Presidential Keynote TESOL – Dudley Reynolds, Wednesday, 22 March 2017

PROFESSIONAL English Language Teachers in a 2.0 World


Educational systems everywhere want to educate more students to higher standards while cutting resources for teacher education and development. Why do they think they can? Why do we know they cannot? The 2.0 world prizes nontraditional learning, interdisciplinarity, and technology. What do professional English language teachers offer this world?

Dudley Reynolds is the 2016–2017 president of TESOL International Association and a teaching professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, where he teaches first-year writing. His research focuses on the development, assessment, and teaching of second language reading and writing. He is the author of One on One with Second Language Writers: A Guide for Writing Tutors, Teachers, and Consultants (2009) and Assessing Writing, Assessing Learning (2010) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He has taught elementary, IEP, and MA TESOL students. He is a passionate believer in the power of ELT professional associations to help teachers and learners.



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