WATESOL Fall Convention 2007

A special opportunity....WATESOL presents a

Pre-Convention Institute

Ideas that Save Composition Teachers Time

A workshop presented by Dr. Keith Folse
Friday, October 12th, 2007                   

George Mason University
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.              

Arlington Original Building, Room 329

 In traditional writing classes, students write and teachers grade.  While everyone agrees students need to write a lot to improve their writing, what happens when you collect all of this writing?   Grading all those papers is a burden on an already busy teacher’s schedule. Teachers need another teaching template besides this traditional “I assign, you write, I get stuck grading.”  Learners, especially adult learners, rightfully expect meaningful feedback.  In this session, the presenter will demonstrate classroom activities and teacher techniques to help reduce teacher grading time while maximizing student writing time.


Fall 2007 Convention
Schedule of Events
Registration and Exhibits
7:30 - 8:30 

Newcomers’ Session

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

WATESOL Business Meeting/Plenary

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address:

Dr. Keith Folse

"Inspiring Our Students
Toward Better Writing"

Dr. Folse is Coordinator of TESOL Programs at the
University of Central Florida, an ESL/EFL instructor, and
the author of over 35 second language textbooks.



Spotlight Session

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

Building a School of Excellence:  A Special Look into Senegal’s Secondary Education
Adjaratou Senghor
Association of English Teachers of Senegal



Concurrent Sessions

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.


Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



Concurrent Sessions
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.


Closing Reception and Raffle

4:30 p.m. 




Name Price Fee
Late Registration - Renewing Member $70 $
Late Registration - Member $45 $
Late Registration - Non-Member $55 $
Late Registration - Student   $35 $
Donation for WATESOL programs (optional)   Free
Pre-Convention Institute - Student/Volunteer   $15 $
Pre-Convention Institute - Non-Member   $40 $
Pre-Convention Institute - Member   $30 $