RITELL 2017 Fall Conference

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Date(s) - 10/14/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rhode Island College

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Saturday, October 14, 2017
Rhode Island College Student Union Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keith Folse
Topic: Grappling Grammar: Where Does it Fit in ESL Instruction?

Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida.  He teaches in the MA, PhD and undergraduate certificate programs and has won many teaching and research awards, including Graduate Professor of the Year at his university, TESOL’s Teacher of the Year, and International TESOL’S 50@50 Award.  He is the author of more than 60 teacher reference and student textbooks, and has published articles on language teaching as well as research articles on critical second language acquisition topics, most notably vocabulary and grammatical development.  He has made presentations across the United States, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Uzbekistan.  Among Dr. Folse’s most popular publications are Keys to Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners: A Practical HandbookThe Art of Teaching Speakingand Vocabulary Myths, all by the University of Michigan Press.