Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote

Sonia Nieto

Wednesday, 25 March
5:30 pm

Teachers’ Roles in Crossing Borders and Building Bridges

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James E. Alatis Plenary





Jun Liu, Lourdes Ortega, Michael Byram

Thursday, 26 March 8 am
Redefining Communicative Competence and Redesigning ELT in the 21st Century

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Presidential Keynote

Yilin Sun

Friday, 27 March
8 am

Building Bridges: Journey to a Better Future of TESOL

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Saturday Keynote

Jim Cummins

Saturday, 28 March
8 am

Evidence-Based TESOL: Teaching Through a Multilingual Lens

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About the Convention

As the largest organization focused exclusively on English language teaching for speakers of other languages, TESOL annually hosts more than 6,500 people from across the United States and around the world at the international convention. Educators at all levels attend to find a productive exchange of ideas and information and to feel the embrace of a dynamic professional community.

International ideas and innovations intersect with Canadian culture in Toronto, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Speaking 140 different languages, more than half of Toronto’s residents were born outside of Canada. The ongoing fusion of cultures continues to enrich Toronto, which local actress Lisa Ray calls, “the most successful social experiment in the world."

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