Message from the President
I hope that everyone is doing well. We are now in the midst of the Spring Conferences and Events. Thank you to all committee members who work so hard ... as VOLUNTEERS ... to put on these great events!
The "call for proposals" for the 2013 CATESOL Annual Conference, which will take place at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego on October 24-27th, is available on the website. The deadline is APRIL 7th. If you’ve never presented, please make this your year to do so! If you have presented once or twice, we are awaiting your return! If you are a veteran presenter, you know the drill!
We would like to congratulate Barbara Luther, who has received the 2013 TESOL Virginia French Allen award for scholarship and service to an affiliate. We are also proud of Kristi Reyes, whose proposal was chosen for the "Best of the Affiliates" series at TESOL this year. Only seven of the worldwide TESOL affiliates are represented in this series.
Finally, good luck to all students in graduate programs who are finishing their theses or preparing for their comprehensive exams. It's a wonderful accomplishment. As you enter the world of the employed, don’t forget to continue your professional development via CATESOL!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Academic Coordinator, American Language Institute, CSU—Long Beach
Of Special Interest
CATESOL has a new telephone number: 714.907.4033. Be sure to update your contacts.
From the Adult Level Chairs: EdSource, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit group that focuses on education issues, has released a report on adult education, At Risk: Adult Schools in California. Its press release states that 'adult schools are an important strand in the state's safety net, offering community based classes to some of the state's neediest adults.'
Mark your calendars. The CATESOL Annual Conference, "Riding the Waves of Success," will be October 24-27, 2013, at the San Diego Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center. Conference Co-Chairs Colleen Bixler and Gary Sosa, can be reached at email@example.com.
Your charitable contribution to the 2013 CATESOL Angel Fund is used directly by the CATESOL Education Foundation to support the CATESOL Annual Conference. For more information, follow this link to the CATESOL Education Foundation.
Members get access to digital versions of The CATESOL News and The CATESOL Journal as a part of their membership. Members can elect to receive print copies of CATESOL publications.