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.  
Columbia Basin [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

Critical Reading Strategies in the ESL Classroom
This critical qualitative research study explores the possibility of applying principles and practices of critical literacy to the teaching of ESL reading texts and offers ESL educators a variety of effective strategies to promote ESL students’ critical engagement with their texts, specifically to help them disrupt the commonplace.


Jihyun Nam

Adjunct ESL Instructor, Shoreline Community College
Jihyun Nam is an associate faculty member of the ESL program at Shoreline Community College (SCC). He received an M.A. degree in TESOL & Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. degree in Language Education at Indiana University at Bloomington. Prior to arriving at SCC, he taught pre-service... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Columbia Basin

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

3:30pm PDT

An Asset-Based Approach to an Inclusive Newcomer Program
This interactive K-8 Newcomer session presents a template for a Newcomer program. Learn about key elements of a Newcomer program, have discussions on instruction and assessment, develop recommendations for a Newcomer program for older students, and develop a check list of elements for a Newcomer instructional program.

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Jesús Cervantes

Director Biliteracy and ELD, Benchmark Education Company
Hello, my name is Jesús Cervantes. I work for Benchmark Education as National Director of Biliteracy and ELD. My areas of expertise are lLanguage Acquistion, Biliteracy, Dual Language Education, English Language Learners, and Instruction for English Learners and Spanish Learners.Please... Read More →
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Shauna Williams

National Literacy Consultant, Benchmark Education Company
I am passionate about technology and how I am constantly challenged to keep up with all of the changes. I'm always learning!

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