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  • 1.  Self-introduction

    Posted 18-01-2022 03:25 PM
    Hello my name is Anthony Diaz. I am a long time TESOL professional, but brand new member to the TESOL International Association.
    I have over 10 years of experience teaching in the United States and Japan. My main teaching interest is the teaching of pronunciation to EFL students in Japan. I am looking forward to making connections with other professionals through this organization and hopefully one day attending a conference.

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    Anthony Diaz
    Full-time Lecturer
    Miyazaki Intl College
    Japan
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  • 2.  RE: Self-introduction

    Posted 19-01-2022 03:43 AM
    Hello Anthony,
    Welcome to TESOL!
    You have a rich experience in EFL/ELT and I do hope you'll be able to tap the vast resources of the TESOL website to suit your research interests.
    I'd recommend joining some of their varied CoP and interest sections.
    You have an interesting academic record - a science post-grad who has diversified into ELT.
    Any plans for a PhD?
    Hope you can make the best of your membership!
    Regards,
    Harisimran

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    Harisimran Sandhu
    Freelance ELT Professional
    India
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  • 3.  RE: Self-introduction

    Posted 19-01-2022 06:30 PM
    Harishimran,

    Thank you for the warm welcome.
    Yes, I will look into joining a some CoPs.
    Are there any that you can recommend?
    I am not really sure why, but my university grants an M.S. degree in Education (TESOL) rather than an M.A.
    I imagine my program is like any other TESOL program that exists in other institutions.
    I am actually a PhD student in Linguistics right now at UC Davis.
    However, due to the pandemic I am taking a leave of absence from my program.

    Best,

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    Anthony Diaz
    Full-time Lecturer
    Miyazaki Intl College
    Japan
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  • 4.  RE: Self-introduction

    Posted 20-01-2022 04:00 AM
    Hi Anthony,

    To begin with, I suggest you take a look at the TESOL CoP and Resource Centre - links below.
    https://www.tesol.org/connect/communities-of-practice
    https://www.tesol.org/connect/tesol-resource-center

    Let me lnow how you get on!
    Hari

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    Harisimran Sandhu
    Freelance ELT Professional
    India
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  • 5.  RE: Self-introduction

    Posted 19-01-2022 10:50 PM
    Hi Anthony -
    Welcome to TESOL and the myTESOL Lounge!  Great to have you aboard.
    What great experience you have.  I'm sure you will find a lot of common ground among other TESOLers.
    Yes -  a great idea to attend a conference when you can.  In the meantime do take advantage of the various programs, events, webinars, and communities of practice.  Be sure to get involved with Interest Sections or Professional Learning Networks. TESOL has a lot to offer!!
    Best regards,
    Richard

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    Richard Boyum
    TESOL Membership Professional Council
    Washington DC
    United States
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  • 6.  RE: Self-introduction

    Posted 20-01-2022 06:09 PM
    Welcome Anthony!
    You might want to begin with the Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening interest section, given your focus on pronunciation. You can find a link to it from this page (https://www.tesol.org/connect/communities-of-practice ) as well as links to other TESOL communities of practice. When you click the link to SPLIS's main page, you'll see an option to Join This Community on the right side of the page. Join! It's free for members.
    SPLIS, by the way, is an active group with online webinars to participate in.
    Take care,
    Deborah

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    Deborah J. Short, PhD
    TESOL Past President 2021-2022
    Director, Academic Language Research & Training
    dshort@tesol.org
    USA
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  • 7.  RE: Self-introduction

    Posted 20-01-2022 11:02 PM
    Richard,

    Thank you for the welcome message and for the advice. I will be sure to follow it.

    Best,

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    Anthony Diaz
    Full-time Lecturer
    Miyazaki Intl College
    Japan
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