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Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)
ProLiteracy Joint Conference 2010

Chicago Hilton Hotel
March 15-19, 2010
Chicago, IL

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Wednesday, March 15, 2010

Pre-Conference Session

Culture Shock: Yours and Theirs in the Classroom

Practitioners view the influence of their home culture and values on their own classroom. Using video, discussion, and cooperative readings, practitioners examine learner cultures and values. Practitioners receive tools to process unexpected culture clashes, integrate culture into lesson planning, and identify instructor and learner needs for adjustment and adaptation.

Presenters: Sharon McKay, Sanja Bebic
Time: 8:30 am Ė 3:30 pm

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Resources for Working with Adult English Language Learners and Teachers

The Center for Applied Linguistics is a nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive collection of research-based tools and resources related to language, education, and culture. Presenters demonstrate how to find and use CALís free online and print resources for adult ESL teacher training, instruction and assessment, and refugee orientation.

Presenter: Sarah Young
Time: 10:30 am

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tips for Effective Adult ESL Teacher Training

What is the difference between teaching language learners and training language teachers? What makes an effective teacher trainer, and how can new trainers develop those skills? Panelists experienced in both language teaching and providing professional development will share perspectives, tips, and strategies for adding training to your ESL repertoire.

Presenters include Sarah Young
Time: 1:45 pm


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