Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in the Adult ESOL Classroom Conference

Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in the Adult ESOL Classroom Conference

Saturday, October 13th, 2018



63 Fifth Avenue NEW YORK, NY 10011

Join us for this one-day conference that provides English language teaching professionals with a space to learn from one another, share ideas, and network.

Plenary: “Multilingual Understandings of English Competence and Success,” by noted author and scholar Lourdes Ortega, a professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.

The New School has a long tradition of excellence in the training of teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

We welcome participation by professionals who seek to address critical issues in the field and hone their own craft.

ADMISSION: $30 per participant (until 10/12/18) $20 for New School students, faculty, staff, alumni (until 10/12/18) $35 for at the door registration (10/13/18)

For more information about the conference, please visit

Register here:


Sponsored by: English Language Studies at The New School [email protected] | 212.229.5372

2019 Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC 2019) — Early Bird Registration Now Open!! 

Early Bird Registration Now Open!! 

2019 Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC 2019)

sponsored by NYS TESOL and the Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group (SIG)

Saturday February 9, 2019 (8:00am-6:30pm)
Binghamton University, SUNY
Vestal, NY

Lunch included

Our web site:

Register online now: 

The theme this year surrounds the idea that technology and media are an integral part of language learning. For English language learners, we must continue to show media in other forms outside of the textbook. This includes multimodal texts, media not limited to images, and video. The conference provides the opportunity to present either research or practical methods that apply to English Language Learners. Join us to learn about practices being incorporated in throughout New York State.

Registration questions?

Email [email protected]

NYS TESOL 48th Annual Conference

NYS TESOL 48th Annual Conference
Nov 2 & 3, 2018
Albany Marriott, Albany NY
The schedule for the NYS TESOL 48th Annual Conference is now available!

You can register for the conference, check out the hotel, read the speakers’ bios, and see a list of sessions you can attend on practical topics such as ESL tech tools and advocacy for immigrants.

Pre-Register now at
Pre-registration will be available through October 26.

NYS Tesol Journal — Call for Special Topic Proposals

Call for Special Topic Proposals

 The Journal welcomes proposals for special topics that are both timely and relevant to our readership. 

The topics can be drawn from research and practice across the educational contexts (PK16).  


Call opens: September 1, 2018

Call Closes: November 15, 2018

Selection process results: November  25, 2018

Schedule of special topic issues announced by December 1, 2018

 Please download the form below and email it to [email protected]



English Learner Support Services & Giving Day

English Learner Support Services kindly requests you consider their non-profit on March 1, 2018 — Fairfield County Giving Day

English Learner Support Services  of Fairfield County is a nonprofit organization [ Section 501 (c)(3) ]. It was established to address the academic support needs of the English language learner (ELL) population. ​Many of the students we serve are newly arrived immigrants. Some have experienced limited or interrupted education due to war, civil unrest, or severe poverty in their native countries. These students face both academic and socioeconomic challenges and require additional educational services to ensure that they graduate high school and gain entrance into colleges or postsecondary certificate programs. Our primary goal is to help close the achievement gap in Fairfield County. Hence, the ELSS board of directors is comprised of former and current university instructors who have extensive experience in working with the ELL population.

Amazon Smile is now available for donations to English Learner Support Services, Norwalk CT

English Learner Support Services can now receive donations from AmazonSmiles. To donate, please use the link below, which is unique for ELSS. Shoppers can order items as they normally would on Amazon.

The link must be used every time they order something. It doesn’t stay with anyone’s account. It can be bookmarked. 

This organization provides small-group English instruction to high school ESL students in Norwalk. See the attached ASPIRE PowerPoint

Thank you,

Peter Shaker

ELSS President

Thailand 1984-86


ELSS link:

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to English Learner Support Services!

Every item available for purchase on is also available on AmazonSmile ( at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

To get started:

  •  go to
  •  log in as you usually do to Amazon or create an account
  •  select English Learner Support Servicesas your charity
  •  shop as usual

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to

Free online workshop — “Immigrant Student Success”

Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators, a free online workshop on July 11 and 12, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT (five hours total), is for educators to encourage the progress of their immigrant and refugee students through interactive webinars, group activities and live exercises with nine experts. We hope you or your colleagues will attend this free professional development opportunity. Certificates of participation are available. Register for free here.

This is the sixth annual online workshop for teachers hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute and Teach Immigration, and it will explore:

  • The role of the teacher as ally for immigrant and refugee students
  • How to combat bias and bullying
  • Integrating immigration into the curriculum
  • The latest immigration data…and much more

Presenters include Federico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning; Sarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching; Julie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY; and Stacy Davison, Anti-Defamation League. Click here for more information and the full list of presenters.


Free ESOL Home Health Aide training and employment program

Posted on behalf of Queens Library

The Queens Library is offering a free ESOL Home Health Aide training and employment program for intermediate English Language Learners.

Any help you could offer in passing this information on to students would be greatly appreciated!

Feel free to reach out with questions to: 718-990-8625
Email: [email protected]

Thanks so much for your time and help!

Jen Meagher
[email protected]