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    CFP below for good local conference on ESL. –Tim

    Dear New York ESL community,

    This is a reminder that we are accepting proposals for Columbia University’s American Language Program (ALP) Winter Writing Conference and that proposals must be received by January 5th, 2015. We have adjusted the due date in recognition of the fact that most presenters are likely very busy at the moment with end-of-semester responsibilities and may need more time to submit a proposal.

    The conference will be held at Columbia University’s Faculty House on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 9 AM to 6 PM.

    The conference is a professional development event for practicing TESOL educators, researchers, and graduate and doctoral students focused on enriching their pedagogical practice in terms of teaching writing skills.

    We welcome proposals from our colleagues at all New York area colleges, and we are interested in receiving proposals on a variety of topics including:

    academic and/or classroom-based research on teaching writing
    collaborative efforts among colleagues in teaching writing
    the central role of critical thinking in teaching writing
    the various stages of writing (pre-writing, peer editing, stages of drafting, feedback, assessment, etc.)

    We are also interested in proposals dealing with novel approaches for:

    teaching organization and development of ideas in writing
    teaching vocabulary, including collocation and diction
    helping students increase their grammatical accuracy

    Each session will be one-hour long.

    Proposals will be evaluated based on:

    Novelty of approach
    Significance to the field
    Research basis for proposed practice
    Clarity of presentation description

    Please use the following Google form to submit a proposal:

    Proposals must be received by January 5th, 2015, and you will be contacted by January 16th, 2015.

    In the meantime, feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions.

    Best regards,

    Christopher Collins and Brittany Ober, Co-chairs

    Brittany Ober|Lecturer in Language | American Language Program
    School of Continuing Education | Columbia University
    504 Lewisohn Hall | Email:
    Tel: 212-854-6708

    Christopher Collins|Lecturer in Language | American Language Program
    School of Continuing Education | Columbia University
    504 Lewisohn Hall | Email:

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