TESOL 2016 Highlights

The 2016 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo was help 5-9 April in Baltimore, Maryland USA. The event drew 6,400 attendees, 122 exhibitors, and 38 recruiters. This year, TESOL debuted a new pop-up bookstore, a redesigned TESOL Center, and Community College Day. Below are some highlights from the event.

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TESOL 2016

Wizard of Oz

In honor of TESOL's 50th Anniversary celebration, a group of TESOLers put together a little show based on the Wizard of Oz—yes, they actually sang songs! A video recording is available.

In this musical comedy, a talented cast of TESOL "Ozzites" whimsically explore TESOL's past 50 years. Dorothy is hurtled by a Tornado from 1966 (when TESOL began) into 2016.

Wizard of Oz Screen Capture FINAL

Will Good Witch Glinda and Professor Marvel succeed in helping Dorothy recover her lost 50 years? Will three ambitious TESOLers--the Cowardly Lion, Tin Woodman, and Scarecrow--find courage, heart, and brain to reach their professional goals?

Watch the video and find out!


Dorothy: Dorothy Zemach
Professor Marvel: Doug Brown
Glinda, the Good Witch: MaryAnn Christison
Scarecrow: Joe McVeigh
Tin Woodman: Jun Liu
Cowardly Lion: Mark Algren
Guitar Accompanist: Larry Zweir

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