NYS TESOL 47th Annual Conference: November 3rd & 4th

Empathy in Action: Social Pedagogy and Public Advocacy for English Language Learners

English Central is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s NYS TESOL Conference and Carrie is very much looking forward to seeing you there (if you are going to be there, of course; she has many skills, but it would be difficult for her to see you if you weren’t there). Come by, chaeck out our books and SWAG and say hello.

NYS TESOL Conference site

Workshop with Lindsay Clandfield, March 9th

We are proud to announce that our old friend Lindsay Clandfield will be giving a workshop at our Toronto showroom titled What we talk about when we talk about interaction. Lindsay will explore “interaction” – what it means, what forms it can take (in the classroom and online) and its implications for the classroom. For more details, please see the link below.

To register, please call 416-850-0833 or email us at info@englishcentral.net. Space is limited, so if you are interested, please RSVP ASAP!

Lindsay2017Workshop

TESOL Convention 2017: March 21st to 24th in Seattle

TESOL approacheth again! We are super excited that it will be in Seattle this year, just down the road from the Pike Place Market. Hello tasty seafood! Of course, we are looking forward to the conference as well.

This year we are taking an exciting (to us at least) new (to everyone) approach to our booth. We will also be giving out free copies of our new game, Jetstream and Turbulence, so be sure to check us out. We also hope you will join us for one or both of our workshops (if you respond to bribery, let us tell you that you will get a free book if you come).

Title: Take your students to TASK: the Key to Success!

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: 615

In this session we will examine how carefully designed activities in The Transferable Academic Skills Kit give students the skills that they lack but sorely need – such as critical thinking, presenting, researching and referencing – to succeed not only in their post-secondary studies but in their future careers as well.

Title: Students and Learning: the Whole Experience

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Location: 614

Do you think your students would be better off if they were fully engaged in class, learned really useful and natural language, gained cultural awareness and became more fluent speakers? Find out why it is not as tall an order as it sounds: join us in exploring Jetstream.

ITBE Conference, February 24-25th, 2017

ITBE’s 43rd annual conference, “Meeting the Challenge”, if quickly approaching. Senior ESL Specialist for Illinois Ellen Zlotnick will be exhibiting and also presenting on the highlights of our current catalog. If you are attending, we hope you will stop by our booth to say hello to Ellen and, if you are the awesome person we think you are, attend her workshop.

ITBE Conference website.

FYE Conference in Atlanta, February 11 – 14, 2017

This one is a first for us. The University of South Carolina runs the National Resource Center for First Year Experience and Students in Transition. The Annual First Year Experience Conference “provides an ongoing forum where higher education professionals can share experiences, concerns, and accomplishments related to supporting student learning, development, and success in the first college year.”

We are excited to be attending and exhibiting this year, to learn and to spread the word about the Transferable Academic Skills Kit.

Learn more about the conference.

Holiday Hours

Our showroom is closed for the holidays and will reopen for business on January 3rd. However, customer service and shipping/receiving will be operating on December 28th, 29th and 30th.

Thank you for your business in 2016 and we wish you the best for 2017!

California TESOL: November 17th to 20th

This year’s California TESOL conference is being held in San Diego at the Town and Country Resort Hotel. English Central will be there and we will be joined by one of the fine publishers we represent, Express Publishing. Aside from having great resources on display, we will ahve a number of great giveaways too, so make sure that you come by our booth and say hi to Carrie and Alex.

Californi Tesol Conference site

MATESOL PLS / IEP Mini-Conference: November 12th

Some teachers in the Boston area decided that they needed a professional development opportunity that speaks to the specific needs of teachers working in private language schools and Intensive English Programs, and from that the MATESOL PLS/IEP Mini-Conference was born. We are pleased to support and attend this inaugural event being held at CELOP at Boston University.

More information.