Schedule of Sessions
TESOL & SLA Professional Development Conference
Missouri State University English Language Institute
|410||Warm Up to Wake Up||Davy (Dung) Tran
|401||Features in the Acquisition of English Relative Clauses by Chinese ESL Learners||Zhenru Liu
|410||Where Does an Error End and Language Change Begin?||Terry Barakat and
|401||Turning Listening on its Ear||
North Kansas City Schools
|410||Lessons from CELTA: Using Frameworks||Phil Bridges
|401||Motivating Saudi learners||
|Sign up for one of the networking lunch groups in the 4th floor lobby (or eat lunch on your own).|
|410||Understanding the Value of Imagination in Language Learning||Faeze Safari
ETS research scholar
|401||Explaining the Rules of English Grammar to Arabic Speakers||Samah Faqeeh
|410||Lessons from the Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession||
Director of the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas
All sessions will be in the Morris Center at 301 S. Jefferson Ave in downtown Springfield, Missouri. There is no charge for attending the conference.
Please email any questions to Phil Bridges at PhilBridges@MissouriState.edu
Note that presentation documents were provided by the presenter; MSU has not verified the originality of any of the materials; the author is fully responsible for following Copyright laws.
Location & Parking
We are located in the Jim D. Morris Center, which is on the north (downtown) side of Missouri State University's Springfield campus.
301 South Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
For more information, you can view the ELI's Contact page.
You can review an MSU campus visitor map. We are building number 142 (2-D block).
Parking Suggestions & Warnings:
- Use the city lot* diagonal from our building (no pass required; note highlighted yellow block below);
- Use the city streets* (highlighted in yellow below).
- Do not park in the lot next to the Indian restaurant (on Jefferson Ave.)
- Many people choose to ignore the "max 2 hours" signs in the highlighted areas in the
map below, BUT we can't guarantee this you won't be ticketed. To be certain, you should
consider the paid Parking Garages: The nearest paid parking garages are at :
- 302E E McDaniel St, Springfield, MO 65806
- 230N N Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
Restaurants located in the downtown region (some of these are not in walking distance).
- Hotel Vandivort (3 min walk; 0.1 mile)
- University Plaza Hotel (8 min walk; 0.4 miles)
- Walnut Street Inn (11 min walk; 0.5 miles)
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Springfield (15 min walk; 0.7 miles)
- Best Western Rail Haven (33 min walk; 6 min drive; 1.8 miles)
You can also search lodgings.
*Note that we are not endorsing any of these businesses; this information is provided for your assistance.
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please review the answered questions below.
Will presenters have access to a projector and computer in the rooms?
Yes. All rooms have computers running Microsoft Windows 10, a projector, sound system, and various input cables. Someone will be available to log you in before you present. You will not be able to set up in advance because the computers reset their image after each log out, which means that everything is deleted.
How should I prepare my presentation (regarding technology)?
I suggest bringing everything on a flash drive or having an online presentation ready (think Google Presentation or Prezi). However, you could theoretically bring your laptop and plug it in to our tech carts with the cables that are already available there; however, the chances for unexplainable failure are higher.
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