ConnTESOL 2018 Keynote Speaker Slides

A heartfelt 2018 ConnTESOL THANK YOU to all of our presenters, vendors, speakers, panelists, and of course, attendees.

Dr. Long has graciously shared his Powerpoint slides which accompanied his keynote address. They are available for download here.

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.

Tech in Ten — Baruch College’s Tools for Clear Speech

Tech in Ten — Sponsored by NYS TESOL NYC Region in collaboration with Baruch College’s Tools for Clear Speech

Register now!

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018, 6-8 PM

Baruch College, CUNY

55 Lexington Avenue

Locations details in registration confirmation email.

Learn novel ideas for incorporating technology into your classes in this fast-paced and dynamic event! Each presenter has ten minutes to demonstrate a tech tool for ESL education, followed by a short Q&A.  Learn, share, and network at the reception after the presentations.

Advance Registration Required Due to Space Limitations

NYS TESOL Members: $10

Non-Members: $15

For more information: [email protected]

Connect with English going offline

The Annenberg-funded Connect with English course and website [] will be going offline after April 2, 2018.  This video series uses a fictional narrative to teach and test language skills for students who are learning English as a second language.  Many of your members and students have used the series at no charge from the website.  However, after April 2, the series will be removed from the website.  We would appreciate if you would pass this information along to your members through your internal communications.

Purchasing the Video Series

 If your members would like to purchase a copy of the video series on DVD (48 programs on 5 DVDs), they may do so at the deeply discounted price of $99.00, plus shipping and handling, by visiting Connect with English Overview [] > Buy Videos and Materials. The original cost of the video series was $389.00.  Our goal is to get the series to as many TESOL teachers as possible before we have to end our distribution.

Listserv Message or Blog Post Template

If you would like to add information about this change to a listserv message or blog here is a brief overview:

Connect with English, the video course and website funded by Annenberg Learner, will be unavailable online after April 2, 2018 at  Individuals who wish to purchase the video series on DVD for a discounted price can do so online at Connect with English Overview [] > Buy Videos and Materials or by calling 800-LEARNER.  Annenberg Learner will continue sell DVDs as supplies last, but no longer than June 1, 2018.

Individuals can send questions to: [email protected]

ConnTESOL Winter 2018 Newsletter Is HERE!

The ConnTESOL Winter 2018 Newsletter is here and freshly updated for the new year! Inside you’ll find lots of new information, including research, spotlights on programs, tech tips, and much more.  Please join us in sharing your professional knowledge and experiences, as well as downloading, printing, and sharing the newsletter!

Newsletter editor Christina Jaramillo would love to get suggestions from you, the readers and ConnTESOL members. She welcomes your comments, ideas, and submissions. If you’re interesting in submission an article or information, please send it to [email protected]

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 Papers — NYS TESOL Journal- Volume 5, Issue 2

Call for Papers

Volume 5, Issue 2

Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2018

(Publication Date: July 2018)

Special Topic:

Technology, Language Learning and Teaching

Submit manuscripts online at:

The Journal is calling for submissions in any of the four categories listed below. Authors can submit on any of the topics related to language learning and teaching, but for this issue, we are giving preference to topics related to the role of technology in the classroom.

For general inquiries, please contact the Journal Editors at [email protected]

 Aim and Scope

The NYS TESOL Journal is the official journal of the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL). It is a refereed open-access, academic journal published biannually each winter and summer. Articles in the NYS TESOL Journal focus on theory, research, pedagogy, and educational policy related to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, including U.S.-born bilinguals, “generation 1.5” students, immigrants, and international students.. Articles may focus on any educational level, from kindergarten to university, as well as on adult school and workplace literacy settings.

Guidelines for Submission

Submission is open to all; you do not need to be a member of the NYS TESOL association to submit a manuscript. The editorial board seeks submissions in the following four categories:

Feature articles (20-25 pages inclusive of references, tables, and figures): These articles focus on theory, research, pedagogy, and/or educational policy. Feature articles should show evidence of rigorous scholarship, make an original contribution to the field of education, contain ample references, and provide readers with insights relevant to TESOL learning and teaching. Feature articles should be driven by pedagogical problems and research questions that address those problems. We welcome all methodological research paradigms; in all cases we ask authors to keep the literature review and methods sections succinct and emphasize the findings and the applications of those findings to pedagogical issues. Articles that contain statistical analysis must be accessible to a general audience of educators. All submissions are blind peer reviewed.

Brief reports (8-10 pages inclusive of references, tables, and figures): These articles are briefer and less formal than feature articles. Based on current or emergent trends in the field of TESOL, brief reports include (a) pilot studies, (b) research in progress, or (c) policy briefs. All submissions are blind peer reviewed.

Materials (book and online resources) reviews(2-6 pages inclusive of references): The NYS TESOL Journalwelcomes submissions of ESOL resources in print, e-version or web-based. The materials should be related to teaching practices. Currently, we encourage prospective reviewers to select the materials for review and check with the Editors for relevance. If you wish to review resources on technology or anything related to e-sources or software, please be mindful of the most recent editions or observe the up-to-two-year publishing date. Reviews are typically 2-4 pages long, double-spaced. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

Readers’ comments and views (2-4 pages, inclusive of references): The Journal welcomes comments from the readership on published articles in any of the following formats: a reflection, reaction, short analysis, brief critique, or a personal experience connected to any of the article topics or issues. It should be no more than 500 words in length. This contribution is editor-reviewed.

 Manuscript Format

 NOTE: Allow 8-12 weeks for manuscript status notification (after the close of the Call for Submissions).

  • Manuscript style and bibliographic references should conform to the conventions specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.
  • All submissions should be double-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font, with 1 inch margins on all sides.
  • The page number and running head should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each page.
  • The title page should be submitted as a separate document and include each author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone numbers, and email address.
  • Submitted manuscripts should begin with a 150-word abstract, with a list of 5 keywords, numbered as page 1.
  • The review process is anonymous so authors should not be identified anywhere within the body of the article. Authors should also remove their names as authors of the document and all identifying information in “properties.”
  • One submission per author per call, please.

Submission Procedure

To submit a feature article, a brief report, a review, or a reader’s comment, visit our online submission system at This is the preferred method of submission.

If you cannot use the online submission form, please send an email with the manuscript (with no identifying author information) and a separate title page with identifying information to the Editors at [email protected].. If submitting via email, please make sure your subject line clearly indicates what type of manuscript you are submitting (i.e., “NYS TESOL Journal submission/Feature article” or “NYS TESOL Journal submission/Materials review”).

It is understood that manuscripts have not been previously published and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Review of manuscripts will begin after the call for proposals deadline. In some cases, accepted manuscripts may undergo several rounds of substantive revision before they are ready for publication.

When a manuscript has been formally accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a complete electronic copy of the final version, including all figures, charts, tables, appendices, and illustrations.

 Editorship and Ethics

  • NYS TESOL Journal reserves the right to make non-substantive editorial changes for style, clarity, and consistency.
  • For Special Themed Issues, the Journal reserves the right to make the final article selection for the publication.
  • We expect all reviewers, editors and authors to consider fair practices and to inform the Journalof any possible conflict of interest situations.

Open Access Statement

The NYS TESOL Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access academic journal. We believe that open access to scholarship is critical for scholarly communication. For that reason we pledge to make all articles freely accessible and we allow authors to self-archive their publications on the web. Further, in the tradition of open-access journals, the NYS TESOL journal makes all articles freely available to readers. Authors are never charged any article processing fees.