Alumni

The English Language Programs is offering opportunities for professional development by presenting at a TESOL International Convention or regional TESOL conference during fall 2017 or spring 2018.

If you submit a proposal that is accepted for a TESOL conference, you may apply for a registration grant from the English Language Programs. Grants will cover your registration fees as a reimbursement after the successful completion of the presentation. You are responsible for the costs for travel or accommodations.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be an alumnus or alumna of the English Language Fellow Program and have successfully completed a 10-month assignment. You may not be a Fellow currently on assignment at the time of the conference.
  • Your session must address topics related to your time as an English Language Fellow. This could be a project, resource, or publication that you developed on assignment, or new learning and/or cultural experiences that have impacted your students and colleagues back at home.
  • Your session proposal must be submitted to and accepted by TESOL International or one of the regional affiliates listed below.

How to Apply

To complete the application process, you will need to email us the following information. Your information must be submitted to fellow@elprograms.org no later than one month prior to the selected conference.

  • A copy of your session proposal submission including session description
  • A copy of your acceptance letter including the title of your session
  • An explanation of why you want to attend and present at this TESOL conference (250 words or less)
  • An explanation of the impact of your fellowship on your host community and/or students and colleagues back at home (250 words or less)
  • The cost of conference registration fees

All registration grant applications will be reviewed in late fall 2017. Applicants are responsible for registering for the conference, following registration timelines and requirements, and for making full payment of all registration fees.

If you are awarded a registration grant you will need to show proof of payment for the completed registration and a copy of the awarded presentation listed in the program book of that conference.

TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo

Professionals and scholars from all English language teaching educational contexts around the world are invited to submit proposals for the TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo. Proposals are due before Thursday, June 1 2017, 5:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Time (find the deadline in your time zone). The annual TESOL convention brings together educators and scholars from more than 100 countries to exchange ideas and practices, explore a wide range of topics and current trends, expand their professional networks, engage in mentoring on research and other projects, review the latest professional publications and resources, and learn about advocacy efforts in their community and around the world.

Sustaining Dialogues across the TESOL Community
TESOL 2018
Chicago, Illinois
March 27–30, 2018

Regional TESOL Conferences

TESOL regional affiliates offer English language educators professional information and support within their geographic regions. There are more than 100 independent associations worldwide with more than 40 in the U.S. representing all 50 states. Each offers its own opportunities for networking and professional development opportunities. Review the full list of TESOL affiliates below along with information about upcoming conference events and proposal submission deadlines.

Conference

Start Date

End Date

Proposal Deadline

Location

AZTESOL
Arizona TESOL

10/20/17

10/21/17

7/30/17

Tucson, AZ

ARKTESOL
Arkansas TESOL

11/6/17

11/6/17

TBA

Hot Springs, AR

CATESOL
California and Nevada TESOL

10/19/17

10/22/17

7/23/17

Santa Clara, CA

Carolina TESOL
North and South Carolina

11/1/17

11/3/17

7/23/17

Myrtle Beach, SC

COTESOL
Colorado TESOL

11/3/17

11/4/17

6/23/17

Denver, CO

ConnTESOL
Connecticut TESOL

10/14/17

TBA

TBA

Rocky Hill, CT

Dakota TESL
North and South Dakota

11/8/17

11/9/17

9/30/17

Sioux Falls, SD

GATESOL
Georgia TESOL

10/19/17

10/20/17

8/5/17

Macon, GA

Hawaii TESOL

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

TBA

TBA

ITBE
Illinois TESOL/BilingualEducation

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

TBA

Naperville, Illinois

INTESOL
Indiana TESOL

11/11/17

11/11/17

9/5/17

Indianapolis, IN

IATEFL
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

4/10/18

4/13/18

5/29/17

Brighton, UK

ITESOL
Intermountain TESOL – Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming

10/13/17

10/14/17

TBA

Provo, UT

KYTESOL
Kentucky TESOL

10/20/17

10/21/17

8/15/17

Louisville, KY

LaTESOL
Louisiana TESOL

11/10/17

11/10/17

TBA

New Orleans, LA

MDTESOL
Maryland TESOL

11/11/17

11/11/17

TBA

TBA

MATSOL
Massachusetts TESOL

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

TBA

Framingham, MA

MELED
Minnesota TESOL

10/26/17

10/28/17

6/2/17

Bloomington, MN

MITESOL
Michigan TESOL

10/20/17

10/21/17

7/15/17

Waterford, MI

MIDTESOL
Mid-America TESOL – Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri

9/29/17

9/30/17

6/30/17

Kansas City, MO

NJTESOL
New Jersey TESOL

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

TBA

TBA

NMTESOL
New Mexico TESOL

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

NYSTESOL
New York State TESOL

11/3/17

11/4/17

5/30/17

Long Island/Huntington Melville, NYC

NNETESOL
Northern New England TESOL

11/4/17

11/4/17

5/15/17

Burlington, VT

Ohio TESOL

10/27/17

10/28/17

6/2/17

Columbus, OH

ORTESOL
Oregon TESOL

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

PennTESOL-East

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

PRTESOL
Puerto Rico TESOL

11/17/17

11/18/17

6/1/17

Guayanilla, PR

RITELL
Rhode Island Teachers of English Language Learners

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

SETESOL/AMTESOL

10/4/17

10/7/17

6/1/17

Birmingham, Alabama

SSTESOL
Sunshine State TESOL

TBA

TBA

TBA

Orlando, FL

TNTESOL
Tennessee TESOL

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TEXTESOL-II

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TEXTESOL-III

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TEXTESOL-IV

11/2/17

11/4/17

8/1/17

Houston, TX

TEXTESOL-V

October 2017

October 2017

TBA

TBA

VATESOL
Virginia TESOL

10/20/17

10/21/17

6/1/17

New Kent, VA

WATESOL
Washington, DC Area TESOL

10/7/17

10/7/17

6/15/17

Trinity Washington University, Washington D.C.

WAESOL
Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages

10/21/17

10/21/17

7/17/17

Des Moines, WA

WIDA

10/16/17

10/19/17

2/8/17

Tampa, FL

WVTESOL
West Virginia TESOL

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

WITESOL
Wisconsin TESOL

11/4/17

11/4/17

Priority: 6/2/2017 Final: 6/23/17

Madison, WI

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