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A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Professional Associations

by Nikki Ashcraft, Ivonne Gonzalez, Naduni Dinesha, Diego Boada | 22 Mar 2021
Resource Description:

Audience: Teacher Training
Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate
Teaching Tip: Today's questions:
Why should English teachers join professional associations? How can we make the most out of our participation?

Today's guests:

- Nikki Ashcraft, PhD (USA)
- Ivonne Gonzalez (Colombia)
- Naduni Dinesha (Sri Lanka)
- Diego A. Boada, PhD (Colombia)

In this episode, Diego and Naduni chatted with Dr. Nikki Ashcroft, Chair of TESOL's Membership Professional Council, and Ivonne Gonzalez, founder and president of TESOL Colombia. They discussed the difference between a professional association and a conference and what it means to be a TESOL International Affiliate. Our guests shared their experience and advice on how to become a more active member in associations, how to network, and how to make the most out of your participation.

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"A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts" is a project led by instructors and participants in the TESOL Certificate: Developing an Online Teaching Program.

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