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Affiliate News: February 2010

Affiliate News (October 2009): Contents

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A Message... Newsletter Editor Welcome

Welcome to this edition of The Affiliate News. In this edition we have updates from our affiliates around the world, including highlights from the past years conferences and meetings, and news of upcoming events.
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Chair's Welcome

On behalf of the Affiliate Leadership Council (ALC) I would like to extend a warm greeting to all affiliate leaders. Click here to learn more about the ALC activities and resources.
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Announcements Call for Submissions

The deadline for the February issue of Affiliate News is October 31, 2009.
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Affiliate Leadership Council: Call for Nominations

The TESOL Affiliate Leadership Council (ALC) is accepting nominations for candidates interested in becoming a part of a key group of TESOL affiliate leaders. If you are interested in having a stronger voice in TESOL decision making, the ALC is eager to have you on board.
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ARKTESOL Hosts Statewide Conference in October, 2009

Arkansas's TESOL affiliate held its annual conference on October 15 with Keith Folse, popular author on language teaching and second language research, including 43 books and articles in TESOL Quarterly,CATESOL Journal, TESL Reporter, Language Teacher (JALT),Perspectives (TESOL Arabia), Sunshine State TESOL Journal, TESOL Matters, and Modern English Teacher.
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Virginia TESOL Fall 2009 Conference Update

Virginia TESOL held its annual fall conference on October 3 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Judie Haynes was the keynote speaker.
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Affiliate News TESOL Advocacy Day 2009

On June 24, 2009, Mark Bruns, Caralyn Bushey, and Bryan Woerner joined 22 other TESOL members representing 18 U.S.-based affiliates for TESOL Advocacy Day 2009.
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Revival of the Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA)

BELTA is a forum for ELT practitioners in Bangladesh, a country in South Asia. It now has a membership of nearly 1,500 with chapters in three regions besides the original one based in the capital, Dhaka. Read more to learn about BELTA's work.
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A Stronger Relationship with BCTEAL

In this article Anna Becker shares how her affiliate, Oregon TESOL, has worked across the border with the British Columbia Teachers of Additional Languages (BCTEAL) affiliate in British Columbia, Canada. The article begins on page 2 of the ORTESOL News, Spring, 2009.
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Nile TESOL: New Beginnings

As a member of the Board of Directors for NileTESOL, I am happy to submit news about the activities of our newly formed TESOL affiliate. We're very excited about our future plans to offer workshops and professional development opportunities to the local communities associated with English language teaching.
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A Wealth of Free Resources from the Center for Applied Linguistics

The Center for Applied Linguistics offers several in-depth downloadable PDF publications that will be invaluable resources for students from Iraq, Burma (also known as Myanmar), and other places.
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New York State TESOL's Online Newsletter, Dialogue

NYTESOL invites you to review their e-newsletter, Dialogue.
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E-Learning Focus: TESOL Aotearoa New Zealand

E-Learning is the major focus of the TESOL-ANZ April 2009 newsletter.
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Spelling Bees Busy Working in Six Affiliates

Franklin Electronic Publishers, in cooperation with TESOL, organized the first global spelling competition for English learners. Participating countries included Argentina, China, Germany, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, and Turkey.
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Conference Reports & Articles Looking at EFL Conferences From a Differing Point of View

Attending the TESOL Greece and other conferences can be an enthralling experience. In this article, TESOL member Ourania Katsara considers the question: What actually matters in teaching? She shares her conference experiences and and discusses how they inform her teaching and passion for EFL education and networking.
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Association of Teachers of English in Senegal (ATES) English Language Day 2009

ATESs English Language Day promotes language and provides teachers of English the opportunity to develop professionally. The annual event includes activities for students, giving them an opportunity to make connections between the language they learn in school and its use in life through poetry, art, and other activities.
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Report on TESOL Conference and English Language Fellow Program in the USA

This article highlights Ubon Sanpatchayapong's participation the 43rd Annual TESOL Convention and the training with the English Language Fellow Program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
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Highlights Of The 30th Annual TESOL Greece Convention

This article highlights the TESOL Greece 30th Annual Convention held in March, 2009, in Central Athens. This year's theme was "Back to the Future: English for all Ages." This event brought together many individuals and organizations from various sectors of the ELT community, including Sandy Briggs, past TESOL president.
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Plenary Speakers Wow 2009 Conference Attendees at CATESOL Conference

The 40th Annual California-TESOL Conference held in April, 2009, featured three enlightening plenary speakers. The speakers James Manseau Sauceda, Catherine Collier, and H. Douglas Brown discussed the conference theme "Whole Learner, Whole Teacher."
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