Saturday, February 18, 2017

Free Conference Registration? Tell Me More

Among things I am loving right now is the free registration to attend and support the upcoming San Diego Regional CATESOL Conference to be held on campus on Sat. April 22. Gary has just sent a dept.-wide email announcing that thanks to funding support from AEBG, the dept. is able to send 30 part-time faculty members to attend the conference by covering their registration fees. You need to reply to him ASAP, however, because the free slots are determined on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you miss the boat, or if you simply wish to be able to brag about how you have won one of the three CATESOL Education Foundation's stipends to attend and support our regional conference, you can apply for it here. Applicants can also go to their website: The due date is Sat. March 4.

Don't forget the deadline to submit a presentation proposal has been extended to Friday, February 24. It is not too late to take your participation to a higher level by becoming a breakout session presenter. You can access the online proposal form here. This is a great opportunity to help support your chosen career.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


San Marcos and Escondido: Faculty are permitted a maximum of 20, four page (two double sided), copy requests per section, per semester. Please complete a copy request form and submit it with your materials to the appropriate ESL Office Staff. The Office Staff needs at least a 24 hour turn around period to have your copies ready. Please plan accordingly.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Guatemala, Land of Forever Spring: a Student-Produced Video for ESL Recognition Night

One of my students from Guatemala put together this video, which was shown at our ESL Recognition Night event ten days ago.