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
In the 2015 Conference session “Leveraging Technology to Accelerate English Language Acquisition among ELLs,” speaker Thomas Kingery, regional account manager at DynEd International, spoke about the increasing use and access to the Internet, company software and how...Read More
After a warm welcome by Arlene Costello and the audience, Sunshine State TESOL President Lillien Tunceren began her keynote address at the 2015 Conference by talking about the state organization. She mentioned various activities of Sunshine State TESOl, events and opportunities...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: 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