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2023 ESL Conference

Join us for the 21st annual English as a Second Language (ESL) Conference on April 15, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary! You’ll hear from skilled TESOL professionals and learn techniques to strengthen your commitment to transformation and dynamic relationships in your classroom, church and community. We can’t wait to gather with you again and enjoy community together!

Check back soon for information on our presenters, theme and registration.

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Registration

Register for the ESL Conference at Cornerstone today! This conference is designed to empower you and equip you with resources for teaching ESL, as well as connect you with other ESL learners, educators and ministry leaders in our community.

What Can You Expect?

At the conference, you can expect to network with other ESL professionals in our community. You’ll also hear from skilled TESOL professionals and learn skills that will strengthen your commitment to lasting transformation through powerful and dynamic relationships.

01

Network With Other Professionals

West Michigan is home to many ESL learners, teachers and ministry leaders. This conference is an opportunity to meet and connect with other ESL professionals in the area.

02

Strengthen Your Craft

The ESL Conference is an opportunity for you to be refreshed and reinvigorated in God’s calling for your life. Our hope is that this conference reignites your passion for teaching and learning.

03

Gain More Resources

All conference attendees will receive additional resources they can bring with them back into their ministry, classroom and everyday life.

Conference Information
and Resources

Schedule

The 2023 ESL Conference will be held on April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

8:00–9:00 GRTS Lobby:
Registration

9:00-9:05 Seminary Chapel
Opening Remarks, Dr. Michael Pasquale, Cornerstone University
9:05-9:30 Seminary Chapel
Welcome, Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, President of Cornerstone University

9:30-10:30 Seminary Chapel: Plenary Presentation
Heart, Mind, & Soul: Part One
Clare Jewell
EveryEthne
10:30-10:45 Seminary Lobby: Break (Coffee & Tea)
10:45-12:00 Workshop 1: Seminary Chapel
Heart, Mind, & Soul: Part Two
Clare Jewell
EveryEthne
12:00–1:00 Seminary Lobby: Lunch
1:00–2:00 Workshop: Seminary Chapel
MyCircle Training: Part One
Clare Jewell
EveryEthne
Workshop: Wood 103
Incorporating Spiritual Themes into Your ESL Lessons: Part One
Michael Pasquale, Monica Pasquale, Brian Pickerd
Cornerstone University, EveryEthne
2:00-2:15 Seminary Lobby: Break (Coffee & Tea)
2:15–3:15 Workshop: Seminary Chapel
MyCircle Training: Part Two
Clare Jewell
EveryEthne
Workshop: Wood 103
Incorporating Spiritual Themes into Your ESL Lessons: Part Two
Michael Pasquale, Monica Pasquale, Brian Pickerd
Cornerstone University, EveryEthne
3:15-3:30 Seminary Chapel:
Closing

Campus Map and Parking

The 2023 ESL Conference will be held at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary on the campus of Cornerstone University. GRTS is building 8 on the campus map.

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Patricia Pickens

Hours

MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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