Journal. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced adult basic skills and ESOL programs to offer instruction at a distance. The uncertainty of the future means programs must rethink sustainable alternatives to traditional classroom programming. In this way, the pandemic has forced a change that might just reshape adult learning—potentially making it more flexible and personalized in the days to come.
This and all articles are available in the Spring 2020 Journal.
Get to know the Executive Board
Each newsletter will profile a different Executive Board or MinneTESOL member.
Name: Suzanne Gilchrist McCurdy
Position at MinneTESOL: Journal (Co-)Senior Editor or just Co-Editor? I don’t actually know.
Teaching context: During my PhD studies, I’m working as a graduate instructor at UMN, working with students who are completing a TESL minor or TESL certification. My “real home” is adult basic education, where I worked as a teacher educator and plan to again after I graduate.
Why you got into ESL: I wanted to volunteer to work with adult immigrants and refugees, and over time became interested in ESL as a profession.
Current project: My dissertation will be focused on effective pronunciation instruction PD for LESLLA (Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults) teachers.
MELEd 2021 Call for Proposals Open Soon
The annual MELEd conference will take place November 18-20, 2021, at the Saint Paul Rivercentre. We are planning to do an in-person conference this year. Look for a call for proposals for conference submissions in early March.
TESOL 2021 to be Held Virtually
The TESOL 2021 International Convention and English Language Expo will be held virtually from March 24-27, 2021. The Advance Registration Deadline is March 1. MinneTESOL is sponsoring conference attendance from interest sections and standing committee leaders, who will share their information with their members.
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