TESOL press releases from 2008
Access the Latest 2008 Press Releases Documents:
- TESOL and Franklin Electronic Publishers to Sponsor Worldwide English as a Foreign/Additional Language Spelling Tournament (April 2008; PDF)
Inventor of Electronic Speller Teams Up with the World Recognized Global Association for English Language Teaching Professionals to Bring the Excitement of Competition and Educational Prizes to Youngsters Learning English Around the World.
- TESOL to honor Indian Education Leader (March 2008; PDF)
TESOL announces it will be honoring Dr. K. Lakshminarayana, IAS, Commissioner of Collegiate Education for the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, at the opening plenary of its 42nd Annual Convention and Exhibit in New York City, New York, USA.
- TESOL to honor Congressman Timothy H. Bishop (March 2008; PDF)
TESOL announces it will be honoring Rep. Timothy H. Bishop (D-NY) at the opening plenary of its 42nd Annual Convention and Exhibit in New York City, New York, USA.
- TESOL & Title I Directors Joint Statement on Title III Grant Administration Reorganization (October 2008; PDF)
In June 2008, the US Department of Education announced a reorganization of the administration of the Title III state grants under No Child Left Behind to be implemented in the fall. On October 27, the National Association of State Title I Directors and TESOL issued this joint statement on the issues of concern regarding this reorganization.
- TESOL Statement on Oregon Measure 58 (October 2008; PDF)
On November 4, 2008, voters in the state of Oregon will be asked to vote on ballot Measure 58, which seeks to amend Oregon state statute to require “English immersion” programs for English language learners in public schools. If passed, Measure 58 would establish strict limits on the amount of specialized language instruction English language learners receive based on the grade of entry in public schools, terminating English as a second language (ESL) instruction after one (1) or two (2) years. Moreover, the measure would effectively forbid bilingual education programs such as two-way immersion.