Conclusions from TESOL-Spain Convention (Bilbao 2012)

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 Back to teaching again after a fruitful TESOL-Spain Convention. Congratulations on the perfect organisation of the event! It is always very difficult to organise a big event as this is, and TESOL-Spain Convention board always makes everything very easy. Even unexpected situations were dealt with sucessfully!

As always, I have met many teachers involved in the essential task of improving education. I doubt whether other professions will be ready to spend a whole weekend sharing their ideas and getting involved in reflecting together. It is rewarding to see that we are “rowing” the education boat in the same direction, but contributing to it with many different experiences.

It is in Conventions like this when you feel you are part of a Community of Passionate Teachers who are committed to sharing their views, giving their opinions, asking questions out loud, and responding with their ideas. It is essential to consider this meetings as a chance to improve our students’ learning. If you remain isolated from the rest of the teaching community, it will be much more difficult to progress (and much more boring!).

Last, but not least, I’d like to thank University of Dayton Publishing for giving me the chance to come back to TESOL-Spain. I enjoyed meeting the UDP team and hope to collaborate with them in the future! TESOL-Spain, see you next year in Seville!

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2 thoughts on “Conclusions from TESOL-Spain Convention (Bilbao 2012)

    mobimad said:
    February 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I wasn’t at 2012 conference but I’m considering going to Seville.
    How many attended last year?
    What is typical profile of attendee ie more
    Private academies or from University.

    Thanks
    Ray Smyth
    Teacher Ireland

      teachingtoteach responded:
      February 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks for your post, Ray. The TESOL-Spain conferences are really interesting, well organised, and offer a wide variety of talks (sometimes it is difficult to choose one!). The typical profile of attendee is EFL infant, primary or secondary teachers working both at private and public sectors. There is also a good representation of publishing houses showing their materials along the conferences, and some opportunities to make networking, such as the Conference dinner. It is a very interactive conference. I recommend it 100%. Apart from this, everybody should have the opportunity to pay a visit to Seville, it’s such a nice and beautiful place!

      I hope I have provided you with useful information. Don’t hesitate to ask more questions if you need further info.
      General info on the conference can be found here: http://www.tesol-spain.org/en/

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