Dear TESOL Members and Friends, On behalf of the Affiliate Network Professional Council, I would like to invite you to join us for the next Affiliate Network Webinar, "Empowering ELT Educators through professional associations' management," presented by Christine Coombe, Dubai Men's College, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Active participation in professional associations can make a positive difference in an English language teachers' career. Through membership to professional associations like TESOL International Association teachers get access to current and relevant sources of information about their profession and become familiar with the latest best practice in the field. Through the various networking possibilities that professional associations expose us to, both face-to-face and online, a sense of professional community is nurtured.
In this webinar, the presenter discusses the impact of active participation in professional associations on the English language teacher's job and career development and presents what she considers to be the characteristics of an effective professional association.
Christine Coombe has a Ph.D in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of General Studies at Dubai Men's College. Christine is co-author/editor of numerous volumes on assessment, leadership, TBLT, research and teacher evaluation/effectiveness. Her most recent book is The Role of Language Teacher Associations in Professional Development (2018, Springer).
Christine has lived and worked in the Gulf for the past 28 years. In this capacity, she has served as the President and Conference Chair of one of the largest TESOL affiliates in the world and is the founder and co-chair of 2 of its SIGs.
Christine served as TESOL President (2011-2012) and was a member of the TESOL Board of Directors (2010-2013). Her most recent honors were being named to TESOL's 50@50 which "recognizes professionals who have made significant contributions to the TESOL profession within the past 50 years." Dr. Coombe is the 2018 recipient of the James E. Alatis Award which recognizes exemplary service to TESOL.
Date: Friday, 8 November Time: 1 pm EST Register Now