With over four hundred registered users on the site and discussion board databases, there is almost certainly someone linked here who is near you or has similar research and teaching interests. If you would like to join us or find a kindred spirit, please send me a "register me" email and I'll get you on the database and / or put you in touch. Use me and the site to put you together.
There are now thirty-one boards up and running with over 150 postings from 80 registered members that have been viewed several thousand times.
Now if we can get everyone to post when they view --- we'd have the start of the largest ELT conversation in the world.
The Journal Writing Forum is our attempt at an online journal on journal writing and now gives you a sneak view at how seven of us over four continents are putting our TESOL presentation together.
The General Board now has thirty boards including these six themes:
A call for all DELTA tutors to get together and share their expertise.
English as a creative and descriptive language.
The MSc Discussion List Archive Project.
Distance Learning - doctorates.
Research and the Net.
Web Design Tools.
So, please join us by:
visiting the discussions
registering on the discussion list
replying to the discussions already started
starting your own thread.
The pages that have seen the most growth over the last few months are:
Skills - with new links and pages on each of the four.
Lesson Planning - with a traffic lights approach that really works.
ELT Management - with my DREAM Management approach and Faculty Appraisal course in development.
If you see any gaps as you browse through or need something that is not here, just email me and I'll do everything that I can to fill that gap and need.
As always, the next few months see a hive of professional activity around the world:
links to major conferences
TESOL2006 Convention - Tampa, Florida. March 15-19.
TESOLArabia 2006 - Dubai, UAE. March 29-31.
If you would like to see a specific conference in 2003 included in the newsletter, just let me know by email on Conference To Include.
Two unsolicited reviews of the site have been published in the last few months in ESLMag by Christine Meloni and in TESOLArabia's Perspectives Magazine by Jim Buckingham. Click on the authors' names to see the articles and let me know if you agree with them.
Go straight to the Aston MSc page with links to the first unit of every module on the Aston MSc in TESP/TESOL.
Doing the DELTA? - Just click here.
SOMETHING MISSING? Just email Phil and let me know what you want included. It'll be up in a week or two.
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