Georgia Teachers of English to
Speakers of Other Languages
  Call for Proposals
37th Annual GATESOL Conference
Making Relevant Connections:
Research, Policy, & Practice
 September 28-29, 2018


    Georgia International Convention Center

2000 Convention Center Concourse
Atlanta, GA 30337

Click below to submit a proposal

Deadline 6/30/18

Presentation Ideas
  • Assessments for ELs
  • Balanced literacy for ELs
  • IEP strategies for maintaining enrollment
  • Issues for students in K-12 SPED/ESOL
  • Military ESL Methodology
  • Planning for multiple levels in one class
  • Practical lessons for adult ESL classes
  • Scheduling options for itinerant ESOL teachers
  • Technology for ELs
  • Title III guidelines for new ESOL teachers

Please prepare to submit one or more of the following
types of presentations:

Descriptive Report (60 minutes) ­­ Detailed discussion of activity the presenter is 
carrying out related to the theory or practice of instruction of English learners.  Purpose is 
to describe and NOT demonstrate.  Descriptions of program design and implementation, 
policies and procedures, and teacher preparation and development are suitable topics. 
Presenters should allow for audience questions.
Demonstration (60 minutes) ­­ Presentations which show a specific teaching or testing 
technique and/or materials. Purpose is to demonstrate how something is done.  The 
presenter should provide a brief description of the underlying theory, include handouts 
and audiovisual aids, and actively involve participants.  Presenters should allow for audience questions.

Research (60 minutes
­­ Description and/or discussion of research relating to 
language education.  Purpose is to share empirical research or well-documented 
theoretical/practical perspectives.  Also acceptable: critical reviews of literature, policy 
studies, well-documented  historical studies, critiques, etc.   Presenters use handouts 
and audio­visual aids and present a summary rather than reading a prepared text.  Presenters should allow for audience questions.

Interactive Workshop (60 minutes)
 ­­ Session in which participants develop methods 
or materials, design research studies, analyze  research data.  Purpose is to confront and 
solve actual teaching or research problems.  Workshops must provide participants 
with the opportunity to actively participate.  Emphasis is on providing hands-on experience vs. lecturing.  Presenters should allow for audience questions.
Submission of Proposals  

Please follow the directions carefully. The Program Committee (made up of representatives from GATESOL’s Conference Team, Executive Board, and esteemed volunteers) will select proposals based on a blind review.  In order to submit your proposal, you will need the following basics:
  • A title of 10 words or less for the program
  • An abstract of 50 Words or less (to appear in the Program Book)
  • A description of the session (activities, content, and time for each part/segment)
  • Names, affiliations, and contact information for all presenters



Registration for the 37th GATESOL Annual Conference is required to present and attend the conference.    


We look forward to working with you!

Lela Horne, 2018 Conference Chair


Georgia TESOL

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