Abu Dhabi: The 3rd TESOL Arabia Annual SIG Conference

As we come to a close on this academic year we need to take time to reflect on what has been a hive of activity for all TESOL Arabia SIGs who have dedicated their time and expertise to provide a wide variety of professional development opportunities for the diverse...

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Dubai: Inspiring PD Morning at Dubai Chapter

Dubai Chapter held its first event today at The College of Islamic and Arabic Studies. We would like to thank all the participants and our expert speakers Helmi Sheppard and Mohamed Molhim. Helmi facilitated an interactive session on using the mini-white board and...

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Ras Al Khaimah: Joint RAK Chapter/LM SIG Event

Our closing event for this year took place at RAK American Academy for Girls on April 22nd. It was held jointly with the Leadership and Management SIG. The presenters were Dr. Christine Coombe from HCT Dubai Men’s College, Faiza Helal, Robin Kim and Neil Armstrong,...

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Dubai: TESOL Arabia Toastmasters’ Update

With December 9th, 2016 meeting, the 58th in total so far, TATM (TESOL Arabia Toastmasters Club) winds up its second year into the Toastmasters fraternity. Within the short period of two years, the club has managed to claim many accolades to its name. Starting with...

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 What’s NEW@TACON 

New TACON 2017 Sessions:

FREE for all conference registrants

  •  TACON Publications Forum:  Join a forum of distinguished speakers and experts to get a deeper insight into the opportunities provided for you by TESOL Arabia to get published.


  •  TACON Reading & Research Symposium (with the Extensive Reading Foundation): Jointly organized by the TESOL Arabia Read & Write Special Interest Group (SIG), The Research SIG and the Extensive Reading Foundation, the symposium offers researchers the opportunity to share their findings and compete for a prize. Selected applicants will win a free conference registration.

TACON 2017 Updates:

  • Conference Ambassadors:  Apply now to join a vibrant and enthusiastic team of Conference Ambassadors charged with building excitement and support for the Conference by motivating and inspiring participants around the world.


  • Partnership with the UAE Ministry of Education:  TESOL Arabia is very keep on providing service to the local teaching community. Negotiations is currently underway to offer subsidized Professional Development Courses to as many as 300 MoE teachers during the 3 days of the Conference.


  •  NEW  Conference Venue:  The Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre. This downtown five-star Dubai hotel is conveniently located to offer us a unique conference experience with state-of-the-art facilities. Valet parking and Internet access are provided for all delegates on a complimentary basis..


  • On the lighter side of TACON 2017, enjoy complimentary food and drinks; ice-cream bonanzas, quizzes and gifts, daily raffles, and much, much more… 🙂