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  • Monday, February 13, 2017 1:58 PM | Dawn Adamoli (Administrator)

    Delaware County Community College in partnership with Reading Area Community College invites you to save the date for the

    Second Annual ESL Best Practices Conference

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Delaware County Community College

    Please join us for a day of networking and exploring ways to support ESL students in Pennsylvania Community Colleges!

    Save the date_May16 (1).pdf

  • Monday, January 09, 2017 4:23 PM | Dawn Adamoli (Administrator)

    The Graduate Students of Language at Temple University (GSOLT) are hosting the 4th Annual Language, Linguistics, and Life Conference on April 15, 2017. They're accepting abstract for presentations from graduate and undergraduate students until February 15th

    Please read the attached document for further information.

    LLLCallforProposals2017 (2).pdf

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:49 PM | Dawn Adamoli (Administrator)

  • Friday, January 08, 2016 9:47 AM | PTE (Administrator)
    The Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is hosting the Sixth TESOL/Applied Linguistics/Foreign Languages (TALFL) 2016 Conference. The CFP deadline has been extended to January 17, 2016. Please see the conference website below for further information and a link for proposal submission.

  • Wednesday, December 09, 2015 8:13 AM | PTE (Administrator)


    3rd Annual Language, Linguistics and Life Conference at Temple University

    Language, Thought, and Reality in a Global Context

    Abstract submission deadline: Friday January 15th, 2016

    Conference date: Friday April 15th, 2016

    The Language, Linguistics and Life Conference is accepting abstract submissions for presentations in a campus­‐wide, graduate­‐student‐organized conference. Students from all disciplines are invited to submit research and/or work-­‐in-­‐progress to this interdisciplinary, student-­‐focused event. Current graduate students may submit proposals for 15-­‐minute presentations of papers and undergraduates are invited to submit proposals for poster sessions.

    For more information you may read the flyer here.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:19 PM | PTE (Administrator)

    Assessment literacy is a necessary skill for all instructors, but many still struggle with this in their own teaching. The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at the University of Arizona is pleased to offer a fully online course, Classroom Assessment for English Language Teachers, which will provide language teachers with the assessment literacy they need to effectively assess students.

    This 8-week course will focus on the development of teachers’ assessment literacy, which includes knowledge of key assessment principles as well as test-creation skills for the language classroom. Teachers will learn how to assess both receptive skills (reading, listening) and productive skills (speaking, writing) more effectively, while improving their assessment competence in dealing with the issues and challenges related to effective classroom assessment.

    This is an ideal course for: 1) individual teachers wishing to become more assessment literate and better able to assess their courses and students; and 2) for ESL/EFL programs interested in funding professional development to improve the assessment literacy of their teaching staff.

    Course Contents

    Classroom Assessment and Assessment Literacy, Fundamental Principles of Language Assessment, Assessing Writing, Assessing Speaking, Assessing Reading, Assessing Listening, Assessing Grammar & Vocabulary, Grading and Student Evaluation


    $640 (includes tuition, application and technology fees)

    Course Materials

    All materials will be available online.

    Course Dates

    October 15 to December 9, 2015  (Application deadline October 2, 2015)


    This course is open to practicing English language teachers in an ESL or EFL setting. (See website for further eligibility information.)


    This course is taught by Dr. Eddy WhiteAssessment Coordinator at CESL. He is a specialist in classroom-based assessment and has been presenting, publishing, and conducting teacher training in this area since 2006.

    Apply on line at

    or Contact: 
    Angel Steadman, Teacher Training Coordinator (520) 626-8449

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 1:50 PM | Dawn Adamoli (Administrator)

    I am writing to invite you to

    ·         submit a proposal for the MD-TESOL 2015 Fall Conference and

    ·         forward this announcement to others in your school or department who might also be interested. 


    The theme of the conference, which is to be held Oct. 17th in beautiful Chestertown, MD,  is “Beyond Borders:  Connecting Diverse Perspectives,” and the link is below:




    Proposals may focus on practice or research and may be either for presentations or workshops. The initial deadline for submission of proposals has been set as June 13th, but the deadline may be extended.  Please refer to the web site for updates.


    This promises to be a fabulous conference, so don’t miss the chance to share your work there!






    Karen Blinder

    Chair, MD-TESOL 2015 Fall Conference

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:13 PM | Dawn Adamoli (Administrator)

    Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

    When: August 3 to 5, 2015 (half day on the 5th!)children-214437_1280
    Who: K-12 ESL Teachers, General Education Teachers, Administrators.
    Fee: Early Bird Rate: $250
    Regular rate: $300,
    June 1 thru July 21
    Rates: Title I & Title III Eligible
    Discounts: $50 off your symposium fee for each session you serve as a panelist and/or a poster session presenter.
    Get involved and get a discount!
    Scholarships: PDE is offeringscholarships!
    Application details coming soon!
    Hours: 13 Act 48 hours
    One (1) Grad Credit available by request, through Immaculata University at a cost of $150
    New Lodging Location:
    Hilton Garden Inn Exton/West Chester, must reserve through CCIU
    Double occupancy: $55/night
    Single Occupancy: $110/night
    New This Year: Peer Panels and Mini-EdCamp
    You asked – we listened! Time to learn from your peers about strategies and techniques in the field of ESL that work. In these sessions, veteran ESL educators will share their knowledge and expertise about how best to support ELs. We need you to get involved in these participatory, teacher-driven sessions! Take the initiative to share what you know in these new types of sessions. Discounts available to participants who serve as Panelists or Poster Presenters.
    Same as last year: Keynotes and Breakout Sessions from expert presenters in the field of ESL. Stay tuned for details about our expert panel of presenters. Also, Poster Sessions are back, sign up today to present your poster at this year’s symposium!

    Click here for more information

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:10 PM | Dawn Adamoli (Administrator)

    May 27 @ 10:00 am  - 12:00 pm

    Participants will learn how the annual ACCESS for ELLs Assessment can be used to monitor the progress of ELLs English language proficiency to provide classroom instruction and reliable and valid data for decision making. Topics to be addressed during this session include the connection between the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and the ACCESS for ELLs test items, the relationship between raw, scale and proficiency scores, as well as determining individual student growth. This session will address growth and its programmatic and instructional implications.

    Objectives – participants will be able to:

    • Explore the connection between ACCESS for ELLs® and the ELPS
    • Investigate the ACCESS for ELLs® Score reports, including composite, scale and proficiency level scores
    • Identify and discuss the use and implications of each score report: teacher, parent/guardian, student roster, school and district frequency
    • Understand individual student growth as it applies to ACCESS for ELLs scores
    • Target instruction for individual students based on ACCESS for ELLs scores


    • ACCESS for ELLS® test facilitators and administrators
    • ESL coordinators


    Linda Long
    ESL/Bilingual Education Advisor
    Division of Curriculum
    Pennsylvania Department of Education

    Tami Shaffer
    Education Administration Associate
    Division of Curriculum
    Pennsylvania Department of Education

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