The California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference was held in nearby Oakland, April 12th through the 15th. IEC teachers Anrisa Fannin, Dennis Imada, Wendy Brown, Kate Frei, Matty Varban, Beth Wadell, Clarissa Ryan, Josh Kurzweil and Ali Tubio attended the CATESOL conference.
At the conference IEC teachers were able to meet with English teachers from all over the state of California. CATESOL also holds several workshops for teachers to review and learn innovative methods for teaching IEC students vocabulary, reading skills, speaking exercises and listening strategies.
IEC would also like to recognize and congratulate our current Academic Coordinator, Beth Wadell. Beth facilitated a presentation on utilizing online discussion forums in writing classes.
Thank you to all of our IEC teachers who work so hard and continue to work on personal, professional development. Our students are very lucky to reap the benefits of your hard work.