or mail a confirmation to you. The Western Union® location that you use will give you a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) that functions as your receipt.

Newsletter Editors Web Site

As of June 1, 2006, you will have access to TESOL announcements and information that you can download and reprint in your community newsletter. A section of the TESOL Web site has been designated for this benefit. In addition, editors can communicate with one another throughout the year using the TESOL editors’ Web Board.

All of these resources are available to IS, affiliate, and caucus editors who are TESOL members.

Below find the instructions on how to access the editors’ web board and a section of the TESOL Web site designated for your use.

TESOL Newsletter Editors’ Web Board

The newsletter editors’ Web board is a discussion forum for affiliate, caucus, and IS newsletter editors. Post questions, topics, share information, and ideas by visiting the Web board or by emailing All affiliate, caucus, and IS newsletter editors with valid email addresses are automatically subscribed to the discussion forum. To opt out of receiving these emails contact Valerie Borchelt,

Logging in

If you have questions about the Editors’ Web board, contact Valerie Borchelt,

For detailed Web board instruction, please review the attached document.

Newsletter Editors’ Web Area

To access the newsletter editors’ area on the TESOL Web site, visit


Go to

Sign in with your TESOL member ID and password

Go to Publications (heading on top of page)

Go to Newsletters

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Newsletter Editors

Only TESOL members have access to this area. The content of this area will include short announcements about new TESOL publications, upcoming events, advocacy issues, and other membership services.

TESOL Offers Affiliates in Good Standing 5 Complimentary TESOL Memberships

Have you selected five outstanding members of your affiliate to receive a complimentary TESOL membership. Each complimentary member selected should complete the attached TESOL membership application and fax or mail the application to Laura Bryant at ( Deadline: March 2007

Affiliate Leadership Updates

Have you elected new leaders to your affiliate since the TESOL 2006 in Tampa, FL USA? If so, complete the affiliate leadership form and send

Affiliate Leadership and Conference Updates

Valerie Borchelt, Programs Coordinator,

Affiliate Leaders can access the forms to be sent to Valerie at the following links:

Affiliate Leadership Update Form:

Affiliate Conference Update Form:

TESOL Promotion Package Request Form:

Sharing Teaching and Learning Experiences in a Global World

When we set out on the challenge of organising the Peru TESOL 14th National Convention, we wanted to give it a name that represents the attitudes and feelings of speakers and participants towards the essence of our career, which is teaching and learning to communicate in English.

The Peru TESOL National Convention is an annual event; this year, the 14th national convention, “Sharing Teaching and Learning Experiences in a Global World,” will be held from July 31, 2006, to August 2, 2006, in Escuela de Post Grado de la Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana in Iquitos, Loreto, Peru.

Iquitos is a romantic and seductive city with a rustic charm and unique culture reflecting an intriguing history. It is located in the Amazon Peruvian jungle and is well-known as the gateway to the Amazon River.

The central purpose of this event is to present and discuss topics about education issues. We hope to come to some conclusions to these issues and identify some alternatives to present teaching methods that will advance us in the ongoing struggle to develop successful students and well-trained English teachers in this part of the world.

Speakers from various countries are eager to make it the most interesting and useful event you have ever attended; Mary Lou McCloskey, our keynote speaker, is in charge of the Opening Plenary, entitled “The Multiplier Effect of Foreign Language Learning.”

The Committee invites all teachers, international and Peruvian, to join us in improving our teaching capacities while enjoying this warm city and kind people.