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Alumni Conference Grants

To support ongoing professional development of Fellow and Specialist alumni, the English Language Programs offers Alumni Conference Grants to reimburse conference registration fees and in some cases expenses for alumni presenting at TESOL or other language education conferences during fall 2019 and spring 2020.

Alumni of the English Language Programs who present on a topic relating to their Fellow/Specialist activities may apply for an Alumni Conference Grant. Grants will reimburse conference registration fees and conference expenses after the successful completion of a presentation.

Alumni may also apply for the program to cover their travel, per diem, and lodging. Preference for this additional award will be given to those who present at conferences in their home state or region.


The Community of Practice (COP)

The Community of Practice is an exclusive online portal for English Language Program participants and alumni to connect with each other, share and access resources, or post and search job opportunities in the TESOL field. Join today!


Alumni Impact Statements on the COP

Through Alumni Impact Statements on the COP, English Language Programs alumni are encouraged to share stories about their professional and personal lives after their Fellow or Specialist projects. Alumni might write about career accomplishments or how they have shared the impact of their projects with colleagues, students, family, and local communities. Alumni are invited to share Alumni Impact Statements whenever they have news to share. In addition to being posted on the COP, stories and photos may be shared with stakeholders such as the U.S. Department of State, Regional English Language Officers, and Embassies.


Upcoming Events

We’d love to see you at an upcoming event! English Language Programs’ staff and alumni travel to regional and international TESOL conferences throughout the year to share information about the Fellow Program with potential applicants. Click here for a full list of regional conferences we will be attending this fall.


Social Media

Join the conversation on social media! The English Language Fellow Program @ELPrograms social media accounts share alumni stories, job listings, photos and videos, and other important program information on the following channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube. Like us, follow us, and contribute to the conversations going on online.

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