Featured Sessions
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The times and locations for the invited speakers will be listed in the TESOL ​2020 Convention Program Book and in the online itinerary planner.

  • How Two Divergent Pathways Nurtured a Successful ESL Career
    Liz England, Connie Shoemaker

  • New Global Trends in General and Specific English Language Instruction
    Araceli Salas, Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan, Jirada Wudthayagorn, Ndeye Bineta Mbodj, Rana Muhammad Bilal Anwar

  • Preparing NNESTs to Challenge Language and Culture Assumptions in US
    Maria Rossana Ramírez-Avila, Teresa N. X., Ana Solano-Campos, Udambor Bumandalai, Diane L. Ogden

  • Research into the Practices of Online Language Teacher Education
    Faridah Pawan, Deborah Healey, MaryAnn Christison, Amber Warren, Joan Shin

  • Effective Practices for One-on-One Pronunciation Feedback to International Teaching Assistants
    Belinda Braunstein, Veronica Sardegna, Marsha Chan, Susan Gaer

  • Really Coming Together: Starting the Diversity and Inclusion Conversation
    Federico Salas-Isnardi, ​Carter Winkle. Phoenicia Grant, Yasmine Romero, Juan Rios Vega, Abdulsaman Humaidan

  • ITA Programs and Internationalization: A Local Transformative Resource Approach
    Maria Mendoza, Linda Harklau, James Coda, Roxana Senyshyn, Elizabeth Wittner

  • Creating Materials in a Digital World
    Lisa Horvath

  • Pronunciation Assessment Guidelines and Best Practices in ITA Programs
    Veronica Sardegna, Rebecca Oreto, Sue Ingels, Suzanne Franks

  • Understanding EFL as Multilingual Practice
    Araceli Salas, Dudley Reynolds, Ester de Jong, Ndeye Diallo, Luciana de Oliveira, Michelle Gu, Lucilla Lopriore

  • Universal Design: Utilizing Technology to Enhance Accessibility in ELT Settings
    Heather Benucci, Maiko Hata, Patricia Rice Doran, Amy Noggle, June Lucas Zillich, Yizhe Jiang, Qian Wang, Zhenjie Weng, Jennifer Rice, Sarah Barnhardt, Sean McClelland, Nicole King

  • What Special Education Can Teach Us: Supporting ELLs with Disabilities
    Maiko Hata

  • Multifaceted Teacher Identities: Perspectives on Language, Race, and Professional Positioning
    Bahiyyih Hardacre, Polina Vinogradova, Quanisha Charles, Blanca Caldas Chumbes, Ester de Jong, Feifei Fan, Kristen Lindahl, Bedrettin Yazan

  • Exploring “Good Writing” and Complexities of Cultural and Linguistic Comparisons
    Roxanna Senyshyn, Ulla Connor, Estela Ene, Kyle McIntosh, Nancy Ann Overman, Andrea Lypka, Kazuyuki Kawano

  • Teaching Peace Language for Turbulent Times: Empowering Immigrants and Refugees
    Kristin Kibler, Josephine Prado, Shelley Wong, Hanade Mahmoud

  • "Good" Interculturality: Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice
    Roxanna Senyshyn, Natalia Balyasnikova, Lynne Diaz-Rico, Barbara Lapornik

  • Career Pathways in Adult ESL Education
    Elizabeth Schade, Liz England, Stacy Hall

  • Pursuing Social Justice in TESOL
    Benjamin White

  • Materials and Strategies for Teaching Intonation to ESL/EFL Learners
    Susan Spezzini, Wayne Dickerson, Lucy Pickering, Veronica Sardegna

  • Resisting ​Resistance:  School-level ​Advocacy for ​Refugee-background ​Learners
    Nicole Pettitt, Michelle Benegas, Rachel Hurwitz, Chris Tennyson, Amy O'Connor Stolpestad

  • Preparing Educators for Family and Community Engagement with Bilingual Families
    Andrea Hellman, Michelle Benegas, Kelly Hill, Julie Paul, Gisela Ernst-Slavit, Sarah Newcomer, Steve Morrison, Judith Morrison, Yuliya Ardasheva, Kira Carbonneau, Angela Bell, Ximena Uribe-Zarain, Alexis Gonzalez

  • Training ESOL Teachers to Support Students with Disabilities
    Lara Ravitch, Solange Lopes Murphy, Gilda Martinez-Alba, Tyler Hill

  • Digital Open Education Resources (OER) in EFL Contexts
    Araceli Salas, Chadia Mansour, Heather Benucci, Amy Nunamaker, Joyce Catsimpiris, Tara Brandenburg, Jose Antonio da Silva, Claudio Fleury-Sasse, Ya-Chen (Jane) Chien

  • Best Practices in Pathway Program Administration Curriculum and Support
    Sherry Warren, Erin O'Reilly, Scott Stevens, Amy Snow

  • Diversity in L2 Writing: Creating Inclusive Pedagogical and Administrative Approaches
    Betsy Gilliland, Caroline Torres, Shawna Shapiro, Megan Siczek, Aylin B Atilgan Relyea

  • Communicating ​Across Disciplines: Specific Language ​Instruction in ​Intercultural ​Contexts
    Ismaeil Fazel, Elizabeth Wagenheim, Tariq Elyas, Iftikhar Haider, Zohreh Eslami

  • Practical Approaches to Leveraging Technology in L2 Writing Instruction
    Betsy Gilliland, Heather Benucci, Undarmaa Maamuujav, M. Sidury Christiansen, Nicky Hockly, Marta Halaczkiewicz

  • Challenges of Social Responsibility in TESOL:  Healing Along Fracture Lines
    Sky Lantz-Wagner, Ayanna Cooper, Babak Khoshnevisan, Yecid Ortega Paez, Christine Leider, Christine Poteau, Federico Salas-Isnardi, Valerie Jakar

  • Mitigating the Icy Effects
    Glenda Rose, Federico Salas-Isnardi

  • Developing Effective Materials for Adolescent and Adult Emergent Readers
    Lisa Horvath

  • Enhancing Oral Language in PK-8
    Kelly Hill, Susan Spezzini, Jessica Burchett, Pam Rose, Mariah Weber

  • Teaching Content Area Classes in Bi- and Multilingual Programs
    Alsu Gilmetdinova, Lyalya Salekhova, Wayne Wright, Tatyana Kleyn

  • Encouraging Student Engagement Through Extensive Reading
    Maria Ammar

  • Engaging Families in Early Childhood: Connecting Research, Theory, and Practice
    Kelly Hill, Shannon McCarthy, Julie Paul, Mariah Weber, Jessica Burchett, Karen Nemeth

  • The Role of English ​Teaching in ​Multilingual ​Contexts
    Alsu Gilmetdinova, Araceli Salas, Sarah Sahr, Aleyda Linares, Lyalya Salekhova

  • Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy: Bridging the Gap
    Anastasia Khawaja, Riah Werner

  • Diversifying TESOL: Working Towards Inclusivity
    Anastasia Khawaja, Riah Werner

  • Entrepreneurs/Intrapreneurs: ESP Practitioners Share Experiences & How They're Adjusting To Changing Times
    Tarana Patel

  • Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Reality for Language Teaching and Learning
    Abraham Reshad, Mohamed Alsaffar, Tien Mai, Andy Curtis, Dave Doan, Michelle Cowans, Thomas Becskehazy

  • Listening: The Often Neglected But Always Essential Integrated Skill
    Tamara Jones, Marnie Reed

  • Reading Research and Implications for L2 Reading Development
    Thomas Robb, William Grabe, Marlise Horst, Charles Browne, Fredricka Stoller, Lawrence Zwier, Alice Savage

  • The Impact of a Writing Intervention on ELL Vocabulary Development
    Stephanie Moody

  • Questions About Language Assessment? Resources and Strategies for Language Teachers
    Meg Malone, Megan Montee

  • What’s the Use of Usage-Based Linguistic Approaches for Language Teaching?
    Natalia Dolgova, Benjamin White, Andrea Tyler, Eric Friginal, Jack Hardy

  • Facilitating the Dialogue Between Teachers and Researchers
    Masatoshi Sato, Shawn Loewen, YouJin Kim

  • Essential Tools for Trauma Informed Practice in ESL
    Christina Yanuaria

  • Identifying, Referring and Servicing Dually Identified ELL/SpEd Students
    Lynda Idle, Fran Herbert

  • Creating International Partnerships to Foster Global Citizenship
    Diana Urrutia, Elizabeth Smith, Debra Suarez, Laura Baecher

  • Choosing and Using Onine Resources for Teaching Speaking and Listening
    Lucy Pickering

  • “Nonnative” English Speakers in TESOL: Current Issues and Future Prospects
    Ali Fuad Selvi, Bedrettin Yazan, Nathanael Rudolph

  • Tracking the Real-Time Processes of Multimodal Writing: A Task-Based Approach
    Jungmin Lim

  • Welcoming Refugee Newcomers: the Colorado Way