As We Speak (SPLIS)

SPLIS E-Newsletter Mission Statement

by User Not Found | 11/03/2011

The goal of the SPLIS Newsletter is to provide articles that promote the exchange of information and ideas on instructional techniques, research findings, publications, and other areas related to speech, listening, and pronunciation. The newsletter also serves as an informational forum for our membership about the ongoing business of the interest section, including IS-related election issues, and upcoming TESOL and affiliate conference news.

The SPLIS Newsletter is primarily oriented to a dynamic group of language educators who recognize the importance of spoken communication as a primary purpose of language use. These educators are in all areas of ESL and EFL educational settings.


  1. The SPLIS Newsletter provides information about SPLIS-related issues and projects.
  2. It provides a forum for teachers to share successful classroom techniques and to voice their opinions on topics related to speech, listening, and pronunciation.
  3. It publishes scholarly articles about the fields of speech, listening, and pronunciation, with the awareness that the readership is diverse and has specialized pedagogical needs. These articles may or may not be suitable for publication in other publications such as Essential Teacher and TESOL Quarterly.
  4. It provides information about the annual TESOL convention, as well as information about regional conferences, meetings, and workshops.
  5. Its content, like other TESOL publications, is immediately accessible and practical. It publishes scholarly and informational articles that are professional in style, written in a language that is clear and understandable to all ESL and EFL educators.