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The times and locations for the invited speakers will be listed in the TESOL 201‚Äč9 Convention Program Book and in the online itinerary planner.

A Turn to Self: Illuminating Teacher Educators’ Identities and Pedagogies

Although language teacher education has explored the critical importance of teachers’ identities, little has been done to illuminate the identities and practices of teacher educators. Panelists argue that when teacher educators examine their professional and social identities and pedagogies, their findings can positively impact teacher candidates and program design.

Presenters: Megan Peercy, Laura Baecher, Suhanthie Motha, Judy Sharkey, Manka Varghese

World Englishes and SLA: Establishing a Common Research Agenda

Working on the premise and promise of greater collaboration between World Englishes and SLA, the presenter argues that we need to look beyond native speakerism and focus instead on possible synergies between these two fields of research to better account for the multilingual realities of language learners today.

Presenter: Peter De Costa


Language-Related Challenges of English-Medium Instruction and CLIL Students

This session presents issues emerging from three studies exploring the effects of English-medium instruction (EMI)/CLIL on 1,000+ students’ language and content learning. Examining challenges associated with EMI, alongside key stakeholder attitudes, the presenters make recommendations for English instructors, who are in a key position to prepare students for content learning.

Presenters:
 Heath Rose, Nicola Galloway, Jim McKinley

Corpus Linguistics and TESOL: Doing What Works

This session focuses on corpus linguistics and its many relevant, creative, and engaging applications to language teaching and learning for teachers and practitioners in TESOL. Specifically, the critical role of the English teacher as a corpus-based researcher is highlighted to show what works in the classroom and beyond.

Presenter: Eric Friginal

Beyond the Rubric: Supporting Inclusive Approaches to Teacher Evaluation Practices

Teacher evaluation systems for educators of ELs and students with disabilities need to be collaborative and applicable to various teaching contexts. This session presents ways to support more inclusive evaluation practices between evaluators and teachers with the goal of supporting and improving learning outcomes for students.

Presenters: Ayanna Cooper, Peter Kozik

Research in International Rural English Learning Settings: Challenges and Perspectives

Rural teachers of ELs are underrepresented in TESOL research, despite the growing number of ELs in rural settings. Barriers, including a lack of resources and geographic isolation, often prevent rural TESOL professionals from conducting and presenting research. This colloquium explores ways rural educators can contribute to TESOL’s Research Agenda.

Presenters: Lottie Baker, Holly Hansen-Thomas, Naziha Ali Raza, Maria Coady, Amy Fenning, Elizabeth Hughes Karnes, Joan Johnston Nelson

Imagining Multilingual TESOL Revisited: Where Are We Now?

Over a decade ago, international scholars assembled at the convention in New York to identify how to pave the way to a more multilingual TESOL. This session reunites them and introduces new voices to revisit and illustrate needs with the continued goal of matching TESOL’s multilingual reality with its vision.

Presenters: Shelley Taylor, Ofelia Garcia, Nelson Flores, Robert Phillipson, David Schwarzer, Kasun Gajasinghe, Rita Elaine Silver, Ying Wu, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Joan Wink, Ruthie Wienk

The Superpowers of ESL Teachers in Today’s Adult Education Landscape

Adult education has changed dramatically in recent years. One constant is the critical role of language teachers. What do adult ESL professionals bring to today’s adult education landscape? Join us to consider how we leverage cultural knowledge, language expertise, and skills in scaffolding rigorous content for adult ELs.

Presenters: Betsy Parrish, Patsy Egan

Humanizing the Refugee Experience: Story and Voice in Research

The rhetoric surrounding refugee-background populations (e.g., swarm, invasion, crisis) demands that we embrace humanizing practices in our work as TESOL professionals to impact change and promote justice. This talk explores the valuable stories told through research and the increased power in research that gives voice to refugee-background individuals.

Presenter: Raichle Farrelly

Research Trends, Practices, and Trajectories in TESOL

Recent recipients of the TESOL Award for Distinguished Research gather to discuss key research trends, practices, and trajectories in TESOL. They look ahead to suggest ways to enhance the relevance of empirical (both quantitative and qualitative) research in language teaching and learning and the professional development of teachers.

Presenters: Gary Barkhuizen, Yasuko Kanno, Ron Darvin, Laura Gurzynski-Weiss, Andrea Revesz

Preparing for the Future: Collaboration, Creativity, and Community Through Computing

The presenter explores the changing nature of language teaching, including creative ways to focus on social communication, collaboration, and community while designing instructional experiences. He shares numerous recent developments related to technology and language teaching and encourages teachers to create meaningful social experiences for learning.

Presenter: Greg Kessler

Demystifying the Academic Publishing and Review Process

Mentoring journal editors explain the ins and outs of academic publishing and reviewing. Editors discuss audience and editor expectations, submissions policies, approaches to feedback, and review and revision processes. Anyone interested in entering the world of scholarly publishing as a reviewer or author is encouraged to attend.

Presenters: Margi Wald, Mary Clark, Scott Douglas, Lubie Grujicic

How Is Language Teaching Different? Conversing About the Knowledge Base

Understanding how knowledge is used in teaching is central to preparing and certifying teachers, setting standards, and making policies. Two scholars—one in ELT and one in mathematics teaching—have a facilitated discussion about their work and its connections to the ELT knowledge base, followed by a discussant’s response.

Presenters: Donald Freeman, Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Karen Johnson, Martha Epperson

English Language Fellows: 50 Years of Impact Around the Globe

For 50 years, the U.S. State Department has sent TESOL professionals on cultural exchange assignments worldwide. In celebration, hear from U.S. State Department officials and participants on how individual lives were changed, understand the impact this program has had globally, and become inspired to participate as they begin their next 50 years.

Presenters: Joseph Bookbinder, Paul Kei Matsuda, Donald Freeman, Crystal Bock Thiessen, Jaclyn Gishbaugher