| Vol. 13, Issue
1, October 2012
Welcome to Dialogue!
Dialogue News & Announcements
Conference Goes to Albany in Autumn - 11/2 & 3
annual conference returns to New York State’s capital city, Albany, on
November 2-3. With its central location, breathtaking views of the
Hudson River, and historic interest, this popular conference destination
is drawing TESOL educators from all regions of the state. The two-day
conference offers opportunities to…
Come join your New York State TESOL colleagues in Albany!
Registered to Attend?
New York State
TESOL Annual Conference
Many Voices, Multiple Pathways to English
Language Learning Success
November 2-3 - Albany, New York
For more information and registration, click
Guest Speakers at Annual Conference
chair, Olivia Limbu
and her conference team have lined up a dynamic list of guest speakers for
the annual conference on November 2-3 in Albany. To get a head start on
planning your conference schedule, please read about these featured
Dr. Margo DelliCarpini is Chair of the
Department of Middle and High School Education at Lehman College, City
University of New York. She is the current Editor of the TESOL Journal and
Professional Concerns Chair for NYS TESOL. Her research interests include
second language literacy development, TESOL Pedagogy, incarcerated
education, teacher development, and teacher collaboration.
Dr. Pedro J. Ruiz is Coordinator of the Office of Bilingual
Education and Foreign Language Studies at the New York State Education
Department. He was formerly president of the National Council of State Title
III Directors, Executive Board member of the National Association of
Bilingual Education (NABE), Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University, and
bilingual, ESL, LOTE administrator at Mount Vernon City School District.
Dr. Greg Kessler is Director of the Language Resource
Center and Associate Professor of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University where he currently
teaches CALL teacher preparation and research methods courses. He was
formerly CALL Interest Section Chair for the Teachers of English to Speakers
of Other Languages (TESOL) organization from 2003-2004 and president of Ohio
TESOL from 2007-2008.
Dr. Shondel Nero is
Director of the Program in Multilingual/Multicultural Studies at New York
University. She is an applied linguist whose research focuses on the
education of second language and second dialect speakers.
Hosted by NYS TESOL SIGs and Regions
Open to all conference attendees (complimentary
Date: November 2,
Time: 4:45 to 6:00
Location: Annual Conference at Hotel Albany
To join or
not to join
Annual Autumn General Meeting
Date: November 3, Saturday
Location: Hotel Albany
Each year at the annual conference, the New York State TESOL
board holds an open meeting to share the organization’s
accomplishments and future plans with prospective members and
current members. Come find out what New York State TESOL is all
"Teaching Our Students to Advocate for
Date: October 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: A cozy residence in Manhattan
to Developing SLOs for ESL"
Rochester Region Salon
November 8, 2012
Location: “A Cozy Home in Webster!”
"Helping Our Students Speak and
Understand: Teaching Vocabulary Strategies"
Date: November 13,
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: A cozy residence in Brooklyn
Farewell from Dialogue Editor
This is my last issue as editor of Dialogue. I would like
to take this opportunity to thank all the featured columnists and
contributors for sharing their expertise and knowledge in the field of
TESOL with us all. I would also like to thank the New York State TESOL
board for its continual support of this publication. It has truly been
a pleasure as editor meeting so many dedicated, passionate, education
professionals. Now, I look forward to future issues of Dialogue and
welcome our new editor, Christina Quartararo, who
comes on board for the December issue.
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