General, Sociopolitical Concerns, TESOL

TESOL, EnglishUSA, and UCIEP Oppose ICE Guidance on International English Language Program Students for Fall 2020

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TESOL International Association recently issued a joint statement along with EnglishUSA and UCIEP in strong opposition to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidance that will bar many international students from studying in the United States in the fall. The United States has long been a global leader in international education and cultural exchange by providing opportunities for …

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AZTESOL 2020 State Conference Call for Proposals Now Open!

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Deadline: August 31, 2020 The Arizona affiliate of TESOL International Association (AZTESOL) invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2020 State Conference, themed, THE POWER OF TRANSLANGUAGING: LIVING IN TWO LANGUAGES AS ONE English language educators are invited to participate in this state-wide conference, to be held at the joint campus of …

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Student Artwork: Living in two languages as one.

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Students from Gadson School District created artwork for the upcoming AZTESOL state conference. The art represents each student’s interpretation of the conference theme Translanguaging: Living in Two Languages as One. Camila Fragoso, 8th Grader, Southwest Junior High School Chloe Zhen, 4th Grader, Ed Pastor Elementary School Leociry Mora, 8th Grader, Southwest Junior High School Rodrigo …

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AZTESOL Southeast Regional Conference

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AZTESOL Southeast Regional Conference Saturday, February 29th, 2020 Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AZTESOL) is pleased to announce the Southeast Regional Conference at the University of Arizona in sunny Tucson, AZ. The keynote speaker for this regional conference is Nancy Hamadou, an ESL faculty member at Pima Community College, West Campus. The …

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Action Alert: Repeal English-Only

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Action Alert: Repeal English-Only As English language professionals, we know the English-only methods mandated by Proposition 203 don’t work. HCR2001 (introduced by Rep. Fillmore, LD 16) would refer the repeal of Proposition 203 to the 2020 ballot and allow districts to use evidence-based best practices for English language teaching. The bill has broad support across …

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Support English Language Teachers

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With the number of English learners (ELs) growing to over 5 million in the United States, there is a critical shortage of qualified English language teachers to meet this increased demand. Currently, 1 in 10 public school students across the United States are English learners. Additionally, only 65% of ELs graduate high school, compared to the national …

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AZTESOL 2019 State Conference Featured Speakers

Dr. Marguerite Ann Snow
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Dr. Marguerite Ann Snow California State University, Los Angeles Professor Marguerite Ann Snow, Ph.D. is a professor and department chair at California State University, Los Angeles where she teaches in the TESOL M.A. program. She is co-author or co-editor of 11 books, including her most recent book, The Content-Based Classroom:  New Perspectives on Integrating Language …