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.  
Exploring TESOL Career Paths [clear filter]
Saturday, October 23

10:30am PDT

The Power of Podcasting: How To Launch an ELT Podcast
This presentation shares a streamlined process around the creation of an ELT podcast, from concept inception to launch. Presenters will share challenges that may arise in the process, and practices for mediation. Session participants will leave with succinct strategies for creating their own digital learning community.

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Anna Ciriani-Dean

Co-Creator, The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast
Anna Ciriani-Dean is co-creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast, a podcast for reflective practice for teachers of English around the world, and program manager at Jump on Languages, a Seattle-based company which offers a variety of in-person and online language-learning programs... Read More →
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Shelynn Riel

Co-creator, The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast
Shélynn is the Co-Creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast, a podcast for reflective practice for teachers of English around the world, and a Professional Development Consultant and Facilitator for i-Earn (International Education and Resource Network) USA. She also teaches Intercultural... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15pm PDT
Columbia Basin

11:30am PDT

Interested in Publishing or Peer Reviewing with WAESOL Educator?
WAESOL Educator is the online publication of WAESOL. Participants will learn the process of manuscript submission and of the opportunity to become a peer reviewer. We encourage new and potential writers to attend. Join us to see how you can move forward in your development as a professional.


Heidi Doolittle

Senior Lecturer, Gonzaga University
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David Martin

Professor, Washington State University
David Martin has been teaching for 21 years with about 15 in the ESL realm. He is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the English department at WSU, focusing on developmental and first-year composition. His research interests include ESL teacher identity trajectories, identities... Read More →
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Martha Savage

2021 Past President, WAESOL
Mary Martha Savage’s classroom experience spans k-12, adult/immigrant, IEP and MTSL graduate coursework. She is a frequent workshop presenter because…"I enjoy hearing the lived experience of others as we explore how to teach in more effective ways." She retired in June 2020 from... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Cascades Range

11:30am PDT

The World is Your Classroom: Teach with English Language Programs
Learn how you can make a difference globally through in-person and virtual teaching projects designed by U.S. Embassies for experienced U.S. TESOL professionals. English Language Fellows, Specialists, and Virtual Educators provide English language instruction, conduct teacher training, and develop resources. Join us to hear from program staff and alumni.

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English Language Programs, U.S. Department of State

English Language Programs, U.S. Department of State
The English Language Programs is the premier opportunity for TESOL professionals to impact the way English is taught abroad. By completing projects designed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 countries, English Language Fellows, Specialists, and Virtual Educators work closely with... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Salish Sea

2:30pm PDT

OET - The Newest English Test to be Accepted in Washington
OET [Occupational English Test] has recently been accepted in Washington as a means for foreign-trained nurses to prove their English fluency as part of their registration process. In this session, you will learn the basics of the test and how it could be an exciting new teaching opportunity for you.

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Rebecca Bush

Teaching and Learning Manager, OET [Occupational English Test]
Are you interested in learning more about teaching English to Doctors and Nurses hoping to work in the US and specifically in Washington State? I'd love to tell you more about the Occupational English Test (OET) which has recently been recognised by the Washington State Nursing Care... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Columbia Basin
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