July 1st 2020

TESOL France e-Newsletter 
July 1st, 2020 
We know that e-communications have been somewhat inconsistent in this unique time, and thank you for bearing with TESOL France's all volunteer team as we organize and adapt to continue serving our community.
The TESOL France e-Newsletter will be coming to you twice a month with local and global events and other ELT-related content.

This example is a sample of the content available in the TESOL France e-newsletter.
Deadline Extension
Call for Papers
39th Annual International TESOL France Colloquium
Submission Deadline July 15th, 2020
There is still time to submit a proposal!

We are moving forward with plans for the colloquium, despite all the unknowns 2020 has delivered. Let's rediscover effective practices and reconnect as a community.

November 20th, 2020 (evening)
November 21st, 2020 (all day) and
Nov 22nd, 2020 (morning and early afternoon)
TBA, Greater Paris Area

In Focus:
39th Annual International TESOL France Colloquium
Upcoming Plenary Speakers
In the months leading up to the colloquium, we'll be sharing articles from our plenary speakers:
Thomas S.C. Farrell and Chia Suan Chong.

In this issue:
Chia Suan Chong is a writer, communication skills trainer and a teacher trainer.

Get to know more about her here: 

An Interview with Chia Suan Chong
Treasurer's Tip
A helpful tax tip from our treasurer, Debra Hardstaff

Why become a member of TESOL France as a Freelance teacher? 

If you are self-employed, but not with auto-entrepreneur advantages, don't forget to take advantage of the tax credit.

In box 8WD you can declare the investment in professional training that you have done.  Take your professional training attendance certificates (including TESOL France ones) and multiply the number of hours by 10.15€ to get the amount of tax credit.  There is a maximum of 40 hours that can be deducted.

A Simulation:
For 2020:  TESOL France Spring Day 4h00, TESOL France Colloquium 13h+, TESOL France regional webinars and workshops throughout the year 8h = 25h x 10.15€ = 259€ tax credit (membership 53€).

You save money and gain resources, support and friends.  What more can you want?
Also for independents. 
Here is a free resource for providing your clients with invoices which comply with the new digital invoicing rules brought in for January 2020.   www.jobaround.com
Upcoming International Events

We're coming together as a global community of English language professionals for the first-ever TESOL 2020 Virtual Convention & English Language Expo, 16–18 July!

Catch this year’s lineup of engaging keynote speakers and chat with them in our interactive learning platform:
  • Andrés Ruzo, a National Geographic explorer and host of the award-winning NatGeo Latin America show, Misterios del Inframundo (Mysteries of the Underworld)
  • Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year and ESL teacher for newly arrived refugee and immigrant students in the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington
  • Dr. Deborah Healey, past president of TESOL International Association and an online and face-to-face teacher and teacher educator
Whether you are at home, in the office, or on the go, you can be a part of this exciting 3-day learning and networking event. Register by 8 July!
TESOL Members: $99
Nonmembers: $149
TESOL Global & Student Members: $35

Special Offer to IATEFL Members
Members of IATEFL are being offered the opportunity to register for the TESOL Virtual Convention, 16-18 July 2020, at the TESOL member rate of only US$99. To make the most of this offer you must register by 8 July using this registration link.
Invitation to the IATEFL webinar
Making your vocabulary teaching accessible to ALL your students
presented by Fiona Mauchline
Saturday, July 4th
IATEFL webinar with Fiona Mauchline 
on Saturday 4 July 2020 at 3pm UK time.
world clock link will allow you to check the time in your location.

"In this participative webinar, we’ll take a look at a series of tips and activities for maximising – and energising - vocabulary learning with students with ‘different’ needs: multilingual students, colour-blind students, students with hearing or sight impairment, and students who simply want or need to ‘go beyond the coursebook’. Because one-size doesn’t fit all."
For complete details visit:
For more information about Adobe Connect, our webinar platform, please read our Participants Guide
Resources & Research
Grading Hacks & Preventing Teacher Burnout

"Laura Andazzo, an English Literature teacher in California, share's lots of great resources and has some really well-made YouTube videos. Her main goal is to prevent teacher burnout. Project based learning, classroom management, and grading hacks. Laura Andazzo is an inspiration to us all."  - Jeremy Levin, President, TESOL France

First published by TESOL International Association: 
12 June 2020

With a note from Deborah Short
TESOL International Association

Race, Identity and English Language Teaching
A Joint TESOL Quarterly and TESOL Journal Publication

Read it here!

I am pleased to introduce this joint TESOL Quarterly – TESOL Journal publication on a very critical and timely topic-Race, Identity, and English Language Teaching. This special issue is the first-ever collaborative endeavor of our TQ and TJ editors. They have curated articles on the topic that have been published in our journals within the past 5 years in order to support TESOL's statement against racial injustice and inequality. Our statement was written to express sympathy and solidarity for our colleagues and students who are part of communities of color and to reaffirm TESOL's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as our other core values of multilingualism, multiculturalism, and individuals' language rights. Social justice has walked hand-in-hand with English language teaching for many years, and this special collaborative issue offers one way that TESOL can sustain this critical relationship.
Deborah Short
TESOL International Association
Free Resources from IATEFL
From the IATEFL Website:
"During these challenging times as the world, and the global English language teaching community, deals with the consequences of COVID-19, IATEFL and the 16 IATEFL Special Interest Groups are happy to make the following resources available to all English language teaching professionals around the globe."

Visit their site for more information: https://www.iatefl.org/free-resources-currently-made-available-elt-professionals
NB: Job Announcements will normally appear in the newsletter, except when we have a higher volume of opportunities and/or short deadlines. In these instances, we'll send a dedicated email. 
About TESOL France
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) France, 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. We regularly organize high quality events which are opportunities to keep up-to-date with current trends in teaching, to share knowledge and experiences and to meet and network with other teachers.

Position Statement Opposing Discrimination
TESOL is opposed to discrimination that affects the employment and professional lives of the TESOL members (TESOL Forward Plan, revised 1999) on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, language background (e.g. we don't support ads that ask for native speakers only), disability, health/medical condition, including HIV/AIDS, age, religion, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation. 
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