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The Final Webinar in Our 2021 Series!

What have we learned about “digital equity” during this school year? What practices can we keep –and shed– that will continue to advance digital equity and language justice? What might language education look like in 2022? As the Center for Applied Linguistics wraps up its webinar series for 2021, Research to Policy: Critical Conversation in Language Education, we will take stock of lessons learned during the pandemic, and how we might apply them to 2022. On Tuesday, December 7th, join Maria CieslakDr. Beatriz Arias, and Dr. Keira Ballantyne for this live, 30-minute discussion about the future of language education and digital equity.*This webinar will be recorded*

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International House Cairo …

announces its November weekly professional development webinars. Expert trainers from around the world present every week a topic of interest to all language teachers. Come and join us in November

Title: How to adapt materials for online lessons. Speaker: Sandy Mills. Date: Monday, November 8th, 2021 at 11 am Egypt time.Register…/tZIodOmhrD4pGdGr9KdS5…Submit your Questions for this Session…

Title: How to access meaningful CPD for busy teachers. Speaker: Fiona Dunlop. Date: Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at 11 am Egypt time. Register…/tZYrduiupz4tHdcKXB4BpcT8_sH0… Submit your Questions for this Session…

Title: How to write SMART Objectives. Speaker: Noha Abu Karam Date: Sunday, November 21st, 2021 at 11 am Egypt time. Register…/tZctce2qpjgrHtZh0WmmFkaPnYmPh…Submit your Questions for this Session…

Title: Assessment for Learning– Light at the End of the Tunnel. Speaker: Iskra Stamenkoska. Date: Sunday, November 28th, 2021 at 11 am Egypt time. Register…/tZMpceGpqzsvG9fWfS3…Submit your Questions for this Session…

Conversation with a
2021 AAAL Plenary Speaker 
Getting the balance right: Language learning in and for the contemporary workplace
Featuring: Dr. Lynda Yates
November 8, 2021
5:00pm CST (UTC-6)  / 10:00am AEDT (UTC+11)
Via Webinar
AAAL and the Committee for Online Education and Outreach are pleased to announce an opportunity for AAAL members to engage with plenary speakers from the 2021 AAAL conference. For this webinar, please join us for a chat with Dr. Lynda Yates, who will provide a brief overview of the plenary talk before open discussion. You are encouraged to (re-)watch Dr. Yates’ talk before the webinar and also to prepare any questions you may have in advance. Dr. Yates’ talk is now available to view as open-access content on the AAAL website. Registration is free for AAAL members.
Dr. Yates’ AAAL 2021 Plenary Abstract
The nature of the workplace is changing fast, not only with recent technological development and increased globalisation, but also in response to the pressure of world events such as the hugely disruptive current pandemic. At the heart of these macro trends lie the very concrete day-to-day struggles of individuals learning to work in unpredictable environments, and these challenges are particularly acute for immigrants (re)constructing their working lives in a language they have learned later in life. While transnationals vary considerably in their backgrounds, motivations for migration and the roles and organisations in which they find employment, what they share is the need to understand how and why people communicate the way they do in a workplace, and to be able to communicate effectively there themselves.
How best to support this learning is literally a billion-dollar question for many governments and organisations. So, what advice can we, as applied linguists, offer to policy-makers, companies, teachers and the immigrants themselves? In this talk I will address this question by first briefly addressing the nature of language use in the contemporary workplace, how it is changing and some of the characteristics that might distinguish it from everyday discourse. I then explore the knowledge and skills that can assist newcomers to transition to – and keep pace with – their new working environments, focussing in particular on two areas that teachers and learners find particularly challenging: pragmatics and pronunciation. I will then explore the relative roles of on-the-job language socialisation and explicit language programs in preparing immigrants in and for the contemporary workplace, drawing on recent research and examples of professional practice to illustrate some of the challenges, benefits and hidden traps of different approaches. I conclude by identifying some areas where research is urgently needed if we are to address efficiently and effectively the language learning and employment needs of this group to the benefit of all stakeholders.

The UMBC Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Program  Presents a Virtual Session in Recognition of English Language Day

English in a Multilingual World

 A conversation with Constant Leung and Francis Hult , Friday, April 23, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Online – Eastern US Time

How can the power of English be balanced with respect for linguistic diversity? In this session, Constant Leung and Francis Hult discuss the state of English in the world today and the social responsibility of English language educators who teach multilingual student populations.

Free Registration by e-mail to

English Language Day is recognized by the United Nations each year on April 23rd.  UN language days aim to raise awareness about global multilingualism and cultural diversity.

Constant Leung is Professor of Educational Linguistics at King’s College London. His research interests include academic literacies, additional/second language teaching and assessment, language education policy, and teacher professional development. He is Co-Editor of Language Assessment Quarterly, Editor of Research Issues of TESOL Quarterly, and serves as a member of the Editorial Boards of Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Language and Education, and the Modern Language Journal. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK). His work in developing the English as an Additional Language Assessment Framework for Schools (funded by the Bell Foundation) won the 2018 British Council ELTons international award for innovation.

Francis M. Hult is Professor and Director of the TESOL program at UMBC. His work at the crossroads of sociolinguistics, discourse studies, and education focuses on language policy, linguistic landscapes, and multilingual education. He serves on the boards of several journals including International Multilingual Research Journal; Language, Culture and Curriculum; Language Policy; and Pedagogical Linguistics. His books include Educational Linguistics in Practice (with King) and Language Policy and Language Acquisition Planning (with Siiner and Kupisch). He is editor of the Educational Linguistics book series for Springer, and together with Ofelia García he edits the Contributions to the Sociology of Language book series for De Gruyter.


CERLL Webinars in April / May

Participants who attend CERCLL’s webinars synchronously can request a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours of professional development.  Participants in the live events will be emailed after each webinar with information about how to apply to receive a digital badge.

CERCLL is hosting a two-part webinar series on multi-modal literacies in second language classrooms.  Part I of this series, presented by Sebastien Dubreil, was recorded and can be found on our website here.

Part II: Multi-Modal Literacy in L2 Classrooms

Reading Multimodally:
Guiding L2 Learners to Interpret Everyday Web Texts

Webinar presented by Kristen Michelson (Texas Tech University)
Wednesday, April 7, 4PM (Arizona / 4PM PT / 7PM ET / UTC-7)
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Participants will learn strategies for: 1) finding and curating authentic multimodal texts around specific cultural themes, 2) adapting and using frameworks for engaging students in reading multimodal texts, and 3) incorporating multimodal reading in the L2 classroom in tandem with language learning objectives.
Learn more and register here

Translation in the Multilingual Language Classroom: Rationale, Roles and Activity Design

Webinar presented by Sonia Colina & Sara Albrecht (University of Arizona)
Wednesday, April 21, 4PM (Arizona / 4PM PT / 7PM ET / UTC-7)
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This presentation will help teachers understand the historical context that banned translation, the justification for its reintroduction, and the roles translation can serve in language learning.  Participants will be guided through sample activities and will learn basic steps to design translation activities that meet their learning goals.
Learn more and register here
Two-part series on Intercultural Communication

Part I- Vlogging Abroad:
L2 Multimodal Composing for Language Learning and Cultural Reflection

Webinar Presented by Natalie Amgott (University of Arizona)
Saturday, May 8, 10-11:30AM (Arizona / 10AM PT / 1PM ET / UTC-7)
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Postsecondary instructors and administrators of world languages will learn how to leverage multimodal composing in study abroad contexts. Afterwards, they will be able to apply their understanding of multimodality and their course context(s) to encourage students to use multimodal vlogging to reflect on cultural and socioemotional experiences, to develop metalinguistic awareness, and to promote goal-setting and accountability in the language learning community.
Learn more and register here

Part II- Teaching Languages for Intercultural Citizenship and Social Justice

Webinar Presented by Manuela Wagner (University of Connecticut)
Wednesday, May 26, 10-11:30AM (Arizona / 10AM PT / 1PM ET / UTC-7)
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Through interactive activities, participants will 1) discuss and reflect on the role of culture and Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) and Intercultural Citizenship in language education, 2) discuss the implementation of models of ICC in sample activities, and 3) come up with connections to their own teaching.
Learn more and register here
Bilingual Education Around the World: Cross-National Dialogues on the State of the Art
Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day!)
Dr. Ivan Cláudio Pereira Siqueira (Brazil) – Dr. Anwei Feng (China) Dr. Anne-Marie de Mejía (Colombia) – Dr. Maria Luisa Pérez-Cañado (Spain) Dr. Rainer Enrique Hamel (Mexico) – Dr. Christian Faltis (USA) Dr. Margarita Machado-Casas (USA), Dr. Belinda Bustos Flores (discussant), and Dr. Cristian Aquino-Sterling (moderator).

The next CCERBAL forum “Language attitudes, intergenerational language transmission, and family language policy in Quebec” by Ruth Kircher of the University of London will take place on Friday, February 26, at noon. This virtual mode presentation will be offered in English. Visit our website for the abstract by Professor Ruth Kircher.

Time: from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Place: online presentation on Zoom
Language of presentation: English

If you would like to attend this event, please register.  

We will provide the Zoom link by email upon registration confirmation. 


On Tuesday, February 9th at 4PM, our Elementary Education SIG presents Quick Tips for Language Teachers: Highlights from NYSTESOL 2020 Conference. During these three brief interactive presentations, teachers will learn ways to support language learning as a meaning-making function: leveraging multilingualism through guided reading, the explicit teaching of language registers, and making complex language forms accessible to young learners through writing and speaking. There will be opportunities for discussion and suggestions for applications to daily classroom tasks. Register here. (1 CTLE credit)

And also on Tuesday, February 9th at 4:30, our Special Education SIG will host Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Pedagogy: Considering Disability in the Classroom. Through digital collaborative discussions, participants will: (1) Define and engage layers of cultural knowledge related to disability through self-study and case study; (2) Describe four key elements of culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy; (3) Explore next steps and strategies for transformative practice. Register here.  (1 CTLE credit)

On Wednesday, February 10th at 4PM, Dr. Lisa Auslander and Virginia Skrelja present Online Strategies for Engaging SIFE and Newcomer ELs.  Join members of CUNY Bridges to Academic Success fan hour-long session focusing on remote learning strategies to engage SIFE & Newcomers by integrating social-emotional learning into literacy instruction. This session shares ways to integrate brain breaks and video to engage students in self-regulation in the remote or hybrid classroom. In addition, participants will also learn how to implement “hot seat” with SIFE & Newcomers. This engaging protocol has students extend understanding and language as well as take on others’ perspectives. Register here.  (1 CTLE credit)

And on Thursday, February 11th at 3pm, join our Long Island region team for Exploring Long Island’s Gems from the Comfort of our Classrooms; A Virtual & Linguistic Adventure.  It is our goal to create a 3-part series of opportunities to learn more about any LONG ISLAND HIDDEN GEMS that will support curriculum and enhance our students’ academic and linguistic development. We want to shine light on any local organizations or museums that are ready to virtually present to your students in a fun, motivating and culturally responsive way! Please join us for a planning session to brainstorm and share any information you have or desire to have so that we can begin the planning of the 3-part series. Register here.  (1 CTLE credit)


TESOL CALL-IS cordially invites you to attend the FREE webinar “OER Movement for Social Justice and English Language Teaching” with Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson.

Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
Time: 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm GMT

Please join this webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Register in advance for this meeting:…

Use the following time converter to find the time of this webinar in your country: Time Zone Converter – Time Difference Calculator

The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) is hosting a two-part webinar series on the topic of multimodal literacies in second language classrooms.

We invite you to attend either or both of these FREE Professional Development events.  Participants can receive a certificate with 1.5 hours of professional development for each of these events:

Webinar: Exploring Multimodal Literacies through the Linguistic Landscape in the L2 Classroom

Wednesday, March 3 2021, 10-11:30AM (Arizona)


Presented by Sebastien Dubreil, Carnegie Mellon University.


Webinar: Reading Multimodally: Guiding L2 Learners to Interpret Everyday Web Texts

Wednesday, April 7 2021, 4-5:30PM (Arizona)


Presented by Kristen Michelson, Texas Tech University.

For more information and to register to these events, please visit:  
Online seminar invite: 17 Feb, 12:00 EET, ‘Motivation and thriving in language learning: using self-determination theory to create an optimal environment for learners’ (Abigail Parrish)
All are welcome to our next online guest seminar here in the English subject group at
the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Abigail Parrish (Bishop Grosseteste University, UK) will give a talk titled
‘Motivation and thriving in language learning: using self-determination theory to
create an optimal environment for learners’.
Please register on the website: If you can’t make
it for the live seminar, sign up anyway.
The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program at Teachers College, Columbia University cordially invites you to our yearly signature event, Apple Lecture Series 2021. APPLE stands for APPlied Linguistics and Language Education, and the series aims to engender lively, professional dialogue on important issues in the ELT community.
This year, we have the pleasure to have three distinguished scholars as speakers of APPLE Lecture Series 2021:
Friday, January 29, 11am-1pm EST
Dr. Mario E. López-Gopar
Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca
(Mexican) Indigenous Peoples in North American Classrooms: Identity, Pedagogy, and Assessment Considerations
Full bio, abstract, and registration:
Friday, February 26, 11am-1pm EST
Dr. Randi Reppen
Northern Arizona University
Three Ways to Incorporate Corpus Linguistics and Language Instruction
Full bio, abstract, and registration:
Friday, April 2, 11am-1pm EST
Dr. Nicole Holliday
University of Pennsylvania
Intonation and Ethnolinguistic Variation: Implications for Linguistic Profiling
Full bio, abstract, and registration:

Upcoming Pearson Webinar on ESP

Blended Learning – What’s it all about?
Thursday 11 October, 3.00 PM London BST*

Are you tired of marking homework? Finding it hard to keep track of what your students are doing? Do you have issues with mixed abilities?

If so, then it’s worth thinking about the benefits that blended learning can bring.

This session will look at what we mean by blended learning, and its many advantages for students and teachers alike.

Rob Dean delivers his popular presentation for anyone who may have missed it earlier this year.

Find out more and register here.

All you need to join is a computer with internet access and speakers.

MA Thesis Defense At Syracuse University

Petra Jasso will be defending her MA Thesis in partial completion of requirements for the Foreign Language Teaching Concentration in the Master of Arts Program in Linguistic Studies, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 18, in H. B. Crouse 340G.  The title of her thesis is “A Non-Academic Computer Video Game: Its Effect on Vocabulary Acquisition in the EFL Classroom.”
Ms. Jasso’s Thesis Advisor is Prof. Amanda Brown; the two other members of the Thesis Committee are Prof. Tej K Bhatia and Prof. William C. Ritchie.  The Chair of the Oral Defense will be Prof. Louise Wilkinson of the School of Education.

All are welcome to attend.

We are pleased to announce that the 10th TALGS (TESOL/ Applied Linguistic Graduate Students) conference will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

The TALGS conference aims to provide a serious yet relaxed environment for graduate students and professionals working in TESOL/FL and a variety of subfields of applied linguistics to present their work, receive feedback, and network. The event provides graduate students as well as TESOL and other Foreign Language professionals (including ESOL, TESL, EFL, ESL, TEFL, Spanish, French, German, DLI, etc.) a forum to showcase their research and successful teaching practices. TALGS is committed to bettering the educational experiences of language learners in the community by providing a comfortable environment where an interaction between theory/ research and practice/ teaching is possible.

We encourage submissions from a variety of fields that can contribute to an understanding of language use, language teaching and/or language learning. We welcome cross-disciplinary proposal submissions. For instance, proposals with relevance to language learning from sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, sociology, education, foreign languages, and psychology will be considered. Proposals grounded in action research (inside and outside the classroom), works in progress, and pilot research are also welcome. See for details.

Presentation proposals must be received no later than Monday, December 3, 2012. Submission link:

Conference registration at
is now open. Please use the ECU Pre-registration form and send it to the ECU contact address. Pre-registration ends January 21, 2013. On-site registration will be available.

Please view the attached flyer for more information and, if possible, share this information with your colleagues and/or students.

We look forward to seeing you in Greenville this spring!


The TALGS team

Contact us: ECU TALGS team:

  • 2013 TESOL

The 2013 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo will be held in Dallas Texas, USA,  20-23 March 2013. Below is information on the call for participation and how to become a proposal reviewer. Information on registration and hotel rates will be available in the next few months. Watch the TESOL website for updates.

Session Proposals for 2013
The TESOL 2013 call for participation is available for download. Proposals are due Friday, 1 June, 5 p.m. EDT. If you have read the call for proposals, you can submit your proposal using the online submission form.

Pre- and Postconvention Institutes (PCIs) Call for Proposals
TESOL invites proposals for PCIs that deal with classroom practices and applications of research in language learning and teaching. PCI workshops offer participants an extended learning experience with hands-on, interactive training.  Proposals should be mailed or faxed by Friday, 1 June.

Proposal Reviewers and Reviewer Training
Proposal reviewers for TESOL 2013 are required to fill out a reviewer application and complete a training session. If you have applied to review proposals and you did not attend the training session at TESOL 2012 in Philadelphia, then you will need to complete the online training session. The session is available at your convenience, but the deadline for completing the training is 30 May 2012.

If you have not yet filled out a reviewer application, you still have time. The application deadline has been extended to 5 May. If you have any questions about the proposal review process, please visit the TESOL 2012 convention Web page.

TESOL International Association
1925 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 550 | Alexandria, VA 22314-6820 USA
+1 703.836.0774 | |


  • 23.1954, Confs: Language Acquisition/Japan

1) From:      Tomoko Sekiguchi <>
Subject:   12th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association


  • Pearson webinars

The Gold Standard Webinars

April 18th and 20th

Jan Bell and Amanda Thomas

“The Write Approach”

What is required to be a good writer?

How can we help learners to develop the skills required to do well in FCE?

Jan Bell and Amanda Thomas will discuss the criteria examiners use to decide what is an effective piece of writing, how it is assessed and how teachers can help learners to prepare for the different tasks in the Writing paper.

April 19th and 26th

Luke Prodromou
“The Mystery of Idiomaticity in English”

Learners of English can reach very high levels of competence in grammar and vocabulary, and often surpass their ‘native’ counterparts.

Paradoxically, to the ‘non-native’ speaker, English idioms of all kinds tend to come with great difficulty and rather than make for fluency they slow the speaker down. In this session Luke Prodromou will look at the importance of idiomaticity in fluency and in international exams.

Sign up NOW for free:

  • Motivating Readers:  Collaboration, Challenge, Competence, and Choice
  • Join us for a Webinar on April 19

Classroom teacher, literacy expert and author Sarah Collinge answers the question both teachers and parents are asking, “How do I motivate my student to love reading as a lifelong habit?”  In this webinar, Sarah presents the top factors in building student’s interest in reading:  collaboration, challenge, competence, and choice.  Throughout the webinar, she highlights key research findings of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, and gives practical approaches for building interest in reading both inside and outside the classroom. Participants will be challenged to replace old myths with current truths in research.

Sarah blends current research with classroom experiences and stories, making this information accessible for both teachers and parents.


SARAH COLLINGE is the author of Raising the Standards through Chapter Books:  The C.I.A Approach.  She has taught in intermediate classrooms for 11 years, and has also served ad literacy coach in classrooms from kindergarten through 6th grade.
Motivating Readers: Collaboration, Challenge, Competence, and Choice
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Webinar will begin at the following time for each time zone:
12:00 PM PST
1:00 PM MST
2:00 PM CST
3:00 PM EST
Please make sure to verify what time the Webinar will begin for you based off your time zone (see above times).After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recorded presentation within 48 hours of the live presentation whether or not they are able to attend the live presentation.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Register for the Webinar now at:


  • William Labov, University of Pennsylvania

The Relation of Sociolinguistic Interviewing to the Teaching of Reading

Thursday, April 26th, 3.30-4.50pm
Hall of Languages, Room 500
The Penn Reading Initiative is a tutoring program designed to help struggling readers in inner city schools. Sociolinguistic research on dialect differences contributes to the program, but an even more important factor is knowledge of the conflicts, concerns and emotional engagements of the students. The motivation for reading and learning to read is driven by illustrated stories that reflect what is learned from sociolinguistic interviews.

The event is part of the following colloquium:
Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 – “Analytical Methods of Sociolinguistic Variation and Change” organized by Rania Habib, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Linguistics. Sponsored by the SU Humanities Center; co-sponsored by LLL.


From: NYS TESOL Web Editor Ken Hughes <>
Date: April 11, 2012 11:07:57 PM EDT
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  • Subject: NYACCE 61st Annual Conference

The New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE) invites all those involved in adult education to the 61st Annual Conference. This professional development and networking opportunity will be held April 29 – May 1, 2012 at the Albany Marriott in Albany, NY.  We hope you will share this invitation with other professionals that are involved in adult education.

The conference brochure can be found online at:

This year’s theme “Transitioning for the Future.”  The keynote speaker is Anthony Iacono, from Indian River State College in Florida. He will address Adult Career Pathways transitioning the future of adult education.

Conference attendees will participate in workshops, presentations and panel discussions that will assist them in: addressing the multiple needs of a very diverse student population; improving the capacity and quality of programming; promoting collaborations and partnerships within their communities and glean best practices
from successful adult career pathway transition programs. You will receive practical information and strategies to take back to your programs and implement. You will also have the opportunity to network with other programs and interact with experienced practitioners.

Laurie Bargstedt, Coordinator
HFM BOCES Adult Literacy & Corrections Education
2755 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 12095

518-736-4340 fax 518-736-4341

From: NYS TESOL Web Editor Ken Hughes <>
Date: April 12, 2012 9:57:37 AM EDT
To: <>
Subject: LI ESOL conference reminder



“Embracing Diverse Communities of Learners”
April 21, 2012
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY

Timely workshops and presentations on:

Sheltered Instruction (SIOP)
Technology for ELLs (iPads; Multi-media)
Strategies to Meet the Common Core
Authentic Teacher Collaboration and CoTeaching
News on Bilingual/ESL Education
Reading Strategies for ELLs
Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education
And much, much more!

A continental breakfast will be served.

For information or to register, please visit:

On-site registration is available.

Kenneth I. Hughes
Web Editor
New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


  •  23.1832, Support: Training in Methods of Teaching Younger Learners: Grad&Undergrad, Indiana University Bloomington

1) From:      Cigdem Balim <>
Subject:   Training in Methods of Teaching Younger Learners: Grad&Undergrad, Indiana University Bloomington


  • 21st Century Skills for ELT

Dear Teacher

Our 21st Century skills online presentations start on Monday 3rd April with the following FREE online webinars:

Tonya Trappe
Collaboration: Problem set, problem solved, life skill gained

Nicky Hockly and Mark Pegrum
Digital Literacies

Other sessions during April include:

Carol Numrich
Critical Thinking: What we really need to know

Antonia Clare
Creativity: Ideas for developing creative thinking

Vicki Hollett
Communication: The human side

To register go to:

You can also view our Signature Event from this year’s IATEFL conference:

21st Century Skills for ELT

Kind regards

David Cato


  • Professional Development

  • To learn more about English in Common and get practical teaching tips for the course, the Series Consultants invite you to join them in a series of free online presentations.These events are held regularly across a number of time zones, so that wherever you are in the world you can connect with Sarah, Vicky and thousands of teachers to debate on areas of contemporary interest in the field of English language teaching and learning



If you are interested in Teacher Education, mark your calendars for May 18 from 9am-12pm … TESOL @ Hunter College and the NYS TESOL Teacher Education SIG are holding a Teacher Education Spring Symposium.
For more details on this event, please visit:
Registration materials will be made in late March/early April … keep your eyes peeled on our website, Facebook, Twitter or this listserv for additional details.

Kenneth I. Hughes
Web Editor
New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages



Sponsored by Springer
“Alternatives and Innovation in Applied Linguistics”
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Boston, MA


Since the 1970s, educational linguistics has continued to gain strength as a transdiscipline dedicated to conducting research about and addressing practical concerns pertaining to language (in) education. With cultural and linguistic diversity flourishing worldwide while ominous political and economic circumstances in many countries are also leading to the problematization of educational systems, the core focus of educational linguistics to foster education that is both linguistically appropriate and socially responsible is more acute than ever.
The Educational Linguistics Symposium (ELS) brings together educational linguists working in diverse scholarly traditions in order to encourage dialogue about innovative ideas for addressing well known challenges in multilingual education. As such, ELS provides a space for seeking alternative connections among different lines of inquiry that may not normally intersect. The inaugural meeting of ELS includes eleven paper presentations and three keynote talks by leading scholars.


“From Monolingualism to Multilingualism and Back Again?”
Sinfree Makoni, Pennsylvania State University

“Some Questions for Educational Linguistics: Time, Trust, Tasks, Tests”
Mary McGroarty, Northern Arizona University

“What Counts as Language and Communication Competence in Ethnolinguistically Diverse Classrooms?”
Constant Leung, King’s College London


  • 23.683, Calls: Chinese, Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/USA

1) From:      Nan Jiang <>
Subject:   Maryland International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language


(not a local conference, but here because it is a new trend in the field)

  • LESLLA 2012

Jyväskylä, Finland, August 30-September 1, 2012
Research, Practice, and Policy for Low-educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition – for Adults (LESLLA)
Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA) for Adults is an international forum of researchers who share an interest in research into the development of second language skills by adult immigrants and refugees with little or no schooling in the home country, low levels of literacy in the native language, and limited proficiency in the language of the new country.
LESLLA’s goal is to share empirical research and information that will guide further studies on second language acquisition for the adult immigrant population with limited formal education. This research, in turn, is meant to influence educational policy development in all those countries where immigrants settle and are likely to need educational support.
LESLLA welcomes presentation proposals for the 8th annual conference hosted by the Jyväskylä University Language Campus. We are anticipating a conference with a mix of researchers, teacher educators, program administrators, and practitioners. Suggested topics relating to LESLLA learners may include but are not limited to:
·         Second language acquisition (with a focus on low literate adults)
·         Employment related ESL and literacy
·         Family literacy
·         Literacy in the native language
·         Language and literacy for civic engagement
·         Youth literacy
·         Assessment and accountability
·         Program development
·         Working with victims of trauma or torture
·         Human rights and advocacy
·         Professional development and teacher education
·         Resettlement and Integration
**Please note that only presentations directly related to LESLLA learners will be considered.**
**Deadline for submissions: February 29, 2012**
**Notification of acceptance: by April 16, 2012**
Abstracts can be submitted at the conference web-pages at
If you have any further queries please contact us by email at
We look forward to seeing you in Jyväskylä!
Organizing Committee