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Job Opening at Columbia University: Language Program Director

The Applied Linguistics & TESOL Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a Full-Time Language Program Director. This position entails directing two related programs: the Community Language Program (CLP) and the TESOL Certificate Program (TCP). The CLP provides English and foreign language instruction to adult learners and is an onsite language lab for students and faculty in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The TCP offers a Summer full-time intensive program as well as a part-time Fall-Spring program.

Vacancy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

WIDA is seeking a Content Development Specialist to join the Assessment Team. This is a full-time position based at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. POSITION SUMMARY: The Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to the WIDA Project (, a leader in the development of products and services intended to support the needs of English language learners (ELLs) and their educators.


The Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC) is now accepting applications for LTTC-GEPT Research Grants for 2017-2018. Grants of up to NT$1,800,000 (approx. US$60,000) per research project will be awarded to qualified proposals this year. Educational institutions and individual researchers with relevant experience are invited to apply for funding of research related to the GEPT and the GEPT Kids.

IATEFL/TESOL Joint Web Conference 2016

Come and join us for the IATEFL and TESOL International Association joint web conference. The conference will be held 17–19 November, 2016. We invite you to explore the following themes: Day 1 (17 November): World Englishes The varieties of English used by different groups and/or in different parts of the world (including varieties used among second language users), representing local varieties, such as Indian English or Singaporean English, many developed in geographies influenced by a former history of colonialism.

Call for Book Chapter Proposal on Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency

Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency (Tentative Title) Editors: Dr. Hayriye Kayi-Aydar (University of Arizona) Dr. Xuesong (Andy) Gao (University of Hong Kong) Dr. Elizabeth Miller (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Dr. Manka Varghese (University of Washington) Dr. Gergana Vitanova (University of Central Florida) Teachers play a vital role in making decisions about instruction, curriculum changes, and, in some contexts, educational reforms and language policies. However, their decision-making does not simply happen.

Jacqueline Ross TOEFL® Dissertation Award

The TOEFL Program at ETS is pleased to announce it will now begin accepting applications for the 2016 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award. Purpose To recognize doctoral dissertation research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge about second or foreign language tests and testing and/or the use and development of such tests and testing. Award Value $2,500 (U.S.

ELTons 2017 Award: Celebrating Innovation in ELT

Have you produced an innovative and functional ELT product or service in the last two years? The ELTons are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). We are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the ELTons 2017. We are accepting applications from 5 September until 4 November. The categories we are inviting applications for are as follows: 1) Excellence in course innovation: Complete courses in any, or a variety of, media – books, websites, CD Roms, audio, teachers’ book.

EALTA 2017 pre-conference workshops - Call for Proposals

Dear ELTacademia Members, we invite proposals to lead one of next year’s Pre-Conference Workshops preceding the 2017 EALTA conference at the CIEP (Sèvres, France). The workshops run from Monday 29th May, 2017 (2pm), Wednesday, 30th (all day) to Thursday 31st May, 2017 (noon). The conference itself starts with the opening reception on Wednesday evening and runs until Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (noon). We invite workshop leaders to submit proposals for the following four topics, based on feedback from EALTA members: 1.

Paragon Research Grants by the University of British Columbia (UBC)

Paragon Testing Enterprises is a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Paragon currently develops and administers three tests: the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) Test, the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment, and the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Test.

Apply to MA TESOL: Saint Michael's College

Saint Michael's College (SMC) in Vermont, USA has been a locally and internationally recognized academic educational center for MATESOL program. It provides a premier learning environment for prospective teachers. With a number of programs available, all at an affordable cost, studying at St. Mike’s means you’ll be experience a supportive and close-knit community. The following options are offered for teachers: 1. Getting an I-20 from us at no cost 2. Getting an MA in one year of full-time study at SMC 3. Getting an MA in three summers (6 weeks) of full-time study at SMC 4.