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TESOL International Association is greatly disappointed by the administration’s proposed cuts to numerous federal programs in the FY2018 federal budget and the remainder of the FY2017 federal budget. If implemented, these significant reductions would undermine many key programs that serve students, teachers, and English learners throughout the United States and around the world.
Of the many proposed cuts, TESOL International Association is particularly alarmed at the reductions suggested for the current fiscal year. The administration’s proposal to cut funding for both the Striving Readers Grant and the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) would be a significant step backward for both programs, especially as states are developing their education plans under the new law. The Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants under ESSA Title II provide crucial support for states to build instructional capacity by developing evidence-based strategies for teacher development and leadership.
TESOL is equally alarmed at the proposed cuts for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State. ECA programs play a critical role in public diplomacy efforts with a focus on education, culture, and language. Particularly in the field of English language teaching, ECA programs provide vital support for educational and cultural development around the world, with the majority of funds benefiting U.S. institutions, universities, and nongovernmental organizations. Moreover, ECA programs provide significant educational and cultural experiences to students, scholars, and developing professionals, and they contribute an estimated $22 billion to the U.S. economy.
TESOL strongly opposes these proposed cuts, and urges Congress to maintain current levels of support for these and other important federal education programs. TESOL also strongly urges the administration to reconsider the proposed cuts to these programs before issuing their final budget proposal next month.
To all ESL teacher educators and ESL teachers. You are invited to provide feedback to the draft of the new TESOL teacher ed standards. This is time sensitive and must be completed before 3/1. Please access the link for the materials and survey here: http://www.tesol.org/…/call-for-public-comments-on-proposed
CAEP requires that these standards be revised every 7-8 years. TESOL now invites your feedback on the current draft of proposed standards. Below, you will find some background information on the standards, a copy of the proposed standards to review, and a link to a survey where you can submit your comments online. The questions asked in the survey are also available to download for your consideration prior to submitting your feedback online.
Comments must be submitted through the online survey (link below) by 11:59 pm EST on 1 March 2017
Resources to Assist Public Feedback
Online Survey to Submit Public Feedback and Comments
– See more at: http://www.tesol.org/advance-the-field/standards/tesol-caep-standards-for-p-12-teacher-education-programs/call-for-public-comments-on-proposed-caep-standards-revision#sthash.EXJVnHHA.dpuf
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TESOL International Association provides the TESOL Conference Calendar as a service to TESOL members and the field. The information provided in the Conference Calendar comes from the sponsoring organizations. For more information, please contact the sponsoring organization. The listed events are not sponsored or endorsed by TESOL International Association.
- 1-2 (Europe) The Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, “Voices of the Future: The Sound of Many Languages and Nations in Partnership,” Italy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 9-10 (Asia) 11th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level, “Rethinking ELT in Higher Education”. Hong Kong. email@example.com
- 16-17 (Asia) Fourth International Conference on Languages, Literature and Society 2017, “Interdisciplinary Conversations about Language, Politics and Mobility,” Singapore. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 20-21 (Asia) 37th Thailand TESOL International Conference, “ELT Pathways to Professional Excellence,” Thailand. Email email@example.com.
- 23-24 (Africa) NileTESOL Conference, Egypt. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2-3 (Asia) The International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics, Iran. Email email@example.com.
- 2-3 (Middle East) The International Conference on Current Issues of Arabic Language Teaching and Learning, Literature and Translation, Ahwaz/Khouzestan/Iran. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 24 (Europe) 6th Bremen Symposion, “The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – how do we deal with its gaps?” Germany. Email email@example.com
- 24-25 (North America) Illinois TESOL-Bilingual Education Annual Convention, “Meeting the Challenge,” Illinois, USA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 3-5 (Europe) 40th TESOL-SPAIN National Convention, “Evolving & Involving”, Spain. Email: email@example.com
- 9-11 (Asia) 23rd TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition, “Advancing the ELT Profession,” United Arab Emirates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 21-24 (North America) [/attend-and-learn/international-convention]TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Seattle, Washington, USA. Email: email@example.com
- 24-26 (Eastern Europe) 25th Annual HUPE Conference, Solaris Beach Resort, Šibenik, Croatia. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 7-8 (North America) The Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture, “Enhancing and Advancing Teaching Education”. Fairfax, VA. Email: email@example.com
- 19-21 (Asia) PELLTA 8th. International English Language Teaching Conference 2017 (iELT-Con 2017), “The 21st. Century Classroom : ELT Practices & Innovations, Malaysia. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 4-6 (North America) BC TEAL 2017 Annual Conference, “Celebrating 50 Years of BC TEAL,” Canada. Email email@example.com.
- 15 (Europe) 19th Annual International Conference on Education, Greece. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 15 (Europe) A Panel on Educational Leadership, Greece. Email email@example.com
- 15-18 (Europe) 3rd Colloquium on Online & Distance Education, Greece. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 15-18 (Europe) A Panel on Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges, Greece. Email email@example.com.
- 19-20 (North America) NCSU ESL Symposium. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1-3 (Asia) Faces of English 2: Teaching and Researching Academic and Professional English, Hong Kong. Email email@example.com.
- 5 (Europe) A Panel on Echoes of Ancient Myths in Contemporary Literature, Greece. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 5 (Europe) A Panel on “From Écrivance to Écriture: Contemporary Revolutions in (Meta)language,” Greece. Email email@example.com
- 5-8 (Europe) 10th Annual International Conference on Literature, Greece. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 8-10 (North America) TESL Canada Conference 2017, “Celebrating Canada’s 150th,” Canada. Email email@example.com.
- 3 (Europe) 10th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics, Greece. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 5-7 (Europe) 3rd International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity in School and Society, Spain. Email email@example.com.
- 13-15 (Asia) The 15th International A sia TEFL C onference 2017 and the 64th TEFLIN International Conference, “ELT in Asia in the Digital Era: Global Citizenship and Identity”, Indonesia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 4-7 (Asia) The Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading, “Pathways to Progress,” Japan. Email email@example.com.
- 6-7 (Europe) ICSD 2017 : 5th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Italy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 29-30 (North America) MIDTESOL 2017: Crossroads of Cultures, “Crossroads of Cultures,” Missouri, USA. Email email@example.com.
- 4-7 (Europe) ICLHE 2017 Conference, “Integrating Content and Language in Multilingual Universities,” Denmark. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 19-20 (North America) 2017 GATESOL Conference, “Keys to Cultural Proficiency: Unlocking the Language of Equitable Instruction,” Georgia, USA. Email email@example.com.
- 9-12 (North America) 44th International MEXTESOL Convention, “Strengthening Learning Communities,” Mexico. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 18-19 (North America) 2016 PRTESOL Annual Convention, “Reading the Word, Reading the World: Working towards Social Justice and Peace in the English Classroom,” Puerto Rico. Email email@example.com.
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