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K-State Today

March 27, 2013



English language program faculty present at TESOL conference

By Christina Kitson

Several English language program faculty presented and served on panels at the TESOL International Association Convention, March 20-23, in Dallas. Speakers and their presentations included:

  • "Creating a Dynamic Interactive Electronic Newsletter for Alumni," poster presentation by Leena Chakrabarti and Jenell Williams.
  • “Combining Common, Easy to Use Software to Teach a Multiple Aspect Process,” Electronic Village presentation by Max Stinnett.   
  • “Teaching International Teachers to Use Technology Using Free Web Tools” session by Christina Kitson, Jenell Williams and Max Stinnett.
  • “Bridging the Disciplinary Divide in Teaching Composition to Multilingual Students” session by Linda Henriksen of K-State and Elena Lawrick of Reading Area Community College. 
  • “Issues, Principles and Practice in the Improvement of Productive Skills;
    Oral production: Evaluating Progress and Assessing Proficiency” academic session by Abby Franchitti of K-State, and faculty from Chicago State University, the University of Kansas, Carnegie Mello University and the University of Southern California.
  • "Initiatives to Promote Student Success at University-Based IEPs," panel presentation by Leena Chakrabarti, Ellen Conroy and Laura Phillips-Zee.  The expert panel consisted of faculty from Kansas State University, Texas Christian University, University of Kansas and University of North Texas.
  • Abby Franchitti was also named assistant chair of the Higher Education Interest Section for a second term and awarded a certificate of appreciation for service in the first term. 

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