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English Students and Faculty involved at annual MITESOL conference

English Students and Faculty involved at annual MITESOL conference

The Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL) Conference was held this November 1-2 at the Eberhard Center, part of the Grand Rapids campus of Grand Valley State University. The GVSU English department was well represented at the event!

Conference Co-Chair
Colleen Brice (English faculty) - MITESOL Collaboration for Success 2019 Conference, November 1 & 2, 2019

Presentations by Current MA-AL Students
Sarah Parlette - Using Warm-up Vocabulary Games to Teach Collaboration Lessons for Teachers & Students

Melissa Dean (with English faculty Amy Masko) - ESL Teaching and Learning in a Ghanaian Context

Olabisi Fajana - Intelligibility of West-African Pidgin English as Perceived by English Speakers

Presentations by Recently Graduated MA-AL Students
Thomas Rodgers - Bilingual Family Literacy Programming:  Expectations, Needs, and Answers
Nicole DeWindt Horstman - ESL Beyond Bars:  How are Michigan Prisons Serving ESL Inmates?

Presentations by GVSU Faculty
Laura Vander Broek and Pat Bloem ( invited speakers ) - When Home is the Mouth of the Shark:  Helping Educators Understand the Refugee Experience
Amy Masko (w/ Melissa Dean, see above)
Kay Losey (GVSU WRT) and Dan Brown - MITESOL Newsletter & Journal:  Crafting the Perfect Story

Award
Christen Pearson “Excellence in MITESOL Leadership”: “Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages commends you for your outstanding contribution to the field of TESOL in the state of Michigan and beyond.”

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