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Presentations at State and National TESOL Conventions in North America

  • Seaman, Alan & Vroom, Sara. “Writing and Recording Original Audio Tracks for Authentic Listening,”
    International TESOL Convention, Portland, OR, March 2014.
  • Seaman, Alan & Dormer, Jan. “Passport to Adventure: A Christian EFL Series for Children.” Christians
    in English Language Teaching Conference, Portland, OR, March 2014.
  • Seaman, Alan & Vroom, Sara. “Writing and Recording Original Audio Tracks for Authentic Listening”
    Illinois TESOL-BE Convention, Chicago, IL, February 2014.
  • Seaman, Alan & Canning, Michael. “Perspectives on Teaching ESL to STEM Professionals” Illinois
    TESOL-BE Convention, Chicago, IL, February 2014.

  • Seaman, Alan & Friesema, Marie. “Teaching ESL to Migrant Workers at America’s Racecourses”
    Illinois TESOL-BE Convention, Chicago, IL, February 2014.
  • Seaman, Alan, "Creating Effective and Attractive Materials for Your ESL Classes." International TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX, March 21, 2013.
  • Seaman, Alan and Pierson, Cheri. "The Efferent-Aesthetic Distinction and Second Lanugage Reading." International TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX, March 21, 2013.
  • Seaman, Alan. “Connecting Literature to the World of Adult ESL Students” International TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2012.

  • Seaman, Alan and Francis, Benjamin. “The Efferent-Aesthetic Distinction and Second Language Reading,” Illinois TESOL-BE State Convention, Feb. 27, 2012.

  • Seaman, Alan. Plenary address. “Myths, Metaphors, and Methods: English Language Teaching and Adult Education” Workshop. “Understanding and Responding to Errors by Adult Learners of English” Lake County Area Planning Council Professional Development Conference, College of Lake County, October 22, 2011.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Professional Development Training Modules: Passport to Adventure” Professional Development Workshop, Purposeful Design Publications, Colorado Springs, July 12-13, 2011.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Developing Effective and Attractive Materials for Your ESL Classes” Illinois TESOL- BE State Convention, Naperville, IL, February 11-12, 2011.

  • Seaman, Alan. “The Arts and Interaction: Strategies for the Classroom.” Plenary address at the Illinois TESOL-BE Spring Workshop, Chicago, April 2010.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Teaching in Multilevel and Diverse Classrooms.” International TESOL Convention, Boston, MA, March 2010.

  • Tasheva, Ellie and Seaman, Alan. “Using Suggestopedia Techniques with ESL Learners, Illinois TESOL/BE State Convention, Naperville, February 2010.

  • Seaman, Alan. “How Attitudes Toward Globalization Influence English Language Learning”
    International TESOL Convention, Denver, CO, March 2009.

  • Seaman, Alan and Pierson, Cheri. “Thinking Deeply About Culture Through Poetry and the
    Visual Arts,” International TESOL Convention, Denver, CO, March 2009.

  • Seaman, Alan. Materials Development for English Language Teachers in Remote Contexts.”
    International TESOL Convention, Denver, CO, March 2009.

  • Seaman, Alan, Holloway, Brandy, and Thorpe, Christa. “Connecting Literature to the World of Adult ESL Students, Illinois TESOL/BE State Convention, Naperville, February 2009.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Methodology, History and Models: Meeting the Needs of ELL Students in the ‘Regular’ Classroom.” Keynote address, Illinois Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Conference, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL, May 2008. (Featured speaker)

  • Seaman, Alan. “Strategies for Effective Error Correction in Speaking and Writing.” Workshop, Chicagoland ESL Ministry Conference, Moody Bible Institute, April 2008.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Models of ESL Ministry – Finding a Place.” Plenary address, Chicagoland ESL Ministry Conference, Moody Bible Institute, April 2008. (Featured speaker)

  • Seaman, Alan. “Advocating for Bilingual Education on Two Continents.” Illinois TESOL-BE Convention, Naperville, IL, March 2008.

  • Lee, Pearl and Seaman, Alan. “Applying Contrastive Rhetoric to Papers and Speeches.” Illinois TESOL-BE Convention, Naperville, IL, February 2008.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Contemporary Movements in World Missions.” (Six-part series) New Wilmington Mission Conference, Westminster College, PA. July 2007. (Featured speaker.)

  • Seaman, Alan. “Principles for Managing and Teaching Oversized Classes,” International TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, March 2007.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Making the Case for Bilingual Education on Two Continents.” Featured speaker, Bilingual Education Advocacy Conference, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL, April 2006.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Teaching Life Skills English” Workshop Presenter and Panel Discussion Moderator, Teaching Our Neighbors; Reaching Our Community: Wheaton-Moody ESL Ministry Conference Moody Bible Institute, March 2006.

  • Seaman, Alan and Weaver, Phyllis. “Evaluating an Effective Bilingual Program: A
    Longitudinal Study.” International TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida, March 2006.

  • Clemens, Lance and Seaman, Alan. “Building a Vocabulary Bridge to Academic Study.” Illinois TESOL/BE Convention, Naperville, IL, March 2006.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Principles of Authentic Assessment for Adult Education.” Wisconsin,
    Minnesota, Illinois Regional TESOL Convention, Wisconsin Dells, September 2005.

  • Seaman, Alan. “The Role of Creativity in the Era of Standards: Using Creative Writing and the Visual Arts with English Language Learners.” Plenary address, Illinois TESOL/BE Spring Workshop, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL, April 2005.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Authentic Assessment Made Easier.” International TESOL Convention, San Antonio, Texas, March 2005.

  • Seaman, Alan, et al. “Respecting Religious Differences in ESL Classrooms.” Panel presentation, International TESOL Convention, San Antonio, March 2005.

  • Seaman, Alan, et al. “No Problem, Whatever Your Angle.” Panel presentation, International TESOL Convention, San Antonio, March 2005.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Principles for Teaching Large Multilevel ESL Classes,” Illinois TESOL/BE Convention, February 2005.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Methods and Materials for English as a Second Language: A Training Module.”Chicago Public Schools, Office of Language and Cultural Education, December 2001.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Pictures as Prompts for Cultural Interpretation.” International TESOL
    Convention, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 2001.

  • Seaman, Alan and Lopez, Hector. “Comparing Pull-Out and Self-Contained Elementary ESL Programs.” Illinois TESOL/BE Convention, Chicago, IL, April 2000.

  • Seaman, Alan; Escobar, Joanna; Meadows, Pamela, and Hayward, Linda. “Tracking Student Performance in Adult ESL Programs: A Discussion of the Equating Study.” Illinois TESOL/BE Convention, Chicago, IL, April 2000.

  • Seaman, Alan. “Evaluating an Innovative Elementary ESL Program.” International TESOL
    Convention, Vancouver, B.C., March 2000.

  • Seaman, Alan; Escobar, Joanna; Meadows, Pamela, and Hayward, Linda. “Tracking Student
    Performance in Adult ESL Programs.” International TESOL Convention, Vancouver,
    B.C., March 2000.

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