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.  
Omak River [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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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

Custom Storytelling
Can we teach a language through a personal story? _x000D_
Storying is a term defined as constructing stories in the mind and aims to making meaning. In that sense storying is relevant to all areas of curriculum, and storytelling influences the development of language in multiple ways.

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Nouf Alkhidhr

Professor of Arabic & English, Alif institute
Nouf is a professor of Arabic and TESOL. Her published work includes children's books written in Arabic. She is passionate about storytelling, language, music, charity projects, Arabic & the kind way of teaching. Author of The Arabic Kitab: 101-level Arabic textbook & a full language... Read More →

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

12:15pm PDT

Networking with Colleagues
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Naomi Hagen

2021 President, WAESOL

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm PDT
Omak River

2:30pm PDT

Exploring Literacy in Afghanistan
This workshop will explore literacy in working with Afghani adult students. It will offer some Afghani student insight on the process of learning to read in English.

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Christina Mitma Momono

Christina Momono has been teaching ESL nearly 15 years at the Community Colleges of Spokane and Gonzaga University working with visiting international students, and immigrant and refugee students who have resettled in the United States. She has done workshops on sociocultural and... Read More →

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

3:30pm PDT

Exploring Sight: Supporting ESL Learning
Why does vision supersede the other senses? What occurs during visual processing in the brain? How does the primacy of vision impact ESL teaching materials design? One teaching method (Visual Thinking Strategies) is highlighted.


Michèle Pointel

Graduate Student, Gonzaga University
Some of my ESL interests are in the areas of immigrant & refugees, third language acquisition, multilingualism, and curriculum and materials design.

Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Omak River
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  • Supporting Students with Disabilities
  • Technology
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