The TexTESOL 5 Annual Conference is our featured event of 2018. Our goal is to provide a dynamic forum for ESL professionals and interested parties to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing our students, teachers and schools. From the exploration of best practices to research-based innovations in the field, the possibilities for professional development are endless.

 The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with researchers and practitioners from North Texas as well as other key members in the ESOL profession. In addition to presentations, the TexTESOL V Annual Conference offers a great opportunity for networking in order to create and sustain interactive communities of practice. Publishers and other educational vendors exhibit the latest textbooks, materials and educational resources to help ESL professionals better meet the needs of students. The Tex TESOL V Interest Sections also afford additional opportunities for in-depth discussion related to specific populations, such as Adult Education, Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Ed.

The TexTESOL V Annual Conference strongly encourages presentation proposals from professionals at all stages of their career, from graduate students to seasoned professionals. The conference environment is supportive and welcomes broad participation from all members of the ESL community

The 2018 Keynote Speaker is 

Dr. Jose Medina

Associate Director Language and Cultural Education Division Center for Applied Linguistics

As a former dual language school principal in the Austin, Texas area, the most common question asked of me was – why dual language?

I would venture to say that this is true for any parent with children enrolled in dual language schools, teachers serving emergent bilingual students, district leadership advocating for implementation of dual language programs, and of course, school administrators collaboratively guiding biliteracy instruction at the campus level.

Blessed beyond belief, I am now able to serve and provide support for dual language programs around the United States and abroad. As an English learner myself, and with parents who only had the opportunity of an elementary education in México, I pinch myself every day as I assist school and district leaders in better serving students via dual language programming.

But, I have to admit that often, even after having implemented dual language programs for years, some dual language teachers and administrators can’t answer the “why” of dual language.

When we are asked THE question and we begin to stumble over our words because we cannot succinctly explain that dual language is the ONLY additive language program model, it is the precise moment that dual language programs are weakened.

Therefore, it has become my mission in life to ensure that every dual language student, educator, parent, and advocate is able to speak about the 3 Pillars of Dual Language!


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