Our New Publication: WAESOL Educator

WAESOL Educator is our newly formatted biannual publication. Our goal is to share information related to teaching practices and materials, research, and professional development opportunities.

Please consider submitting an article or sharing information about upcoming professional development opportunities. We will work with you and help you edit your article before it is published.

The deadline for submissions for the next issue is April 2nd, 2017. Please contact the editor, Laura Adele Soracco, with your submission ideas: or click HERE to upload your article.


Contact the editor if you are interested in submitting to any of the following sections:

School, learner, or teacher profiles

Would you like your school to be featured in our publication? Do you have a story to tell about a student or a colleague at your institution? Have your students interviewed each other? Let us know if you would like to be featured in our next publication. Contact us for more information on the format.

Submissions can be in Q and A format, or third-person profile. We welcome an informal, open tone. This section is intended to make it easier for members to reach out and get to know each other. You may want to include related social media links to help members connect or follow the person/institution featured. Photos help put faces to names, so include one if at all possible! See this page for an example.

From the field: Teaching Reflections and Teaching Tips

Do you have classroom experiences or activities that may be useful for other practitioners?

Submit an article of up to 1100 words reflecting on your teaching experiences. You may also write about a recent lesson you have taught, describing the population, objectives, materials used, different stages, and the outcomes. Please list any citations at the end of the reflection or activity in APA format. Optional: include any original materials or open access web resources.

Scholar-practitioner articles 

This is a space for you to submit research articles based on a current problem of practice or current teaching context.  Articles should not be over 1500 words (excluding references). Please follow APA guidelines.

Academic corner: Book and article reviews

Let us know about any books or interesting articles you have read lately by writing a summary and a short reflection.Reviews should be approximately 500 words.

ELT Resources Review 

We are interested in hearing about textbooks, materials, websites, blogs, or specific resources you would like to recommend to the greater WAESOL community. If interested, please write a 300-word summary of the resource describing its purpose, how you have utilized it in your context, and why you believe this resource may be useful to other professionals in the field.

Conference reviews and professional development 

Have you attended a captivating or thought-provoking session lately? Do you have insights to share about a recent conference you attended? Share your experience with the rest of the community by telling us all about it in 1000 words or less.

Live Calendar 

Do you know of any regional professional development opportunities (courses, conferences, seminars) taking place this year? Please let us know!

WAESOL World Quarterly Archive

Current Issue: Summer/Autumn 2016

The WAESOL World Quarterly is an electronic publication of the Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages. It provides information about the world of TESOL by sharing new teaching practices, addressing current issues, and collaborating with each other. WAESOL encourages all ESL and bilingual professionals and graduate students to submit an article for publication.

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