Ajman: YL SIG Conference on Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

The Young Learners Special Interest TESOL Arabia Group hosted their first event at the Ramada Hotel and Suites (Black Ramada) in Ajman. Although the conference was geared towards young learners, some tertiary educators participated as well. Firstly, the group members were introduced to the audience. Secondly, the vision and mission statements were discussed. TESOL ARABIA … [Read more…]

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 ELT communities we serve. The main … [Read more…]

Ras Al Khaimah: RAK Chapter/TTD SIG Event: Teaching and Learning in a Post-Traditional Classroom

Despite the rainy weather, we had a good turnout for our third event which was organised jointly with the TTD SIG. More than 20 committed teachers attended. In the opening presentation, Dr. Racquel talked about teaching in a post traditional context where changing the physical layout of your classroom will help establish a new dynamic … [Read more…]

Abu Dhabi: Innovations in Reading and Writing at READ/WRITE SIG/Abu Dhabi Chapter Event

The READ WRITE SIG and the Abu Dhabi Chapter held their third event of the year February 18, 2017 at Abu Dhabi Men’s College. The theme of the morning of professional development workshops was “Innovations in Reading and Writing. Presenter Deema Attal, of Abu Dhabi Men’s College, gave a workshop on an online tool called … [Read more…]

Madinat Zayed: “Classroom Innovation Through Students’ Engagement” Workshop in Western Region

On January 28, 2017, Western Region Chapter and the Teacher Training and Development (TTD) SIG of TESOL Arabia hosted a joint professional development workshop entitled “classroom innovation through students` engagement” at the Baynounah Complex in Madinat Zayed. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Racquel Warner, Chair for the TTD SIG. She led the 30 participants … [Read more…]

Al Ain Chapter and READ/WRITE SIG Joint Event: Cultivating Readers and Writers from KG through University

The Al Ain Chapter and READ/WRITE SIG held the last event of the year on the TESOL Arabia calendar on December 17, 2016 at the Continuing Education Center of United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain. The theme of the conference was “Cultivating Readers and Writers from KG through University.” The morning of workshops included … [Read more…]

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 the inception year in Oct 2014-15, the club was declared … [Read more…]