Feb. 24, 2017
"KimOanh Nguyen-Lam was miserable when she came to the United States from Vietnam in 1975 as a high school sophomore and could not communicate or learn. Now, her position with the U.S. Department of Education allows her to help immigrant children struggling to learn English like she was...Nguyen-Lam is program director of the Office of English Language Acquisition at the U.S. Department of Education. She is one of two featured speakers with Amy Hewett-Olatunde, the 2015-16 Minnesota Teacher of the year, who will address the ninth annual University of Arkansas ESL Symposium set for Friday, Feb. 24..."
ARKTESOL now offers five award opportunities for educators and students. For more information and applications please see our Awards page.
ADE ESOL Coordinators' Conference will follow on November 7, 2017, also in Hot Springs. Information will be posted here as it is available.
2016 ARKTESOL Scholars
Karina Sanchez Huerta
Rogers Heritage High School
Springdale High School
Pea Ridge High School
ARKTESOL Scholars receive a $500, renewable award. If you would like to consider nominating someone next year please visit our Awards page for more information.
Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages