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(TESOL 391R) TESOL International Convention

Prepare for and attend the three-day TESOL International Convention (varied locations) and summarize and reflect on content from presentations, workshops and plenary speeches. Quoting from the TESOL.org website, “The convention offers professional development opportunities to English language educators at all levels from around the world. In lively interactive sessions, educators develop a global perspective through the exchange of ideas and practices. Participants integrate knowledge of current trends in the field while developing a professional network” (tesol.org/attend-andlearn/international-convention). In preparation for the convention, students will coordinate travel, lodging, registration and membership with the TESOL 391R instructor and department secretary. Students will also read published journal articles from notable convention attendees and will plan a detailed itinerary that will include session recommendations from ELT faculty. Students will submit detailed summary and reflection reports during and after the convention and will also present on their experiences at the BYUH TESOL Society forum and submit a reflection article to local magazines.

Credit Hours 1.0 Lecture
Prerequisites TESOL 310 & must be a TESOL B.A. or TESOL Ed. BA major and permission of instructor.
Offered Winter
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Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will increase your knowledge and experience of how language is learned and taught by summarizing and reflecting on published and presented research in TESOL. You will strengthen your professional identity by attending and documenting participation in the TESOL international convention sessions and English language expo, applying for job interviews, and resume feedback through the TESOL Career Center. You will also apply what you learn from the convention to analyze how to capitalize on your strengths and improve on your weaknesses through presenting convention highlights and application resolutions in front of peers and faculty and submitting a summary and reflection report to two local magazines.