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TESOL | Spring 2014 Workshop

Spring 2014 Workshop


Due to anticipated weather conditions, the Spring Workshop will now begin at 10:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. Breakfast and registration will now begin at 9:30 am.

We also ask that you check your email prior to leaving for the workshop. Right now, we do not anticipate a need to cancel the workshop. Should the need arise due to weather conditions, we will send you a cancellation email by 8:00 am.

Meeting Educational Challenges of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students through Professional Development, Student Engagement & Research

January 26, 2013
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Butler Pavilion, 6th Floor
American University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Applied Linguistics


Anne Hudley

Anne H. Charity Hudley is an associate professor of education, English, and linguistics and the William and Mary Professor of Community Studies at the College of William and Mary. For more information, visit her website.

Christine Mallinson

Christine Mallinson is an associate professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program and an affiliate associate professor in the Gender and Women's Studies Program at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County. For more information, visit her website.

Workshop Description

Students whose language differs from the variety of English they are expected to use at school often face educational challenges for reasons that are related to both culture and language. In this workshop, Christine Mallinson and Anne H. Charity Hudley, authors of Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools (2011, Teachers College Press), use an interactive approach to sharing their sociolinguistic research and professional development that helps K-16 educators meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. They also report on service learning and community centered initiatives that promote greater linguistic and educational awareness among undergraduate and graduate students and provide them with unique opportunities to connect academic learning and research with the needs of local schools. Through these initiatives, students and educators can work together to promote linguistic awareness and apply critical insights about language and culture to understanding both educational and social issues in diverse schools and communities. 

This event is open to the public and requires registration, which begins on January 3, 2013.

Breakfast and participant check-in begin at 8:30 am. Lunch will be provided during the workshop.


Registration now closed.

If you are unable to successfully register through the online system, please send an email to to register.

For more information, please contact us:

Registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited; please register early to reserve a seat. You can choose to either pay in advance or at the door on the day of the workshop.

Registration Rates

Advance Rate (paid by check)
$20 (or $10 special student rate)

Regular Rate (cash/check at the door)
$25 (or $15 special student rate)

For the advance rate, checks must be received no later than Friday, January 18, 2013. After January 18, registered participants are responsible for payment at the regular rate.

Cancellations received prior to Monday, January 21, 2013 will receive a full refund (checks will be returned to the mailing address printed on the check). Cancellations received after January 21 are non-refundable.

Please make all checks payable to American University, and mail to:

American University TESOL Program
Department of World Languages and Cultures
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

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