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Preconvention Institutes (PCIs)

Preconvention Institutes (PCIs) offer in-depth, hands-on professional development workshops designed and led by experts in the field of English language teaching and learning.

Topics are selected by the Conferences Professional Council in response to suggestions from convention planners and past PCI participants.

The TESOL ​2024 PCIs will be held on Wednesday, ​20 March. Complete workshop information will be available in early November.

PCI Registration Fees


Advance Registration:
On or Before 15 February

Regular Registration:
After 15 February

Half-day (4-hour PCI) $150 $205
Full-day (6-hour PCI) $225 $305

Note: You may attend a PCI without registering for the full TESOL convention. To register for a PCI, use the convention registration button.

2024 PCI Schedule & Titles

All times listed are in US Eastern Time. 

Time Titles
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(all day)
PCI1. (Cancelled) Increasing the intercultural competencies of teachers and teacher educators 
PCI2. (Cancelled)Developing and Enhancing Adult Learners’ Academic and Professional Reading Skills
PCI3. (Cancelled)Essentials of Pronunciation Teaching and Learning
PCI4. Developing and Implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for ELLs 
PCI6. AI: The No-Excuse Tool to Train Content and Specials Teachers

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
(1/2 day)

PCI7. Creating a Successful Program to Address Newcomer and SIFE Learners
PCI8. (Cancelled) Worlds in Dialogues: Unleashing Intercultural Superpowers through Student Story Circles
PCI9. Power of Collaboration: Developing Sustainable EL Coaching Programs
PCI10. Creating Culturally Responsive Inclusive EFL Classroom Environment Through Visual Arts
PCI11. Harnessing AI: Crafting Activities and Lesson Plans for ELLs
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(1/2 day)
PCI12. Techniques for Teaching Content Through English
PCI13. Designing Personalized Writing Assignments to Increase Engagement and Outsmart AI
PCI14. Translanguaging and Curriculum 
PCI15. Designing and Implementing Effective Programs for Newcomer Multilingual Learners

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