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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Saturday, October 23

10:30am PDT

World-Building and Storytelling: Collaborative Creative Writing in the ESL Classroom
Creative writing activities can help ELLs develop voice, style, and linguistic flexibility. Incorporating collaborative creative writing tasks into lessons can also motivate students, spark their interest in writing, and offer opportunities for exercising metacognitive and problem-solving skills. This workshop-style presentation will walk teachers through creative writing exercises in world-building, character creation, and story development, demonstrating structured activities that will empower students creatively and engage their sense of play as they develop their writing skills together.


Audra Lord

Academic Director, ALPS Language School
Audra Lord is a teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) based in Seattle, Washington. She holds a Master of Arts in Linguistics-TESOL and a TESL Certificate from Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan). Audra has taught English in Wellington, New Zealand, Ayutthaya... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Olympic Penninsula

11:30am PDT

CANCELED SESSION - Put CLASS back in Classroom with Grace and a PLAN! (link deactivated)
Applicable, effective, enforceable classroom management strategies for immediate use! Leave excited, empowered, energized! Have a plan for handling Classroom Management. Maximize student learning. Increase time in daily lessons and teaching by decreasing discipline problems. Restore the CLASS in your Classroom and alleviate up to 70% of classroom discipline problems.

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Jennifer Awesome

North Kitsap School District

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Examining ESL/EFL Teachers’ Attitudes and Perspectives towards World Englishes
This study examines the attitudes and perspectives of Filipino and Chinese ESL/EFL teachers on World Englishes through focus group discussions, open-ended questionnaires, and interviews. The results will help in identifying the gaps in language teaching, providing suggestions on inclusivity and asserting legitimacy of non-native English teachers as speakers of English.

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Alexander Tang

PhD Student, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Alexander Fukin Tang is a doctoral student of Chinese Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. His research interests include but are not limited to: the use of L1 in the second language classroom, sociolinguistics, and L2 identity development,. He is currently researching... Read More →

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

Effective Affective for Remote Learning Success
The session introduces an innovative perspective on how to integrate the affective with the cognitive domain in remote instruction. Educators can promote students’ engagement/retention in remote learning by embedding self-regulation and resilience-building skills in the curriculum.. Attendees will contribute expertise, practice skills learned in the session, and engage in self-reflection.

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Mihaela Cosma, Ed.S

Professor, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Mihaela Cosma, Ed.S, is a visionary educator engaging adults in transformative learning towards the full expression of the human potential. She has 20+ years of experience in college BEdA – curriculum&instruction, and developing&managing programs. As a certified resilience/self-regulation... Read More →

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