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2019 TESOL International Convention to Bring Thousands of English Language Educators to Atlanta

by David Cutler | 03/06/2019
From 13-15 March, more than 5,000 educators from over 110 countries will descend on Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the 2019 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo. The world’s largest event of its kind, the annual convention is organized by TESOL International Association, the professional association for more than 10,000 teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

Kicking off the convention is an opening keynote featuring anthropologist and linguist K. David Harrison, who will shed light on how indigenous speakers and linguists are working to sustain endangered languages through the use of technology and digital advocacy in “Endangered Languages.” The other keynote speakers include TESOL President Luciana C. de Oliveira, who will discuss the expertise English teachers need to develop in order to teach English as a global language, while considering the diverse forms and uses of English as defined by local dynamics in “Developing Expertise in TESOL: Local-Global Considerations;” Anneliese A. Singh, a leader in identifying opportunities for empowerment and liberation for all students and educators, who will present “Everyday Teaching, Everyday Liberation: Building the Beloved Community as Educators;” and Pedro Noguera, who will lead the Friday keynote titled “The Power of Language, the Language of Power: Preparing Our Students for the Uncertainties of the 21st Century” that examines the ways in which immigrant students and English language learners are being affected by the current political climate, and what educators can do to promote peace and pluralism.

Attendees will have access to over 1,000 educational sessions presented by experts on a broad variety of topics, including language testing and assessment, immigration policy, technology in language learning, bilingual education, and standards. The programs will provide valuable opportunities to build new understandings and networks across various contexts.  

Convention highlights include TESOL gratefully acknowledges its global partners: National Geographic Learning, American Federation of Teachers, China Daily, VIPKID, gogokid, Qkids, and iTutorGroup, and all of its other partners for their support of the 2019 convention,

Visit the 2019 TESOL convention website for complete information.

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