On Nov. 22, graduates of the M.A. in ESL program, Emmanuel (Bayo) Ifonlaja and Teri Anne Lott, along with Saint Mary’s alumna Tara Ryks and ESL Program Director Shannon Tanghe co-presented on their summer experiences in Colombia in a presentation titled “Global Teacher Education: English Language Teaching Experiences in Colombia” at the Minnesota English Language Education (MELEd) conference in St. Paul. Tanghe and M.A. in ESL faculty member Dr. De Zhang, also co-presented a session titled “Multinational Telecollaborative Projects in an M.A. Second Language Acquisition Course: A Focus on Design.” The conference was attended by more than 1,200 teachers, administrators, coordinators, teacher educators, paraprofessionals, students, advocates, and researchers in the field of English language teaching.
Photo caption: From left, Shannon Tanghe, Tara Ryks, Teri Anne Lott, Emmanuel (Bayo) Ifonlaja present at the Minnesota English Language Education (MELEd) conference.