GSE Students Present at the 2013 NJTESOL-NJBE Spring Conference

Several Graduate School of Education (GSE) students presented at the 2013 New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/ New Jersey Bilingual Educators (NJTESOL/NJBE) Spring Conference in New Brunswick, NJ. NJTESOL/NJBE is a professional organization designed for people interested in teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education.  The two-day conference attracted nearly 800 attendees each day. Associate Dean Mary Curran presented a presentation titled "Daily Practice: What's Theory Got to Do with It?". 



The following GSE students presented in either the poster session and/or graduate student forum.

Poster Session Presenters:

Jessie Curtis – “Community Based English Language Education”

Farah Hussain – “Immigration and the ESL Classroom: Advancing Reading through Speaking”

Meghan McCartney – “The TESOL Puzzle: Assembling Theory & Practice”

Jeong Hyun You – “Effective Instructional Practices for English Language Learners”


Graduate Student Forum Presenters:

Tuba Arabaci Altamaz – “Less Prejudice More Acceptance through Multicultural Education”

Elizabeth Conway – “Korean ELL Consonant Voicing in English Words”

Kiran Ramamurthy – “Teaching Students from India In U.S. Classrooms”

Meredith Bynes – “Eliciting and Adapting Families' Funds of Knowledge”

Jessie Curtis – “Taking the Floor: Community-Based English Language Education”

Mary Farah – “Challenges ELLs face when taking Statewide Tests”

Yaney Novo (Kean University)- “The Effects of Multi-sensory Approach Method in ELL Students' Academic Performance and Interest Levels in Social Studies Lessons”


For more information on the conference or NJTESOL-NJBE, visit their website