Georgia TESOL Awards are chosen through a blind review conducted by Georgia TESOL Executive Board Members. Below are brief descriptions of each of our annual awards. For more details on each award, including nomination instructions, click on the name of the award.
Georgia TESOL Teacher of the Year Award
Georgia TESOL would like to celebrate dedicated ESOL teachers and to acknowledge their hard work in the field. Commitment to improving practice through professional development and participation in a community of practice deserves recognition.
Georgia TESOL Student of the Year Award
The success of ESOL students who overcome language barriers deserves recognition. Georgia TESOL would like to highlight the inspirational life stories of English Learners.
Each year Georgia TESOL recognizes a community member who has performed significant service to benefit English language learners and the international community in Georgia. The winner of the Public Service award is recognized at the annual conference with a plaque or gift and often gives a brief speech about his/her area of service.
Youth Public Service Award
This award is designed to recognize a young person who has given significant service to benefit English language learners and the international community in Georgia. The winner of the Youth Public Service Award is recognized at the annual conference with a certificate.
Professional Service Award
The professional service award is granted to a member of Georgia TESOL who has performed outstanding service to the profession of teaching English as a Second Language to our students.