2010 Press Releases

TESOL Responds to Arizona Teacher English Fluency Initiative (May 2010) 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), and its Arizona affiliate, AZ-TESOL, have issued a joint statement expressing great concern over the actions by the Arizona Department of Education targeting nonnative English speaking teachers in Arizona schools

TESOL Welcomes New Executive Director (April 2010; PDF) 
The Board of Directors of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rosa Aronson as TESOL’s new Executive Director, effective April 19, 2010. Dr. Aronson succeeds Mr. Charles S. Amorosino, Jr., who retired on March 28 at the close of the 44th Annual TESOL Convention & Exhibit in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, having served in the position since 1998.

TESOL Comments on the Common Core State Standards
The draft Common Core Standards represent a set of expectations for student knowledge and skills that will result in high school graduates who are prepared for success in college and careers. In order for the Common Core Standards to be successful in preparing all students for college- and career-readiness, the needs of English language learners in the U.S. population must be specifically addressed.

TESOL Board Approves New Position Statement on Adult ESL Education (April 2010; PDF) 
At its recent meeting, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), approved a new position statement on adult English as a second or additional language (ESL/EAL) education.

TESOL Board Revises Position on Literacy for Young English Language Learners (April 2010; PDF) 
Alexandria, Virginia (April 2010) – At its recent meeting, the Board of Directors of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), approved a revision to its Position Paper on Language and Literacy Development for Young English Language Learners. First approved by the TESOL Board of Directors in 2001, the statement was updated to include new information reflecting recent developments and research findings from the field.

Peace Corps to Receive TESOL Presidents' Award (March 2010; PDF) 
The United States Peace Corps will receive the TESOL Presidents' Award at the opening plenary of the 44th Annual TESOL Convention & Exhibit, March 24-27, 2010 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

TESOL to Honor Massachusetts State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (March 2010; PDF) 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), will honor Massachusetts State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez at the opening plenary of its 44th Annual Convention and Exhibit in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The presentation will be held before an audience of 1,500 English language educators from around the world on Wednesday, March 24, at 5:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

TESOL to Recognize Panama Minister of Education (March 2010; PDF) 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), will recognize Lucy Molinar, Minister of Education for Panama, at the opening plenary of its 44th Annual Convention and Exhibit in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Minister Molinar will be recognized for her leadership in advancing English language teaching in Panama.

Imagine New Ways of English Language Teaching at 2010 TESOL Convention (March 2010; PDF) 
With English becoming the language of global communication, where can one go to learn the latest developments in the field of English language teaching?—to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, March 24–27, when Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), hosts its 44th Annual Convention and Exhibit.

TESOL Issues Joint Statement with AAIEP, UCIEP on IEP Governance (February 2010; PDF) 
TESOL issued a joint position statement with the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) regarding governance of IEPs on university and college campuses.