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CATESOL Annual Conference

April 1, 2011

Dear NNLEI-IG members,

The CATESOL annual conference is around the corner. I hope many of you will be able to join us! Please be sure to mark two important sessions on your schedule:

Non-Native Language Educators’ Issues Interest Group Featured Session:
Non-Native Language Educators in Hiring Practices: How to Succeed, Fit in and Create Our Own Place
Friday, 4:00 – 4:45 pm Hyatt Seaview C

Li-Fen Lin, University of California, Davis; NNLEI-IG Coordinator
Kathleen M. Bailey, Monterey Institute of International Studies (GSTILE)
Terry Doyle, City College of San Francisco
Hee Jin Kim, California State University, San Marcos

Presenters will discuss issues of covert discrimination when NNESTs apply for positions and draw on their lived experience to present how to succeed in finding employment and how to use their multicultural and multilingual identity as a source to build effective classroom and create our own space in the ESL profession.

Non-Native Language Educators’ Issues
Li-Fen Lin, NNLEI-IG Coordinator
Friday, 5:00 – 5:45 pm Hyatt Seaview C
At the upcoming Business Meeting in Long Beach, I’d like to introduce the group to the new members, share my plan with IG members and have members to share your concerns and questions related to IG business. One of my focuses for the coming year is mentoring. To start with, I’d like to encourage members to volunteer for IG positions and submit proposals to regional conferences and CATESOL 2012.

Hope to see you there!

Li-Fen Lin
NNLEI-IG Coordinator

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