TESOL Talks are interviews with a variety of experts from around the world that help advance the expertise of English language professionals and support the field of English language teaching.
A Talk With Christine Piven and Federico Salas-Isnardi About Their Work for Adult MLEs
Join TESOL Director Advocacy and Public Policy Jeff Hutcheson as he talks with Christine Piven, executive director of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families, and Federico Salas-Isnardi, director of the Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy in Houston, about their efforts in Houston and Philadelphia to serve the adult population for literacy and English language.
17 September 2023
A Talk With TESOL Ukraine President Olena Ilyenko and Vice President Maryna Tsehlska
Join TESOL Advocacy and Public Policy Director Jeff Hutcheson as he talks with TESOL Ukraine President Olena Ilyenko and Vice President Maryna Tsehlska. They share their stories of support through the past year for their members from the global English Language teaching community that has come to the aid of Ukrainian educators and English language learners.
22 March 2023
Diverse Voices in Advocacy Across the Globe
Join Heather Linville and Polina Vinogradova as they interview people from around the globe on the ways TESOL professionals advocate for English learners and themselves. Hear perspectives from Mongolia, Thailand, Australia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and many others on advocacy, what it means, and its role in their profession.
8 MARCH 2023
A Talk With Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of OELA Montserrat Garibay
Join TESOL Advocacy and Public Policy Director Jeff Hutcheson as he speaks with Montserrat Garibay, new acting assistant deputy secretary and director of OELA, U.S. Department of Education, on her journey from Mexico to Washington, D.C.
27 JANUARY 2023
A Talk With Katie Crook and Mark Johnson of Carolina TESOL
Join TESOL Advocacy and Public Policy Director Jeff Hutcheson as he interviews Katie Crook and Mark Johnson of Carolina TESOL about their experiences from the 2022 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit and the issues important to their state and local areas.
9 JANUARY 2023
A Talk With Attorney Roger Rosenthal on Public Charge
Are students, parents, or families in your area reluctant to sign up for services and programs because they think it will impede their path to a green card in the U.S.? The issue of public charge is at the heart of this concern. Join TESOL Advocacy and Public Policy Director Jeff Hutcheson as he speaks with Attorney Roger Rosenthal, executive director of the Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP), on what public charge is and why it is not an issue for a large number of families.
15 DECEMBER 2022