Public Engagement

General Public

English Language Teaching: Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in the Adult ESOL Classroom

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

This is a one-day conference hosted by The New School in partnership with the Literacy Assistance Center to provide English language teaching professionals with a space to learn from one another, to share ideas, to form friendships and to network. The aim is to bring together professionals who are constantly striving to address critical issues in the field and hone their own craft.

Both the New School and the Literacy Assistance Center have a long tradition of excellence in the training of teachers of English to speakers of other languages.  The day will consist of a plenary by a leading researcher in the field, Betsy Parrish, followed by hands-on workshops which will provide techniques and ideas to support classroom practice. There will also be panel debates exploring current challenges within the various contexts in which adults learn English. 

The day’s schedule is as follows:

9:00-9:45 a.m.–Registration, breakfast, exhibit sponsored by Pearson
10:00-10:45 a.m.–Plenary by Betsy Parrish in The Auditorium at 12th Street
11:00-11:45 a.m.–Session I
12:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.–Session II
12:45-1:45 p.m.–Lunch break, exhibit
2:00-2:45 p.m.–Session III
3:00-3:45 p.m.–Session IV
4:00-4:30 p.m.–Final reception

Sponsored by the Literacy Assistance Center and the Department of Language Learning and Teaching at The New School.

As of October 24, please purchase your tickets in person on site.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions, Workshops and Training


General Public


Education and Learning


Schools of Public Engagement, School of Languages


Writing, TESOL, Education, Schools and Universities


$25 per participant; $15 for New School students, faculty, and staff; $15 for students in the Literacy Assistance Center programs. New School and LAC students must show a valid school ID with their ticket when checking in at the event.

Admin Notes

Approved PT

Recent Activity

People Interested (2)

Pam Tillis - NSPE Chelsea Parrish - School of Undergraduate Studies SUS

Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.