Schedule Overview

Schedule Overview

9:00 – 9:50am

“Coffee Hour”: Structured networking, Exhibitor visits, Technical support

10:00 – 10:50am

Live Sessions 1

11:00 – 11:50pm

Live Sessions 2

12:15 – 1:15

Keynote: Dr. Suhanthie Motha

1:30 – 2:20pm

Live Sessions 3

2:30 – 3:20pm

Live Sessions 4

3:30 – 4:00pm

Closing Ceremony

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Suhanthie Motha, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Keynote

  • Dr. J.M. Paiz, Teaching Assistant Professor of EAP, The George Washington University, Navigating Sexual Diversity in ELT Contexts: Recommendations and Negotiations

  • Shannon Felt, TEFL Horizons, "Teflpreneurship": Building a Successful Online ESL Business or Side Hustle

  • Dr. Robin Barr, Linguist-in-Residence, American University, The Invisible Student:  Identifying and Accommodating the Low-Literacy Learner

Accepted Sessions

Note: Sessions are subject to change based on presenter availability. The confirmed schedule will be posted September 27, 2021.

  • Building Learner Competence through Inclusive Discussions, Krisztina Domjan

  • Using Jamboard with Literacy and Beginning Level Adult English Language Learners, Darlene Fahrenkrug

  • Examining ESL/EFL Teachers’ Attitudes and Perspectives towards World Englishes, Alexander Fukin Tang, Carine Iries M. Suacillo, Erdie Dominic R. Mabunga

  • Sustained-Silent Reading (SSR) for Adult Learners: Dedicate Time for this Beneficial Strategy, Melissa Hauke

  • Equity Strategies for Collaboratively Teaching Multilingual Learners, Andrea M Honigsfeld

  • Impact of English Only Instruction on English Proficiency of ELs, Yeukai Imeh

  • Three steps toward an asset-based approach to language teaching, Julie Lake & Heather Weger

  • Preparing International Students for Expectations of Academic Integrity at US Universities, Sigrun Lucas & Donette Brantner-Artenie

  • Jump-Start Your Online Teaching with SOFLA®: The Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach, Helaine Marshall

  • Achievement Gap or Cultural Dissonance? Reframing the Conversation about SLIFE: The Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm, Helaine Marshall

  • Sustaining Dialogues: (Re)shaping ELT Materials in a Global World, Heather Mehrtens

  • Just Google It: Critically Using Google Ngram Viewer for Language Learning, Heather Mehrtens

  • Foster Autonomy, Analytical Skills, and Agency Through Reading and Writing Circles, Nancy Overman

  • Integrating Translanguaging Pedagogy Into Our Teaching Practice!, Kathleen Ann Ramos & Jessica ShirleySelf-Assessment to Capture Life-Wide Outcomes in Adult ESOL, Rob Sheppard

  • Using Gifted and Talented Methodologies to Enhance ESOL Instruction, Erin Vanacore

  • “I cannot even spell paleontology, let alone understand ": Broadening adult multilingual visitors’ access to museums, Xinxin Wang


Part of our modified content this year also includes pre-recorded sessions. These sessions will be made available on our learning management system to registered individuals.

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