About Us

The Emerald Coast TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a chapter of Sunshine State TESOL of Florida. As a non-profit organization, Emerald Coast TESOL is dedicated to the advancement of the English as a Second Language profession and to serving the teachers/instructors and administrators in Northwest Florida.

Our Mission

The mission of Emerald Coast TESOL is to provide educators access to professional development, resources, interaction and to provide leadership and advocacy in language policy issues. We conduct an annual conference, hold quarterly meetings with professional development/learning opportunities, offer mentors and more!

Officers

President:  Amany Habib

Vice President/Conference Chair: Arlene Costello

Secretary/Treasurer: Kathy VanDyck

Membership Chair: Vicki Murphy

Editor, ECTESOL Bulletin and ECTESOL Review:  Laureen Fregeau

Media Specialist/SSTESOL Liaison:  Arlene Costello

Professional Development Officer: open

Member at Large – University of West Florida: Amany Habib

Member at Large – UWF-IEP: Keith Hardy

Member at Large – Springhill College: Sandra Rogers

Webmaster: Anthony Cornealius

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Anita Solarski & Amany Habib: Strategies for success in college: Pre-service teachers experiences in mentoring international students

Anita Solarski & Amany Habib: Strategies for success in college: Pre-service...

Karyn Trong: Lost in Transition: Integrating English Language Learners

Karyn Trong: Lost in Transition: Integrating English Language Learners           ...

Marvin Taylor:  Just what exactly DO you teach?  Unmystifying acronyms ESOL, EFL TEFL, EAL, ESP, TESOL

Marvin Taylor:  Just what exactly DO you teach?  Unmystifying acronyms ESOL, EFL TEFL,...

Jim Goldstone: Innovative Approaches from Cambridge University Press–from Theory to Textbook

Jim Goldstone: Innovative Approaches from Cambridge University Press–from Theory...

Arlene Costello: Advancing Advocacy: Experiences from the TESOL International Advocacy and Policy Summit

Arlene Costello: Advancing Advocacy: Experiences from the TESOL International Advocacy...

Laureen Fregeau & William Cornejo Videoconferencing to connect native speakers with ELs internationally

  Laureen Fregeau & William Cornejo Videoconferencing to connect native...

2017 Conference: David Jacobson:  Hooking and Engaging ELLs in History Class

David Jacobson:  Hooking and Engaging ELLs in History Class    Audience: K-12 teachers,...

How WIDA can help your ELL lesson planning

Emerald Coast TESOL members Gwendolyn Williams and Amany Habib gave an interesting...

Sunshine State TESOL president talks about relevancy, reading

After a warm welcome by Arlene Costello and the audience, Sunshine State TESOL President...

Learning English the DynEd way

In the 2015 Conference session Leveraging Technology to Accelerate English Language...