Emerald Coast TESOL invites ESOL educators, administrators and anyone with an interest in global learning to attend our annual conference on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the University of West Florida, Building 71. The event will feature several guest speakers, entertainment...Read More
Emerald Coast TESOL 2017: Bridging Borders Around the World through TESOL Location: University of West Florida Pensacola, Florida Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017 Emerald Coast TESOL, Chapter of the Sunshine State TESOL, announces its call for presentations for our 5th...Read More
Helga Castano, an instructor at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala., explained the relatively new concept of translanguaging as method of teaching ELLs. Translanguaging is defined as the process whereby multilingual language users mediate social and cognitive...Read More
Emerald Coast TESOL members Gwendolyn Williams and Amany Habib gave an interesting presentation on “Writing ESOL Lesson Plans with WIDA.” WIDA scaffolds its instruction of ELLs to meet the Common Core standards. The pair talked about how WIDA advances academic...Read More
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.
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: Marvin Taylor
Secretary and Treasurer: Kathy VanDyck
Membership Chair: Amany Habib
Newsletter/ECTESOL Review Editor: Laureen Fregeau
SSTESOL Liaison: Arlene Costello
Liaison for University of West Florida: Amany Habib
Liaison for Pensacola State College: Anne Cynkar
Webmaster: Anthony Cornealius