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.  

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Technology [clear filter]
Saturday, October 23

10:30am PDT

This presentation focuses on easy-to-use technology for designing materials. Teaching online inspired innovative techniques to digitize worksheets, presentations, and collaborative activities. Simultaneously, the hash tag #teachertechtips became popular. This presentation highlights the best tech tips and examples of how to use them in language classes online and in person.

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Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Instructor, Mukogawa US Campus/SCC/Gonzaga
Margaret (Maggie) Diehl is an ESL instructor in the Spokane area. She teaches at Mukogawa Women’s University, Spokane Community College, and Gonzaga University. Juggling adjunct work can be difficult, but the varied experiences and contexts have given many opportunities for her... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Omak River

11:30am PDT

The Role of ESL Games in Active Critical Language Learning
As language learning involves ongoing productive practice, it requires active knowledge construction rather than passive knowledge transmission. The mechanical learning approaches to language acquisition have failed the communicative needs of the contemporary communication. This study aims to address how games could positively enhance active critical language learning among ESL/EFL learners.

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Sam Yousefifard

Instructional Technology Designer, University of British Columbia
Sam is an Instructional Technology Designer at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He holds a master’s degree in Media and Technology Studies Education from UBC and a significant number of certificates from Harvard, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California-San Diego, Illinois... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Mt. Spokane

3:30pm PDT

Re-humanizing the Online Class: Designing for Community and Identity Development
Creating an online class in which ESOL students are able to develop deep connections to the language and one another can be challenging. This report discusses recent research from a variety of disciplines and provides practical tips for combining visual and curricular design to create a dynamic, welcoming online environment.

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Angel Steadman

Tenure-Track Faculty, ELCAP, Highline College

Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
The Palouse
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