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Announcing our Guest Speakers

  • 1.  Announcing our Guest Speakers

    Posted 12-07-2019 04:51 PM
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    We look forward to seeing you on July 20th at 9:00 am EST for our first webinar of the year: "The NNEST Movement: Foundations and New Directions." Please RSVP via the following link:

    We have three wonderful guest speakers: Dr. Lia Kamhi-Stein(California State University), Yasemin Tezgiden Cakcak (winner of the 2019 Outstanding Paper in NNEST Issues, Middle East Technical University), and NNEST IS newsletter co-editor Şeyma Toker (Georgetown University).

    Join us online:

    Or by phone:571-392-7650 PIN: 949 997 8587

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    The purpose of the webinar is to (re)introduce members to the NNEST movement and to explore the different theoretical perspectives framing the study of marginalization and privilege in ELT.

    We will address topics such as "what is native speakerism?" "how is the term 'native speaker' understood?" "what should I know about how people position themselves and are positioned by others as 'native' or 'nonnative' speakers?" "what new scholarship has emerged in our field?"why is knowing more about native speakerism important for my role as an ELT professional?"

    Consider attending (or sharing information about the webinar) if:

    -You or someone you know have always wanted to learn more about the NNEST IS and are interested in joining the interest section. 
    -You are a NNEST IS member who would like to get acquainted with new directions in our field.
    -You teach ESL/EFL in elementary, middle school or high school contexts and are curious as to how the NNEST movement may inform your work. 
    -You are a college instructor. We can confirm your students' attendance and participation in the webinar so that they can receive extra credit for your course!

    Ana Solano-Campos
    Assistant Professor
    University of Massachusetts-Boston