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TESOL Welcomes Teachers from Sub Sahara Africa (July 2007)

On July 16, TESOL staff, President-Elect Shelley Wong, and board member Brock Brady welcomed 16 teachers from Sub Sahara Africa; during their visit with TESOL they learned a great deal about the operations and goals of the association.

The 16 teachers, representing 12 distinct countries (Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Guinea, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, and Togo), were visiting the United States as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program; the trip was coordinated by the University of Buffalo.

The 6-week visit ended in Washington, DC on July 20.


(Left) Teachers from Sub-Sahara Africa take a moment to pose with Executive Director 
Chuck Amorosino, President-Elect Shelley Wong, and TESOL board of director Brock Brady.

(Right) TESOL Central Office staff provided valuable information to the visitors, most 
of whom joined the association as Global Members at the end of their visit. 

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  • TESOL Addresses International Advocacy
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