Workshops: PPP v. TBL & Teamwork tips

Thank you to everyone who attended our first event of 2009: PPP vs. TBL and Teamwork Tips for ESL Classes. The turnout was great with members from Gallup, Farmington, Clovis, Los Lunas, Belen, Placitas, and Albuquerque in attendance!

We have posted the workshop pictures in our photo album, so feel free to download them. We look forward to our upcoming event in Santa Fe on March 14. This will be a joint event with Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) – so save the date! More news to come soon . . .

Here are the handouts:

Methodology Workshops – Saturday, February 21

Hello Everyone,
Save the date: February 21st! We will be holding our first event of 2009: 
What: Two ESL Methodology Workshops
When: Saturday, February 21 (10:00 am-12:30pm)
Where:  Albuquerque at the Main Library at 501 Copper NW (Community Room)

Workshop 1: 10:00-11:00 am “TBL (Task-based learning) and PPP (Presentation-Practice-Production): Comparing & Contrasting Different Ways of Organizing a Lesson”
Presenter: Jennifer Herrin
Abstract: Most teachers learned to plan lessons based on the PPP model. This workshop will discuss its effectiveness by taking participants through a demonstration to show how the PPP model differs from the TBL model. Similarities between the two models are also discussed, and participants can experiment with their classrooms to find out what works best for them.

Workshop 2: 11:30 am-12:30 pm “Seven Tips for Facilitating Effective Teamwork in the Classroom Using Popular Corporate Business Theories”
Presenters: Amy Christensen & Kristina Sievers
Abstract: The presenters will demonstrate seven tips for facilitating effective teamwork in the classroom using popular corporate business theories. These tips allow students to gain confidence for teamwork opportunities in future academic or business contexts.

Please RSVP to – Hope to see you there! Feel free to download our flyer and share it with your colleagues 🙂 flyer-for-winter-nmtesol-workshops

Newsletter – Winter 2009

NMTESOL Newsletter Winter 09Hello Everyone – I am proud to roll out our Winter 2009 Newsletter. Please feel free to access an electronic copy here by clicking on the cover, and let us know if you want to be added to our mailing list:!
Also, we invite you to contribute to our Spring issue; please share your ideas!

In this Issue:
Spotlight on Kristina Sievers: NMTESOL Treasurer
Membership Infomation (Yes! We are now accepting dues!)
Tips for ESL Literacy
Pronunciation of Past Tense
Review of Error Correction Workshop
Overview of ESL Program at Clovis Community College
Thinking Like an ESL Teacher

Happy New Year!