2016 State Conference Photos Now Online

30796980266_a47d659949_mTo see photos from our recent AZTESOL State Conference in Yuma, go to the Past Conferences page on this website and click on the first link under the picture. (The link will take you to our external Flickr site where we store all AZTESOL photos.) AZTESOL would like to extend a special thanks to board member Lutfi Hussein for taking most of the photos!

SE Regional Conference, Tucson, Jan. 28

sereg2017logoProposals are now being accepted for the next Southeast Region AZTESOL Mini-Conference to be held on January 28, 2017 in Tucson. Click here to see the full conference flyer. The theme of the conference will be Contextualizing ESOL for College and Career. This conference will bring together practitioners and researchers working with students of all ages and backgrounds in various English language acquisition settings. Participants will share resources and best practices for working in refugee education, intensive immersion, adult education, and community programs. Click here for the proposal submission form, which you can fill out on your computer and e-mail to the conference organizer (the e-mail address is on the form). The deadline for submissions is January 13.

Conference Program Now Available

cover-mini-2016-programThe complete program of the AZTESOL 2016 State Conference is now available! Click here to download and save a copy of the program (in PDF file format) to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Then take your device with you to the conference and you won’t need to carry or flip through the print version. In addition to saving a tree, you can also save time by selecting in advance the sessions you plan to attend instead of scrambling at the last minute on conference day to read through all of the abstracts that interest you. Just remember that thSmiling treee schedule is subject to change and that all changes, cancellations, and additions will be announced at the conference Welcome on the morning of Saturday, October 22. (Note: A formatting issue is causing some tables in the program to break in odd places on some pages, but all of the information is there.) 

Poster contest winner for 2016 State conference theme

AZT2016 contest winner detailCongratulations to Aileen Angulo, a student in the SEI II class at Kofa High School in Yuma, for her winning entry in AZTESOL’s contest to design a poster based on the theme of this year’s state conference, “Literacy Across Ages and Languages.” Click here to see Aileen’s complete poster. Runner-up entries were submitted by Yulissa Aldana, Monica Guzman, Edwin Macias, Manuel Manriquez, and Arletter Franco, all students at Kofa High School (in the Yuma Union High School District). Thanks to Kofa High principal Michael Sharp for encouraging participation in this contest with AZTESOL.

Returned mail? Please resend

pigeon-with-letterDue to a postal service miscommunication, AZTESOL’s post office box in Yuma was not accepting mail during the months of April and May this year. If you sent us any snail mail during that time and it was returned to you, please send it again (or contact us through our website). We are now able to receive mail again normally at our PO box address. We apologize for any inconvenience.

AZTESOL awards free TESOL memberships

TESOL logoCongratulations to the following AZTESOL members who have each received a free one-year membership to our affiliated parent organization, TESOL International Association:

Mehtap Acar
Michelle Beach
Rebecca Haag
Chelsea Moreno
Nicole Schmidt

Check our website again early next year for the announcement and invitation to apply for these complimentary memberships that TESOL International makes available to us annually as their official affiliate for the state of Arizona.

New Community College SIG

AZTESOL is forming a Special Interest Group (SIG) for community college teachers! If you teach ESL or a related subject at any community college in Arizona, or if you are interested in discussing issues of importance to this sector of our field and networking with other community college ESL teachers and administrators, we want to hear from you. Please visit this site on the web to show your interest in the AZTESOL Community College SIG and to keep informed of events, opportunities, and other news relevant to this group.

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