Vol. 13, Issue 1, October 2012

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Annual Conference Goes to Albany in Autumn - 11/2 & 3

The 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…
  • Attend a wide-variety of workshops and presentations
  • Learn about and discuss new teaching techniques
  • Hear special guest speakers
  • Connect with other TESOL professionals
  • Find new materials and enter a raffle to win free gifts from exhibitors and publishers
  • Rejuvenate and reinvigorate for your job
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 here ...

Guest Speakers at Annual Conference

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 speakers.

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.

Social Hour

SIG/Region Social Hour!
Hosted by NYS TESOL SIGs and Regions
Open to all conference attendees (complimentary refreshments/cash bar)
Date: November 2, Friday
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
Time: 3:30-4:40
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 about.

Upcoming Fall Salons

"Teaching Our Students to Advocate for Themselves"
Date: October 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: A cozy residence in Manhattan

"Navigating the Way to Developing SLOs for ESL"
Rochester Region Salon
Date: November 8, 2012
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: “A Cozy Home in Webster!”
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"Helping Our Students Speak and Understand: Teaching Vocabulary Strategies"
Date: November 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: A cozy residence in Brooklyn
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Farewell from Dialogue Editor

Dear readers,
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.

Sue Peterson


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