Why Attend #TESOL2020? Hear from the TESOL 2020 Ambassadors!
The TESOL 2020 Ambassadors are English language professionals and students, just like you, who have agreed to share their convention experiences with other attendees. Follow them on social media and subscribe to the TESOL Blog to hear their first-hand accounts, tips for attendees, and more!
Assistant Professor of English
Lyceum of the Philippines University
The 2020 TESOL Convention is an excellent platform where the action and the vision meet, and where English Language professionals around the world converge, engage, and establish professional networks. The Convention is not just a conference; it is a community of teachers, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and stakeholders.
TESOL Blog post: TESOL 2020: Three Reasons You Need to Go
Diana K. Salazar
English Teacher & Academic Trainer
Rochester School and Sergio Arboleda University
Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia
TESOL2020 is a space for sharing and thinking globally and locally at the same time. A place for reflection around all the different possibilities to be successful in what we do. Through the TESOL Convention, attendants will be able to learn and also teach others because everyone can participate.
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Researcher and EFL/ESP Teacher
Kent State University
Ravenna, Ohio, USA
Attend the convention to be reinvigorated, discover new research, partner with advocates, reconnect with distant friends, spark new partnerships, and receive recognition for the good work you do day in and day out!
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ESL Teacher & Doctoral Student
Georgia State University
Tucker, Georgia, US
The Convention is a critical place for all participants to engage in a global dialogue. Deep down in our hearts, we are here to root for students; we are here to be stronger after returning; we are here because we believe in the power of community that changes the world.
TESOL Blog post: Reasons for Becoming a TESOL Ambassador
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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Instructional Dean and Professional Learning & Development Coordinator
Aurora Public Schools
Aurora, Colorado, USA
TESOL provides an opportunity to connect to others with the same students or professional aspirations but also provides an opportunity for leadership development, professional learning communities connections, and to make professional friends around the world. These types of connections allow us to support our students, teachers, and development in education.
TESOL Blog post: 5 Ways to Get the Most out of TESOL 2020 as an Introvert
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Teacher for 20+ years!
Spring International Language Center, University of Arkansas
West Fork, Arkansas, USA
Every year, TESOL's convention serves to enrich, invigorate, and enlighten the professionals of the field. The variety and quality of the sessions inspire seasoned instructors and novices alike. Equally valuable though are the power and support manifested by both the sense of community and the networking opportunities this gathering provides.
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