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National Geographic Learning TESOL 2016

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James Morgan
James Morgan
Nancy Douglas
Nancy Douglas
Anne Burns
Anne Burns
Donald Freeman
Donald Freeman
Anne Katz
Anne Katz
Keith Folse
Keith Folse


Rob Jenkins
Rob Jenkins
Staci Johnson
Staci Johnson
Sandra Elbaum
Sandra Elbaum
Linda Grant
Linda Grant
Samuela Eckstut-Didier
Samuela Eckstut-Didier


James Morgan

James Morgan is the co-author of Cengage's best-selling series World Link. He has taught English in Japan and worked as an in-house development editor for a major ELT publisher. Since 1998, he has been a freelance writer and editor of English language learning materials, specializing in grammar and video. He believes the way to unlock each student's potential is through materials that are current, engaging, and meaningful. When he is not working at his computer, he enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures.

Wednesday, April 6 | 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Tubman Room
World Link, Third Edition Builds Fluency for the 21st Century!



Nancy Douglas

Nancy Douglas is a teacher, materials writer, and editor who has been in ELT for over twenty years. She has extensive experience working with students from around the world and has co-authored several courses, including the best-selling series World Link and Reading Explorer. She has also edited print and Web-based materials for English language learners as well as professional development courses for teachers.

Wednesday, April 6 | 9:30 am-10:15 am
Tubman Room
World Link, Third Edition Builds Fluency for the 21st Century!



Anne Burns

Anne Burns is Professor of TESOL in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is also an Emeritus Professor in Language Education at Aston University, Birmingham, Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is known internationally for her work in action research, the teaching of speaking, and teacher education, having published over 15 books on these topics. She is an Academic Adviser to the Applied Linguistics Series published by Oxford University Press, and a Senior Consultant to Cengage/National Geographic Learning. She also serves as an Executive Board member of the International Applied Linguistics Association (AILA) and is a member of the British Council English Language Advisory Group (ELAG).

Thursday, April 7 | 9:30 am-10:15 am
Key 11 Room
Developing Teachers' Use of English in the Classroom



Donald Freeman

Donald Freeman is a professor at the School of Education, University of Michigan, where his work focuses on designing and documenting new approaches to large-scale improvements in language teaching that support the work of classroom language teachers. For 25 years, he was on the graduate faculty at the School for International Training, where he chaired the Department of Language Teacher Education, and founded and directed the Center for Teacher Education, Training, and Research. He is author of several books on language teacher education, most recently Educating Second Language Teachers: The 'same things done differently' (forthcoming, OUP). He is senior consulting adviser on ELTeach, an on-line professional development program, and editor of the professional development series, TeacherSource. Freeman has been president of TESOL, and a member of the International Advisory Council for Cambridge English.

Thursday, April 7 | 9:30 am-10:15 am
Key 11 Room
Developing Teachers' Use of English in the Classroom



Anne Katz

Anne Katz has worked for over thirty years in second language education with a focus on assessment, curriculum design, and standards development. Her publications have centered on classroom uses for assessment, the development of academic English, the application of standards, and effective classroom practices for English language learners. Her most recent research has explored the relationship between English language proficiency and student performances on achievement tests in English. As a teacher educator, she promotes linkages between research and school contexts to support active and collaborative professional development. Dr. Katz teaches courses in learner assessment for The New School's MATESOL program.

Thursday, April 7 | 9:30 am-10:15 am
Key 11 Room
Developing Teachers' Use of English in the Classroom



Keith Folse

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 five 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, April 7 | 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Room 341
Boosting ELLs from Great Essays to Research Papers

Friday, April 8 | 1:00 pm-1:45 pm
Key 11 Room
Vocabulary: The Fastest Way to Go Further in Foreign Language



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 was recently awarded the prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award, the highest honor bestowed by colleagues upon a Santa Ana College faculty member and was nominated for Orange County Teacher of the Year. 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 third 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). His presentations include keynotes in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Guadalajara as well as many in the United States. Rob's interests include topics related to learner-centered instruction and professional development and in 2009 was a presenter for the TESOL Summer Academy.

Thursday, April 7 | 3:00 pm-3:45 pm
Key 11 Room
Stand Out: Standards-Based English to Achieve Success in Life,
College, and Career


Friday, April 8 | 2:00 pm-2:45 pm
Room 315
Grammar Explorer: Preparing Students for Real Language Use



Staci Johnson

Staci Johnson has taught all levels of adult ESL, including credit, noncredit, and workplace English. She holds an MA in Linguistics with a Teaching ESL Certificate, which is supported by more than 10 years in the English language classroom. She is an author for Stand Out, and a series editor for Grammar Explorer, which are both published by National Geographic Learning.

Thursday, April 7 | 3:00 pm-3:45 pm
Key 11 Room
Stand Out: Standards-Based English to Achieve Success in Life,
College, and Career



Sandra Elbaum

Sandra Elbaum taught ESL for 36 years in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the former Soviet Union. She taught ESL in elementary school, high school, and college. She is the author of the popular four-part series, Grammar in Context, now in its sixth edition. She gives teacher workshops on campuses and at conferences throughout the U.S.

Thursday, April 7 | 5:00 pm-5:45 pm
Key 11 Room
Motivating Students to Learn Grammar in the Context of
Narrative



Linda Grant

Linda Grant has pursued her interest in first and second language pronunciation for over forty years. She has taught ESL students at Georgia Tech, international teaching assistants at Emory University, and graduate students in applied linguistics at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her special interests are applying pronunciation research to practice and integrating pronunciation into the oral communication curriculum. She is the author of two pronunciation texts, Well Said and Well Said Intro (National Geographic Learning) and the editor of the teacher resource volume Pronunciation Myths (University of Michigan Press).

Friday, April 8 | 9:30 am-10:15 am
Key 11 Room
Well Said: Applying the Latest Research to the
Pronunciation Class



Samuela Eckstut-Didier

Samuela Eckstut-Didier is a Senior Lecturer at Boston University's Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) and author of several grammar and reading textbooks. Her most recent publication is Grammar Explorer 3, published by National Geographic Learning. Other titles include Strategic Reading, Center Stage and Focus on Grammar Workbooks 1 and 2. Before coming to CELOP, Ms. Eckstut taught for 11 years in Athens, Greece, and also in the UK. During her time abroad, she was a Fulbright Teacher Trainer in the Veneto-Friuli region of Italy. She holds a BA in African-Islamic Studies from Barnard College, an MA in African history from Columbia University, and an M.Ed in TESOL from Teachers College, all in New York City. She also holds a Royal Society of Arts Certificate in TEFL from the British Council in Athens, Greece.

Friday, April 8 | 2:00 pm-2:45 pm
Room 315
Grammar Explorer: Preparing Students for Real Language Use