NEW Joint TAE SIG / RES SIG Teams’ Self-Access PD Course Initiative

The TESOL Arabia Testing, Assessment and Evaluation SIG in collaboration with the Research SIG began a self-access course with 150+ English language teachers in Tunisia.  These teachers are part of our new The theme of the three-month self-access course is Alternatives in Language Assessment.  Self-access courses are a new initiative of the TAE SIG and … [Read more…]

Dubai: 2nd TESOL Arabia SIG Conference: New Beginnings

On October 2nd the 2nd TESOL Arabia SIG Conference was hosted at Middlesex University Dubai. The theme was New Beginnings to reflect that this was the first combined event of the year for the SIGs. The event gave the 9 SIGs (special interest groups) of TESOL Arabia a chance to showcase their activities by setting … [Read more…]

Dubai: TESOL Arabia SIGs & T-PLUS Joint Conference

The first TESOL Arabia and T-PLUS, Turkey, joint conference took place on 1-2 May 2015 at HCT – Dubai Men’s College. > CONFERENCE PROGRAM < For more photos, visit TESOL Arabia Facebook page 🙂

TAE SIG Launches Series of Assessment PD Events

On October 18th the TESOL Arabia Testing SIG launched the first of a series of professional development events in assessment. The theme of this event was on “Creating Valid and Reliable Objective Test Items.”   The event was facilitated by TAE SIG co-chairs, Christine Coombe and Peter Davidson who were joined by the Supervisor of CEPA … [Read more…]

TAE SIG Professional Development Certificate Series

Dr Christine Coombe, TAE SIG Co-Chair Do you have trouble attending TESOL Arabia meetings? Do you prefer to work on your professional development in the comfort of your own home or office? Are you looking for ways to develop personally and professionally while on vacation? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, … [Read more…]

Al Ain Chapter/TAE SIG Event

Being observed is not everyone’s idea of enjoying one’s profession nor is being assessed by students. These vexing issues were met head on by Peter Davidson in his fine analysis of teacher evaluation. In his own unique style of humour and understanding, Peter from Zayed University, made a bijou audience appreciate more fully the need … [Read more…]