Annual conference

Our annual conference provides professional development hours as well as an opportunity for social and intellectual interaction among people involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages. This one-day conference is affordable and offers workshops and publisher’s exhibits. 

Our next conference is scheduled for November 4, 2017 at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Click here for the Call for Proposals. Visit the 2017 Conference Page for details

Please see notes from past conferences here:

November 5, 2016

November 7, 2015

November 8, 2014

November 9, 2013

November 9, 2012

November 5, 2011

2015 Conference Materials

  Thanks so much for a great conference! Save the date for next year in Maine: November 5, 2015!   Dr. Danling Fu taught English at Nanjing University, China, for seven years before coming to the US in 1985 to pursue graduate degrees. She majored in linguistics for her undergraduate degree, American literature for her …

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2016 Conference

Date: November 5, 2016 Location: University of Southern Maine, Gorham (map/directions via the link) Places to Stay Schedule/Session Info Keynote Speaker: Dr. Margarita Calderón Dr. Margarita Calderón, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University, has served on national preschool-12th literacy panels and advisory boards (National Research Council, ETS, WIDA, National Center for Learning Disabilities, National Literacy Panel for …

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2016 Schedule

CLICK HERE or on the below image to see the Conference Schedule at a glance. CLICK HERE or on the below image to see the    Detailed Program and Presenter Bios    

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2017 Conference

Our next conference is November 4, 2017 at University of Vermont, Burlington (map/directions/parking via the link).   Click here to see the draft schedule. Judith B. O’Loughlin will be speaking on Writing to Persuade: Teach Argument with Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Compare/contrast essays were developed on observations of two or three, objects, events, or characters, and required the …

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For Publishers

Dear publishers, We’d like to welcome you to a new year and we hope that you are looking forward to joining us at our next conference in Burlington, Vt.   We have big plans for this year, adding in poster sessions and simulcasting the keynote to your space, so that as people register, they can …

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2016 Places to Stay

Below, please find information on hotels within 10 miles from the University of Southern Maine, Gorham. These hotels are sorted by price. Ramada Plaza Portland 155 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103-1041 1-207-774-5861 (toll free 1-800-854-9517) TripAdvisor Rating: 4 out of 5 NNETESOL special rates:  A block of 15 rooms is now available for NNETESOL attendees for the night …

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2011 Conference Schedule

CREATE and NNETESOL: Two conferences, one mission The 2011 CREATE conference was held in conjunction with the tri-state NNETESOL conference on Saturday, November 5, at Saint Michael’s College. Following the Keynote Address by TESOL International’s President Dr. Christine Coombs on Teacher Effectiveness, the conference split into 2 strands: NNETESOL—15 presentations on a variety of topics …

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2014 Conference Materials

  Conference Schedule 8-8:45 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Publishers’ Exhibits 8:45-9:05 NNETESOL Business Meeting and Introductory Remarks 9:05-10:05 Keynote AddressCapacity, not Competence with Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman 10:05-10:35 Coffee Break and Publishers’ Exhibits 10:40-11:40 Presentations Picture This: Engaging All Learners in the Common Core! Advocating for ELLs Beyond the Classroom The Potential of Plagiarism Detection Software …

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2013 Conference Materials

2013 Conference Lineup Here are conference materials that presenters were willing to share…. LINDA MARSHALL, Keynote Linda Marshall’s Presentation  First Concurrent Sessions SHAUNA WIGHT (NNETESOL Research Grant Recipient) Beyond “Just Writing Out the Facts”: Using Sequenced Research Papers with ESL Writers NNETESOL Handout NNETESOL Presentation NNETESOL Presentation THOMAS RICE 2nd Language Learning within Content and …

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Colleges and Universities

The Executive Board is particularly interested in reaching out to New England colleges and universities and increasing their presence at our conferences. This is a terrific one-day conference, affordably priced and easy to get to.  We’d love to have you and your colleagues join us. Better still, please consider submitting a proposal. We are always …

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