PRLog - Aug. 25, 2011 - AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin, Texas (FPRC) August 22, 2011 -- Professionals in the teaching and ESL fields will be excited to know about an up-coming TESOL conference in Texas this Fall. TexTESOL III (Texas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Region III) will host the 2011 State Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin Texas. A preconference will be held October 27. The main conference will take place October 28-29.
The preconference will have exciting and innovating sessions for teaching strategies. Morning sessions are “Teaching and Learning ESOL with Technology Mini-Projects”
Invited speakers for the main conference include Mary Gordon Spence, Dr. Elaine K. Horwitz, and John Segota. Mary Gordon Spence is an educator, speaker, writer, commentator, and coach. Dr. Elaine K. Horwitz is the director of the Language Education Program at the University of Texas in Austin. John Segota is the TESOL Director of Advocacy and Professional Relations.
Proposals are currently being reviewed for the presentation of papers, demonstrations, workshops, and colloquiums on current issues in teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). There will be an awards luncheon with a guest speaker on Saturday, October 29, to honor TESOL members of the year from each region.
TESOL is a global association for English language teaching professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. TESOL encompasses a network of approximately 52,000 educators worldwide, consisting of more than 12,000 individual members and an additional 40,000 educators within the 100 plus TESOL affiliate associations. Representing a multifaceted academic discipline and profession, TESOL offers members serial publications, books, and electronic resources on current issues, ideas, and opportunities in the field of English language teaching. TexTESOL III has been an official affiliate of TESOL in Central Texas for over 32 years and provides professional support to those in the field on a regional level.