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Foundation Puts On 3rd Annual Saturday Nite Sizzle

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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By THE SIZZLE TEAM: Gail Simons, Judith O’Loughlin, and Deborah Brooks After a long day of conference workshops and exhibits, come join us 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, in the Magnolia Room of the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency Hotel for an evening of fun! The Sizzle will include dancing, dessert, a no-host bar and
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Bill to Repeal English-Only Law Moves Toward Ballot

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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By JEFF FROST —SB 1174, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), has quietly moved through the legislative process, has now passed both houses of the legislature, and is headed to the governor for final action. Should the governor sign the bill, it would result in a measure’s being placed on the 2016 statewide ballot
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Big July News: The CATESOL BOD Meets Face-to-Face

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

By ELLEN LANGE —In less stringent economic times, the CATESOL Board of Directors meetings were fly-in–fly-out, meet at a nice hotel, get business done, eat, drink coffee, and feel part of greater CATESOL for the day. Unfortunately, those days came to a halt a couple of years ago with a tight budget and we turned
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Lobbying for the EL Cause

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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CATESOL Sends Rep to DC for Advocacy/Policy Summit By SANDY SILVERSTEIN —The TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit 2014 was conducted June 22-24 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, with the lobbying completed on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. I attended the summit as a representative of CATESOL, having been nominated and chosen for
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The Education Foundation Report, Fall 2014

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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Looking Ahead to the 45th CATESOL Annual Conference By DAN FICHTNER —The time is fast approaching for the 45th CATESOL Annual Conference in Santa Clara. It will be a good opportunity to connect with like-minded teachers and researchers and also to pick up some new strategies to use in your teaching. The Saturday Nite Sizzle
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Teach ESL to Ethiopian Teachers!

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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By LORETTA DAVIS —Our ESL team of six American teachers returned home from Ethiopia in August from teaching about 90 of that country’s public and private school elementary teachers. They were excited because they had successful teaching experiences and have already been invited back for next July! (See below.) This past summer, our team of
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Bridges, Not Bombs: ESL Professionals’ Impact

May 16th, 2014 | By
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Bridges, Not Bombs: The Powerful Impact of ESL Professionals By TAMARA ZÚÑIGA-BROWN In the article that follows, a version of which was published on the front page of the WorldTribune on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, I wrote about how the bombings affected my predominantly young Saudi Arabian students that tragic day, one
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Important EL Bills Moving Through Legislature

May 16th, 2014 | By
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By JEFF FROST —2014 is proving to be a very interesting year. After the dramatic shift in how California funds school districts, with an emphasis on providing more services to students who are poor and English language learners, the legislature is now focusing on creating more targeted options for those students. CATESOL is actively supporting
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The Education Foundation Report, Summer 2014

May 16th, 2014 | By
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Spreading the Word About the Regional Stipend By DAN FICHTNER —The year is progressing and the CATESOL Annual Conference is nearing—only a few months away. Make plans to attend and collaborate with others who are interested in the same field as you. In the last newsletter you most likely were able to read the report
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Free Online Courses Offer Great Opportunities

May 16th, 2014 | By

CATESOL leader Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and two TESOL colleagues are teaching a pair of excellent, free, five-week Coursera massive open online courses (MOOCs) for English teaching professionals. The two-part series, “Shaping the Way We Teach English,” is supported by the University of Oregon Applied English Institute and the U.S Department of State. Though primarily aimed at
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