Oregon Convention Centre, Portland

Who is it for?

ELT educators of all levels


Join the Macmillan team at the annual TESOL Conference in the United States, as we bring you talks from Dorothy E. ZemachMickey Rogers & Yvonne Maruniak, and Jo Greig. Each year, more than 6,500 people from across the United States and internationally attend TESOL US to share ideas. Hosted in Portland, the City of Roses, this year's conference aims to help ELT professionals sustain and renew their professional development as TESOL International Association approaches its 50th anniversary.Visit us at stand 838 to see our new titles, meet the team and learn more about our great resources.

Watch our videos below for a sneak preview of our talks at TESOL 2014:

The Mind Series: Skills for the 21st Century

Teaching Study Skills with Dorothy E. Zemach


Dorothy E. Zemach

Practice-oriented Presentation

Teaching Study Skills (3pm, Thursday 27th March)

University classes don’t normally teach study skills. “That’s too basic. They should have learned study skills in high school.” Yes—but what if they didn’t? University students sometimes arrive with brain power and drive, but without the organization and habits necessary for academic success. So why should it fall to ESL classes specifically to teach study skills? Perhaps the best answer to that is “Because we can.” A language class is an ideal situation in which to read and discuss habits, issues, and desired changes. Students can practice language skills while examining and evaluating methods of learning. This session examines common student weaknesses and challenges, using specific examples of assignments that can be done in class and as homework to help make students better at their most important university tasks – studying and learning. Join us in room D139 at 3 pm on Thursday 27th for an informative and practice-oriented presentation.

Mickey Rogers and Yvonne Maruniak

Exhibitor Talk

The Mind Series: Skills for the 21st Century (10.30am, Saturday 29th March)

In today’s competitive world, educators must equip students with 21st century employability skills such as critical thinking, self-direction, and interpersonal communication. The Mind Series offers a new framework for 21st century learning. More than an English language textbook, The Mind Series is a journey of empowerment for young adults. This session will be held in room E146 at 10.30 am on Saturday 29th.

Jo Greig

Exhibitor Talk

Life Skills made easy by Macmillan Education (4pm, Saturday 29th March)

The gap between employer expectation and graduate performance is a growing concern for the labour market. As an employer, Macmillan Education invests in training new starters in basic life skills, including time management and prioritisation. This session will present practical activities to develop these life skills from primary to adult. Join us at 4pm in room OB 201 on Saturday 29th, as we discuss these all important life skills in the context of ELT teaching.