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Shbana Basij-Rasikh

Shabana Baij-Rasikh

Opening Keynote

Tuesday, 27 March, 05:30 PM

Afghanistan's First and Only All-Girls Boarding School: Stories and Challenges

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Ester de Jong

Ester de Jong

Presidential Keynote

Wednesday, 28 March, 08:00 AM

TESOL as Nexus: Strategies for the Future

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Zoltan Dornyei

Zoltán Dörnyei

James E. Alatis Plenary

Thursday, 29 March, 08:00 AM

Engaging Language Learners in the 21st Century

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Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Friday Keynote

Friday, 30 March, 08:00 AM

Embodied Brains, Social Minds, Cultural Meaning: Why Emotions Are Fundamental to Learning

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McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. It consists of four buildings sited on and near the shore of Lake Michigan, about 4 km south of downtown Chicago.

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English Language Expo & Recruiter Pavilion

DSC_8107Explore tools and resources that can help you do your job; stroll through the Recruiter Pavilion to chat with potential employers; and, visit with TESOL Interest Sections and Affiliates.
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TESOL’s Taste of Chicago

Thursday, 29 March 2018 | Following the Annual Business Meeting

Chicago Deep DishGet your piece of the pie! From deep dish pizza to hot dogs, Chicago is known for its cuisine. Come sample the local fare, enjoy music, and catch up with colleagues! Ticket is included with your registration.


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