Letter from the Editor
Greetings WAESOL Friends!
As the new editor of the WAESOL World Quarterly, I am pleased to welcome all of you to our spring 2016 issue.
The WAESOL community is filled with opportunities for professionals in the field to flourish and thrive. The call for proposals for the WAESOL 2016 Annual Conference is now open. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity for professional development. The conference will take place in Spokane, WA this year at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute.
In the meantime, you are all invited to share your teaching ideas and classroom techniques with your peers via this quarterly. Your contributions will inspire your colleagues, and enrich this diverse community of educators to make change.
Finally, I would like to thank Dr. Caroline Payant, on behalf of the WAESOL community, for all the great work she has done for this publication during her time as the editor. Caroline, we are happy to continue having you as the President Elect this year.
WAESOL World Quarterly Editor
In this issue:
Note taking and brainstorming are important writing skills. Help students develop vocabulary, understand context, organize ideas, and share feedback. Teaching L2 Writing Nair and Note-taking Approaches
Role-play for purposeful interaction
Students practice asking for and giving advice in a variety of authentic situations. Role-Play: A Low-intermediate Interactive Speaking/Writing Task for ESL Learners
Spokane, WA / October 21-22 2016
Anchorage, Alaska / October 10-14 2016
Tucson, AZ / November 4-5 2016
Spokane, WA / February 25th 2017
Seattle, WA / March 21-24 2017
Hosted by WAESOL
It’s not every day that the international conference comes to us. Don’t miss an opportunity to get involved in this once-in-a-career event.
Moscow, ID / April 2017