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  • 1.  Presenting myself

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi everyone,
    I am Jalel Marmouri from Tunisia, in North Africa. I have been teaching English as a foreign language since 1991. Throughout my career I have had to keep abreast with the new developments in the field of language teaching and learning . However, 2020 has been an exceptional year; owing to Covid-19 I had to move into online classrooms without any serious prior training. All I had was a few concepts like blended learning or flipped classrooms, but without any in-depth understanding of how to use them. Thus, I had to rely on myself through reading some articles and attending webinars as well as asking some more expert friends for help for my online transition to succeed. Luckily, this years TESOL International Conference is offering a number of sessions that discuss certain issues related to teaching English online. Of course there are other sessions dealing with equally important issues in English teaching which I will try not to miss. For me I will prioritize on all that focuses on online classrooms and the use of technology in teaching.

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    Jalel Marmouri
    Access Microscholarship Program
    Tunisia
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  • 2.  RE: Presenting myself

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi Jalel,

    I am delighted to see you here.  It is wonderful that the TESOL Convention is virtual this year, so a lot of us can attend it during the times that we cannot travel.  I hope that you will enjoy the convention!

    I wanted to let you know that there is a dedicated community on myTESOL that you can join about COVID-19, where you can find practical information, as well as, theoretical.  Here's the link.

    Let the community here know if you need anything and we are are all here to help!

    See you in the convention Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!


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    Georgios Kormpas ANPC Chair
    Director Teaching, Learning & Development Center
    Al Yamamah University
    Saudi Arabia
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  • 3.  RE: Presenting myself

    Posted 18 days ago
    Hi Georgious,

    I am thrilled to attend this year's TESOL Conference both for the knowledge in the field of English language teaching and the great people, like yourself, whom I want to add to my network. Thank you for directing me to the Covid-19 group.  I am sure to find many answers to my questions.
    Meet you at the conference, even if it's in the cyber world.

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    Jalel Marmouri
    Access Microscholarship Program
    Tunisia
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  • 4.  RE: Presenting myself

    Posted 18 days ago
    See you there!  The convention is open, go ahead and check it, it looks so cool!

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    Georgios Kormpas ANPC Chair
    Director Teaching, Learning & Development Center
    Al Yamamah University
    Saudi Arabia
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  • 5.  RE: Presenting myself

    Posted 18 days ago
    Hi Jalel,

    Welcome to TESOL. We are happy you're here! Be sure to check out the resources TESOL has to offer, other than the conference. If you have any questions please reach out!.
    All the best,
    Brooke Leach Grable

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    Brooke Leach Grable
    ESL Teacher
    Nordonia Hills City School District
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