On November 5th and 6th I’ll be presenting at the New York State TESOL Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Albany. Hope you can stop by for one of these sessions:
Principles to Practice in Teaching Reading
Friday, November 5, 10:30am-11:30am, Ballroom E
How can current principles in reading instruction be applied to activities in the ESL classroom? The presenter will give an overview of current reading theory and demonstrate practical classroom application. Participants will look at sample activities and evaluate their effectiveness in teaching reading. Download the handout and PowerPoint here.
Student Learning Outcomes in the ESL Classroom
Publisher’s session with Sharon Sargent of Oxford University Press
Friday, November 5, 4:05pm-5:05pm, Pearl Street room
English Language Learners at the secondary and community college level can achieve more success by instruction that blends language skills and academic skills. We will suggest ways that ESL teachers can promote critical thinking and language skills with a learner centered approach using student learning outcomes.
Tips for Teaching Culture
With my Pearson-Longman co-author Ann Wintergerst
Saturday, November 6, 10:30am-11:30am, Van Rensselaer B
The presenters will demonstrate fun yet challenging-to-teach culture and intercultural communication skills in the language classroom. They will share research-based activities that highlight the important role that culture plays both in students’ lives and in the classroom. A handout with activities and a bibliography will be distributed. Download the handout and PowerPoint here.