2011 ITESOL Conference

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update:  Hotel information is now available here.

Assessing English Language Learners

Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville, Utah, October 21-22, 2011

CONFERENCE SPEAKER – Dr. Lyle F. Bachman—University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Bachman’s interests in language assessment, language acquisition, ESL/EFL and international programs stem from his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching high school English in the Philippines. His international experience also includes six years in Thailand as a Project Specialist for The Ford Foundation, where he directed intensive English programs, conducted research in the assessment of language proficiency, language aptitude and attitudes, directed a project for developing an individualized elementary school EFL curriculum, and served as a consultant to government agencies and institutions on language testing and language program development. He also spent three years at Tehran University in Iran developing an ESP reading curriculum, and two years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong developing an English language enhancement program. He has been a faculty member at the University of Hawaii, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professor Bachman is a Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and of the International Language Testing Association.  He was the first winner of the TESOL/Newbury House Award for Outstanding Research, has twice won the Modern Language Association of America’s Kenneth Mildenberger Award for outstanding research publication, was selected as one of 30 American “ESL Pioneers” by ESL Magazine in 1999, and in 2004 was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Language Testing Association.  He has served on several committees of the National Research Council, and is currently a member of the Board on Testing and Assessment, a standing board of the National Academies of Science.  He has conducted numerous research projects in the areas of language assessment, program design and evaluation, and language acquisition, as well as practitioner training workshops in language assessment, both at North American institutions and at institutions abroad. He serves as a consultant in language assessment and language program design, evaluation and research to government agencies and institutions in Hong Kong, Korea, the United States, and the United Kingdom.  His current professional interests are split about equally among research, teaching, program development, and training practitioners.

Professor Bachman will be giving the keynote address on Friday evening and the plenary address on Saturday morning.  His keynote address will focus on the state of the art in language assessment.  On Saturday his address will focus on classroom-based assessment.

For more information about the Fall 2011 Conference, email brent.green@slcc.edu

To submit a presentation proposal, click here. Friday, September 9th, 2011 is the deadline.

Hotel Information

We are pleased to offer SLCC a special rate of $75 for the ITESOL conference in October 2011.  Please follow the directions below to make your reservation at the special rate:


  1. Call 801-736-2000 or 1-800-662 2525 
  2. Ask for a room at the SLCC rate
  3. Provide your information, including a credit card number to guarantee the room
  4. Make note of your confirmation number and bring it with you when you check in


A little about our hotel…

  • Newly remodeled July 2011
  • Conveniently located off I-215 at 3500 South
  • Complimentary shuttle within a five mile radius and to and from the airport.
  • All guests receive a free breakfast buffet each morning from         6AM-9AM (7AM-10AM weekends)
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Nearby several restaurants, clubs, shopping and entertainment
  • 24-hour convenience store in the lobby
  • Free high speed wireless internet access & use of lobby computers


Crystal Inn Hotel
2254 West City Center Court
West Valley City, UT 84119
801-736-2000 or 1-800-662-2525

Parking Information

ITESOL attendees will use the “Visitor Lot” north of the Student Center (see map below) on both Friday and Saturday. If you leave the conference before 5:00 pm on Friday, you will need to go to the ITESOL registration desk and get a validation to cover the cost of parking. Be sure to save your parking stub when you enter the lot. If you remain until after 5:00 pm on Friday, the exit gate will be open when you leave and you will not need to pay. The Visitor Lot entrance and exit gates will remain open all day on Saturday.


Driving Directions

Taylorsville, Redwood Campus
4600 S. Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
(801) 957-4111

Driving Directions
From I-15 take the 4500 South exit
Go west on 4500 South
Turn north on Redwood Road
Turn west into campus at Bruin Blvd (4450 South)
Visitor Lot is the third entrance on your left.

From I-215 take the 4700 South exit
Go east on 4700 South
Turn north on 2200 West
Turn east on 4460 South
Once you enter campus turn north on Bruin Blvd
Entrance to the Visitor Lot is the halfway down Bruin Blvd on the right.

Campus map link


Click here to download the program.