May 19-20, 2017
McKimmon Conference & Training Center

NC State University, Raleigh, NC 

The ESL Symposium of 2017 will bring together as many as 1,000 ESL teachers, specialists, and publishers for an enriching two days of professional development and community building. Teachers will have the opportunity to earn up to 1.2 CEUs.

Plenary speakers will address current topics in ESL ranging from curriculum to co-teaching, and you will engage in discussions sharing knowledge, ideas, and resources with a variety of other ESL professionals.

Symposium topics will include: dual language pedagogy; academic language development; empowering adult students; ESL, science, and math; pronunciation; scaffolding reading; grammar; technology; visual note-taking; training ELLs for careers; “growth mindsets”; developing consultation and collaborative skills; Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); translanguaging, and much more.

We hope you will join us in learning, sharing, and working together to better teach, serve, and support our local ESL communities.

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Featured Speakers:

Ester J. de Jong  
TESOL President-Elect
Professor in ESOL/Bilingual Education/Director of the School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida


Linda Grant  
Author of the pronunciation textbooks, Well Said and Well Said Intro
Editor of the teacher resource volume, Pronunciation Myths: Applying Second Language Research to the Classroom



Sandra Elbaum 
Author of the popular four-part Grammar in Context series
Veteran teacher with 36 years of experience teaching ES/FL


Deborah Short  
Co-developer of the SIOP® Model for sheltered instruction
Senior research associate, Center for Applied Linguistics
Author and professional development consultant



Kate Menken  
Professor of Linguistics at Queens College of the City University of New York
Co-Principal Investigator of the CUNY-New York State Initiative for Emergent Bilinguals project
Author of Common Core, Bilingual and English Language Learners: A Resource for Educators (Calson)


Tatyana Kleyn 
Associate Professor and director of the Bilingual Education and TESOL Programs at the City College of New York (CUNY)
Director co-producer of the documentary "Una Vida, Dos Países: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico"



Christina M. Cavage  
Author of Next Generation Grammar 1 and University Success, Oral Communication
ESL teacher, trainer for 26 years
Blended Learning Advocate and FLIPper


Bill Bliss  
Teacher, trainer, refugee center manager, advocate for immigrant education, author and president of the Language & Communication Workshop. His language learning programs include Side by SideWord by Word, and the Voices of Freedom citizenship program.



NC State University's Office of Professional Development is proud to host this Symposium in collaboration with the following partners:

The NC Department of Public Instruction 




English Language Training Institute



The Triangle Literacy Council



North Carolina Community Colleges


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