WAESOL, the Washington state affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), is a professional, non-profit organization whose purposes are to:
  • Promote scholarship
  • Disseminate information related to ESOL
  • Strengthen instruction, teacher training, and research in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021; Online
Visit waesol.org for membership, conference information, and to learn more about WAESOL.

Recordings will be posted by November 1st.

Clock hours will be available for both the live conference and the recorded sessions. Please note: Clock hours can only be earned once for a particular session either during the live conference or as a recording.  

Featured Speakers

avatar for Suhanthie Motha

Suhanthie Motha

University of Washington
Associate Professor
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance, DSHS
WA State Refugee Coordinator


avatar for William Acton

William Acton

Trinity Western University
Director, MATESOL
avatar for Nizar Ali

Nizar Ali

Renton Technical College
ELA Instructor
avatar for Nouf Alkhidhr

Nouf Alkhidhr

Alif institute
Professor of Arabic & English
avatar for Jennifer Awesome

Jennifer Awesome

North Kitsap School District
avatar for Monea Beene

Monea Beene

MRB Educational Consulting
avatar for Azzeddine Bencherab

Azzeddine Bencherab

Universite Stambouli Mustapha, Mascara 29000
avatar for Rebecca Bush

Rebecca Bush

OET [Occupational English Test]
Teaching and Learning Manager
avatar for Jesús Cervantes

Jesús Cervantes

Benchmark Education Company
Director Biliteracy and ELD
avatar for Anna Ciriani-Dean

Anna Ciriani-Dean

The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast
avatar for Monica Conners

Monica Conners

University of Victoria
MA Candidate
avatar for Mihaela Cosma, Ed.S

Mihaela Cosma, Ed.S

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Jonas Cox

Gonzaga University
avatar for LaVona Reeves, Ph. D.

LaVona Reeves, Ph. D.

Eastern Washington University
Professor of English
avatar for Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Mukogawa US Campus/SCC/Gonzaga

Heidi Doolittle

Gonzaga University
Senior Lecturer
avatar for Carrie McDermott Goldman

Carrie McDermott Goldman

Molloy College
Associate Professor & Coordinator of Graduate TESOL/ Bilingual...
avatar for Jovilin Grunewald

Jovilin Grunewald

Oak Harbor SD
ELL Teacher
avatar for Naomi Hagen

Naomi Hagen

2021 President
avatar for Andrea Honigsfeld

Andrea Honigsfeld

Molloy College
avatar for Ana Kear

Ana Kear

Auburn School District
Dean of Academics
avatar for Terry Knudsen

Terry Knudsen

Instructor of English

Jessica Koshi-Lum

Renton Technical College
Associate Dean of the Library
avatar for Rachel Kurz

Rachel Kurz

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Youth and Education Program Manager
avatar for Annette Lind

Annette Lind

Washington State Educator

Audra Lord

ALPS Language School
Academic Director
avatar for David Martin

David Martin

Washington State University
avatar for Akira Nakagawa

Akira Nakagawa

Osaka University of Commerce

Jihyun Nam

Shoreline Community College
Adjunct ESL Instructor
avatar for Jackie Otting

Jackie Otting

Kooapps, Inc; University of Washington
Consultant, Graduate Student

Jill Pagels

Sam Houston State University

Michèle Pointel

Gonzaga University
Graduate Student
avatar for Evelyn Recinos

Evelyn Recinos

Schuyler Community Schools
ELL / Bilingual Teacher

Becky Rempe

Barton English Language School
avatar for Shelynn Riel

Shelynn Riel

The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast
avatar for Luz Roth

Luz Roth

Global Vida
Co -Founder
avatar for Martha Savage

Martha Savage

2021 Past President
avatar for Andrew Shannon

Andrew Shannon

English Language Programs, U.S Department of State
avatar for Angel Steadman

Angel Steadman

Highline College
Tenure-Track Faculty, ELCAP
avatar for Alexander Fukin Tang

Alexander Fukin Tang

Seattle Central College
Adjunct Faculty
avatar for Shauna Williams

Shauna Williams

Benchmark Education Company
National Literacy Consultant
avatar for Sam Yousefifard

Sam Yousefifard

University of British Columbia
Instructional Technology Designer