Call for Proposals

Maybe less IS more! NNETESOL welcomes to shorter sessions

Revving up for November

NNETESOL invites proposals for our upcoming conference. Consider sharing your expertise with your colleagues and present at our annual NNETESOL Conference. Please submit a proposal application via our 2016 conference page. We’re accepting proposals for 25- and 45-minute sessions! Proposal Deadline: May 31, 2016


You read right! We are planning to open up the call for proposals to include presentation opportunities that will be 25 minutes long. In this way, attendees can visit more sessions, present and still not miss out on other learning opportunities.


Our goal is to be by the people, for the people. So come join us!


Our process is simple. We are very practice based. So keep in mind that something that’s working in your classroom could be perfect for a presentation.


Here are the details, and this is the link to the online proposal submission form.

NNETESOL Fall Conference

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 8am

37 College Avenue

Gorham, ME

Dr. Margarita Calderón will be our keynote speaker! We would love to have YOU be a part of our conference, too!


Presenters pay a student rate at the conference. And who knows? Maybe you'll discover this is your calling! Come on. Give it a go!

Don't know what to present?

Check out this list of desired topics, generated by attendees of the 2015 conference. And if you don't feel like you can present, but you have something great to share, consider submitting it for our NNETESOL blog! We're waiting to hear from you!


  • writing and ESOL
  • Writing Academic Papers (how students use the internet for source information but they don't fully read articles)
  • Writing for ELLs and listening & speaking
  • workplace ESL for adult immigrants
  • Higher Ed
  • Teaching ELLs in mainstream classrooms
  • ESOL for beginners (basic understanding of English)
  • the influx of Mainland Chinese students both as public school (resident) students and also fee-paying one year international students in home-stays. I am interested in effective methodology/strategies and also how to motivate these students when they are not motivated
  • teacher education
  • New grad student
  • Long-Term ELs
  • CCRS
  • Sheltered instruction (content area instruction)
  • Technology
  • Experiential learning
  • ELL's and the ELA workshop
  • Early Childhood English Language Learners
  • teacher training
  • Sp. Ed & ELL
  • RTI for ELL
  • Techniques to improve ELLs' English retrieval
  • Identifying special needs students who are also ELLs.
  • Co-teaching, pushing-in to mainstream classrooms
  • Getting students to self-correct when speaking.
  • Policy changes in teacher education
  • ESL and differentiation within the classroom for newcomers
  • ELL writing
  • digital resources
  • Special Ed and ELLs
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching content
  • Collaboration
  • Learning disabilities