(Registration Opens January 2nd, 2019)
Metroplex Literacy Conference
Dallas Baptist University
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ESL Instruction

ESL Program Administration

Family Services

High School Equivalency


Life Skill ESL

General Interest


Sadler Hall

LL 05 seats 32

LL 06 seats 32

LL 07 seats 32

LL 19 seats 24

Rm 307 seats 24


Rogers Theatre seats 60

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Continental breakfast is included with paid registration.

Fun Ideas, Techniques and Tactics to Enrich Your ESL Classes

Laura Richey

Directors Roundtable and Networking

John Spear

Empowering the Mexican Community in North Texas

Andrés Galván

Changes in Core Reading for Adults: Reviewing Journey to Success by New Readers Press

Ann Beeson

Why Your Church Should Have an ESL Ministry

Stu Coconaugher

English in Action: Preparing Students for the 21st Century

Janet Roznos

ESL Alive, Awake and Fun – Round 2

Karen Peiser


10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Door prizes provided by conference sponsors and friends of MLC!

Uh, how’d you say that?

Red Goldstein

Lesson Planning for Language Teachers

Dr. Nikki Ashcraft

Citizenship: Where do I Begin?

Shelly Whitfield

High School Equivalency Program Updates (HiSET and GED)

Jonna McDonough & Brian Smith

TEX Training

Lester Meriwether

Employers Seek These Top Soft Skills and Ventures Can Get Your Students There

Robin Graybill

Understanding the Islamic Worldview and Providing Responsive Instruction to Muslim Students

Dr. Aimie Sarker

LUNCH BREAK – Dr. Wes Saade

1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Lunch is included with paid registration.

Using Images to Promote Language Learning

Laura Richey

Teaching with Technology

Dr. Cindy Kilpatrick

Updates on Immigration Issues

Xergio Chacin

HSE Best Practices: Tips, Guidelines, and Winning Formulas for Student Success!

Jacquelyn Simmons & Melody Barnes

The Dos and Don’ts in Teaching English to Very Beginners

Lulu Shira

Bridging the Gap: Successful Connection and Engagement Strategies

Dr. Yvette Wingate & Belinda Hampton

Teaching in a Multicultural Setting

Patty Lane


Dallas Baptist Association, HOPE Literacy, Inc.  Dallas Baptist University, World Relief
Literacy ConneXus, 
New Readers Press, Tarrant Literacy Coalition,  ETS HiSET,  National Geographic Learning

Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning (TCALL), National Literacy Missions Partnership

To register for the conference, go to this link and enter your information.

Cost is $38 per person for community and faith based programs; $48 for state/federally funded school districts and ISDs.

14 Hour ESL Training with Certificate: February 1 and 2
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Helping Other People Excel in life 


English literacy and language education empowers people to live freer, more successful lives. 
Each week we minister to about 600 refugees, immigrants and Americans. 
We teach them how to speak, read, write and understand English and American culture and to become American Citizens.    
 We are:
10 HOPE Programs in Tarrant County
177 volunteer teachers and workers   
We sponsor the Metroplex Literacy Conference that gives our teachers and workers in-service training  
We begin programs and challenge our programs to constantly improve their teaching and ministry.  
We build authentic relationships and share the love of Christ in a practical way.
If we can help you please contact:
Harry Wilson
Executive Director
Phone 817-999-9357
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Hope Literacy Inc | Executive Director: Harry Wilson | Phone 817.999.9357