ARTESOL Presentation selected as  Best of TESOL Affiliates

The presentation ¨Caring for the kinesthetic students through music and song¨ nominated by ARTESOL executive committee as Best Presentation at the 2017 ARTESOL Convention has been selected by TESOL International as one of the eight Best of TESOL Affiliates and will be presented at TESOL 2018 in Chicago, USA.

Each year up to eight TESOL affiliates present sessions at TESOL Convention. These sessions are submitted as the best session from over 100 affiliate conferences. TESOL International is responsible for the selection of the eight BEST sessions. These eight BEST  are presented at TESOL Annual Convention.

Congratulations, Silvia!

Caring for the kinesthetic students through music and song

Educational professionals have been arguing about multiple intelligences and learning styles for a while. Yet, the presenter believes that not allSilvia foto profesional 2016 intelligences are being addressed evenly. She will demonstrate how to apply some tools to cater for the less predominant.

Schnitzler, Silvia. ARTESOL member, lecturer on Phonology, English language and Linguistics at IES Nº 28 “Olga Cossettini”, Rosario, Santa Fe. Author of Phonemic and Phonetic Notation Practice.

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TESOL 2018 Best of Affiliates

  • Wed. March 28th. 10:30 AM -11:15 AM – N131 (McCormick Place, North Building)
Foreign Language Learning Environment in Large and Mixed-Ability Classes

The presenter found that teaching foreign languages came closer to teaching real communication in large and mixed-ability classes, especially in heterogeneous language environments. This was despite methodology being unable to establish an effective system for teaching communication skills and only a minority of students managing to acquire such skills.

Nino Sharvashidze
Center For English Teaching Excellence
  • Wed. March 28th. 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – N131 (McCormick Place, North Building)
Promoting Active Vocabulary Learning Using Context Clues in Academic Writing

Emphasizing the interconnection between academic reading and writing, the presenters discuss ways of engaging students in using context clues as an effective strategy to promote active vocabulary learning and use in academic writing.

Susan Ruellan, Kay Stremler, Martina Syrova, Wendy Wan
  • Wed. March 28th. 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – N131 (McCormick Place, North Building)

Native American Boarding Schools: The Continent’s First ESL Immersion Program

Inspired by first hearing her grandfather’s ancestral language spoken in 1980, the presenter explores the history of Native American boarding schools, including their role in education today. The presenter discusses the societal impact boarding schools have had and what this means to ELLs and Native education in current contexts.

Joan Johnston Nelson, PhD


  •  – N131 (McCormick Place, North Building)
Engage in Strategies That Move Adolescent ELs Beyond Intermediate Fluency

Participants engage in hands-on practice of research-based strategies known to move secondary ELs “stuck” at intermediate fluency to proficiency in academic English. These innovative strategies build control of linguistic structures unique to math, social studies, and language arts while promoting student confidence, especially among long-term ELs. Attendees receive supportive resources.

Elizabeth Hartung-Cole, MA
  •  – N131 (McCormick Place, North Building)
A Guaranteed, Humanistic, 4-Step Process to Help Prevent Plagiarism

The act of plagiarizing can destroy the student-teacher bond of trust. How can this perennial problem be permanently solved? The answer lies in four simple steps. This interactive session guides participants through a humanistic, useful, and effective process that guarantees to reduce plagiarism and cheating in the ELL classroom.

Patrick T. Randolph
University of Nebraska
  •  – N131 (McCormick Place, North Building)
Caring for Kinesthetic Students Through Music and Song

Educational professionals have been arguing about multiple intelligences and learning styles for a while. Yet, the presenter believes that not all intelligences are being addressed evenly. The presenter demonstrates how to apply some tools to cater to the less predominant intelligences.

Silvia Schnitzler




  1. Excellent news! Congrats, Silvia! You deserve this and and a lot more, for your dedication and commitment to the learning and teaching of foreign languages!

  2. Patrick T. Randolph

    These were all VERY effective sessions!!!!

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