Conferences

Save the Dates for CATESOL’s Regional Conferences!

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By

—The dates for CATESOL’s regional conferences are set, and proposals are due soon for the LA and San Diego conferences. Check in on their respective websites for more details as they become available. LA Regional CATESOL Conference CATESOL LA Regional Presents: “Teach Locally, Think Globally” with Plenary Speaker Marianne Celce-Murcia 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday,
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Tech Takes Center Stage at CATESOL 2015

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
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By MARDELLE AZIMI —Our 46th CATESOL Annual Conference was a resounding success, replete with the relevant theme “Technology Through the Ages”; we saw more inspiring, interactive presentations than ever advocating technology in the ESL classroom. Included below are highlights of just a few areas of the tech-themed conference. Thank you for attending the annual conference
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You’re Invited: Anaheim Hosts
the 2015 CATESOL Annual Conference!

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
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By MARDELLE AZIMI —Technology Through the Ages You are cordially invited to attend the highlight of the year, the CATESOL 2015 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California! Join in the scintillating presentations and discussions November 12-15, 2015, in Anaheim’s gorgeous Hilton Hotel. While here, traverse the delectable, diverse Anaheim Packing District’s darling eateries, its own White
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Grateful Student Recounts First Experience at LA Regional

May 19th, 2015 | By
Michael Laib of USC and his daughter with their MoviesGrowEnglish (MGE) display. Photo by Khulan Zagd.

By KHULAN ZAGD —I was a homestay mom for more than a decade. As soon as my kids were old enough to take care of themselves and as soon as they could stay a full day at school, I used my opportunity and applied for the TESOL Program at CSU, San Bernardino. Last fall was
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LA Conference Fuels Stipend Awardee’s Enthusiasm
for Next Step in Teaching Career

May 19th, 2015 | By

By IAN BAECHT —I was fortunate to attend workshops that informed my current practice and that also anticipate where I may be heading in more academic realms when I participated in the April 25 LA Regional Conference at California State University, Los Angeles as an awardee of the CATESOL Education Foundation Regional Conference Stipend. I
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SD Regional: Insightful yet Powerful Plenary Address

May 19th, 2015 | By

By SOO MIN LEE —Dr. Kate Kinsella’s plenary speech, “Disrupting Classroom Discourse: Preparing Students and Teachers for Higher Ed and Workplace Register Demands,” was very inspiring and appropriate.  As a novice ESL teacher and a doctoral candidate in TESOL at Alliant International University, this inspiring yet very sharp speech made me question myself: “Did I
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Stipend Awardee Brings Home Diversity of Ideas
From SD Regional

May 19th, 2015 | By

By JESSICA QUINN —As a CATESOL Educaton Foundation Regional Conference Stipend awardee, I had the chance to attend the San Diego conference held on March 7 at Grossmont College. I found the conference full of new ideas and chances to network and discuss topics of concern to all teachers of ESL/ESOL. I spent time chatting
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Northern Regional Promotes Common Core,
Proves a Resounding Success

May 19th, 2015 | By
Patrica Carobus from De Anza College leads the well-attended presentation "Authentic Materials: Creating Engaging Listening and Speaking Lessons" at the 2015 Northern Regional Conference. Photo by Annie Duong.

By BARBARA ISHIDA and ELLEN LANGE —Participants had smiles on their faces and positive comments about the keynote speakers, presenters, and delicious taco buffet at the 2015 Northern Regional Conference, “Promoting a Common Core for Academic Success,” held on Saturday, May 9, in Stockton. The site was the spacious San Joaquin County Office of Education
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“You’re Not a Real Teacher”: Reflections on Adult ESL

May 19th, 2015 | By

By GREGORY A. DOBIE —In 1998 I was teaching an adult ESL class for a public school district in San Antonio. The class met at night in a middle school. One evening I needed to get access to a classroom, so I asked the custodian for a key. He told me that he couldn’t give
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Technology Through the Ages, November 12-15, 2015

May 19th, 2015 | By
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By MARDELLE AZIMI —You know it’s coming soon; you’ve started asking your colleagues and friends if they’ve heard the date. You want to send in your proposals for the 46th CATESOL Annual Conference, but you’re not sure where! The time is right now! Submit your proposals here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1THeBYYv_yXLAUdvIcxrhMCLbkiIedYLmSGUuLa4CvZM/viewform?c=0&w=1. Remember, the proposal deadline is June 22,
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