Hands-On Workshops Led by Experts in the Field

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 ​2023 PCIs will be held on Tuesday, ​21 March. For complete workshop information, please click here.

2023 PCI Schedule and Titles

All times listed are in US Pacific Time. 


Time Titles
9:00 am - 4:00 pmPCI 1: Beyond the Basics of Pronunciation Teaching and Learning
PCI 2: Up Your Game: Teaching and Engaging Your Students Through Play
PCI 3: Summative Observation: Cultivating a More Positive, Productive, Motivating Evaluation Culture
PCI 4: Planning for the Success of ELLs in School-What Works?
PCI 5: Identifying, Referring and Servicing Dually Identified EL/SpEd Students
8:00 am - 12:00 pmPCI 6: Creating a Successful Program to Address Newcomer and SIFE Learners
PCI 7: Sheltered Instruction and Writing: A Winning Combination for Content Area Teachers
PCI 8: Empowering Learners: Promoting Fluency in All Skills from the Beginning
PCI 9: Power of Collaboration: Developing Sustainable EL Coaching Programs
PCI 10: Looking Back: Reflecting on Our Teaching Careers
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmPCI 11: Upcycling Your Courses with Open Access and Educational Resources
PCI 12: Decoding misinformation: Media literacy as empowerment in language classrooms
PCI 13: Classroom Strategies to Create Equity for Vulnerable EL Learners
PCI 14: Talking (and analyzing) Pragmatics with Students: Meta-pragmatics and Embodied Prosody
PCI 15: Techniques for Teaching Content Through English

Registration Fees

 Advance: 1 MarchOn-site: After 1 March
Half day (4-hour PCI)$150$205
Full day (6-hour PCI)$225$305

You do not have to register for the full TESOL convention to attend ​PCI, but you do have to register for ​PCI through the convention registration form.​


If you have questions about the PCIs, please contact TESOL Strategic Events.