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TESOL | Fall Workshop

Fall Workshop 2016

Are You A 21st Century English Teacher?

October 29th, 2016
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
MGC 200
American University

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Dr. Joan Kang ShinDr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world. She is a series editor for a groundbreaking 6-level primary English series for National Geographic Learning called Our World, which won the 2014 HRH Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards for Winner of Best Entry for Learners. She is also a series editor and author of the 3-level preprimary series Welcome to Our World as well as the host of a professional development video series that she designed for Our World. Her book Teaching Young Learners English, co-authored with Jodi Crandall, received the prestigious 2013 Ben Warren International House Trust Prize.



We live in a rapidly changing world, one that is increasingly interconnected. Our 21st century learners are growing up in an exciting but also challenging world that is fast-paced and technology-driven. When teaching English as an international language, it is important to integrate specific 21st century skills to help them succeed in this technology-driven and global century. This includes digital, new media, and visual literacy skills because global communication in English is inextricably linked to these 21st century literacies. Additionally, and possibly more importantly, we should integrate the 4Cs: communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. This workshop will explore the questions: What are 21st century skills and how can we be 21st century English language teachers? Participants will leave the room with new activities and ideas for integrating 21st century skills into their English language classroom.


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Registration Rates

Advance Rate (paid by check by Monday, October 17th)
$50 (or $10 special student rate)

Regular Rate (cash/check after October 17th OR at the door on the day of the event)
$70 (or $20 special student rate)

If you registered (required) and have not paid by October 17th, the regular rate applies. Please bring a check or exact change to the door.

Cancellations received after October 24th are non-refundable.

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

American University TESOL Program
Mary Graydon Center 300
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8169