May 10, 2019
May 2019 Member Connection
The EnglishUSA Member Connection is distributed regularly throughout the year to provide members with information and updates on upcoming activities and events.
Renew your 2019-20 EnglishUSA membership early by May 24th and your program will be eligible for a drawing for ONE free registration to an EnglishUSA event!
Pay your 2019-20 EnglishUSA program dues by NAFSA and automatically be entered into a drawing for ONE complimentary conference registration for the Stakeholders Conference in Washington, DC (October 3-2) OR the Professional Development Conference in San Francisco, CA (January 23-24, 2020). Waiver must be used by one employee in your program.

To renew the membership for your program: 
  1. Visit the site
  2. Log in at the top or at the right (using the login associated with the MasterProgram Profile - not your individual profile)
  3. Click on the "Renew My Membership Now" link at the top of the page
  4. Review, make any necessary updates* to your profile and save
  5. Either (A) pay the membership dues via credit card or (B) create an invoice to pay your via check.
  6. Pay dues by May 24th (midnight PST) to have your program entered in the drawing!

NOTE: If you have already paid the 2019-20 dues, your program is automatically entered for the drawing!

 The drawing will be held during the Annual Business Meeting at NAFSA on May 29, 6:00 - 7:00. You do not need to be present to win! 

If you have any questions or need any assistance during the renewal process, please email us at
EnglishUSA Webinars
May 15th Webinar
Decision-making in a Changing Landscape: Tools, Tips and Tricks for New Administrators
2:00 - 2:45 (ET)

Join EnglishUSA President Nadine Baladi sharing a module from the "Transitioning from Teaching to Administration Regional Workshop" held in Atlanta prior to the TESOL Convention this past March. She will focus on applying macro data to program development. Webinars are complimentary for members / $30 for non-members!

Miss the Virtual Town Hall Meeting on May 9th?

Log in on the EnglishUSA website (link below) and download the recording!

EnglishUSA President Nadine Baladi and Executive Director Cheryl Delk-Le Good provide an overview of proposed bylaws changes that will be voted on by the membership in early June. A brief overview will also be provided at the Annual Business Meeting (see below).

NAFSA: Relevant Sessions, Annual Business Meeting & Reception

Relevant NAFSA Sessions
Working on your NAFSA schedule? Check out these sessions that may be relevant to your work with English language programs. Download list of relevant sessions

EnglishUSA Annual Business Meeting
Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
May 29, 6:00 - 7:00pm

EnglishUSA Networking Reception sponsored by ApplyESL, ICEF, and IELTS!
May 29th, 7:00 - 9:00
The Post (in Madison Hotel)
Invitations sent in early May! Here's the link if you still need to RSVP and print.
Becky Challenger, Ohio University
Introducing 2019-2020 EnglishUSA Board
Starting May 30th

Come meet new board members at the Annual Business Meeting!
Engin Ayvaz, Tennessee State University
Mackenzie Kerby, ELS Boston
Caroline Gear, Int'l Language Institute of Massachusetts
Franklin Pesantez, University of Denver
2020 Professional Development Conference
Idea Generator
for Proposal Submissions
Thinking about Submitting a Proposal for the PDC 2020?

EnglishUSA will be opening up the Call for Proposals for the 2020 Professional Development Conference in San Francisco in late June. Accepted conference presenters receive a significant discount on registration (in addition to the member discount).

Do you have a session idea and need a co-presenter? Or, would you like to share ideas of potential sessions you'd like to see?

Our "Idea Generator"* form allows you to easily submit basic information about yourself, area of interest and topic and then connect with others across the country looking to present and partner on a session proposal. Fill out the form by clicking link below and keep up with responses with this link.
*Thanks to Region VII NAFSA for the idea!
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Members Only Resources: slides from presentations (e.g. TESOL 2019), survey results, and much more (must sign in to view)!
Take Action: Resources to advocate for your students and programs, including tools from NAFSA and the Alliance
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