‘Tis the Season for TESOL and MORE!

Come TESOL with me! Let’s make it a VERB!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m past president of NNETESOL, and I teach in Burlington, Vt. This year, I applied for (and was chosen!) TESOL Ambassador for 2018!

My name is even on the website! Click that link above and see! I’M SO EXCITED!

So I’m going.

And I’ll be tweeting and blogging attending as many sessions as I can.

I’m also going as your representative to TESOL. Each year, our organization sends a representative to TESOL to find out about the latest in the field. And I’ll be going to represent you and to bring that information back. Because this isn’t always the easiest time for people to get away to go to TESOL.


If you’re going to Chicago, please let me know. President-elect Sarah Forbes and I are hoping to get a lunch together (and we’re also presenting, so you can come support us!) for NNETESOL people. Another session you can support is Elizabeth Hartung-Cole‘s:”Engage in Strategies That Move Adolescent ELs Beyond Intermediate Fluency”. She has presented at our conference in the past, and her session was chosen to be Best of Affiliates–and get this–representing us!!! That is beyond exciting.


And then in April, you can come hear all about TESOL and what we learned. We’re inviting anybody who would like to join us for the Saint Michael’s College Student Conference on Language Teaching. This is the second time we’ve joined with SMC to provide NNETESOLers some PD in the spring. This is a fairly new partnership, and we’d love to see it grow.

Which brings me to my next point…


If you want to present, here is your chance. The deadline for proposal submissions for the Saint Michael’s College Student Conference on Language Teaching has been extended to Sunday, February 18. To submit a proposal, click here. Share what’s happening in your neck of the woods and what is working within your teaching and learning community!

The conference is small, but growing, and we’d love to have you join us.

The morning will feature a selection of presentations on language teaching, and the afternoon is organized by NNETESOL. There will be a panel of 2018 TESOL Convention attendees and presenters sharing news, highlights and resources from the Chicago convention, followed by break-out facilitated roundtable discussions on hot topics in our field.

Get in touch! And get excited! There’s so much to learn…

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