About TESOL France

TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) France, an affiliate of TESOL Inc. and IATEFL, is a non-profit organization of teachers of English in France run entirely by volunteers. Its purposes are to stimulate professional development, to disseminate information about research, books and other materials related to English, and to strengthen instruction and research. The Teaching Times our quarterly magazine, contains articles, interviews, ready-to-use activities, and reviews. The TESOL France Blog allows you to stay in touch and contribute to what's happening in the world of teaching. Our electronic mailing list is open to members and non-members, keeping you up-to-date on all our events. To sign up, send an email to: tesol@enst.fr.



TESOL France Spring Day Registration

The Spring Day event will take place on Saturday May 17 at Télécom ParisTech, with a theme of "Young Learners and Teens". The plenary speaker will be Annamaria Pinter. You can now register for the event.

See the Spring Day page for updates. The call for papers has closed, but if you have submitted a paper, you will still find the guidelines on the page

TESOL France Annual Colloquium Call for Papers

The plenary speakers at this year's colloquium, TESOL France's major annual event, will be Stephen Krashen and Carol Read. The colloquium will be held in Paris, France at Télécom ParisTech on November 14, 15 and 16, 2014. We are welcoming talks and poster sessions from all English Language Teaching fields. If you are interested in submitting a paper, you'll find the guidelines and submission form on the Colloquium 2014 page.

TESOL France Grenoble Workshop

This initiation workshop, Professional Development: Conventional and Fringe, by Csilla Jaray-Benn, supported by TESOL France, will take place at the IAE Grenoble, 525, Avenue Centrale, 38400 Saint Martin d'Hères, room Didier Retour, first floor, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

The event will focus on different aspects and ways of developing your professional skills, enhancing your knowledge and keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the fields of ELT. Our two guest speakers will present various approaches and practices spanning traditional and novel PD frameworks while giving hands-on tips that suit your style. The workshop will also be an opportunity to learn about TESOL France and plan our future events in the Grenoble region.

Guest Speaker: Jane Ryder, Vice-President at TESOL France, ESOL Strasbourg, A DIY Approach to Professional Development

What is this thing called Professional Development? Is it something you do to yourself or that others do to you? Why is it so difficult in France? How do I know if I'm developing? All these basic questions and more will be brought up in Jane Ryder's workshop.

Jane Ryder has been working for over thirteen years in EFL in Alsace. In 2010 she set up ESOL Strasbourg in partnership with the Strasbourg Chamber of Commerce. ESOL Strasbourg offers CELTA courses and is also the only centre in France offering the DELTA. As an executive committee member of TESOL France Jane is committed to changing the status of EFL teachers. She has published in ELT Journal and holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Leicester University.

Guest Speaker: Vicky Loras, Co-Founder and Owner, Loras English Network, Switzerland, Professional Development for Now and the Future: A Guide for Educators

This talk will deal with the topic of Professional Development, both for novice and experienced teachers, an ongoing learning experience - a pleasant and constructive one at the same time. We will be looking into a range of ways of developing professionally - both offline, for teachers who prefer more traditional ways and online, for educators who like to engage in technology and social media. We will also look at how to keep a balance and make choices, in order to further our development in the field. Useful resources and links will be presented and the teachers present will be able to take with them a multitude of ideas, as well as share their own experiences.

Vicky Loras was born in Toronto, Canada. She has been teaching English as a Foreign Language and Literature to students of all ages, for a total of almost seventeen years. She now lives in Switzerland and is the co-founder and owner of The Loras English Network, a school she has opened with her sister Eugenia. WThey teach English to students of all ages and levels, train teachers and also hold children's educational events.

See the calendar for directions and registration details.

Tesol France workshops are free to all TESOL France members. The non-member registration fee is €8. Please bring exact change. You can join TESOL France or renew your membership on the day for €49. If you would like to join now, simply fill out the membership form.