If you’ll be at the TESOL conference in Denver, Please join me for the presentations listed below. Handouts and PowerPoints will be available a day or two after the presentation. Check the Resources page for teachers, trainers, and consultants. I hope to see you there.
Designing Effective Reading Activities
Thursday, 3/26/2009, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Convention Center 407
Jennifer Bixby, Joe McVeigh
How can materials writers design more effective reading activities? The presenters share a menu of exercise types that writers can incorporate into prereading, reading, and postreading materials. The presenters then demonstrate the development of a sample reading lesson designed to build academic success.
Exploring College Slang
Friday, 3/27/2009, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Convention Center 504
Joe McVeigh and Ann Wintergerst
The presenters describe a survey of U.S. undergraduate college students to discover which slang terms were most commonly used on campus. They present an online dictionary of terms with definitions and examples. They share a list of the most common terms and offer suggestions for teaching slang to ESL students.
Current Trends in ESL/EFL Publishing
Saturday, 3/28/2009 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Convention Center 304
Joe McVeigh, Louisa Hellegers, Pietro Alongi, Sherrise Roehr, Laura Pearson
A panel of professionals discuss trends in ESL/EFL publishing and answer questions from participants. Topics may include the respective roles of authors and editors, the impact of technology and of second language research, and changes in international and domestic markets.
Submit a question to the panelists here.