We’re going to be at TESOL19 Convention this year exhibiting at Booth 939, so please come on down and check out our books, including our newest releases: Adrift, Short Plays for Language Learners, and 60 Positive Activities for Kids. You can also hear about what we’ve got coming for the rest of 2019, download a free ebook, enter our raffle, and watch some movies! But they’re educational movies, so it’s OK!
We’ll also be presenting on our books and how to use them in the classroom. Here’s our list of TESOL19 sessions. If you scroll down, you’ll also find a Google Calendar you can check out and copy to your own GCal.
Alphabet Publishing at TESOL19
Wednesday, March 13
4:00pm – 4:45pm: Teaching Pragmatics Through Theatre
Come learn about how plays can help teach the hidden language of pragmatics and improve students’ speaking skills. Alice Savage will demonstrate several drama activities and highlight why non-verbal communication is so important to teach to students. (Omni Atlanta Hotel, International Ballroom D)
5:00 – 5:45pm: Speaking Skills and Scripts: Using Plays in Class
If all the world’s a stage and we are merely players, then play scripts are a powerful resource to help our students learn the communication skills they need to join this giant improv community we fluent English speakers share. (GWCC, Room A401)
Thursday, March 14
12:30 – 1:15pm: Stories Without End: Engaging Students with Creative Writing
Learn how short story prompts can get even the most reluctant student reading and writing! Taylor Sapp talks about his book Stories Without End and how to use it in the classroom! (GWCC, Room A407)
5:00 – 5:45pm: Teaching Teamwork Skills for Successful Group Work
Learn about activities that teach teamwork skills from teacher-trainer Patrice Palmer. (GWCC, Room A309)
Friday, March 15
10:30 – 11:15am: Video Dramas for Language Learning
Video dramas are a powerful tool for teaching communication skills. Come learn how to exploit them and also motivate students with exciting dramas written for learners by Chasing Time English! (GWCC, Room A407)