An international association for Christians in TESOL
"I am the vine, you are the branches." - John 15:5
CELEA News & Announcements
CELEA Statement about Race & Discrimination A Note from the Executive Board
CELEA is an international organization brought together by its members’ desire to serve the world by teaching English in a manner consistent with our calling and faith. As a result, we state categorically that we believe every human being to be created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), and therefore, equally and inherently valuable. Discrimination based on race or ethnicity against others in any form fails to honor and respect this inherent value, and as the Board of CELEA, we condemn it in all its forms. We seek to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8), and we are committed to being agents of reconciliation and healing as we go about our calling as Christian English language educators (II Corinthians 5:11-21).
CELT Conference 2021 News
Virtual Conference Registration - Now Open!
2021 CELT Virtual Conference Registration is LIVE! Early bird prices are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Register here: bit.ly/CELT2021reg
For those of you who would like to submit a proposal for the conference, you have about 10 days left to do so. The deadline is December 1 at midnight anywhere in the world. Submit a proposal here: bit.ly/CELT2021
We have also just launched our social media presence for the CELT2021 Virtual Conference! We hope that you will seek us out online and help spread awareness of the conference! Proposals are coming in; there will be so many good things to talk about on March 5-6!
Call for Virtual Conference Proposals Submit your proposal here: http://bit.ly/CELT2021 Proposals due by: December 1, 2020
We are happy to announce that the 2021 conference will be held virtually! With the barrier of travel eliminated, we hope to have wider participation from people all around the globe. The CELT Virtual Conference will take place on March 5-6, 2021, from 1:00-5:00 pm (PT).
The theme of the conference is Imago Dei: Celebrating the Beauty and Benefits of Diversity. Every human being has been created in the image of God, wonderfully created to think rationally, to create, and to fulfill personal potential. At the same time, each human being on earth is beautifully unique, contributing to the world in a way no one else can. This year at the CELT Virtual Conference, let's reflect on how diversity, in all its facets, including culture, perspectives, geographic locations, ages, identities, and language teaching contexts, all contribute to bring us so much beauty and so many benefits.
Presentation proposals must be informed by a Christian perspective. This means that you can present your secular TESOL presentation when it is accompanied by your Biblical worldview. Presentations may highlight theory, research, or practice, and may focus on educational, linguistic, cultural, practical, or spiritual issues related to English language teachers. You will select the strand below that best describes your presentation. For descriptions and examples of each strand, go to the following link: http://bit.ly/CELTStrands
Proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria: clarity of ideas, pertinence to audience, Christian distinctiveness, and that it is supported by recognized theory, research, and/or practice.
There are two types of virtual sessions that you can submit a proposal for: a thirty-minute or a 5-minute presentation.
5-minute Lightning Talk = One slide. Share an activity, a reflection, a cultural insight, or a praise.
We are excited about hosting an event that brings educators into community who are committed to following Christ and sharing His goodness through the instruction of the English language. We appreciate your interest in sharing your expertise and experiences with others.
We invite you to submit a proposal before December 1, 2020.
CALL FOR PAPERS Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL) 30th Annual Conference, April 8-10, 2021 Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA (Los Angeles) Click on the link below for more information about the conference and the Call for Papers!
The International Journal of Christianity & English Language Teaching Volume 7 is now available under our Publications tab!
NEW LOGO ANNOUNCEMENT The CELEA Executive Board has wanted to update the CELEA logo for the past several years and we are delighted to inaugurate the new logo in our latest issue of our CELEA Newsletter! The design is from Jesse Grimm, a junior Graphic Design major from Huntington University. Several key elements of the CELEA mission are incorporated. First, the gradient coloring from black to blue, which includes various hues, indicates the multitude of contexts and settings in which we all live and teach. Next, the swooping end of the “c” which crosses behind the “l” is a subtle nod to the cross that reminds us all of the death necessary for us to have life. Finally, the end of the “c” reaching out the globe in the center of the “a” represents the reach the organization has to the world.
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