Second Language Educators Conference

Twenty-Eighth Annual Second Language Educators Conference

Date: Sept. 22, 2018
Sperry Center on the SUNY Cortland campus

8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Second Language Educators Conference (SLEC) is a professional development platform for Second Language teachers and teachers-in-training.  The annual event is open to students and all area Foreign Language, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and English as a New Language (ENL) colleagues.

The free event is held on the SUNY Cortland campus.  The conference fosters an environment of socialization, education, and professionalism.  The program presents a keynote speech delivered by a distinguished member of the Second Language community, a variety of classroom workshops offered through mid-day, and culminates with brief closing remarks.

Keynote Speaker: Bill Heller

Bill Heller

Keynote Presentation: Timeless Teaching

Workshop Topics: 

  • Inspiring Proficiency in both Language and Cultural Connections for Life #WhatHappensInTheLanguageClassroomMatters                                                                                               
  • Game On!  Using Common Games from Around the World, with Students from Around the World, to Teach Language, Find Connections and Build Community
  • Two Upper Level French Projects: Culture and Language
  • The Space Surrounding Authentic Resources
  • 10 Things I Learned While Student Teaching
  • Les Murales de Montréal
  • Leveled Reading in Spanish for the Beginning and Intermediate Levels
  • Connection Before Content: Using Restorative Practices to Build and Sustain Relationships in the Classroom
  • Essential Elements of the FLES Classroom

Final Remarks: Evaluation and RAFFLE!

Conference Links

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Conference Coordinators

  • Patricia Martinez de la Vega Mansilla, Lecturer of Spanish, SUNY Cortland
  • Paulo Quaglio,  Ph.D.,  Associate Professor: TESOL and Applied Linguistics, SUNY Cortland
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Hosted by Modern Languages Department, SUNY Cortland

Sponsored by Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC), and SUNY Cortland’s International Programs Office, Clark Center for Global Engagement, and Modern Languages Department