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Anita Solarski & Amany Habib: Strategies for success in college: Pre-service teachers experiences in mentoring international students

Posted on May 24, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Anita Solarski & Amany Habib: Strategies for success in college: Pre-service teachers experiences in mentoring international students                           Audience: International Students/IEP, ESOL Adult Education, Teacher Education The presentation provides an overview of collaborative efforts between instructors at the teacher education program at The University of West Florida (UWF) and the director of the Intensive English Program (IEP) on campus. The efforts were part of a project designed to engage pre-service teachers who are enrolled in an introduction course in the field of...

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Karyn Trong: Lost in Transition: Integrating English Language Learners

Posted on May 24, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Karyn Trong: Lost in Transition: Integrating English Language Learners                                  Audience: Middle/High School educators ESL students face the dual challenge of learning a new culture and language. Providing these students with support and a sense of community is an overlooked, but crucial component of ESL student achievement. This session will provide powerful evidence of this concept and equip educators to allow ESL students to share their culture and enable them to feel the support of their peers and new community as they become linguistically and culturally...

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Marvin Taylor: Just what exactly DO you teach? Unmystifying acronyms ESOL, EFL TEFL, EAL, ESP, TESOL

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Marvin Taylor:  Just what exactly DO you teach?  Unmystifying acronyms ESOL, EFL TEFL, EAL, ESP, TESOL Audience: ALL In social situations, many times we get puzzled looks on the faces of others when we reply to that inevitable question, “What do you do?” We respond by saying  “Well, I teach ESL.” Others among us might respond, “I teach ESOL.” Then the other person asks, “What is THAT?” As we try to explain, we wonder if even we ourselves are sure what is meant by the acronym describing our field.. Besides ESL and ESOL, we hear of EFL, EAL, TESL, TESOL, and TEFL. We might also hear other...

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Jim Goldstone: Innovative Approaches from Cambridge University Press–from Theory to Textbook

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Jim Goldstone: Innovative Approaches from Cambridge University Press–from Theory to Textbook     Audience: Adult, college, high school Jim Goldstone will show how research by Cambridge authors in Teaching ESL later becomes great ESOL classroom materials. Examples will be shown from 4 specific programs used at Adult, College, and high school ESL-ESOL programs. Jim Goldstone has been involved in English Language Teaching for almost 40 years. He is a former ESL-EFL instructor at both the university and high school levels. He has given hundreds of workshops both nationally and...

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Arlene Costello: Advancing Advocacy: Experiences from the TESOL International Advocacy and Policy Summit

Posted on May 24, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Arlene Costello: Advancing Advocacy: Experiences from the TESOL International Advocacy and Policy Summit Audience: K-12 How do you become influential advocates of English Learners (ELs) in this ever changing educational environment? In this session, Dr. Costello will offer helpful information and effective advocacy techniques and strategies which were presented by policy experts and TESOL professionals at the tenth annual Advocacy and Policy Summit held in Alexandria, VA in June 2016. Your Voice: An Open Table Conversation on ESOL Insights Audience: ALL This interactive session is designed...

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Laureen Fregeau & William Cornejo Videoconferencing to connect native speakers with ELs internationally

Posted on May 24, 2017 in News | 0 comments

  Laureen Fregeau & William Cornejo Videoconferencing to connect native speakers with ELs internationally Audience: ALL This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how videoconferencing can be an effective and innovative tool for connecting ELs, especially in international settings, to native speakers. The presentation will include a live demo videoconference with Lic. Cornejo’s secondary EFL class and Dr. Fregeau’s World Languages students Hannah Shelton and Fatima Snowden.  Laureen Fregeau earned her Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Policy Penn State University. She teaches...

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