CATESOL is state organization for ESL professionals. Recently, the San Diego Chapter organized “In a World of Words:  Reading and Vocabulary Skills for the 21st Century” with the goal of providing accessible professional development for any ESL professionals in San Diego. Nearly 200 people attended from schools and programs in San Diego County. SDCE hosted the event at ECC (event photos).

Key note speaker Deborah Gordon on “Multiword Vocabulary: What, Why and How” and a variety of interesting workshops (several presented by SDCE faculty). In addition to presenters, many faculty, staff and administrators at SDCE also planned and facilitated at the event including:

CATESOL San Diego Chapter Officers:

Coordinator: Maria Allan

Secretary: Bob Thomas                                                      

Assistant Treasurer: Aldamay Rudisuhli

Website Master and Newsletter Editor: Magdalena Kwiatkowski

Committee Member Volunteers:

Gretchen Bitterlin

Caron Lieber

Susan Morgan

Ann Marie Holzknecht

Carol Kwan, Roberto Reyes

Patricia Miyamoto

Workshop Presenters:

Gretchen Bitterlin

Corinne Layton

Donna Price

Eric Miller

Maria Allan


Vice President Bob Parker

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