New ALWC 2013 web site
TESOL 34th Annual
Linguistics Winter Conference
Presentations from the conference are now available at http://alwc2013.nystesol.org
Plenary Speaker at NYS TESOL ALWC 2013
Technology in Language Education: Where we were, where we are headed
Technologies have long been a central feature in language education. With current escalating advances in online information, experiences and social networks have come instructional practices that rely less on the technologies themselves, and more on teacher knowledge and expertise. I will situate this knowledge and expertise historically
and discuss the epistemological readiness of language educators today.
Carla Meskill is Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research and teaching explore new forms of technology use in language education as well as the influences of new technologies on developing language and literacy practices. In tandem, her work explores the nature of electronic literacy and its centrality in teacher professional development. On these and related topics she has published widely. Her most recent books, Teaching Languages Online and Online Teaching and Learning: Sociocultural Perspectives, examine the
anatomy of online instructional practices.
Record-Breaking Attendance at ALWC 2012
NYS TESOL held its 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter
Conference Connections: TESOL and Applied Linguistics in a
Global Context on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Teachers
College with a record-breaking 250 attendees. More than 50
educators representing 41 different institutions from around
the world gave presentations on a variety of topics ranging
from the teaching of sentence structure, to the potentials
of group work in the ESOL classroom, to differing
perspectives on plagiarism. The day and the event were
enhanced by the presence and financial support of 8
exhibitors, representing publishers and TESOL programs.
Professor Cate Crosby of West Chester University of
Pennsylvania completed the day's professional programming
with a stimulating plenary address on the "Challenges and
Opportunities of Teaching English in and Connecting to a
Global Context." Professor Crosby called on educators and
researchers to adapt their work to reflect the enormous
impact that the globalization of English exerts on the
international linguistic landscape. A lively discussion of
local dialects of English, and certain cultural expressions
that typify them, followed.
The day culminated with a
wine and cheese reception graciously sponsored by Heinle |
Cengage | National Geographic and enjoyed by all.
ALWC 2012 planning committee from left to right: Sara
Woodson, Lindsay Wells, Kristina Goodman, Lydia Tseng,
Andrew Miller, Chikako Takahashi, Jeanie Faulkner and
ALWC 2011 Attracts Global Participation
"TESOL and AL Students Organize NYS TESOL Winter Conference"
Adapted from an article by Fred Tsutagawa published in TESOL/AL Times.
The 32nd Annual New York State TESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC), held at Teachers College, Columbia University on February 12, 2011, was the most successful ALWC to date, with a record 227 attendees gathering to collaborate and share current research and pedagogy addressing the theme Applied Linguistics in the 21st Century: Sharing Insights and Looking Ahead.
The day was replete with a record number of presentations (43), workshops (8) and poster presentations (8) across a diverse range of issues relevant to the field of applied linguistics. While the majority of attendees came from the U.S., others traveled to NYC from Canada, Iran, Israel, Japan and Jordan. Read more...