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!
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
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.”