Greensboro College Presents TESOL Symposium Dec. 2

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College candidates for the M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will make presentations on their theses at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the second-floor lecture hall of the Cowan Humanities Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters and their topics are:

  • Cesar Gamba, Teaching from a Culturally Sensitive Perspective
  • Rae Emeline Esmores, Successfully Incorporating CLT in the Classroom
  • Kyle Davis, Gaining Confidence: Incorporating Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) for Adult Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) Literacy Students
  • Elizabeth Leggett, Drama and Theater Techniques in the ESL Classroom
  • Jeferson A. Rojas, Intercultural Sensitivity Workshop for Teachers
  • Diana Salinas, Literacy Workshops for Hispanic Families at SES
  • Thomas A. Whitmire, The Use of Online Video for Development of English Pronunciation
  • Roberto Buitrago Fuentes, A Meaningful Strategy for Implementing Technical Vocabulary to ESL learners through English for Specific Purposes
  • Elizabeth Ordonez Jaimes, Three-Week English Immersion Summer Camp for K-3 Grade Newcomers
  • Diego Teatin, Reading Miscue Analysis: Connecting Minds
  • Viviana Lopez Ruiz, Implementing Global Perspectives Resources Across the Curriculum for Teaching English to English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Marcelo Espinoza, Early Bilingualism As a Way to Present Heritage Language Loss in Culturally Diverse Families
  • Juan Carlos Arenas Toledo, Using Online Dictionaries to Help English Learners Improve Their Written and Oral Academic Vocabulary
  • Andrés Leonardo López Pira, Vocabulary Kinesthetic Teaching Resource Manual
  • Andres F. Restrepo, Cultural Awareness Professional Development to Enhance Communication Between School Teachers and ESL Families.
  • Diana Vargas, Photography: A Tool to Enhance Writing in ELLs

Greensboro College’s M.A. in TESOL program qualifies graduates to apply for full-time teaching positions in a variety of academic settings including community colleges, private language academies, K-12 schools, university-based intensive English programs, and nonprofit service organizations.

For more information, contact the program director, Michelle Plaisance, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5285, or

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.


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