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Gratitude: A CATESOL 2016 Annual Conference Reflection

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

By GLORIOUS FEALING —I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 CATESOL Annual Conference held November 17-20 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California. The jaw-dropping event helped me tremendously with my students. Of particular note was the presentation by Dr. Jin-Suk Byun and Ms. Soo Min Lee of Alliant International University:
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CATESOL 2016 San Diego: Embracing the Past, Planning the Future

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Karen Russikoff, Kimberley Briesch Sumner, and Sydney Rice at CATESOL 2017

Karen Russikoff (from left), Kimberley Briesch Sumner, and Sydney Rice enjoy CATESOL 2016 at the President’s Luncheon. They are all presidents of CATESOL. Karen Russikoff is the 2016-2017 president, Sydney is now past president, and Kimberly is now the past past president! Read our new president’s reflections on CATESOL 2016, first entry under “Messages,” and
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Saturday Night Sizzle—
Or Bollywood?

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
members of San Diego's Bollywood troupe perform at CATESOL 2016 Saturday Night Sizzle.

If you had a chance to attend the 2016 CATESOL Annual Conference and stayed Saturday evening, you were in for a real treat. This year’s Saturday Night Sizzle was Bollywood themed and featured many different forms of entertainment. The room was decorated with lotus flowers and elephants. Attendees were given bangles and bindis to wear
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CATESOL Honors John Liang for Outstanding Service

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
sadae iwataki 2016 winner John Liang and former winners

CATESOL congratulates John Liang, the 2016 winner of the Sadae Iwataki Award. The award, often called a lifetime achievement award, honors outstanding service to CATESOL. Pictured with John are former awardees (from left, front row) Judy O’Loughlin, Susan Gaer, Natalie Kuhlman, the winner John, Katheryn Garlow, and Lydia Stack; (back row) Karen Dennis, Dan Fichtner,
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CATESOL Presents Host of Awards to Members, Teachers, Students

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

—In addition to the Sadae Iwataki Award, CATESOL and its levels presented a number of awards at CATESOL 2016. See below for the complete list of winners and sponsors. The CATESOL Education Foundation has also announced a new award for the 2017, the Ron Lee Technology Award. See right-hand column, Inside CATESOL, for details or
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CATESOL 2016 Awards: The List

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

Award for CATESOL Members Rick Sullivan Stipend Sponsored by CATESOL Award Recipient: Ninet Aghasatourian, graduate student at California Polytechnic University, Pomona Awards for ESL Teachers Adult Level Kareen Kjelstrup Professional Development Scholarship Sponsored by Cambridge University Press Award recipient: Karen Lang, West Contra Costa Adult Education Award recipient: Susana Wani, West Contra Costa Adult Education
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Education Foundation Awards CSUF Leadership Grant

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman and Jun Li at CATESOL 2017

Jun Li (right), winner of the CATESOL Education Foundation’s CSUF Leadership Grant, presented at CATESOL 2016 with Dr. Cheryl Zimmerman, and she went on to present three other times during the conference. The Foundation is proud of Jun and all the other CSUF awardees! The leadership grants were started as a long-term professional-development project by
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Past Presidents Gather at the President’s Luncheon

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
past presidents at CATESOL 2017

CATESOL past presidents are (from left, first row) Nina Ito, Natalie Kuhlman, Sydney Rice, Katheryn Garlow, Kimberley Briesch Sumner, and Karen Dennis; (second row) Dan Fichtner, Belinda Braunstein, Lynne Díaz-Rico, Lynn Savage, Ellen Lange, Margaret Teske, and Lydia Stack.  



From the President

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Karen Russikoff

My Conference Reflection By KAREN RUSSIKOFF —I was headed off campus and encountered a colleague who asked where I was running. Even though I responded with my typical conference enthusiasm that I was on my way to CATESOL, I was met with her question about using my whole weekend for “that.” Because the moment was
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An Invitation to the 2017 TESOL International Convention
TESOL 2.0: Engage, Enrich, Empower

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Margi Wald

By MARGI WALD —Join the international community March 20-25, 2017, in Seattle, Washington, for the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, our 51st annual gathering. Experience what makes TESOL and its affiliates unique: present and future teachers, administrators, researchers, and advocacy leaders engaging in conversation about language education and policy; enriching their knowledge, networks,
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