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June 11, 2008

Industry Events - TESOL Symposium on Keeping Language Diversity Alive

Hello Readers,

If you're planning on being in or near Alice Springs, Australia in the beginning of July, then you might want to consider attending the TESOL Symposium on Keeping Language Diversity Alive, which will take place on July 9, 2008.

The topics and featured speakers for this conference ...

... include:

Organizing for Multilingualism: Ecological and Sociological Perspectives
Joseph Lo Bianco

Keeping Language Diversity Alive: Perspectives and Practices from Central Australia
Veronica Perrurle Dobson

TESL and First Languages: Rights, Roles, Responsibilities
Stephen May

The one-day conference will focus on the issue of keeping languages alive. Language extinction, language decline, and the process of language maintenance will all be explored. The conference provides English language teachers with an opportunity to discuss these topics with other teachers and experts on the subject.

The schedule is as follows:

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.: Check in/Tea and Coffee

9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Featured Speakers: Introductory Presentations

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.: Featured Speakers

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Closing Session, Questions & Comments

If you'd like to register for this event, you must do so by June 25, 2008. The on-site registration fee is US$35. To register by e-mail, write to jdonaldson@tesol.org.

If you have any questions about registration, you can contact TESOL at edprograms@tesol.org or +1-703-518-2528. Please note that all participants must directly register for this event with Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL).

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and is an Editor for Garnet Publishing in Reading, England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at June 11, 2008 03:47 PM

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