Editor’s note: The following piece has been adapted for inclusion in TIRF’s newsletter. The original content was shared with the Foundation from TESOL International Association’s front office.

The upcoming 2018 TESOL Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA from March 27th to 30th. At the Convention, attendees can keep up with the latest teaching and technology trends, important research, and the newest publications and learning software.

The Convention app allows individuals to view the convention program, get the latest information on session changes, and keep in touch with other attendees. Attendees who have already registered can use the app to plan their itineraries. Click here to download it.

Speakers from the U.S. Department of Education, the Migrant Legal Action Program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other experts will present information on education laws, policies, and initiatives affecting English language teaching and learning. Click here to learn more about advocating for your students and for your profession.

Several other highlights at the TESOL Convention will include:

  • PreK-12 Day: This activity is an interactive program for ESL and mainstream PreK-12 teachers and administrators, and will be held on Saturday, March 31st. (Sponsored by AFT)
  • Electronic Village & Technology Showcase: Hosted by TESOL and the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section, the Electronic Village enables you to explore computer-based and other technology resources for language teaching and learning in face-to-face classrooms and online. (Sponsored by Voxy)
  • TESOL Press Bookstore: This onsite bookstore offers the lowest prices of the year on available titles, and is a great opportunity to secure publications for your school.