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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!


President:  Vicki Murphy
Vice President/Conference Chair: Anne Cynkar
Secretary: Kathy VanDyck
Membership: Jeanne de Simon
Newsletter:  Laureen Fregeau
SSTESOL Liaison:  Arlene Costello
Professional Development Officer: Robert Leier
Liaison for University of West Florida: Amany Habib
Liaison for Pensacola State College: Anne Cynkar
Webmaster: Anthony Cornealius

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My Sociolects

My sociolects: I speak “academese” which consists of SAE and a professional vocabulary...

Guess who won something at conference?

Here are winners of various door prizes at the 2015 Conference, including  sets of...

Translanguaging: Learning through multiple languages

Helga Castano, an instructor at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala.,...

How WIDA can help your ELL lesson planning

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

Learning English the DynEd way

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

Sunshine State TESOL president talks about relevancy, reading

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

The conference is starting!

Welcome to the 2015 Emerald Coast TESOL Conference as we are  Continuing Our Success in...

Register now to learn and grow at 2015 conference

From panel discussion to applied research to innovative approaches, the Emerald Coast...