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 youíve 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, donít forget to continue your professional development via CATESOL!
Please donít hesitate to contact me with any questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Academic Coordinator, American Language Institute, CSUóLong Beach
Of Special Interest
CATESOL has a new telephone number: 714.907.4033. Be sure to update your contacts.
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October 24-27, 2013. CATESOL Annual Conference, Riding the Waves of Success. Register now to get great conference registration rates. There is still time to get the best rates (Supersaver) if you register by June 5. Early Bird registration rates will be in effect from June 6 - August 28. Do not delay--register now. Look for the most up-to-date registration and hotel information at the conference website www.catesol.org/annualconference/. For information about speakers, featured presenters and Thursday (PCI) and Sunday sessions, check out the latest CATESOL News (Summer 2013) available at www.catesol.org/newsletter.html. (You need to be a current CATESOL member to access the latest CATESOL News.) Facebook members can also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CatesolAnnualConferences.
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