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: email@example.com.
TESOL France Spring Day in Strasbourg, June 1, 2013
Over the last few years, the Spring Day has been one of our annual highlights. This is an all-day event with guest speakers and morning and afternoon workshops. Click here for full details.
As last year, we shall be in the historic city of Strasbourg. You can find information here about how to get to Strasbourg by air, rail or road, and how to get around the city once you're there. Please remember to register for this event.
Download or print the Spring Day poster (2.12 Mb):
Call for Papers: TESOL France's 32nd Annual Colloquium with Plenary Speakers Scott Thornbury, Sue Palmer, and Rosa Aronson
Scott Thornbury, Sue Palmer, and Rosa Aronson will be our Plenary Speakers during the 32nd Annual TESOL France Colloquium in Paris. This three-day event will take place on November 22, 23 and 24, 2013 at Télécom ParisTech. We are welcoming talks and Poster Sessions from all English Language Teaching fields.
TESOL France's 30th Annual Colloquium Videos are now available for viewing!
Watch the Closing Plenary Session by Geoff Tranter "That's a Funny Way to Learn a Language" and Mike Hogan's talk "Teaching Business English Online Using Clients' Virtual Meeting Software".
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That's a Funny Way to Learn a Language
Teaching Business English Online Using Clients' Virtual Meeting Software
TESOL France's The Spring Day on Professional Development Videos are now available!
Watch the Plenary Session by Ken Wilson, as well as three other speakers offering invaluable advice on our professional development and the decisions of today's teachers. We apologize for the sometimes choppy recording quality. These videos do offer plenty of incredible insight.
TESOL France's 29th Annual Colloquium
David Crystal, David A. Hill and Ben Crystal were our Plenary Speakers during the 29th Annual TESOL France Colloquium. This three-day event was from November 26 to 28, 2010 at Télécom ParisTech.
TESOL France's 28th Annual Colloquium
Penny Ur and Jamie Keddie were our Plenary Speakers during the 28th Annual TESOL France Colloquium. This two-day event took place on November 6th and 7th 2009 at Télécom ParisTech.
Jeremy Harmer in Paris!
The world-renowned author of The Practice of English Language Teaching, Jeremy Harmer, was our Plenary Speaker during the TESOL France June Day on Professional Development. This all-day event took place on June 20, 2009 at Télécom ParisTech.
TESOL France's 27th Annual Colloquium
Meeting the Real Needs of Our Learners
Event Date: Friday, 7 November and Saturday, 8 November 2008
Domain-specific or even skills-specific English for business, economics, medicine, tourism, and science and technology, just scratches the surface and thus presents additional challenges for teachers, materials designers, test developers, administrators, and students. As more programs are emerging, we feel addressing this issue may assist teachers in their classroom teaching and program design efforts.
TESOL France Regions
Coming to a Town Near You...Already a member of TESOL France but frustrated at not being able to attend events regularly?
Thinking of joining TESOL France but put off by the fact everything seems to happen in Paris?
TESOL France Regions is an exciting new initiative that plans to set up chapters in different parts of the country. TESOL France Grenoble is the first of our regional chapters. We hope other cities will be joining us in the not too distant future
So to Speak: Developing Spoken Communication Skills
Si je puis m'exprimer ainsiLast year's colloquium was devoted to the teaching of spoken communication in all its forms. Speakers included two experts in spoken English: Jane Arnold and Ron Carter.
Teachers Telling Tales
Materials for Teaching Spoken Language
by Ivor Timmis
Thanks to corpora, we now know more than ever before about what native speakers of
English actually do when they speak the language The publication of substantial
sections on the grammar of spoken English in the Longman Grammar of Spoken and
Written English (Biber et al 1999) and the Cambridge Grammar of English (Carter
and McCarthy 2006) is clear evidence of the considerable corpus-based research into
spoken language which has been carried out in recent years. The challenge for
teachers and materials writers is to decide what to do with these detailed and ever
more comprehensive descriptions of spoken language. This article seeks to address
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The Logic of Spoken English and How to Teach It
by Dave Willis
Spoken English is often described as untidy, disorganised, even ungrammatical.
But the fact that we all use it effectively and successfully belies these descriptions.
We will look at samples of spontaneous spoken English and list its salient features.
We will go on to discuss why it is the way it is.
Finally we will look at pedagogic strategies to make our learners more aware
of the nature of spontaneous spoken language, and will design exercises to capitalise on this awareness.|
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