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
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  • 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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Suhanthie Motha

University of Washington
Associate Professor
Suhanthie Motha (she/her) is a teacher educator whose practice is located on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish people past and present, including the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations and the Duwamish peoples. She centers her research on the complicated workings of race in the context of the English language teaching profession. An associate professor and Director of the MATESOL Program in the English Department at the University of Washington, she is the author of Race, Empire, and English Language Teaching, which won the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics’ Choice Book Award and the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Globalization and Education SIG’s Book Award. Her work has been published in journals including TESOL Quarterly, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, and Race Ethnicity and Education, and as chapters in several books. She was born in Sri Lanka and raised primarily in Australia and New Caledonia, and she now calls Seattle home.
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