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Get excited for:

Hawai'i TESOL's  September Social

This is the chance to mingle and make connections with other TESOL professionals and students. This is a free event open to both Hawaii TESOL members and those interested in seeing what Hawaii TESOL is all about. 

Date: Tue. Sept. 15th, 2015

Time: 5:00-7:30 PM

Place: McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park.

A light dinner will be served. Please RSVP by registering for Hawaii TESOL September Social 2015 before Fri. Sept 11th. 

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In Other News
A Seal of Biliteracy for Hawaii's public students has been approved:

The Board of Education hereby establishes a Seal of Biliteracy to be awarded upon graduation to students who demonstrate high proficiency in either of the State's two official languages and at least one additional language, including American Sign Language; provided that a student who demonstrates a high proficiency in both of the State's two official languages shall be awarded a Seal of Biliteracy.

The purposes of the Seal of Biliteracy are to recognize the importance of: (1) enabling students to be college, career, and community ready in today's global society; (2) establishing an educational culture that recognizes and values the wealth of linguistic and cultural diversity students bring to the classroom; (3) supporting opportunities for study of and increasing proficiency in ‘Ōlelo Hawai'i, an official language of the State of Hawai'i; and (4) encouraging partnerships with institutions of higher education and community organizations to increase access to language instruction in a variety of languages.


The Department of Education shall implement the Seal of Biliteracy, including developments of criteria that students must satisfy to receive the Seal.

Rationale: The Board of Education recognizes that there is personal, cultural, social, academic, and vocational/occupational value in encouraging students to maintain, or develop, proficiency in more than one language.

Hawaii TESOL would like to thank the BOE for passing this and our own Shawn Ford, who represented Hawaii TESOL in this matter. 


Upcoming events

15 Sep 2015 5:00 PM • McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park


Get Published!

We are currently looking for articles for our newsletter "The Word". The next submission deadline is Monday, August 31, 2015. See "The Word" Newsletter for submission details.

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We want you!

Are you a natural leader? Are you detail-

oriented? Do you have knack for organization 

and planning? Hawai'i TESOL is always looking for individuals to help. Contact the President or any of the Officers for details.

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