English Language LEARN Workshop

Jul 22-23, 2014
Double Tree by Hilton
Silver Spring, MD

Agenda

Tuesday July 22, 2014
8:00 AM -
8:30 AM
Registration/Meet & Greet
8:30 AM -
8:45 AM
Organizers/Hosts Welcome
  • Mark Wolkow, Director of Academic Outreach, Associate Directorate for Education and Training, NSA
  • Mr. Daniel Scott, Deputy ADNI/Human Capital, ODNI
8:45 AM -
9:15 AM
Keynote Address
  • Dr. Kevin Gormley, Director, English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) Program, Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

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9:15 AM -
9:45 AM
CESL Briefing
  • Nancy Schaffman, Curriculum Manager, Cryptologic English as a Second Language (CESL) Program, NCS

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9:45 AM -
10:00 AM
Break
10:00 AM -
10:30 AM
English Language Needs at the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI)
  • Robert Nielsen, Post Language Program Coordinator, FSI

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10:30 AM -
11:00 AM
English Language Learning at NCS
  • Dr. Irmeli Kuehnel, NCS
  • Dr. Theresa Wyckoff, NCS

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11:00 AM -
11:15 AM
Break
11:15 AM -
11:45 AM
FBI Briefing
  • Kimberly Krulikowski, FBI
  • Dr. Joseph Pimentel, FBI

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11:45 AM -
1:00 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 PM -
1:30 PM
Development of New English Writing Assessment
  • Beth Mackey, DoD

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1:30 PM -
2:00 PM
Army Language Branch Presentation
  • Bolivar Bernier, Department of the Army

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2:00 PM -
2:15 PM
Break
2:15 PM -
2:45 PM
Defense Language Institute English Language Center
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
Discussion Groups
3:45 PM -
4:15 PM
Day 1 Wrap-Up
Wednesday July 23, 2014
8:15 AM -
8:45 AM
Registration/Meet & Greet
8:45 AM -
9:30 AM
U.S. Department of Education Resources
  • Dr. Debra Suarez, U.S. Department of Education

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9:30 AM -
10:15 AM
Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches to Improving the Professional Correspondence of Non-Native Speakers of English
  • Dr. Mark Alves, Montgomery College
  • Michael Berman, Montgomery College
  • Ray Gonzalez, Montgomery College

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10:15 AM -
10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM -
11:15 AM
Developing Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills for Government Service (English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) Program)
  • Deborah Kennedy, English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) Program
  • Christa Hansen, English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) Program

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11:15 AM -
11:45 AM
Advanced Professional Writing in English Online: Lessons LEARNed from a Pilot Course
  • Heidi Faust, UMBC
  • Dr. Joan Shin, UMBC

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11:45 AM -
1:00 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 PM -
3:00 PM
Discussion Groups
3:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks