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2020 TESOL Teacher of the Year Award

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Eligible applicants include any English language teacher who has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years, is not a previous recipient of this award or the TESOL Excellence in Teaching Award, and who:

  1. Inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. 
  2. Have a positive impact on students and colleagues.
  3. Participate in continuing professional development.
  4. Create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research and best practice.
  5. Play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school demonstrated through collaborative partnerships and relationships.
  6. Demonstrate involvement in the field 
  7. Demonstrate evidence of positive teacher effect on student learning through formal and/or informal documentation. 
  8. Incorporate innovative and effective lesson strategies and evaluation techniques by utilizing new scholarship from TESOL or related fields.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to English language teaching.

Letters of recommendation for this award are due by the application deadline, 19 July