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Join the Community Association

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Who is a part of the Community?

Although American University (especially in terms of benefits such as "alumni audit") only considers those who earned a degree as AU alumni. The AU TESOL Program considers TESOL Certificate holders and anyone who has ever completed a AU TESOL course as a potential Community Association member. Our goal is to build an inclusive community for mutual support.

Benefits of being a TESOL Community Association member:

  • Receive a copy of the recent AU TESOL Working Papers
  • Receive a silver commemorative TESOL key chain
  • Participate in the AU TESOL Community Association listserv.
  • Participate in TESOL Community Association networking events (such as the annual Community Picnic and the Alumni Social)
  • Get in touch with fellow alums- Be an Association officer or regional representative (elections are held annually in the spring)

 

How Do I Join?

Joining is easy! All you have to do is print and fill out this form and send a check for $10 (made out to American University) to the address listed at the bottom of the page. As soon as we receive your payment, we will send an email confirming the receipt of your payment. Then we will send you the keychain, a hardcopy of the working papers, and enroll you in the alumni listserv so that you can start talking to your fellow alums!

TESOL Community Association Listserv

TALUM-L is a listserv created just for American University TESOL Program alumni. All subscribers will be able to post messages to the the listserv. This is the place to find out about upcoming events, get in touch with former classmates, find out who is attending an upcoming event, look for jobs, discuss issues relevant to your classmates, or be selected to present at the annual fall conference (an excellent resume builder)

FAQ

1. What is the TESOL Community Association?

This Association is organized and maintained by AU TESOL Alumni in the interest of building an inclusive community for mutual support.

2. Who can join the TESOL Community Association?

Although American University only considers those who earned a degree as AU alumni, the AU TESOL Program considers TESOL Certificate holders, and anyone who ever completed a AU TESOL course as a potential TESOL Community Association member.

3. What are the benefits of being a member?

  • Mentor recent graduates of the program or current TESOL students
  • Receive a hard copy of the AU TESOL Working Papers
  • Receive a silver commemorative TESOL key chain
  • Access to the Alumni E-Newsletter
  • Participate in the AU TESOL Alumni listserv, where all subscribers may post and exchange messages
  • Presented at the annual Alumni Spotlight Presentation given by a TESOL alum
  • Present at the annual Alumni Workshop
  • Participate in TESOL Alumni Association events
  • Get in touch with fellow alums
  • Serve as an Association officer or regional representative

4. How much does it cost?

Lifetime membership is only $10!

 

2011-2012 AU TESOL Community Association Officers

President: Kelly de Albuquerque Mendonça (albuquerque.kelly@gmail.com)

Membership Secretary: DeAnna Coon (dc2428a@american.edu)

Treasurer: Emily Vandermade (vanderemi@gmail.com)

Events Chair: Laura Wilkinson (wilkinsonls@gmail.com)

Webmaster: Kaitlyn Belloli (belloli@american.edu)