TESL London Annual Conference

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MASTERING MATERIALS: Using, Re-using, Creating and Discussing Materials in Adult English Language Classrooms


TESL LONDON CONFERENCE 2018

Plenary Speaker: Kelly Morrissey

Cover Less, Uncover More: the Transformative Power of Slowing Down

Do you agree that our learners’ progress is best measured by how much they retain rather than by how many pages they turn? Are you at a loss for how to implement recursive teaching that leads to increased student confidence, engagement, and a sense of control over the language? Do you appreciate classroom practice that is backed up by cognitive science?

 In this presentation, you will learn low-prep ways to easily incorporate activities that guide students back into previously studied material in order to foster deeper processing and retention of language. You will have an opportunity to explore a variety of free worksheets and graphic organizers that can be used with any written or audio text. An overview of the supporting research will be provided.

 
About the Presenter:

Kelly Morrissey has been teaching settlement English for the past eight years and has experience teaching LINC levels one through six, pronunciation, a multilevel class for seniors, and literacy levels from FL to CLB 2L. She holds a B.A. in Spanish with minor in linguistics and obtained her OCELT from the CCLCS in 2009. Kelly is driven by a passion for excellence. Over the years, Kelly has presented for Bow Valley College’s ESL Literacy Network, TESL Windsor, and will be presenting for ATESL in April of this year. With Dr. John Sivell, Kelly has co-presented for the TESL Ontario annual conference, for TESL Windsor, and on Tutela. She is an enthusiastic member of an online PLN and enjoys interacting with them through every social media platform—from Instagram and her JOY of ESL Facebook page to #LINCchat on Twitter and her own weekly blog posts.

 

Mastering Materials

 Materials play a large part in our teaching practices.  As educators, we are often confounded by the sheer amount of material available in some areas, and distressed to find relatively nothing in a different area.  This year, TESL London shines the spotlight on useful, relevant, interactive and engaging materials and resources for our audience of learners in our Spring Conference, 2018, to be held at Huron College in London Ontario on May 5, 2018.

 Come together with TESL London to discuss ideas, tools, and best practices related to materials in Adult English Language Learning classrooms.  Do you have your own materials that you have created and that you would like to share?  Do you have a favourite resource or material that you would like to highlight with our members?  Do you use technology to create material for your classroom?  


Our Conference will be held at Huron College (NEW LOCATION) on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 

Participants will receive 5 hours of TESL Ontario approved professional development credit (lunch and plenary included).




                                 

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FROM SESSIONS WITH SPOTS STILL REMAINING

AT THIS POINT, THE "SOUNDTRAP" SESSION IS FULL.  I KNOW.  THAT REALLY
BITES.  BUT THERE ARE MANY OTHER EXCITING SESSIONS YOU CAN ATTEND.
HAVE A LOOK THROUGH THE PROGRAM...

2018 Conference Program>> CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM

Register at the door for $50 (Members or Non-Members)
Workshops subject to availability.




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Publishers/Exhibitors for 2018


       

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Rita Leithead

Pearson ELT

(800) 263-3678

www.pearsonelt.ca

rita.leithead@erpi.com

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Jim Barron

Oxford University Press

(877) 503-5739

www.oupcanada.com

The Champion for Life™



Asim Hussain

asimtechnology@gmail.com  





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Tom Sepp

Nelson Education Ltd.

 

 Proposals have been selected based on:

  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic and interest for the participants

  • Evidence of a theoretical framework and links to previous research

  • Organization and clarity

  • Indications that the presentation will encourage discussion

Also, if you have suggestions for conference sessions or specific presenters, please email us.