Call for Proposals Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2019

For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts engage in collaborative, online discussions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These five-week sessions allow a fuller development of ideas than is possible in convention sessions.

Co-moderation with several other people is strongly recommended. Session leaders (moderators) need not have previous experience in online teaching. Hands-on training in online discussion management and the use of live virtual chat and audio rooms will take place during our moderators’ training session October 21 – November 18, 2018

EVO sessions are sponsored by a TESOL Interest Section or affiliate, an IATEFL Special Interest Group, or other groups or affiliates. Sponsors provide no financial support. If you do not have a sponsor, the Coordination Team can help you find one or more.

For further information, please read: What is EVO and the Mission of EVO.

Click the link below to learn more about becoming an EVO moderator and how to submit a proposal for a session:

Deadline for Proposals is September 25, 2018



10.00–11.00 or 16.00–17.00 (UK time)

Running twice for participants across time zones.

To mark World Refugee Day, we warmly invite you to join a webinar to hear from young people (aged 18 – 30) from the refugee community and organisations working in the area of languages education and resilience. We welcome those working across sectors and fields who are involved in languages education and the humanitarian response.

Hosted by Mike Solly, Senior Adviser and global Language for Resilience lead, British Council, the webinar will provide short and varied sessions, including:
  • A conversation with participants, aged 25 – 30, from the refugee community who studied English and academic skills courses on the EU-funded LASER programme, and are currently studying degrees or diplomas online with Amity University in India, or the Open University in the UK. We ask them to share experiences of access to learning: what works and what doesn’t work?
  • A presentation: Who teaches refugees? Policy dilemmas, barriers and opportunities, with Ruth Naylor (Education Development Trust) Integrating refugees into national education systems provides a sustainable solution, but usually means that refugees are taught by national teachers, rather than by refugee teachers who share their culture, language and experience. The laws, policies and practices determining who teaches refugees rarely consider who make the best teachers of refugees. Ruth Naylor, is the author of new research into the management of teaching refuges from host-country to institutional level, by the Education Development Trust in partnership with IIEP UNESCO.
  • An update on findings from the Language for Resilience research hub, in an interview with Tony Capstick, Lecturer in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading and research hub lead.

We’d then like to hear from webinar participants and invite your questions or comments.

The webinar will be repeated at 10.00 – 11.00 and 16.00 – 17.00 (UK time) for those joining across different time zones. Please register for one of the times by selecting a time above.

Join fellow professionals in the Language for Resilience partner network

We’re also pleased to announce the launch of the Language for Resilience partner network (on LinkedIn). The Language for Resilience partner network brings together professionals involved in language education and the humanitarian and international development responses to crises, to collaborate and improve knowledge of innovative language education in support of building the resilience of refugees and their host communities. We invite you to join the group and invite you to share details about your projects, reports, research papers, to conferences and events.

What is language for resilience?

Across the world many millions of people have been displaced from their homes by conflict and civil unrest. Education and career opportunities for both children and adults have been severely disrupted, or halted. Both refugees and the communities that host them recognise that issues around the acquisition of language are absolutely essential for refugees and their hosts to lead meaningful, engaged and productive lives. Language learning helps refugees and their host communities to withstand challenges, to recover from crisis, to overcome barriers – to build resilience.

Based on the work the British Council delivers in partnership with international humanitarian, development and education partners, across four regions (the Middle East, Africa, the European Union and the Americas) Language for Resilience focuses on how language enhances the resilience of refugees and displaced persons, whether that’s giving a voice to young people and adults, building social cohesion in host communities or providing individuals with the skills they need to access work, services, education and information.

Find out more about Language for Resilience.

Take a virtual tour of the Language for Resilience exhibition.


For more information, please visit this page.

Registration for the 2018 NNETESOL Conference is LIVE!

To register, please click here.

For more information about the event, check out our 2018 Conference page.

We hope to see you there!

Date: November 3, 2018

Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham Campus,  Hamilton-Smith Building





4 Days Left to Submit Your 2018 NNETESOL Conference Proposal!

Don’t forget: proposals are due on June 15th, 2018. We look forward to your submission!




Call for Session Proposals & Reviewers, TESOL 2019 International Conference and English Language Expo

Call for Session Proposals & Reviewers

TESOL: The Local-Global Nexus

Join the international TESOL community in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and experience what makes this association unique: Engage in dialogue with present and future practitioners, administrators, researchers, and advocacy leaders about language education and policy as you enrich your knowledge, networks, and professional experience.


The proposal deadline is 2 July 2018 at 5 pm U.S. eastern time. To find the deadline in your time zone, please use the time zone converter. A simpler converter is also available.

New Process

There is a new proposal submission process this year, so please read the following information carefully. All proposals must be submitted via the online proposal submission system. If you have any questions, please contact TESOL Conference Services.


TESOL Preconvention Institutes Call for Proposals

TESOL invites proposals for PCIs that deal with classroom practices and applications of research in language learning and teaching.

To submit a PCI proposal, please read the complete TESOL preconvention institute call for proposals.


Become a Proposal Reviewer

You are invited to apply if you

  • are a member in good standing of TESOL International Association
  • have reliable internet access
  • have a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)
  • are able to review proposals between 26 July and 23 August 2018

Reviewers must submit the online reviewer application form by 15 June 2018.


For more information, click here.



FREE Leadership Course from TESOL!

The Leadership Development Certificate Program (LDCP) provides quality professional development and leadership training for current or future leaders within TESOL International Association. The 40-hour self-paced online program is open to TESOL members only.

The LDCP also benefits current or future leaders of other English language teacher associations.

To make the LDCP accessible to TESOL members worldwide, it is offered online only. LDCP graduates are also able to participate in additional networking opportunities on leadership issues.

Updates from TESOL

Now accepting applications: TESOL Teacher of the Year Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Are you the next TESOL Teacher of the Year? Awardee will receive US$1,000, a 1-year TESOL membership, complimentary registration to the TESOL 2019 International Convention, round-trip airfare and accommodations for TESOL 2019, and more! Applications are due 19 July. Apply today!  READ MORE

Apply for a TESOL Research Mini-Grant Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Developing a research project and need funding? Each award provides up to US$2,500 for projects aligned with the TESOL Research Agenda. Applications due 10 July.  READ MORE

TESOL 2019 call for proposals update Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Conferences Professional Council has revised both the 2019 Call for Proposals and the adjudication process based on feedback received at the 2018 TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo. The proposal submission system is anticipated to open on 1 June 2018. Click here for more information.  READ MORE

Be Global Ready: Language Resources for Teachers & Schools Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

U.S. Department of Education
TESOL professionals are invited to attend the Be Global Ready: Language Resources for Teachers & Schools event on 22 June at the U.S. Department of Education. This event will feature speakers from several federal agencies including Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of OELA José A. Viana. If you are unable to attend in person you may participate online.  READ MORE


As of today, June 5th, there are 10 more days remaining to submit proposals for the 2018 Annunal NNETESOL Conference.

To submit a proposal, click here









Running out of ideas for a proposal?? Check out some of these requests we have received for future conferences:

  • Mindfulness and ELLs
  • Trauma and Collaboration with ELLs
  • TESOL Online
  • More elementary options, as well as higher ed
  • ESOL in relation to current policy and politics
  • Co-teaching in ESL Classrooms
  • Pre-literate ELLs

Call for TESOL 2019 Proposal Reviewers

Reviewers play an important role in ensuring that the presentations at the annual convention reflect the dynamic nature of the profession. We look for reviewers with expertise in the presentation areas so that all proposals receive fair peer reviews.
We invite you to apply if you:

* are a member in good standing of TESOL International Association
* have regular internet access
* have a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
* are able to read between 26 July and 23 August 2018

The Application Process
Applications must be submitted electronically using this form by 15 June 2018. You will be notified via email by early July if you have been selected to review proposals for TESOL 2019.

If you have questions about the review process, please contact for assistance.
Thank you for your service to our Association and the TESOL community.

Call for Proposals EXTENDED for NNETESOL 2018 Conference

The call for proposals has been extended to June 15th, 2018.

Here is the link submission form:
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