Call for Proposals – Forging Ahead: Crafting the Classroom of 2018

Call for Proposals

Forging Ahead: Crafting the Classroom of 2018

One Day Mini Conference

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

 Registration and Light Breakfast: 8:00am-9:00am

Workshops and Presentations: 9:15am-1:00pm

 Kaplan International

Empire State Building

63rd Floor, 350 5th Ave,

 New York, NY 10118

To submit a proposal

(deadline is March 30, 2018)

Register online at

 For more information, please contact [email protected]

“Educators will leave with practical ideas that can be easily implemented into their lessons to make them more interesting, communicative and motivating to students. The communicative ideas presented will focus on the topics of English skills, using technology, grammar teaching, test preparation and developing leadership skills for ESL professionals. Participants in the mini-conference will also have the opportunity to network.”

Webinar – Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy.  

Cross posted from TESOL International

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Applied Linguistics and CALL Interest Sections are proud to announce a webinar we will jointly host on March 7, 2018, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (in the U.S).  The seminar’s topic is Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy.  

The webinar is scheduled for 1 hour, during which Dr. Shannon Sauro (Malmö University) and Dr. Volker Hegelheimer (Iowa State University) will discuss the applications of current technology in effective language teaching and in conducting language acquisition research across the world.  The presenters will also take questions from the audience.  The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Christel Broady (Georgetown College).

The webinar is free.   For your convenience, here are the times for the webinar if you are not located in the Eastern Time Zone of the Americas.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pacific Time
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Central Time
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Eastern Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Central European Time
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Greenwich Mean Time

Please register for the webinar at the following link:
Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy: A Free Webinar Offered by TESOL International Association’s CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) and AL (Applied Linguistics) Interest Sections

Looking forward to your participation in the webinar and apologize for any crossposting duplication of this message,

Christel Broady
CALL Steering Committee member and CALL Webinar Organizer

Christel Broady, PhD
Professor & Chair, Advanced Graduate Programs
Coordinator, ESL Teacher Training Program
Georgetown College, USA

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Call for proposals — 2018 FAC Conference on Student Success and Shared Governance. 

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 FAC Conference on Student Success and Shared Governance.

Please submit your proposal by January 26, 2018, and register for the Conference while seats remain.

Register online for the Conference at Register NOW!

Registration is free because of generous support from the CSCU System Office and the 17 campuses.

To submit a conference presentation proposal online, please complete the Presentation Proposal Form.

The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, January 26, 2018.

All presenters will be required to register for the conference at no fee.

Be a Presenter at the Conference!

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to participate in the conference with your colleagues and to submit a proposal for a stimulating presentation, relevant to the theme, “Preserving Access, Building Futures, Creating Justice.”  Attendees particularly will be interested in hearing about programs or strategies on our campuses that promote social justice by strengthening student engagement, improving curriculum and pedagogy, fostering shared governance, and promoting student success.  Breakout sessions for the presentation of papers, panel discussions, roundtable discussions and poster presentations will take place throughout the morning.

 For more information about the conference, please contact one of these colleagues:


Call for Participation for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2018

It is a pleasure to announce the Call for Participation for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2018. A project of TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS), EVO has been offering free, open online professional development sessions and workshops to teachers of English around the globe since 2001.

This year, we are pleased to offer 14 five-week sessions on the following topics:

  • Business English for a better world
  • Classroom-based research
  • Teacher, trainer, coach: Developing the business English professional
  • EVO Minecraft MOOC
  • Are you a fair tester?
  • Flipped learning
  • Moodle4Teachers
  • Mother tongue use in the EFL classroom
  • QR codes in action
  • Teaching listening: Principles, techniques and technologies
  • Teaching pronunciation differently
  • Teaching EFL to young learners

For descriptions and abstracts, visit the Call for Participation at Electronic Village Online / Call_for_Participation_2018.

Please note that registration for the sessions will take place from January 8 – January 14, 2018. The sessions begin on January 14 and continue until February 18. To register for a session, follow the instructions on that session’s page (Session pages are linked to the titles in the CfP.). EVO sessions can be time-consuming, so we encourage you to sign up for no more than two sessions!

As always, EVO sessions are free (you need only a computer with Internet access and a desire to learn) and open to all, no matter what your professional affiliation. The sessions carry no academic credit, and participants may choose the level of involvement that works for them.

Mark your calendars now for EVO registration, January 8 – 14th and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Please share this invitation with your colleagues and e-lists.Thank you for helping us to spread the word!

On behalf of the EVO18 Coordination Team,

Christine Bauer-Ramazani
Co-Founder of TESOL’s Electronic Village Online (EVO)
Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont 05439-0253, USA

Call for Proposals: NYC ABE 39th Annual Conference

New York City Consortium for Adult Basic Education

39th Annual Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2018 

High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan

Our theme this year: Empower Adult Educators, Empower Adult Learners.

Interested presenters should email proposals as attachments to [email protected] by February 9th.

You can also check out our web site:

Since 1978, the ABE Conference has served the diverse professional development needs of current and future adult educators in the areas of BE, CTE (Career & Technical Education), ESOL, ESL Literacy, High School Equivalency (HSE), and US Citizenship. New York City’s adult literacy programs continue to be a motivating force for the city’s vast population of adult learners seeking to achieve language proficiency or to gain literacy and numeracy skills leading to an HSE credential that opens pathways to further education and training, better jobs, and a more active role in their communities. The Consortium, a non-profit organization composed of educators and volunteers from leading New York City adult education providers, remains at the forefront of efforts to meet the challenges facing the field.

To develop and thrive, adult educators, volunteers and future adult educators need a professional support network. We all benefit from engaging in dialogue, sharing creative teaching practices, and building partnerships with colleagues throughout the city and beyond. The ABE Conference provides a forum for showcasing the tremendous creative energy and talent of practitioners while addressing critical issues that deeply impact adult education students and educators alike.

In 2018, we plan to offer workshops in the following formats:

  • Presenter-centered/traditional model
  • Inquiry-based/participant-centered
  • Panel Discussion/Educators’ Roundtable

In addition to requesting your participation in the conference, the NYC Consortium for ABE encourages you to submit proposals for presentations that highlight outstanding and innovative practices and illuminate relevant issues affecting our field. Successful workshops have actively involved participants in group activities, used audio-visual aids, and incorporated open discussions into their design. We welcome collaborative submissions.

Registration now open — Columbia University’s American Language Program (ALP) Winter Conference.

Posted from another mailing list

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Columbia University’s American Language Program (ALP) Winter Conference. To register please visit our Eventbrite page.

The theme for this year’s conference is Vocabulary Learning / Vocabulary Teaching. The conference will be held at Columbia University’s Faculty House on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. The conference, a professional development event for practicing TESOL educators, researchers, and graduate and doctoral students, will begin with a plenary address by ALP Senior Lecturer, Dr. Frances Boyd, co-editor of NorthStar, a 10-volume academic English Language series. Following the plenary there will be concurrent sessions. A free continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served.  The day will conclude with a happy hour/networking opportunity.

We are still accepting proposals. Proposals must be received by January 16, 2018. Please use the following Google form to submit a proposal.

In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you would like more information about the conference.

Best regards,

Christopher Collins ([email protected])

Brittany Ober ([email protected])

Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) — Two-day training conference in New York

I would like to share a training opportunity on the Washington State Board for Community and Technical College’s Intergrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) program.

In partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Basic Education for Adults is pleased to announce the final regional Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) two-day training conference in New York! We have now completed our first three trainings in San Diego, Houston, and Cumming Georgia and all have proven to be a great success. We are now headed to New York and would like to invite ELA faculty and directors nationwide to attend.

The conference will equip English language faculty and administrators with practical information and hands-on tools to successfully implement and deliver I-DEA at their locations. The I-DEA flipped classroom hybrid model provides a year of free, professionally developed open source curriculum that prepares lowest level English Language Learners to enter college and career pathways with digital literacy and academic, employability, and English language acquisition skills. I-DEA’s federal level gain outcomes have been consistently 16 percent higher than traditional English language classrooms over the past four years.

After our three successful trainings in San Diego,  Houston, and Cumming we are very excited to host the following  regional conference:  Albany, New York December 11-12

If you are unable to attend, but know someone who would, please pass this information along.

There are no registration fees for the conferences, and breakfast and lunch are provided. Further details can be found by navigating to the conference registration page. The cost to you is travel and lodging.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jodi Ruback ([email protected] or 360.704.4306) or William Durden ([email protected] or 360.704.4368) with any questions or for additional information. We hope to see representatives from your area in Albany!

Jodi Ruback
Program Administrator
Washington State Brd for Comm & Tech Coll

Call For Papers: Second Language Teacher Education

TESL-EJ Special Issue Second Language Teacher Education (to appear November 2018)

Guest Editor: Thomas S.C. Farrell

Call For Papers: Second Language Teacher Education

As a relatively new and growing profession, second language teacher education (SLTE) has evolved over the past few decades. Indeed, SLTE has taken on a more global perspective and the knowledge base of SLTE has greatly expanded to include such topics as teacher cognition, teacher identity, reflective practice, teacher research, narratives and teacher self-development, teacher expertise, teacher emotions, teacher immunity to name but a few. For language teachers, SLTE serves as a bridge to what is known in the field with what is recommended that teachers implement in the classroom and as one scholar has recently noted, it does this through the people we educate as second language teachers.

This Special Issue on second language teacher education (SLTE) seeks research papers on any aspect of SLTE that are original and cover second language teacher education and or development from the teacher educator perspective and/or from the preservice or inservice teacher perspective.

Proposals in the form of a 300-500 word abstract are due no later than February 1, to Thomas S.C. Farrell, Applied Linguistics Dept, Brock University, Canada ([email protected]) by e-mail attachment in MS Word format. Successful proposals will describe original data driven research, either quantitative or qualitative, with a rationale for the research and with specific research questions posed and a clearly described design for data collection and analysis.

Thomas Farrell
Brock University Department of Applied Linguistics

Teaching Internship Winter Term (Nagasaki, Japan)

Cross posted from another list

We have an opening for a Teaching Intern for next term in Japan: January 11 to March 28.  This is a non-salaried position but the program does purchase the air ticket to/from Japan and free housing during the two and half month stay.  This is a good opportunity for college students or recent graduates wanting to experience life in Japan and get a foot in the door for a future long-term teaching job in Japan.

If you or your students have an interest please review attached information and contact me for further details.

Guy Healy