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Curious about what these events are like? Check out the video of our 2018 Language Experience.

Upcoming events

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 31 Dec 2019
    • Leeward Community College (Oahu) on February 15, 2020

    Hawai‘i TESOL is pleased to announce the Call for Participation for its upcoming annual conference:

    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Leeward Community College

    96-045 Ala Ike

    Pearl City, Hawai‘i, 96782

     Participants are encouraged to submit proposals that are related to the conference theme:

    "Increasing motivation, accelerating language learning"

    This theme lends itself to discussions of student motivation and engagement at all levels of education, as well as ways in which increased motivation can lead to increased language development.

    We are pleased to welcome Neil Anderson as our plenary speaker. Neil is a professor of English Language Teaching and Learning at Brigham Young University - Hawaii. He is well known for his work in second language reading, language learning strategies, learner self-assessment, motivation in language teaching and learning, and ELT leadership development. Neil has authored multiple books, served as President of TESOL International Association, and is a recipient of the prestigious James Alatis Service Award to TESOL.

    Hawai‘i TESOL encourages ESL professionals and students to actively participate in the 2020 Conference in any of the following ways:

    1. 20-minute Paper: A presentation of a paper on any practical aspect of language teaching. (20 minutes)

    2. 40-minute Paper: A presentation of a paper on any practical or theoretical aspect of language teaching or research. (40 minutes)

    3. Workshop: A hands-on demonstration of any practical aspect of language teaching. (40 minutes)

    4. Panel Discussion: A panel to discuss a current teaching, advocacy, or research issue in the field of ESL/EFL. (40 minutes)

    5. Poster Session: A poster presentation of a teaching practice or research finding to informally share with participants at a designated time. (45 minutes)

    6. Publisher's Session: A demonstration of how a textbook or other teaching materials can be applied in the classroom (for publisher representatives only).

    Your proposal must include the following information (listed in the following order):

    1. Your contact information: given name, family name, department, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

    2. Your co-presenter(s)' contact information (if applicable).

    3. Title of the presentation (maximum 10 words).

    4. Presentation category: 20-minute paper, 40-minute paper, workshop, panel discussion, poster session, or publisher's session.

    5. Equipment needs: LCD projector, Internet access, and/or computer.

    6. A summary of the presentation (maximum of 50 words) for the conference program.

    7. An abstract (maximum of 250 words) with a brief background description of the topic and a synopsis of the presentation that explains its: a) purpose, b) benefit to participants, c) intended target audience, such as primary/secondary or university students; novice instructors; or experienced instructors d) level of audience participation (i.e. none, question/answer, or highly interactive), and e) methodology.

    8. A biographical note (maximum of 40 words) to be used by the session moderator to introduce you.

    Proposals with incomplete or missing information will be excluded from consideration.

    PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Deadline Dec 31, 2019,

    Notification of acceptance will be given by January 10, 2020. Poster Session submissions will be accepted until January 17, 2020.

    NOTE: We have a limited number of presentation slots for this conference. Preference will be given to qualified submissions received before the deadline.

    All proposals must be submitted online. Click the register button (on the left) and fill in the information. (The register button is actually a submit button. There is no fee for submitting a proposal). If you have any questions, please email the Conference Chair, Samantha Hume [sjhume@hawaii.edu], or Hawaii‘i TESOL President, Anthony Silva [silvaa@hawaii.edu].


    Hawai‘i TESOL is a non-profit organization committed to English as a Second Language professionals in the state of Hawai‘i. HITESOL members include state D.O.E teachers, language school teachers, public and private college and university teachers, ESL program administrators and researchers, and TESOL student teachers-in-training.

Past events

13 Nov 2019 Hawaii TESOL Practical Workshop 2019
26 Sep 2019 Hawaii TESOL Fall Social 2019
15 May 2019 Language Experience 2019: Learn Marshallese
16 Feb 2019 REGISTRATION: Hawaii TESOL Spring Conference 2019
26 Nov 2018 HITESOL Fall Practical Workshop 2018
08 Nov 2018 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Hawaii TESOL Conference 2019
02 Oct 2018 Hawaii TESOL Fall Social 2018
24 May 2018 Language Experience 2018: Learn Portuguese
17 Feb 2018 REGISTRATION: Hawaii TESOL Spring Conference 2018
07 Dec 2017 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Hawaii TESOL Conference 2018
15 Nov 2017 HITESOL Fall Practical Workshop
28 Sep 2017 Hawaii TESOL September Social 2017
12 May 2017 The 2017 Language Experience: Learn Chinese
18 Feb 2017 Hawaii TESOL Spring Conference 2017
16 Nov 2016 Practical Workshops for ESL Professionals
19 Sep 2016 Call for Participation to Hawaii TESOL Conference 2017
15 Sep 2016 Hawaii TESOL September Social 2016
19 May 2016 The 2016 Language Experience: Let's Learn Ukrainian
13 Feb 2016 Hawaii TESOL Spring Conference 2016
19 Oct 2015 Fall Professional Development Workshop: Best Practices in Online ESL Course Design & Instruction
06 Oct 2015 Call for Participation to Hawaii TESOL Conference 2016
15 Sep 2015 Hawaii TESOL September Social 2015
19 May 2015 The 2015 Language Experience: Let's Learn Thai Language!
14 Feb 2015 Hawaii TESOL Spring Conference 2015
20 Nov 2014 Hawaii TESOL Online Workshop 2014
07 Oct 2014 Hawaii TESOL Online Social 2014
15 May 2014 Spring Language Experience: "Pho"n with Vietnamese
14 Feb 2014 Hawaii TESOL Spring Conference 2014
13 Nov 2013 Fall Professional Development Workshop: Online Education
04 Oct 2013 Call for Participation to Hawaii TESOL Conference 2015
30 Sep 2013 Fall Activity Exchange/ Round Table Discussion
15 May 2013 Spring Language Experience
02 Mar 2013 State Conference Follow up Workshop
16 Feb 2013 Hawaii TESOL Spring Conference 2013
08 Nov 2012 Call for Participation to Hawaii TESOL Conference 2013
07 Nov 2012 Fall PDW--The Problem of Orkish: Exploring Second Language Acquisition in Virtual Environments
24 Sep 2012 Fall Activity Exchange/Round Table Discussion

Hawai‘i TESOL

55-220 Kulanui Street

Box 1940

Laie, Hawai‘i  96762


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