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Rap Sessions at Regional Conferences

November 4, 2011
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Our regional conferences are coming up soon. The dates are:

  • San Diego – 10/15/2011
  • Los Angeles – 10/22/2011
  • Northern – 11/05/2011

We will be holding rap sessions at San Diego and Northern regional. Come join us and attend presentations on NNEST issues.

NNLEI-IG Rap at San Diego regional:
Hee-jin Kim, NNLEI-IG coordinator-elect, CSUSM

I would like to encourage all nonnative and native teachers to come together to discuss our challenges in our work places and also share how we can use our multicultural and multilingual identities create an effective classroom.

Hee-jin will also present with Holly Bell on the following topic:
The presenters will describe why ESL/EFL programs should have both NNESTs and NESTs by sharing personal experiences in ESL EFL settings and interviews of students and the program director and assistant director. This presentation will benefit teachers, especially new teachers, who are looking forward to teaching ESL/EFL.

NNLEI-IG Rap at Northern Regional:
Li-Fen Lin, NNLEI-IG Coordinator
Terry Doyle, City College of San Francisco
Chigusa Katoku, Mission College

Come and discuss issues important to non-native teachers of ESL. Possible topics may include job discrimination against non-native teachers, strategies for novice and experienced non-native ESL teachers to enhance their professionalism, and issues related to international (non-native) MA TESOL students. You may also bring up your own issues. Also, find out how to network with other teachers interested in non-native teacher and World English issues and also how to become more involved in our CATESOL NNLEI IG.

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