Dear TESOL France News Subscriber,

We would like to let you know about an upcoming workshops in Paris and other events.

This Saturday! TESOL France Swap Shop in Paris:
“It Works in Practice!” Your Best Tried Activity, Idea, Worksheet…Need to Spice up your Lessons with Playful Activities?

Date: January 10, 2015
2pm – 5pm: SWAP SHOP: Need to Spice up your Lessons with Playful Activities?
“It Works in Practice!”
Your Best Tried Activity, Idea, Worksheet… with Sophie
Venue: Paris Telecom, 49 rue VERGNIAUD, 75013 Paris
Room:OpaleThis event is FREE to TESOL France members.
Non-member registration fee: €8. Please bring exact change.
Please register online here: http://bit.ly/1tzlPDa

Directions: http://www.tesol-france.org/TelecomMap.php
Please bring a photo ID to present at the venue entrance.

Select an activity which always works wonders and come to the Swap Shop to share it with motivated and dynamic teachers. The participants will demonstrate various fully tested practical activities and you will go home with plenty of ideas All are welcome with or without an activity.

If you have a worksheet to contribute please, send it to: sophie.pietrucci@telecom-paristech.fr for photocopying by Friday.

If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership) will be possible on the day. If you would like to join, simply fill out the pre-membership form here: http://www.tesol-france.org/membership.php

Questions? Contact: tesolfrance@gmail.com

Please register online for this workshop: http://bit.ly/1tzlPDa

The Electronic Village Online
Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. It is not necessary to attend the TESOL Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet. Choose a session from this year’s offerings, listed below. And please inform your colleagues about this unparalleled professional development opportunity!

EVO, the Electronic Village Online, is entirely organised by and for EFL teachers… For five weeks, from Jan 12 to Feb 15, 2015, English teachers throughout the world get together online around one of the subjects proposed by a team of teachers, and read, watch video clips, discuss their ideas, and “meet” others online, both asychronously (in a Google plus Community) and occasionally live online, in a webinar.
For a full list of the sessions proposed this year see http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708567/FrontPage

You can do as much as you like, or a little as you can find time to do during those five weeks, from Jan 12 to Feb 15, 2015 – it’s entirely up to you, but obviously the more you put in, the more you learn! and it really is a great chance to start to use some of the online potential … lots of the teachers who join are new to all this online stuff too 😉

Check out our very own Roslyn Young (from University of Franche-Comté in Besançon,) and her team and see what they’ve cooked up for you in the session called “Teaching Pronunciation Differently”
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/90060791/2015_Teaching_Pronunciation_Differently
Looking forward to seeing you online
Elizabeth Anne (member of the EVO coordinating committee)

Call for Speaker Proposals: IATEFL BESIG and IATEFL Hungary Joint Event in Budapest
Business English for Specific Purposes: What do our learners really need?
Important dates:
Call for papers: 6 October 2014 – 30 January 2015
Booking: 2 March – 5 June 2015
The call for papers is now open

To submit a speaker proposal, please download and read the speaker guidelines:
http://www.besig.org/Libraries/Business_Issues/Budapest_SpeakerGuidelines_2015.sflb.ashx

Click here to access the speaker proposal form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1L9v8OEhqAGtEgWZ3_t8rXpUnzRZp6D3AJaNPG-zwgqM/viewform

Remember: TESOL France Members enjoy so many benefits including unlimited access to our events. Not a member? Consider joining today! http://www.tesol-france.org/membership.php

TESOL France Spring Day 2014 Call for Papers

The theme of this year’s Spring Day is “Spotlighting, Encouraging, Inspiring English Learning and Teaching among Young Learners and Teens”. The event will take place in Paris, France at Télécom ParisTech on May 17, 2014. The plenary speaker will be Annamaria Pinter. Contact: http://www.tesol-france.org/index.php