TESOL discussion group by Elena and Colleen
Elena, Colleen, and Zeynep Altinsel (Michigan State) led a discussion group at TESOL in Denver last week. The title was: "Cross-Cultural Dimensions in ITA Office Hours Training." The DG focused on a brief survey that was done at both of our institutions. One participant said she planned to use the results in her course at UCLA.
Colleen was also part of a team of presenters from Georgia State and Texas Tech for a TESOL colloquium entitled "A curricular Crossroad: ITA Education." The colloquium focused on new approaches in pronunciation research and how they can be applied to the ITA curriculum.
Both sessions were well-attended despite the fact they were held at 7 am!
Mary organized the ITA-NNEST (Non-Native English Speakering Teachers) InterSection and completed her duties as Chair of the ITA-IS.