On October 5, 2008, people around the world will celebrate World Teachers Day. It is a time to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of TESOL’s professionals, their contributions to society and their commitment to the future.
The theme for 2008 is “Teachers Matter!” Every day, in millions of classroom around the world, both teaching and learning take place. The gift of literacy is passed from one generation to the next. The shortage of qualified teachers is considered one of the biggest obstacles to achieving literacy. Committed and competent teachers help their students achieve the gift of literacy.