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Editor’s Note

May 17th, 2017 | By
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—Hello, CATESOL News readers. Summer is here, and that means it’s time to submit proposals for the CATESOL 2017 Annual Conference—the proposal deadline falls in midsummer, July 23. If you are hesitating, read CATESOL President Karen Russikoff’s message for some encouraging words. Conference liaison Alejandra Pulido offers a preview on two more of the conference’s
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Equanimity at a Glance

May 17th, 2017 | By
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(aka First Aid for Freaking Out) By LYNN FRANCIS, MA, MS —Equanimity Noun Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. Are you struggling with the political climate right now? Is it causing problems in your ability to concentrate, relate to others—left and/or right—in relationships at home and work? Are you
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The CATESOL Journal Seeks Reviewers, Especially K-12

May 17th, 2017 | By
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We are seeking new members for our CATESOL Journal editorial board for their input on manuscripts. The board evaluates incoming manuscripts and provides feedback to authors as these authors go through the review process. If you are interested in serving on our editorial review board, we encourage you to contact us at catesoljournal@gmail.com. We are
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Adult Level Looks to Form
New Interest Group

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

At the 2016 CATESOL Annual Conference Adult Level Rap Session, there was great interest in and energetic discussion about the instructional challenges facing Adult Level students with low formal education. To continue the discussion and to develop an avenue to network and share ideas and strategies, we are in the process of forming the Low
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NNLEI-IG Hopes to Welcome
New Members!

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

By ANA WU —As the co-moderator of the electronic discussion list for the Nonnative Language Educators’ Issues (NNLEI) Interest Group, I would like to invite members to join our community by clicking here. Our interest group is open to all, native and nonnative English speakers, graduate students, experienced ESL/EFL instructors, researchers, and administrators who are
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Editor’s Note, Spring 2017

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
Karen Bleske

—Hello, CATESOL News readers. I hope this issue finds you well and ready for spring. Spring kicks off CATESOL’s Regional Conference season, and this issue features reports on the LA Regional from three winners of the Education Foundation stipend that is intended to help students attend the conferences. Reports on April’s Northern Regional and the
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The CATESOL Journal Seeks Guest Editor Proposals

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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The CATESOL Journal is now soliciting proposals for guest-edited theme sections for future issues of the journal. If you have a topic in mind that might be of interest to the CATESOL readership, please contact Mark Roberge, Co-Editor, at markmroberge@gmail.com. The CATESOL Journal is also pleased to remind readers that all former issues of the
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From the President, Winter 2016

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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Editor’s Note, Winter 2016

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
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—Hello, CATESOL News readers. Happy New Year! I hope this issue finds you well. It is even more jam-packed than usual, with news and photos from CATESOL’s big event of the year, the annual conference, held in November in San Diego. CATESOL’s new president, Karen Russikoff, offers her reflections on the event, “Embracing the Past—Planning
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