Sound Affiliate Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

By  TexTESOL, NYS TESOL, Yakut TESOL, Korea TESOL and Argentina TESOL

Many dedicated and well-intentioned professionals agree to serve on Affiliate Boards but are not provided training concerning their roles and responsibilities. In some cases, current Board members never received training themselves. Clearly, when a leader does not understand his/her role, it impacts the effective functioning of the Board and the organization/membership suffer. In a worst-case scenario, leaders can be manipulated, and governance can become corrupted. This session invites seasoned leaders from various dynamic global affiliates to share their experiences serving on their affiliate boards. They will discuss a broad range of key responsibilities of organizational leaders, e.g., determining and evaluating the mission and vision, providing financial oversite, ensuring adequate resources, and ensuring legal and ethical integrity and maintaining accountability. They will also discuss the importance of Care, Loyalty, and Collaboration as fundamental values in their service as Board members. The global diversity of the panelists participating in this session will hopefully create a dialogue among TESOL affiliates to support effective leadership systems that realize the mission and goals/objectives of that affiliate. Participants will takeaway ideas and strategies for effective and conscientious leadership to share with affiliates in provide orientations and training for board members in their respective affiliates.

Presenters: Alex Monceaux, Lindsay Herron, Larisa Olesova, Ana María Rocca, Cynthia S Wiseman

July 19-21, 2020

Sunday, 19 July 2020

10:00 – 11:00 Affiliate Assembly

11:00 – 12:00 Building Collaborative Global Communities

12:00 – 1:00 TESOL Professional Councils Presentations

1:00 – 1:30 What we learnt what we missed during quarantine

1:30 – 2:00 Interest Sections Presentations

2:00 – 3:00 Innovating ourselves, as teachers, in disruptive times

Monday, 20 July 2020

12:00 – 1:00 Affiliate Colloquium: Reaching New Heights

1:00 – 2:00 Decentring ELT and the Hornby Trust Teacher Association Project Award Scheme

2:00 – 3:00 Nile TESOL Charades

3:00 – 4:00 Building Leaders in Your Affiliate

4:00 – 5:00 Interest Sections Presentations

5:00 – 5:30 Happy half hour from home

5:00 – 6:00 Building K-12 Partnerships & Scholarships

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 5:00 – 6:00

5:00 – 6:00 Engaging Future Professionals: Facilitating the Involvement of Student Members

6:00 – 7:00 Interest Sections Presentations

7:00 – 8:30 Sound Affiliate Leadership: Roles & Responsibilities

Presentation by TexTESOL, NYS TESOL, Yakut TESOL, Korea TESOL and Argentina TESOL

8:30 – 9:30 Conversations on diversity and inclusion

9:30 – 10:30 Creating Interactive Slides

10:30 – 11:00 Closing event

2020 Affiliate Network Virtual Sessions

ARTESOLESP E-journal receives submissions of unpublished manuscripts on any topic related to the area of ESP. Each manuscript must include the names, affiliation, and e-mail addresses of all authors, an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a list of five to seven keywords. A brief biographical statement (maximum 100 words, in sentence format) for each author is also required, (this information will be removed when the articles are distributed for blind review). Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF document format. Full-length articles should be no more than 6.000 words in length, excluding appendixes.

ARTESOLESP Journal follows the guidelines of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Manuscripts submitted to ESP Journal must conform to APA format.

Four categories of manuscripts will be received: contributions, research articles, pedagogical experiences in ESP, and reviews.


In this section, articles by prestigious ESP specialists will be published.

Research Articles

This is a section devoted to the publication of research articles which will be refereed by our Academic Editorial Board.

  • Articles should report original research.
  • Full-length articles should be no more than 6,500 words in length, excluding appendixes.
  • Each submission should include an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a list of five to seven keywords.  All article manuscripts submitted to ARTESOLESP Journal will go through a two-step review process.
  • Biodata of the author (s) should be included. (No more than 70 words)

Research articles should generally include the following sections:

1- Abstract

2- Five to seven keywords.

3- The introduction should include:

  • The research issue
  • The underlying theoretical framework.
  • A description of the methodological tradition in which the study was conducted.
  • Research hypotheses or questions.

4- Method section:

  • Description of participants and research context.
  • A detailed description of data collection and analysis procedures.
  • Description of the apparatus or materials used.
  • Explanation of the procedures and the steps in the research

5- Results section:

  • Presentation of graphs and tables that help to explain the results.
  • For quantitative research, presentation of descriptive and inferential statistics used to analyze the data.
  • For qualitative research, data should reflect prolonged engagement, observation, and triangulation.

6- Discussion section:

  • An evaluation and interpretation of the results.
  • Discussion of alternative explanations.
  • Causal inferences should be cautiously made.
  • Results of the study should not be overly interpreted or generalized.
  • Linking the results obtained in the study to original hypotheses.
  • Presentation of the implications and any limitations of the study.

7– Conclusion:

  • Summary and general implications of the study.
  • Suggestions for further research

8– References in APA format.

9– Appendixes of instrument(s) used.

Pedagogical experiences in ESP

This section includes the description of new experiences (strategies, techniques, course design) within ESP.

Submissions should include:

  • An abstract of no more than 300 words, and a list of five keywords.
  • A report of original pedagogical experiences: teaching techniques and methodologies, management of different teaching situations, testing and assessment, materials development.
  • The following sections and information should be included :

Institutional or individual project.

Type of institution, primary school, secondary school, teaching training college, university, school of English.

Number of periods a week devoted to the teaching of English.

Duration of the project.

Students’ profile

Language level of students, mother tongue.

Age of students (children, teenagers, adults)

Theoretical framework

  • Background, frame of reference, sources. Justify your choice


  • Types of materials used. Examples.

Project or experience

Detailed description of the project or experience.


Pedagogical implications


This section includes reviews of books, journals and teaching materials published by Universities, Teacher Training Colleges and other institutions interested in the development of ESP courses or studies.

Reviews of individual books, journals or reading instructional software should not be longer than 1,600 words. The following information should be included at the beginning of the review:

  • Author(s)
  • Title
  • Publication date
  • Publisher
  • Publisher City and Country
  • Number of pages
  • A biodata of the author (s) should be included. (No more than 70 words)


All manuscripts submitted to ARTESOLESP Journal will go through a two-step review process.

  • Internal review

The editors of the journal will first review each manuscript to see if it meets the basic requirements for articles published in the journal.

  • External review

Submissions that meet the requirements stated above will be sent out for peer review from two to three experts in the field. This second review process takes 2–3 months. When this process is finished, the authors will receive copies of the external reviewers’ comments and will be notified as to the decision (acceptance, acceptance with changes, or rejection).


The following policies apply to all articles, reviews, and commentaries:

1. All submissions must conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references and citations, which must be in APA format.

2. Manuscripts that have already been published elsewhere or are being considered for publication elsewhere will not be considered for publication in ARTESOLESP Journal. It is the responsibility of the author to inform the editor of the existence of any similar work that is already published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

3. Authors of accepted manuscripts will assign to ARTESOLESP Journal the permanent right to electronically distribute the article.

4. The editors of ARTESOLESP Journal reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity. Authors will be consulted only if the changes are substantial.

5. Articles are copyrighted by their respective authors, but if published after electronic appearance,

ARTESOLESP Journal will be acknowledged as the initial locus of publication.


The Editorial Board of ARTESOL ESP Journal informs readers that the views, thoughts, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in the articles published in the Journal are the personal statements of their respective authors who are responsible for all contents, including the accuracy of the facts, claims, and references. The Editorial Board will not take any responsibility for any omissions and possible violations of third party rights with respect to the material contained herein.

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