02. April 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: NEWS

Best of Affiliates 2012

Dealing With No Internet Connectivity in the EFL Classroom

Ricardo Ramirez during his presentation



EFL teachers trying to fully incorporate the use of computers in their classrooms usually have to endure adversities when it comes to having a class get wired to the internet.  This presentation seeks to explore software that can be used offline as a viable solution to connectivity hitches.

This presentation was first presented at 2012 ARTESOL Convention in Santa Fe, and later  nominated as Best Affiliate presentation. TESOL selected the presentation as one of the eight Best of Affiliates presentations for 2012, an honor, considering TESOL has 107 affiliates around the world.

March 21, 3 pm- 3:45 pm

Convention Center, A304

Presenter: Ricardo Ramirez, UADER, Entre Rios, Argentina


Affiliate Colloquium

Ana Maria Rocca, current ARTESOL Vice president on the left.

TESOL Teacher Identity:Perspectives From Around the Globe

March 21, 9:30 am -11:00 am

Convention Center, A304


Presenters: Kevin Leary, JALT; Ana Maria Rocca, Argentina TESOL; Sufian Abu-Rmaileh, TESOL Arabia; Karen Cadeiro-Kaplan, CATESOL; Michele de Courcy, ACTA.


ARTESOL at TESOL Organizational Meetings

Affiliate Leaders’ Workshop

Ana Maria Rocca and Ricardo Ramirez during one of the activities at the workshop.

The workshop dealt with volunteer recruitment and engagement, strategic planning, assessing programs, association governance models, and networking. It was conducted by Paul D. Meyer, President and Co-CEO of Tecker International, LLC and co-author of The Will to Govern Well.

March 20, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Graciela Martin, ARTESOL President, at workshop luncheon networking with affiliate representatives from Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico and the USA.





Affiliate Editor’s Workshop

We shared techniques and processes for developing informative and useful affiliate publications.

March 21, 1pm – 2:45 pm



Town Meeting

March 21, 4 pm – 5 pm

Meeting led by TESOL President Suzanne Panferov and attended by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.  The meeting provided a forum for the membership to ask questions about TESOL’s professional activities and offered comments and suggestions relating to current and upcoming activities.

Affiliate Assembly

This is the official business meeting of affiliates. Affiliate delegate attendance is required.  Ana Maria Rocca and Graciela Martin attended the assembly.

A governance-review task force was formed during the meeting.

TESOL welcomed two new affiliates: Sudan and Kuwait

Both TESOL President and Executive Director emphasized the role of affiliates as TESOL partners, and said TESOL is committed to providing stronger support to affiliates.

March 22, 10 am – 12:30 pm




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