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.

Proposed Revisions to Constitution

LogoAlonePNGsmallThe AZTESOL Board has proposed several revisions to the organization’s Constitution and By-Laws. These updates will help the document more accurately reflect how AZTESOL currently operates. All AZTESOL members who attend our State Conference in October will have the opportunity to vote on whether to accept or reject these changes. We are posting the proposed changes here on the website so that the membership has ample time to consider the revisions and, if desired, provide feedback. Click here to see or download the suggested revisions. Text that is struck through represents language that will be deleted, and replacement or new provisions are highlighted in blue or yellow.

Present at the AZTESOL 2016 State Conference

Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 5.01.16 PMThe AZTESOL 2016 State Conference will take place in Yuma on Saturday, October 22 this year. Proposals for presentations are now being accepted. The theme of this year’s conference is Literacy Across Ages and Languages. Click here to submit your proposal. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2016.

Central Regional Mini-Conference: Tempe, April 16

ASU campusAZTESOL will be holding a mini-conference for its Central region members and guests on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Tempe. This half-day learning event, TESOL for the Modern World, will take place on the second floor of the Business Administration (BA) building on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University and will highlight research, resources, and best practices in English language education. Click here to see the flyer for this event. Registration will take place at the door and the cost is only $10 per person. Proposals are being accepted through March 28. If you are interested in presenting, click here to download the proposal form, fill it out, and send it to the e-mail address indicated on the form. If you’re interested in attending, please click here to pre-register.

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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