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Register for the 2019 Emerald Coast TESOL Conference Feb. 9, 2019!

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:  Arlene Costello

Vice President/Conference Chair: Vicki Murphy

Secretary: Milagros Sessions

Treasurer: Kathy VanDyck

Membership Chair: Amany Habib

ECTESOL Bulletin and Review:  Laureen Fregeau

Media Specialist/SSTESOL Liaison:  Arlene Costello

Professional Development Officer: Sandra Rogers

Member at Large – University of West Florida: Amany Habib

Member at Large – UWF-IEP: Open

Member at Large- Pensacola State College: Kathy VanDyck

Member at Large- Escambia County: Vicki Murphy

Member at Large- Santa Rosa County: Maegan Baker

Member at Large – Spring Hill College: Sandra Rogers

Webmaster: Anthony Cornealius

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Scenes from Conference

Presentations at the 2019 conference addressed ESOL topics in the areas of K-12, adult...

Parent, teacher, student working together leads to success

A message of unity and collaboration was brought to audiences at the Emerald Coast TESOL...

Academic language can be difficult for ELLs

Academic language can be a struggle for ELLs as it is complex and requires measured...

Can video gaming help ELLs level up in English?

Sandra Rogers shared some interesting data regarding a case study of Saudia Arabian...

Learning English the DynEd way

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

Translanguaging: Learning through multiple languages

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