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TexTESOL II 2016 Regional Conference

October 7, 2016

Translation and Interpreting graduate student, Alpha Martínez Suárez, will be co-organizing and presenting at the annual state educational conference, TexTESOL II. This conference will be hosting Texas teachers who teach English as a second language and various educators from across the nation. Martinez and her team, ATE Presidential Scholars, recognized by the Academy for Teachers’ Excellence, will be participating in this year’s regional conference.

TexTESOL uses notions of home literacies training and awareness to assist teachers in the design of a more culturally relevant and inclusive pedagogies in the classroom.

Martinez, along with two other participants of the BBL (Bicultural and Bilingual Studies) Department, will be presenting their proposal titled, "Reinvigorating Reading and Writing: The Symbiosis of the Home and the Classroom.”

Working closely with Dr. Melissa Wallace, Assistant Professor of Translation and Interpreting Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at UTSA, has sparked an interest in “the intersectionality between the role of the translator/interpreter as language broker and advocate in education especially with children and families within the SLIFE umbrella (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Schooling),” says Martinez.

Do not miss this year’s TexTESOL II Regional Conference – “The Art and Practice of Teaching ESL” held Saturday, October 8th at UNAM in San Antonio from 8:30 am-3:00 pm. 

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