If anyone is interested in L2 writing and professional development opportunities, this might be an interesting event to attend. The following announcement was posted on the Second Language Writing listserv:

If you work with graduate students and are attending 4Cs this month, you can join the Consortium on Graduate Communication for the Spring Colloquium at Portland State University, Sunday March 19! Advance registration is free to members but must close on Monday March 6. We cannot accept walk-up registrations at the door.

Non-member registration is $20 but can be applied towards an annual CGC membership ($40). Payment is accepted in all major currencies.

Please register online at:


The event includes a panel discussion and roundtable discussions with CGC colleagues.

We hope to see you soon in Portland! Please share this message with your colleagues and other lists.
Nigel Caplan & Michelle Cox

CGC Co-Chairs


In the future, we plan to include a number of book reviews for different books in the professional library. The following review for New Ways in Teaching Connected Speech was published in The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language. This book integrates the teaching of listening and pronunciation in a way that is approachable to both beginning and experienced teachers. You can find the full book review here:

New Ways in Teaching Connected Speech

Writing a conference proposal can be a daunting experience for teachers, especially for those of us who have never written one before. Even after reading through a call for proposals, a number of questions often remain for the proposal writer. Below are some resources provided by TESOL members on what makes a successful proposal and are a great place to start after you’ve read through a call for proposals for an upcoming conference.



In the upcoming months we’ll be adding content to the blog so that teachers have one central location to address their professional development needs.

Some of things you can expect to be posted here include PED write ups, professional development article and book reviews, Professional Conference Call for Proposals (CFPs), and much more!

We invite teachers to post their own comments and contribute. We look forward to hearing from you!

Randy Rebman
Elisabeth McBrien