Virginia Levine Second Language Educators’ Conference

Thirtieth Annual Virginia Levine Second Language Educators' Conference

Date: Sept. 24, 2022
Sperry Center on the SUNY Cortland campus
8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

The Virginia Levine Second Language Educators' Conference (VLSLEC) 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: Joanne O'Toole

Keynote Presentation: "Reflecting, Regrouping, Realigning with the World Language Standards"

Workshop Topics:

▪ Keeping up with Identity in the World Language Classroom: Getting Started with a Few Suggestions and  

  Some Conversation

▪ The Pandemic Effect: Rethinking the World Language Standards in Intermediate and Conversational   


▪ Musical Satire in French Civilization: From Louis XIV to the Revolution to Covid-19

▪ Inductive Approach to Language Teaching

▪ The First Years of Teaching

▪ Less is More: Techniques and Resources for Honing Multilingual Learners' English Skills

▪ Integrating Communication and Culture with the Revised NYS WL Standards

▪ Why Are We Learning this? The Power of Authenticity in the World Language Classroom

▪ Reflections on “Blended Learning”: Strategies Worth Keeping

▪ Making the Invisible Visible: Text Type Patterns, Computers, and Language Teaching

Final Remarks: Evaluation and RAFFLE!

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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