Loren Chiesi

Loren is an American writer, English educator, and yoga instructor. She loves to explore new cultures and incorporate her intercultural experiences in her work.

Posts by Loren

Quakes in the Landscape of China’s English Language Education System

For many years, just having a “white” appearance and a European or North American accent was enough to get an entry-level English teaching position at learning centers around the world. Just a decade ago, job boards were saturated with advertisements and incentives encouraging foreigners to teach abroad in China. In recent years, however, several countries […]

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The Titans of ELT (Part Two): Defining Diversity and Inclusion Within IATEFL and TESOL

In part one of our series comparing the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and the TESOL International Association, we explored the structures, challenges and goals of these two English language teaching (ELT) associations. Now, in part two, we look at how the titans of ELT are responding to the […]

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IATEFL and TESOL: The Two Titans of ELT (Part One)

For over 50 years, TESOL International Association (commonly referred to simply as TESOL) and the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) have been the two most reputable and widespread associations in the English Language Teaching (ELT) field. Members of these associations, as well as past presidents and board members, led […]

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