2014 Conference

2014 NNETESOL Conference Schedule


WE HAVE SOLD OUT! Sad but true… You can, however, still join the waitlist. We’ll let you know if something opens up. But act fast… waitlist tickets are only available for 24 hours.

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 is a terrific one-day conference that is affordable which offers workshops and publisher’s exhibits. 

NNETESOL CONFERENCE 2014 at SIT, BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT Saturday, November 8, 2014 8-3:30

Keynote by Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman, Capacity, Not Competence Diane  Larsen-Freeman, School of Education

In this talk, Dr. Larsen-Freeman will suggest that learning is not a two-step process.  It is not that one develops a mental grammar or competence through exposure to comprehensible input, and then converts it to output through practice. For one thing, speaking of “input” and “output” is dehumanizing.  For another, it denies the unity that underlies learning. Instead, from a complex systems perspective, one that she currently favors, “the act of playing the game has a way of changing the rules.”  She will interpret this quote and suggest that it heralds a new(er) view of learning—one that strives to build capacity in students, rather than competence. Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor Emerita of Education, Professor Emerita of Linguistics, Research Scientist Emerita at the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Distinguished Senior Faculty Fellow at the Graduate SIT Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. Currently she is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.  Some of the books she has written are Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed. with Marti Anderson, 2011), Grammar Dimensions:  Form, Meaning, and Use (Series Director, Heinle/Cengage, 4th ed., 2007), Teaching Language:  From Grammar to Grammaring (Heinle/Cengage, 2003), and Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics (co-authored with Lynne Cameron, Oxford University Press, 2008).  Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics received the 2009 Kenneth W. Mildenberger prize from the Modern Language Association. Dr. Larsen-Freeman is currently working on the third edition of The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher’s Course, co-authored with Marianne Celce-Murcia and published by Heinle/Cengage.   Click HERE for the conference schedule.

 Please see conference notes from past conferences here:

November 9, 2013

November 9, 2012

November 5, 2011

2013 Conference Lineup

7:45 – 8:45 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Publishers’ Exhibits – Brooks Student Center 8:45 – 9:05 NNETESOL Business Meeting and Introductory Remarks – Bailey Hall 10 9:05 – 10:00 Keynote Address – Bailey Hall 10 Let’s Talk: How Accountable Talk Can Help ELLs Reach the Common Core with Linda Marshall 10:05 – 10:35 Coffee Break …

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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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2014 Conference Schedule

  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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Presenter Bios 2014

  7:45 – 8:45 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Publishers’ Exhibits Student Center 8:45 – 9:05 NNETESOL Business Meeting and Introductory Remarks International Center 9:05 – 10:05 Keynote Address – Capacity, Not Competence International Center Capacity, Not Competence Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman In this talk, Dr. Larsen-Freeman will suggest that learning is not a two-step process.  It …

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Hotel Information 2014

 Our conference is now sold out. You can join the waitlist at the link below. The following are hotels in the Brattleboro, Vt., area  The first four have a negotiated discount rate for the night of November 7, 2014.   Please reference the NNETESOL Conference at SIT when making reservations.   Colonial Motel (802)257-7733      $65/single      $75/double …

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Dear publishers and representatives of higher educational institutions, Be sure to save the date for our next fall tri-state conference, which will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at SIT in Brattleboro, Vt. We look forward to having you exhibit your materials there! The schedule includes a keynote speaker, concurrent sessions, refreshment breaks, 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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