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Call for Articles EXTENDED

Brand new e-zine ELT Connections

Do not miss this opportunity to share your work with our community! Happy submitting!

Send your proposals by Nov 8th

November 5, 2021

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Technology for the Speaking Skill: Teachers' Struggle Towards the Integration of Technology

Do you still struggle with technology? So do we! We never stop learning... Join our next webinar with Rubén Gaete Mella to find out about a case study that could be similar to our very own.

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October 14, 2021

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Call for Articles

Brand new e-zine ELT Connections

Do not miss this opportunity to share your work with our community! Happy submitting!

September 29, 2021

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Educational Technology: SAMR Model and Web 3.0 Apps

New webinar! Professor Correa invites us to reflect on how we can effectively integrate technology into our classes.

"This workshop gives insights of the SAMR model which helps teachers to integrate technology in classes and provides apps to foster creativity and collaboration."

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September 23, 2021

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Breaking the Binary in ELT

New webinar!! Join us on Friday 27th on Zoom! Looking forward to seeing you all!

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August 18, 2021

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Podcasts as a Platform for Building Community and Facilitating Access to Knowledge

Do you ever listen to podcasts or use them for teaching? Join us next Friday on our webinar "Podcasts as a platform for building community and facilitating access to knowledge". with our friends from ELT in Chile - English Language Teaching in Chile

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July 14, 2021

TEACHING TIP ALERT!

Take a look at our first teaching tip of 2021. "More than Fun and Games: Drama in the Online L2 Classroom" by Dr. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor & Dr. Kathleen Rose McGovern. Enjoy!

Watch it now!

July 8, 2021

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New Constitutional Convention President

Mari Mari Lamngen! Tesol Chile is proud to congratulate Professor Elisa Loncon - Constituyente Mapuche @elisaloncona for being elected Constitutional Convention President, representing us as a woman, scholar and fellow teacher.

July 4, 2021

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Give Them H.E.L.L.

What’s the nature of learning? What’s the role of emotions in the classroom? Join me in this webinar to discover, through practical activities for our hybrid teaching realities, how emotional literacy, engaging our students, leadership skills, and laughter may boost not only the spirits in your classroom but also academic performance and motivation.

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June 16, 2021

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Teaching English to Children During the Pandemic and its Effects in Service Teachers' Teaching Practices

How have your teaching practices changed during this pandemic? Researchers Pía Tabalí and Juan Olivares will share their findings next Friday. Don't miss it!!!

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May 18, 2021

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Publicación Internacional

Tesol Chile would like to recognize our dear colleague and former Tesol Chile treasurer, Pamela Lara, on the recent publication of her research!

La académica y coordinadora de Experiencias Laborales y Prácticas de Pedagogía en Inglés, Pamela Lara, publicó recientemente “From Global South to Global North: Lessons from a Short-Term Study Abroad Program for Chilean Teacher Candidates in English Pedagogy” en la Revista Journal of Research in Childhood Education.

May 5, 2021

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Leveraging Technology in the ESL/EFL Classroom: A Case for the Merging of Digital and Traditional Literacies

We're kicking our 2021 with our special guest speaker Dr. Marlon Valencia. Join us on our first webinar.

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April 21, 2021

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Call for content open now!

March 31, 2021

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Assessment and Evaluation Challenges for English Language Teachers in Virtual Settings

Dear Tesolers, Join us for our final event of the year. English Language Specialist, Dinorah Sapp, will lead this webinar to help teachers ace the end of this challenging year.

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December 3, 2020

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The Importance of Successfully Navigating Our Emotions in Times of Uncertainty

How are we going to finish this year? What's going to happen in 2021? How can I help my students deal with this much anxiety?

Join us this Friday 20th to discover ways of navigating our emotions through these hard times with our friend Esther Vásquez from Evenio, Argentina. Do not miss it!

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November 16, 2020

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Hablemos Sobre Aulas Numerosas y Heterogéneas

Our friends from Universidad Diego Portales are having an exciting colloquium about the challenges our Chilean classrooms pose when teaching online. Kudos to our dear colleague and interviewee Leyla Núñez!

November 12, 2020

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Using Corpora to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary in EFL Classroom

Dear Tesolers, On this beautiful day, we would like to invite you to a new Tesol Chile webinar with José Luis Poblete from ELT in Chile - English Language Teaching in Chile.

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October 30, 2020

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Tesol Chile Interviews

Happy teachers' day!

Today we celebrate the great love and care our colleagues put on their daily work all over the country, such as our Tesoler Karla Ojeda, the only English teacher serving Torres del Paine schools. Meet her on our third interview below!

Contact us if you wish to be interviewed in the future. Enjoy!

Watch it now!

October 16, 2020

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Low-Tech Ways To Engage Students in Online Learning

Aren't you tired of having to learn to use so many new gadgets for your online lessons?

If so, join us in our next webinar to make the most out of the regular tools we have online to engage our students.

Feat. Daniel Guim from ELTinChile.

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September 16, 2020

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Detection and Activation of Sensory Channels

Dear Tesolers, we are proud to present the first infographic of ELT issues. We thank Fabián Rojas Fabian Alejandro Rojas Silva for his contribution!! If you want yours published on our RRSS, contact us!

September 4, 2020

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Voices From The Field

Dear Tesolers, We are excited to invite you all to this very insightful webinar. Register soon to attend via zoom or save the date and follow the live Facebook streaming! See you there!

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August 20, 2020

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Teaching Young Learners

How can we help our young learners during this pandemic? Don't miss our colloquium this Friday 28th. Join in the conversation. Register soon!

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August 24, 2020

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Answer the TESOL Chile 2020 survey

Answer the TESOL Chile 2020 survey and participate to win a webinar scholarship.

*If you answered the survey before, you are already participating.

Click Here!

August 6, 2020

Tesol Chile Interviews

Dear Tesolers, Our second interview with Chilean TESOL professionals is out! Meet Tesoler, dog breeder champion, and fellow colleague Leyla Núñez. We hope you enjoy it and helps you reflect in these challenging times. Remember that if you'd like to participate by being interviewed, do not hesitate to contact us!

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August 4, 2020

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Dear Tesolers, We'll be sharing with our friends from @comunidadneuroeducas tonight 9pm. Don't miss it!!!

July 30, 2020

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Mesa Social Covid-19

Dear Tesolers, we are delighted to share this very insightful document elaborated by Mesa Social Covid-19. It includes a section devoted to English teaching. Special thanks to Dr. Malba Barahona: "The document contains recommendations for teaching English in Covid times including didactic strategies, examples of activities, assessment tasks, potential feedback and digital tools."

Download Here

July 29, 2020

Tesol Chile Interviews

Dear Tesolers: We're delighted to present our first interview to Chilean TESOL professionals. We hope you enjoy it and helps you reflect in these challenging times. If you'd like to participate by being interviewed, do not hesitate to contact us!

Watch it now!

July 9, 2020

TESOL CHILE 2020 ACTIVITIES UPDATE

Dear Tesolers, In these very challenging times, we regret to inform you that, as Tesol Chile, we have made the difficult decision of cancelling our 2020 conference. However, we wish to keep on supporting English teachers all along the country, that is why we will be offering useful content such as tutorials, webinars, and more opportunities to participate and strengthen our community. Make sure to follow us and stay tuned!

June 26, 2020

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Online Teaching

Struggling with online teaching? Get some advice from these webinars!

Teach From Home

May 08, 2020

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ARTESOL 2020

"As president of ARTESOL, and on behalf of the Committee of Directors, I would like to invite you to participate in the ARTESOL 2020 Annual Convention that will be held at the Universidad Nacional de Luján, on May 15-16 this year. We would also appreciate that you shared this information with other colleagues."

Visit artesol.org.ar

March 10, 2020

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5th EFL Young Learners Conference

Fostering autonomy in the young learner classroom.

Visit britishcouncil.cl

March 10, 2020

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Puerto Rico Needs Our Help

TESOL Chile sends its love, support and solidarity to our colleagues and the people of Puerto Rico on behalf of our board, extended board, members and the whole TESOL Chile community.

If you wish to contribute to the process of rebuilding, you can do so at Puerto Rico TESOL and you can also follow the ELT Day for Puerto Rico, a 24-hour online teaching conference on January 26th, to raise awareness and funds to Puerto Rico Region of the American Red Cross.

January 20, 2020

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El Copihue

A trilingual children's book based on a Mapuche Folktale

Dr. Barfield is working with two Mapuche tribal elders/educators and three schools in rural Patagonia, Chile, to create a tri-lingual (English, Spanish, Mapundungun) book based on a Mapuche folktale and illustrated by Mapuche students. Teacher lessons were developed to assist teachers in how to use the book in the classroom and the grant will offer teacher workshops and in-services on how to teach their students to design their own eBooks to increase their classroom libraries.

More about Dr. Barfield

December 18, 2018

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Conference 2018

More than 150 attendees to TESOL CHILE - LAALTA 2018 Conference Near one hundred ESL teachers and researchers from Chile and countries such as Colombia, Australia, Germany, Argentina, U.S., Brasil, South Africa, and the U.K. had the opportunity to share their original work last November 16th and 17th at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Campus Sausalito. Attendees from all over the country enjoyed a great variety of presentations which included topics on English Language Teacher Education, English Language Learning, Neuroscience, Classroom learning strategies, and Language Assessment, among others. Keynote speakers Claudia Harsh from University of Bremen (Germany), and Katharina Glass from PUCV referred to Professional development and autonomy in the ELT classroom, while Nicole Hansen, a consultant at English Opens Doors program referred to public speaking and critical thinking. The event counted with the special support of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, The United States Embassy, Cambridge Assessment, The British Council, Universidad de Los Andes from Colombia, and The English Opens Doors Program from the Ministry of Education.

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October 15, 2018

Conferences

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Conference 2021

We regret to inform you that, as Tesol Chile, we have made the difficult decision of cancelling our 2021 conference due to COVID safety reasons.

Nevertheless, we have some exciting online activities for you all:

Tesol Chile Teaching Tips

More than Fun and Games

Tesol Chile Webinars

Leveraging Technology in the ESL/EFL Classroom

Teaching English to Children During the Pandemic

Give Them H.E.L.L.

Podcasts as a Platform for Building Community

Breaking the Binary in ELT

Educational Technology

Technology for the Speaking Skill

Conference 2020

We regret to inform you that, as Tesol Chile, we have made the difficult decision of cancelling our 2020 conference due to COVID safety reasons.

Nevertheless, we have some exciting online activities for you all:

Tesol Chile Interviews

Diego Arenas

Leyla Núñez

Karla Ojeda

Tesol Chile Webinars

Teaching Young Learners

Voices From The Field

Low-Tech Ways To Engage Students in Online Learning

Using Corpora to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary in EFL Classroom

The Importance of Successfully Navigating Our Emotions in Times of Uncertainty

Assessment and Evaluation Challenges for English Language Teachers in Virtual Settings

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ELT for the New Generations: Advocating for Social Justice in Chile

2019

Universidad Diego Portales

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Connecting Language Teaching and Language Assessment: Laying the Groundwork for Language Assessment in Latin America

2018

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

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Defining the Chilean EFL Identity: Challenges and Oportunities

2017

Universidad Alberto Hurtado

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Bridging ELT with School Communities

2016

Universidad Católica de Temuco

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Revisiting Initial Teacher Training

2015

Universidad Alberto Hurtado

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Heading North with TEFL in Chile

2013

Universidad Arturo Prat

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ELT: Global Citizenship For a Fair World

2012

Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación

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English Teachers + Leadership = Agents of Change

2011

Universidad Austral de Valdivia

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Communication, Culture, & Community

2010

IATEFL TESOL – Universidad San Sebastián

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Southern Cone TESOL: Critical Teaching for Critical Times

2009

Universidad Alberto Hurtado

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Reflective Teaching for Better EFL Learning

2008

Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez

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Winds of Change

2007

Universidad de La Serena

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Changing our Ways: Making Classroom Innovation and Assessment Count

2006

Universidad Alberto Hurtado

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The Open Road to Professionalism: Non-native Teachers. Reaching Greater Heights

2005

Universidad de Concepción

Choice, Challenge and Reality

2004

Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación

Affiliates

Associates

Board

Barbara Echard

President

Barbara is a certified EFL teacher from Universidad Católica Silva Henriquez. She holds an M.Ed. in Second language Education from University of Toronto, Canada. Nowadays she is a lecturer in English Language and Language Learning at Universidad del Desarrollo. Her experience includes leadership in EFL research and development projects for public and private schools, as well as collaboration with the English Opens Doors Program. Her interests are research, language acquisition and assessment.

Carla Palma

Vice President

Carla was trained as an EFL teacher at Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez. She holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Languages Teaching from Lancaster University, England. She has taught Spanish as a FL to primary students in England, EFL at schools in Santiago, and lecturer in Universities of Santiago. Currently, she works for Universidad Alberto Hurtado teaching undergraduate students at the English Teaching Programme. Her research interests are Second/Foreign Language Socialisation, Agency, Socioemotional learning, and language teaching methodology.

Carla Bustos

Director

Carla was trained as an EFL teacher at Universidad Central de Chile, where she graduated in 2008. She holds an MSc in TESOL from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has taught English as a FL to secondary students in England, language institutes and schools in Santiago, Chile. She has also been a lecturer in several Universities of Santiago, teaching English and methodology courses for pre – service and in – service teachers of English. Currently, she works as the National Methodology Coordinator at Uribe Education, foundation that aims at providing support and CPD to English teachers throughout Chile. Her research interests are language teaching methodology, EFL teachers’ challenges and opportunities and continuous professional development.

Fabian Rojas

Treasurer

Fabian Rojas holds a B.A. in TFL for elementary and highschool students and, an M.A. in higher education intruction from Universidad Nacional Andres Bello. Since 2017, he has taught languages at different institutes in different levels, including Tronwell, EME Capacitaciones, and FOCUS your mind, where he helped to build and develop the first English programe in the country. In the context of English for Academic Purposes, his research interests include neuro linguistic programig and its effects in learning a foreign language, willingness to engage comunication, and teaching a foreign language to children with special educational needs.

Francisca Morales

Secretary

Francisca Morales holds a B.A. in English Linguistics from Universidad de Chile and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Since 2007, she has taught languages at different universities, including Columbia University, CUNY, and Universidad de Chile, where she is currently Academic Coordinator of the Graduate English Program. In the context of English for Academic Purposes, her research interests include genre analysis, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistic issues in higher education internationalization.

About

Taking the Teaching & Learning of English to New Heights

Our Mission

We work to foster high-quality English Language teaching in Chile, promoting academic research in ELT and supporting those professionals dedicated to teaching English throughout the country.

Our History

In April 2004, a group of teachers and professors decided that, with renewed emphasis on the teaching of English in Chile, it was time to bring TESOL to Chile. A dedicated committee consulted other organizations and teachers from Chilean universities and public schools to find out how the organization could best serve the teaching community of Chile. TESOL CHILE became active in 2004 with its first national conference in August and its first international conference in December. TESOL Chile became an official affiliate of TESOL international in 2005. Since its beginning, the organization has actively sought ways to unite English teachers in Chile and to foster professional development.

TESOL Chile Bylaws

This is a legal & foundational document which informs TESOLChile actions and initiatives.

Download here