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TESOL 2011I’m looking forward to the TESOL Conference in New Orleans coming up during the week of March 20th. Hope to see you there! Here are a few topics I’ll be presenting on.  Look here for handouts and PowerPoint slides after the conference.

Authors Wanted Worldwide: Write for TESOL Books!
Friday, March 18,  2:00-3:45 Hilton – Jasperwood Room, 3rd floor
Sandra Kouritzin, John Liontas, Robyn Brinks Lockwood, Joe McVeigh, Tim Collins, Gregory Strong
Are you an experienced ESL/EFL professional? Consider writing a book for TESOL! Come share your expertise with your professional community. TESOL welcomes both nonnative- and native-English-speaker perspectives. TESOL’s Book Publications Committee explains the publication process from topic identification, proposal submission, to manuscript completion. Come network with TESOL authors and editors.

Writing Textbooks That Sell

Saturday, March 19, 10:00-11:45 Hilton – Eglinton-Winton Room, 2nd floor small room – come early !
Joe McVeigh, Janet Aitchison, Stephanie Karras, Ian Martin, Oliva Fernandez, Daphne Mackey
Many authors hope to write textbooks that are pedagogically sound and will help learners acquire English, but that will also sell lots of copies. A panel of experienced authors, editors, and marketing experts present their perspectives on how to improve a book’s chances for financial success in today’s competitive marketplace.

Integrating the Teaching of Culture and Social Responsibility
Saturday, March 19, 2:00-2:45   Hilton – Cambridge Room, 2nd floor
Joe McVeigh, Ann Wintergerst
Classes dealing with intercultural communication are a perfect place to incorporate teaching about social responsibility. The presenters share the rationale and concrete steps for activities to teach social responsibility and intercultural communication.

Writing Effective Learning Outcomes
Saturday, March 19, 4:00-4:45  Hilton – Oak Alley Room, 3rd floor
Joe McVeigh, Jennifer Bixby
Many teachers are asked to write student learning outcomes for course and curriculum development. But how can teachers write outcomes that are clearer and more effective? In this session the presenters describe characteristics of model learner outcomes, guide participants in critiquing examples, and help them practice writing some.

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