Years ago, the Linguistics Program of George Mason’s English Department sponsored an annual job fair for those working in or hoping to work in the field of teaching English as a second language (TESL). Despite the success of this event, it has now been over ten years since this job fair has been held at GMU. It seems high time that it should return!
Indeed, that is exactly what will happen on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM, when George Mason’s TESL Job Fair takes place in Merten Hall (formerly University Hall) in Room 1201. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be provided.
At the event, those with a career in TESL or those hoping to build such a career to meet with representatives from prominent area TESL programs and even programs that sponsor teaching English in overseas locations.
Dr. Douglas Wulf teaches courses in the linguistics program’s TESL certificate and MA programs and is helping to organize the event. He stated, “We are delighted to be reviving the job fair. It was something that George Mason’s linguistics program had been known for in the TESL community and should be known for again. We want to be a force for helping talented ESL teachers further their careers.”
Those looking to attend can RSVP at linguistics.gmu.edu. They should bring along copies of their CV to share.
September 28, 2015