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.
Are you looking for handouts, recorded convention sessions, keynotes, or Electronic Village sessions?
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.
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