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BART Symposium 2019

Saturday May 11, 2019, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus

2465 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33765

Registration for Symposium-Click Here

Program Schedule at a Glance-Click Here

Our mission is to bring together ESL professionals in the Tampa Bay Area

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Our members include TESOL educators and professionals working with students of all ages from around the world.

Be at BART Symposia

Each year, TESOL professionals share their teaching experiences through interactive sessions at our symposiums.


USF, HCC, ADES, St. Leo University, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg College, Pinellas County Schools, Manatee County Schools, Hillsborough County Schools

Bay Area Regional TESOL (BART)


The Tampa Bay community’s local resource for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. BART serves educators, professionals, and students in the field of TESOL throughout several counties around the Tampa Bay area.

BART’s diverse group of members come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, we teach all ages and levels at all types of institutions of learning, from K-12 to higher ed, and teacher training.

ESL Organizations

TESOL International Association

Advancing excellence in English language teaching. TESOL is always working to improve English language teaching wordlwide, and the creation of teaching and learning standards is an integral part of that goal…

Sunshine State TESOL

The mission of the Sunshine State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is to provide educators access to professional development, resources, and interaction and to provide leadership and advocacy in language policy issues…

ESOL in Higher Ed

The goal of the consulting services of ESOL in Higher Ed is to help all educators reach their highest potential of instructional delivery and assessment protocol for English learners in the PreK-12 classroom. Educators looking to enhance their knowledge…

current bart board

President: Leonor Adams 

Past President: Renee Belvis

Secretary: Andrea DeCapua

Treasurer: Melanie Paden

Symposium Chair: Lillien Tunceren

Webmaster: Steve Mercier 

Members-at-Large: Susan Benson, Scott Neyman 

tapping into modalities

Our last BART TESOL Symposium, at Saint Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus

members' publications