Colloquium 2022

41st International Annual TESOL France Colloquium

Making Time for Reflection

   The 41st International TESOL France Annual Colloquium will take place on 18-20 November 2022 at Cité Scolaire Internationale Honoré-de-Balzac, 118 Bd Bessières, 75017 Paris and will welcome delegates and speakers from around the world. 

With plenary speakers:
Dr. Andy Curtis and Thomas S.C. Farrell



Online registration has closed. Walk-in registrations accepted
Members are always welcome to attend the conference as walk-ins. Non-members or expired members can also attend as walk-ins, but must pay by check or cash. However, because of security issues at the venue you must send an email to before the colloquium so that your name can be added to the security list. Otherwise, access to the venue cannot be guaranteed. 

To promote conference waste reduction, we will be using a conference app (as piloted at the conference in Lille 2019) in lieu of a printed program. 
The online conference program is now live!

 The Colloquium 2022 PRESS PACK is available here.

General Conference information and a list of hotels near the venue are now available for download. 

The Colloquium schedule is available for perusal below.


Introducing our Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Andy Curtis is a Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. From 2015 to 2016, he served as the 50th President of TESOL International Association. In 2016, he received one of the Association’s 50-at-50 Awards, when he was voted one of the fifty most influential figures in the field, over the first 50 years of the Association. Dr. Curtis has (co)authored and (co)edited 200 articles, book chapters and books, presented to 50,000 language educators in 100 countries, and his work has been read by 100,000 language educators in 150 countries. He is based in Ontario, Canada, from where he works with language education organizations worldwide.

Thomas S.C. Farrell is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University, Canada. His professional interests include Reflective Practice, Language Teacher Education & Development. He has published widely in these areas. A selection of his books include: Research on Reflective Practice in TESOL (Routledge, 2018); Reflective Language Teaching: Practical Applications for TESOL Teachers (Bloomsbury, 2018). Reflection as Action in ELT (TESOL, 2019). Reflective Practice in ELT (Equinox, UK, 2019). TESOL Teacher Education: A Reflective Approach. (2021: Edinburgh University Press). Reflective Language Teaching (2022: Cambridge University Press). Insights Into Professional Development in Language Teaching (2022: Castledown, UK). Doing Reflective Practice in English Language Teaching: 120 Activities for Effective Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, and Professional Development. 2022: Routledge. His webpage is:

Plenary Talks 

Opening Plenary Session:
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Leadership in Language Education

Dr. Andy Curtis (Saturday 19 November, 2022 at 10:25 am)

Poor leadership costs lives. Of all of the many brutal lessons that the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, the global loss of life, on an unprecedented scale, due to poor leadership and lack of leadership, is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of lives lost, possibly even more. Fortunately for us, as language educators, the stakes are nowhere near as high. But even in our TESOL world, poor leadership of language teaching and learning institutions takes its toll on the learners and the teachers. Given that, one would assume that our field would be filled with relevant, practical guides to help language educators become “good” leaders. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, that is not the case. Whilst we are inundated with books on technology, methodology, the post-colonial politics and practices of ELT, etc., etc., etc., books on leadership in language education are woefully few-and-far between. To address that conspicuous absence in our field, 10 leading language educators summarized a total of more than three centuries of lived experience of leadership in language education. This plenary presentation will, then, summarize the main lessons learned from this ground-breaking collection.

Plenary Session:
The Importance of Reflective Practice Before, During and After Covid 
Thomas S.C. Farrell (Sunday 20 November, 2022 at 10:10 am)


The COVID pandemic continues to cause pain and loss around the globe, and it has also enormously impacted how teachers of English to speakers of other languages conduct their lessons regardless of the context they are teaching in. The pandemic continues yet teachers still have to teach. Thus, it has become even more important to reflect on our practice. Reflective practice involves teachers systematically looking at what they do, how they do it, why they do it, what the outcomes are in terms of student learning. In this plenary presentation I discuss what reflective practice is and conclude with four key principles of reflective practice for language teachers. 

Closing Q&A with plenary speakers
Dr. Andy Curtis and Thomas S.C. Farrell (Sunday 20 November, 2022 at 15:15)

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41st TESOL France Annual International Colloquium 2022
Preliminary Schedule




A barcamp (or in our case, a mini-bar camp) is an open and informal setting where the delegates curate, define, attend and give the sessions. We can divide into small groups or keep it plenary style. It all depends on what you want and who shows up. You can attend, share or leave a session as you please.

The whole idea is to learn, share, network and have fun!

The only thing that a session needs to be is beneficial and of interest to you and other participants as well as sticking to the suggested theme which at this year's Colloquium is UNPLUGGED. Sessions will be ad-hoc, based on attendance at Friday's opening ceremony. The sky's the limit as to what we share (discussion, an activity, a tool, etc. ) See you there!


Waste Reduction Initiatives for Colloquium 2022

In the tradition of our green footprint campaign at the Colloquium 2019 in Lille, we would like to continue encouraging waste reduction for the 2022 Colloquium. Here's what we are implementing and we ask speakers, exhibitors and delegates to participate!

Tote bag drive: 
1. Bring your own tote bag for your own use 
2. Bring one or several bags to donate to the tote bag drive. For those in need, we will reuse totebags distributed upon request. 

Reduction of plastic and paper use: 
1. Bring your own cups, cutlery, plates. 
2. Online conference program (no program will be printed).
3. Exhibitors to contribute minimal plastic/non plastic give-aways for conference participants.

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