ESL/EFL /ELT REsources from TESOL


CALL-IS has a website to offer advice on all things tech and distance learning: I continue to add resources and am available for Zoom conferences and support along with many others from CALL-IS.

The TESOL Call (Computer-Assisted-Language-Learning) Section worked hard on it!

TESOL International Association’s Latest US Advocacy


Please view the letter in the link Title II-A FY2021 Letter 3.11.20 (2)

TESOL Convention Update


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With great sadness and after much deliberation, TESOL International Association’s Board of Directors has unanimously decided to cancel the 2020 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, scheduled for 31 March – 3 April in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Everyone at TESOL understands and appreciates the time, effort, and resources that you have put into preparing for the Convention this year. Like you, we have been working hard, and were looking forward to coming together and sharing professional knowledge. Unfortunately, due to the continued spread of COVID-19, travel restrictions, and the state of emergency declared in Colorado yesterday, we will not be able to deliver the TESOL experience you deserve. The health of our attendees is very important to us.

This decision presents a significant setback, but we are a resilient community. We share your disappointment, but we are also energized by new opportunities to meet our mission. We will continue to advance the expertise of professionals who teach English to speakers of other languages in multilingual contexts around the world. We are exploring ways for presenters to share their work with the community, perhaps through online platforms. Next week we will hold a series of virtual town halls to listen to your ideas and answer your questions.

We will honor any requests for full refunds but hope you will consider donating the registration fee to TESOL. As you can imagine, the financial impact to our association is very high. Donations will help us continue to provide world-class professional development, publications, advocacy, and community for you. Before Friday 20 March, you will receive an e-mail with more information about processing refunds and donations.

If you reserved a hotel through TESOL, we will cancel your reservation.

We especially want to recognize the work that our presenters, the local host committee, our volunteers, and the Conferences Professional Council have done. Thank you.

This is a difficult time for all of us and our hearts and minds are with you and your communities. In times like these, we all need to come together. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

To my ESL/ESOL/ELT/ESP/EFL friends worldwide


Make sure to attend the Denver 2020 TESOL Convention and learn from the best of our profession. Network, connect and get new ideas. More here:



An interesting advocacy issue from Tanzania here

Free TESOL Publication


Reblogged from source:

TESOL 2019 Virtual Issue

In celebration of the TESOL 2019 International Convention & English Language Expo, the editors of TESOL Quarterly and TESOL Journal have curated a virtual issue which is freely available now through April 30, 2019.

TESOL Quarterly

Edited by: Charlene Polio and Peter De Costa










TESOL Journal

Edited by: Youngjoo Yi and Peter Sayer










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Great news for TESOL International Association, us editors & the authors


Dear Editors, International Advisory Board, and Contributors

I write in order to share fantastic news in that The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching has won its subject category in theAssociation of American Publishers 2019 PROSE awards for bestMultivolume Reference/Humanities. This is a testament to the quality of the content within this book as the awards celebrate products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study in a given year. The book is now shortlisted for the overall 2019 PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities which is announced on Thursday 7th February.

In addition to this, the Encyclopedia also received an Honorable Mention in the American Library Association 2019 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, so it has been a great couple of weeks for recognition!

We are extremely proud of winning the PROSE award and have already shouted about this on our Humanities Twitter page. Please do feel free to re-tweet and/or share this news with your colleagues.

We would like to take this opportunity once again to thank you for your contribution to this work and for making it the award-winning title it is!

With kindest regards


 Tanya McMullin

Commissioning Editor, Linguistics

Make sure to reserve your copy, also available digitally

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