Tag Archives: TESOL 2011 Convention

Did you find a job at the TESOL Marketplace?

Sandra Rogers
Sandra Rogers

ETS handed me a flyer with a list of freelance work and internships! Their summer interns develop test materials for the TOEFL, TOEIC and/or K-12 assessments. I looked at their internships online at www.ets.org; they have some in Princeton and Ewing NJ and San Antonio, TX. You can send questions to the ELL Summer Institute Coordinator, Jeanne Malloy at jmalloy@ets.org. Continue reading

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Interview with Professors James Martin and Christian Matthiessen

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Andrea Giordano

Professors James Martin and Christian Matthiessen sat down to talk with me about genre-based teaching after their plenary address on Friday. See the interview here.

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Sessions on the River


Susan Prevost

Today was head-spinning in terms of the number and the variety of sessions offered on the banks of the Mississippi. Let’s see. The first was a very practical lesson on vocabulary development with strategies that I can use immediately. Another … Continue reading

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Sessions on Teaching the News


Susan Prevost

I noticed several sessions that addressed teaching the news, and I wish I could have attended them all. Honestly, the linguistic complexities of some news stories have discouraged me in spending much time on current events with my heterogenous group … Continue reading

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Mary Lou McCloskey’s Session on Soccer


Susan Prevost

I’m curious and excited about attending Dr. McCloskey’s session on employing the ultimate of passions, soccer, as a tool in learning language. This will certainly be appropriate for my crew and may even lead me to buying my first soccer … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Jennifer Jenkins

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Andrea Giordano

It was my pleasure to sit down with Dr. Jennifer Jenkins after her plenary address entitled, “English as a Lingua Franca: Challenging the ‘Standard’.” I was able to ask her a few questions about ELF, as well as some of … Continue reading

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Navigating The Convention

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Andrea Giordano

My brother Josh worked at one of the help desks this morning and noticed that several people are having a hard time navigating the convention here in New Orleans. Well, have no fear! Here is a video explaining some of … Continue reading

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The TESOL Convention Begins

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Andrea Giordano

Although we missed the cutting of the ribbon, right as we walked up a jazz band kicked off the official opening of the Exhibit Hall. It was so exciting as we saw different convention attendees dancing along to the local … Continue reading

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New in Town

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Andrea Giordano

The convention is two weeks away! By now, you’ve hopefully completed registration, booked your hotel, and arranged transportation.  If you’re anything like me, though, you still may not know exactly what to expect. I have to admit that one of … Continue reading

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What’s Your Plan?

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Andrea Giordano

Teachers are known to be planners. We often know the final unit of the semester before we know the first. We prepare back-up plans for our back-up plans, just in case something falls through. We’re ready. That’s why an advance … Continue reading

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