Refugee Concerns (RCIS)

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The Refugee Concerns Interest Section (RCIS) is an international association of educators working to advance the quality of English language teaching of English as an additional language to people from refugee backgrounds. The RCIS seeks to do this by complementing the professional development, advocacy, and research provided by TESOL International Association.


Chair: Nicole Pettitt
Chair-Elect: Kristin Kibler
CoChair-Elect: Elizabeth Evans
Past Chair: Raichle E. Farrelly
Community Manager: Stacy E. Brown



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