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Public Policy & Citizenship Sessions

What are the education priorities of President Obama’s second administration and the 113th Congress? What is happening with No Child Left Behind and the Workforce Investment Act? To answer these questions and other questions, TESOL International Association has arranged for expert speakers to present information on education laws and policies, new initiatives, and advocacy.

National and State Initiatives in Adult ESL
Featuring representatives from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

21 March, 10 AM -11:45 AM
Convention Center - C149

U.S. Department of Education:  Supporting English Language Learning from Cradle to Career
Featuring representatives from the Office of English Language Acquisition and the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

21 March, 1 PM -2:45 PM
Convention Center -C149

Hot Topics in Enrollment, Visas, SEVP, and Advocacy for IEPs
Featuring speakers from the American Association of Intensive English Programs and the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs

21 March, 4 PM -5:45 PM
Convention Center - C149

U.S. Federal Education and Language Policy Update
22 March, 10 AM-11:45 AM
Convention Center - C149

Special Public Policy Session: English Language Learners, Immigrant Students, and the law
Featuring representatives from the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Migrant Legal Action Program

22 March, 1 PM-4:45 PM
Convention Center - C149

Upcoming Changes at SEVP - CANCELLED
Featuring representatives from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, US Department of Homeland Security

23 March, 10 AM-10:45 AM
Convention Center - C150

NEW! Improving ELL Instruction for Academic Language in Support of the Common Core Standards
Featuring representatives from the Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education

23 March, 10 AM-11:45 AM
Convention Center - C149

U.S. Citizenship and Adult ESL

The following sessions are sponsored by the Office of Citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Becoming a U.S. Citizen: The Naturalization Process
21 March, 4 PM–5 PM
Convention Center - C150

Improving Listening Skills for the Naturalization Process - CANCELLED
22 March, 12 PM–12:45 PM
Convention Center – D174

The U.S. Naturalization Test: Teaching Objectives - CANCELLED
22 March, 2 PM–3 PM
Convention Center - C150

Indicators of Program Quality for Adult Citizenship Education - CANCELLED
22 March, 3 PM–4 PM
Convention Center - C150

Understanding the Relationship Between Adult EL/Civics and Citizenship - CANCELLED
22 March, 4 PM–5:30 PM
Convention Center - C150