Saturday, October 15, 2011

TESOL Society Meeting on 10/13/2011

This week at our meeting officers talked about what they are doing and how other members of the society could help. Jake, our president, started by talking about how he wants to work with the officers to help create opportunities for service. He is looking into grad schools that would be a good opportunity if anyone wants to continue studying TESOL. Jake is continuing to answer any questions sent to And he taught us about Google Documents because that is how we communicate as a society between meetings.

Chelsea, TESOLs 2nd VP, told us about her new job teaching english to adults twice a week. She is wanting volunteers to help her with that. If you are interested come back to the blog soon for more information. She also asked for any curriculum ideas. Leave a comment or get in touch with her if you have any.

Meg, PR officer, announced our new Facebook page.

Go check that out and Like it to be updated about TESOL society. Our 2 main goals for PR are to raise awareness about TESOL on BYU-I campus and to raise the TESOL membership. We got some more great goals from the society as well, such as posters, Tee-shirts and getting into the student update so we are starting to work on those.

Amy Jo our community liaison has been working on some opportunities for service in the community. We passed around a paper to sign up to go volunteer at an elementary school working with ESL students. Its recommended that if you’re interested you go just once or twice a week. Email for more information.

Kira is our secretary and she has been working getting our documents updated. She is also heading up a Praxis study group until November. If you are taking the test in the future, near or far, go check it out. We are sure you’ll learn something!

Garrett is the treasure. If you need to be reimburst for something talk to him.

Tiffanie is our Under Graduate Researcher. She had decided to focus on the I-TESOL conference for the time being but will begin research after the event. It was mentioned that she might look into doing something on the curriculum Chelsea uses in her class.

We talked about the I-TESOL conference that is next weekend in Salt Lake City. Many of our members will be presenting there on the ESL Pathways program that they have been participating in. This is a great net-working opportunity.

Look for further updates on the blog and on Facebook for when we will be meeting next!

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