Vol. 11, Issue 3, March 2011

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Organizers and volunteers for the 32nd annual Applied Linguistics Conference, with and co-chairs Farah Akbar (3rd from left bottom row) and Fred Tsutagawa (bottom right)

Applied Linguistics Winter Conference Breaks All Attendance Records

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Applied Linguistics Winter Conference Breaks All Attendance Records

Seventeen subways under repair couldn’t keep record numbers of TESOLers from making their way to Upper Manhattan to the Applied Linguistics Winter Conference at Teachers College on Saturday, February 12. More than ever, professional events offered by New York State TESOL are drawing members and new members as school systems cut budgets for professional development and the job market continues to shrink. For a modest registration fee, TESOLers were able to attend any number of workshops and presentations including the plenary address by Dr. James E. Purpua, have breakfast and lunch, network with old and new colleagues, peruse classroom materials, and not go home hungry with a wine and cheese reception. For all this, a special round of applause goes to the volunteers and co-chairs Farah Akbar and Fred Tsutagawa, who kept presenters and participants moving in the right direction throughout the day.

With all that is at stake these days with issues of performance-based pay, rebuilding weak curricula, school closings, and dwindling enrollments, New York State TESOL is becoming a one-stop resource for educators by providing One-Day Mini Conferences such as the ALWC and the many events that are offered throughout the year. ___________________________________________________________________

Upcoming Events

NYSABE 34th Annual Conference
"Fostering Cognition through Bilingual Education in the 21st Century"
MARCH 3rd-5th, 2011

New York State TESOL - Adult Ed SIG Albany Salon
"One Size Fits All:  A discussion about Differentiated Instruction"
Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location:  Albany
Time:  5:30-7:30
Contact Tamara Kirson at tamara.kirson@verizon.net


New York State TESOL- New York City Region
Book Club

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Thursday, March 31, 2011
6:00 to 8:00 pm

LaGuardia Community College / CUNY
E500 / 5th Floor of E Building / 31-10 Thomson Ave.
Closest to the 33rd St. station on the 7 train

FREE to NYS TESOL Members & LAGCC Staff / Non-members: $10.00

RSVP to the New York City TESOL Event on facebook or to Joe Tillman - JGTinNYC@gmail.com

NYC Region Co-Chairs- Elaine Roberts and Joe Tillman
Join our Facebook group “New York City TESOL”


New York State TESOL – Long Island Region
11th Annual Long Island ESOL Conference
"Forging New Pathways"

Date: April 16, 2011
Time: 8am to 12:30pm
Location: Molloy College

Call for proposals are due March 8, 2011.

Preregistration is open until April 4, 2011.

Conference Flyer | Conference Registration Form | Call For Proposals PDFs

NYS TESOL 41st Annual Conference


Enhancing English Learning:
Connecting Communities Through Collaboration

October 28-29, 2011
Marriott Hotel- Melville, NY

New York State TESOL Adult Ed SIG/ NYC Region and The New School
"Understanding the Classroom Culture: Differences from Home Countries to Here"

Panel Discussion and Dance Performance
May 13, 2011:  7:00-9:00pm
Wollman Auditorium
The New School
New York City
Please call 212.229.5372 or email elsc@newchool.edu


Educational Theater of New York Presents
The Metamorphosis by Kafka

April 4-9, 2011

Download flyer (pdf)

"Educational Theatre of New York is committed to presenting original, unusual, and thought- provoking theater with the highest level of acting and directing to students of English as a Second Language."


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