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The coordinating team will host pre-event workshops throughout 2014 leading up to the HELTASA conference in November.

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Prof David Pace

Prof David Pace is a renowned academic of Indiana University , will be the presenter at the first workshop, which will take place in January 2014. He is well known for his research on De-coding the Disciplines: Helping Students Learn Disciplinary Ways of Thinking, and is a co-founder of the Freshman Learning Project.

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Dr Robert Branch

Dr Rob Branch is known for his ground-breaking work in instructional design and visual literacy. He will be hosting workshops about curriculum delivery and innovation at the University of the Free State on the Bloemfontein Campus from 10 - 14 March 2014.

Please click here to view the electronic invite, the detailed programme for the workshops, and Robert Branch’s short biography.

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Dr Allyn Shaw

Dr Allyn Shaw is Associate Director, Office of Faculty and Organizational Development, and Director of Leadership Development Programs. He coordinates the leadership and organizational development programs including the LEAD (Leadership and Administrator) seminars, Executive Leadership Academy seminars, and workshops for faculty leaders. He won the MSU Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award in 2013.

Dr Shaw will be hosting workshops relating to leadership development in higher education as a pre-conference event, 12 -16 May, at the University of the Free State on the Bloemfontein Campus. Contact Lerato Makuoane for further details.  

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Prof William Grabe & Prof Fredricka Stoller

Prof William Grabe and Prof Fredricka Stoller from Northern Arizona University, USA, will present preconference workshops on second language teaching and learning, and second language academic reading and writing. These events will take place shortly before the conference and as part of the pre-conference proceedings.

Fredricka L. Stoller is Professor at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, where she teaches in the MA-TESL and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics programmes. She has published extensively in TESOL related topics with interests that  include content-based instruction, teacher training, second language  reading and reading for academic purposes,content-based instruction,  methodology, curriculum design, and materials development. She has served TESOL in many different ways over the last 15 years.

Professor William Grabe is Vice president for Research and Regents’ professor at Northern Arizona Univerisity, U.S.A. He has conducted extensive research in the fields of second language reading and writing development, language testing, and skills development for English as a foreign language. He has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes, and authored books. He has been a U.S. Department of State academic specialist lecturing and consulting in 16 countries, and he has been a consultant with Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, on various assessment projects for the past 24 years. Bill has also served as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in both China and Brazil.

Bill's continuing research interests remain in the area of second language reading and writing skills development. His work centres on identifying the cognitive constructs of reading and writing abilities as they can be examined from research perspectives, and also as they can be translated into language assessments and teaching and learning practices. He has been continuously engaged with his disciplinary organization, the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), serving in various capacities and as President from 2001 to 2002. His research and service to applied linguistics was recognized with the lifetime Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award from AAAL (2005).

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