The American Language Program (ALP) Winter Conference is a professional development event for practicing language educators, researchers, and graduate and doctoral students aimed at enriching their pedagogical practice in teaching. Although primarily focused on English as a Second Language (ESL/TESOL/ELT) education in academic settings, educators teaching other languages or in other educational contexts may find the presentations relevant and applicable to their teaching. The title for the 2018 conference is Teaching Learners How to Learn; previous years’ conferences have focused on vocabulary (2018), pronunciation pedagogy (2017), critical thinking in language teaching and learning (2016), and writing (2015).
The conference will begin with a plenary address by Lesley Painter-Farell, Director of the MA TESOL program at The New School. The plenary for the 2018 conference on vocabulary, given by Dr. Frances Boyd can be watched here. This address will be followed by four concurrent sessions and one hour of mini-presentations, as well as a networking/happy hour. Breakfast and lunch are included with admission. The schedule of presentations can be found here. (This document will be updated to include conference abstracts during the week of February 11th.)