2011 Press Releases

TESOL International Association and U.S. Department of State Announce Joint Effort to Aid ELT Worldwide (November 2011)
TESOL International Association (TESOL) and the U.S. Department of State announce a joint effort to connect teachers and resources in the United States with English language teaching (ELT) needs and opportunities outside the United States. The goal of the partnership is to utilize each institution’s vast networks, expertise, and international resources to respond to the global demand for English language teaching and learning.

Franklin Electronic Publishers and TESOL Announces the Winner of the Third Annual SpellEvent® Championship (August 2011) 
Franklin Electronic Publishers and TESOL International Association announced that Yeo Jin Jung (age 12), representing South Korea,  is the grand prize winner of its Third Annual Global SpellEvent Championship, which was held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at New York City's Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Franklin Electronic Publishers to Host Third Annual Franklin Global SpellEvent® Championship in cooperation with TESOL (August 2011) 
Franklin Electronic Publishers to host Third Global SpellEvent Championship in cooperation with TESOL on August 17 in New York City, NY, USA.

TESOL Strongly Opposes Misguided Educational Flexibility Proposal (July 2011) 
Statement by Executive Director Rosa Aronson, PhD, CAE, on the introduction of the State and Local Funding Flexibility Act (H.R. 2445) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

TESOL Statement on the Re-introduction of the DREAM Act in the US Congress (May 2011) 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), the global association for English language educators worldwide, commends the leadership of Senate sponsors Dick Durbin (D-IL), Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Robert Menendez (D-J) and House sponsors Howard Berman (D-CA) and Illeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) for their leadership in bringing this important issue forward.

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education to Open 2011 TESOL Convention (March 2011) 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), the global association for English language educators, announces U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will be the opening speaker for the 45th Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit, to be held March 16–19, 2011, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

TESOL Statement on FY2012 Federal Budget Request (February 2011) 
Statement from TESOL Executive Director Rosa Aronson, PhD, CAE

TESOL Response to 2011 State of the Union Address (January 2011) 
Statement from TESOL Executive Director Rosa Aronson, PhD, CAE