2016 I-TESOL Conference

We invite all ITESOL members to consider submitting proposals for this year’s conference.  The deadline for proposals is August 15th. Proposals can be submitted in the categories of a 20 minute teaching tip, a 45 minute presentation, a 60 minute poster session, or a 90 minute workshop.  Proposals can be submitted using the link provided below.

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“Teaching and Learning Languages in Online Environments”

Brigham Young University’s English Language Center,  Provo, UT
October 7-8, 2016

 

Guest Plenary Speaker: Dr. Andy Curtis

andy curtisAs an expert in the field of Intercultural Communications, Dr. Andy Curtis has worked with teachers and learners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, North, South and Central America, and he has published articles in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, TESL-EJ and System, as well as several books and book chapters.  Professor Andy Curtis began his professional life as a Medical Science Officer in Clinical Biochemistry, working at hospitals in English, but after gaining his first qualification in TESOL, in 1989, he decided to leave medical science and pursue his real passions — languages, teaching and learning.  After some initial teacher training, he went on to complete a teaching degree (BEd.) at Sunderland University in English, then a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics with English Language Teaching, and  PhD in International Education at the University of York in England.  From 2007 to 2011, Andy Curtis was the Director of the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at CUHK. Prior to these appointments, from 2002 to 2006, he was first the Director and then the Executive Director of the School of English at Queen’s University in Canada, and from 2001 to 2002, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Language Teacher Education at the School for International Training, Vermont, USA.  He currently teaches at Anaheim University and served as a past president of TESOL International.

 

Registration

Registration for the conference will also open soon, and the registration fee will also include the cost of membership in ITESOL.

Dinner on October 7th will also be provided as part of the conference; however, registration should be completed by September 15th to include dinner.  If you register in person, we cannot guarantee that we can provide you with dinner on the 7th.

Lodging

While we do not have a conference sponsored hotel, hotels within walking distance of the conference include the Courtyard Provo, and the SpringHill Suites Provo.  Less expensive options include the Provo Super 8 and Days Inn Provo.