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National Geographic Learning TESOL 2014

SPEAKERS



Andrew Boon
Andrew Boon
Marianne Celce-Murcia
Marianne Celce-Murcia
JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall
JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall
Keith Folse
Keith Folse
Deborah Gordon
Deborah Gordon
John Hughes
John Hughes


 
Rob Jenkins
Rob Jenkins
Joan Kang Shin
Joan Kang Shin
Diane Larson-Freeman
Diane Larson-Freeman
Daphne Mackey
Daphne Mackey


Andrew Boon

Andrew Boon is an associate professor in the faculty of humanities at Tokyo Gakuen University, Tokyo. He has been teaching in Japan for over 16 years and is an Aston University PhD student. He has presented at numerous conferences and has published several articles on teacher development, motivation, and methodology. He is also co-author of Inspire; a three-level listening and speaking series, published by National Geographic Learning.

Saturday, March 28 | 10:20 am–10:40 am
National Geographic Learning, Booth 1103
Tips for Getting Learners Speaking In and Out of the Classroom
with National Geographic



Marianne Celce-Murcia

Marianne Celce-Murcia (Ph.D. in Linguistics, 1972) is Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics and TESL at the University of California, Los Angeles, where for 30 years she taught primarily graduate students preparing to be language teachers and researchers. Beyond her work at UCLA, she taught in and administered English language programs in Nigeria (l964-66), Egypt (Fall, 1980), Canada (Summer, 1983), and Armenia (2003-2007). She has lectured and led workshops all over the U.S. and in many other countries as well. In addition to her co-authorship (with Diane Larsen-Freeman) on the three editions of The Grammar Book, she is co-editor (with Donna Brinton and Ann Snow) of the 4th edition of Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (2014) and series co-editor (with Maggie Sokolik) of the five-volume, content-based Grammar Connection series (2008-2009), all with National Geographic Learning, who (as Heinle & Heinle) presented her with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. At UCLA, Marianne was honored for distinguished teaching both as a graduate student (l964) and as a professor (1976).

Friday, March 27 | 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Room 801B
Finding Grammar Fascinating: A New Edition of The Grammar
Book

(Diane Larsen-Freeman and Marianne Celce-Murcia)



Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has worked in all areas of ESL/EFL including teaching, curriculum and materials development, standards development, and teacher training.
She is a series editor of the young learner series Our World, recently awarded the HRH The Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award: Best Entry for Learners, and Explore Our World, as well as the very young learner series Welcome to Our World, all published by National Geographic Learning. In addition, her professional development text, Teaching Young Learners English (National Geographic Learning, 2013), co-authored with Dr. Joan Kang Shin, was awarded the Ben Warren-International House Trust Prize in 2013.

Thursday, March 26th | 3:00 pm–3:45 pm
Room 711
Our World—Keeping It Real
(Joan Kang Shin and JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall)



Dr. Keith Folse

Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida where he teaches in the MA, PhD, and undergraduate certificate programs. His teacher certification was initially in secondary language arts and French and he has taught from second grade to seventy-year-olds. Dr. Folse has taught ESL/EFL for more than thirty years in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, and Kuwait. In addition, he has taught French in the US and Spanish in Japan. At the University of Central Florida, he has won many teaching and research awards, including Graduate Professor of the Year (2005), as well as the TESOL organization's Teacher of the Year (2009) award.
Dr. Folse has always been interested in materials writing and his doctoral dissertation examined which types of vocabulary exercises might produce more vocabulary learning. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including six best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning. Dr. Folse is a frequent presenter at conferences worldwide, especially on topics related to best teaching practices for vocabulary and grammar for teacher education and training. He is particularly interested in the role of vocabulary and grammar in second language writing.

Thursday, March 26 | 1:35 pm–1:55 pm
National Geographic Learning, Booth 1103
Tips for Helping Students with Higher Level Writing

Friday, March 27 | 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
Room 801B
Boosting ELLs from Great Essays to Research Papers



Deborah Gordon

Deborah Gordon has been an ESL teacher, teacher trainer, program administrator, and materials writer and editor for over twenty five years. She has worked in ES/FL programs in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She has written or co-authored several textbooks, workbooks, teachers' books, online materials, assessment instruments, and companion websites. Deborah is a frequent presenter at TESOL and other professional conferences.

Friday, March 27 | 3:50 pm–4:10 pm
National Geographic Learning, Booth 1103
Tips for Teaching Multiword Vocabulary



John Hughes

John is a teacher, teacher trainer and a course book author, based near Oxford U.K. His book titles for National Geographic Learning include Practical Grammar, Aspire Intermediate, Success with BEC Vantage, and a six level general English course called Life. In addition, his book Spotlight on First has now been updated for the new 2015 exam specifications. John has also worked as an examiner for student exams (including FCE and BEC), and for teaching qualifications. In the summer he works for Oxford University on teacher methodology courses and he also works as an online tutor. He writes a blog on a range of different topics called www.elteachertrainer.com. John is a regular conference speaker and his sessions are well-known for including lots of practical ideas and classroom activities.

Friday, March 27 | 1:35 pm–1:55 pm
National Geographic Learning, Booth 1103
Tips for Teaching with Visual Literacy in Life



Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins is Professor of English as a Second Language at Santa Ana College, School of Continuing Education, in Southern California. He also serves as the professional development coordinator for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education. Rob received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Santa Ana College and was nominated for Orange County Teacher of the Year in 2010. He also received the Heinle Outstanding Achievement award in 2013. Rob has worked with CALPRO (California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project) for several years and is very involved with adult education issues in California. He is the co-author of the textbook series, Stand Out, now in its second edition and published by National Geographic Learning. In addition, he wrote the Lesson Planner for The Heinle Picture Dictionary, wrote an online course for Ed2Go, and was a writer and committee chair for the TESOL Publication, Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults (2008). He is series editor of the second edition of World English as well as one of the series editors for the new Grammar Explorer series. Both series are published by National Geographic Learning. His presentations include keynotes in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Mexico as well as many in the United States.

Thursday, March 26 | 10:30 am–11:15 am
Room 801A
World English, Second Edition Brings the World to the Classroom!

Friday, March 27 | 10:20 am–10:40 am
National Geographic Learning, Booth 1103
Tips for Teaching Dynamic Grammar Classes

Saturday, March 28 | 9:30 am–10:15 am
Room 715A
Grammar Explorer – Taking Grammar to Uncharted Territory
(Rob Jenkins and Daphne Mackey)

Saturday, March 28 | 11:40 am–12:00 pm
National Geographic Learning, Booth 1103
Tips for Teaching with Real Content in World English



Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is the Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs in the Education Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and specializes in the training and professional development of teachers of English to young learners. In her role she is responsible for administering professional development and teacher training programs that reach teachers in over 100 countries around the world.
She is a series editor of the young learner series Our World, recently awarded the HRH The Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award, and Explore Our World, as well as a series editor and author of the very young learner series Welcome to Our World, all published by National Geographic Learning. In addition, her professional development text, Teaching Young Learners English (National Geographic Learning, 2013) co-authored with Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall, was awarded the Ben Warren-International House Trust Prize in 2013.

Thursday, March 26th | 3:00 pm–3:45 pm
Room 711
Our World—Keeping It Real
(Joan Kang Shin and JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall)



Diane Larsen-Freeman

Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor of Education, Professor of Linguistics, and Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Distinguished Senior Faculty Fellow at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Dr. Larsen-Freeman has been a conference speaker in over 50 countries of the world and has published over 100 articles in her areas of interest. Her Thomson/Heinle books include The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher’s Course (2015; co-authored with Marianne Celce-Murcia), From Grammar to Grammaring (2003) and the fourth edition of Grammar Dimensions: Form, Meaning, and Use. From 1980-1985,
Dr. Larsen-Freeman was Editor of the journal Language Learning. In 1997,
Dr. Larsen-Freeman was inducted into the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, she was selected by ESL Magazine as one of “the ESL pioneers.” In 2000, she received the lifetime achievement award from Heinle & Heinle Publishers (now, National Geographic Learning).

Friday, March 27 | 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Room 801B
Finding Grammar Fascinating: A New Edition of The Grammar
Book

(Diane Larsen-Freeman and Marianne Celce-Murcia)



Daphne Mackey

Daphne Mackey is a veteran ESL professional, who has been in the field for over 35 years. She is the author of level 1 of National Geographic Learning's new exciting grammar series Grammar Explorer. She has written and co-written several ESL textbooks, including Contact USA, Grammar Plus, and Read This. For the past twenty-five years, Daphne has been working in the English Language Programs at the University of Washington as a program administrator and lecturer. She has also taught in the MBA program at Pacific Lutheran University and done training in business communication.

Thursday, March 26 | 10:20 am–10:40 am
National Geographic Learning, Booth 1103
Tips for Teaching Dynamic Grammar Classes

Saturday, March 28 | 9:30 am–10:15 am
Room 715A
Grammar Explorer—Taking Grammar to Uncharted Territory
(Daphne Mackey and Rob Jenkins)