September 2019
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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Suzanne Bardasz, University of California- Davis, California, USA
Larry Udry, Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa, USA


Suzanne Bardasz


Larry Udry

Hello CALL-ISers!

We hope that all of you are enjoying the summer! We are still raving about some of the presentations we saw at the TESOL 2019 Convention in Atlanta. This issue brings together some of the highlights from the Convention and Electronic Village (EV), including the latest reference management tools that could help students organize their materials for research papers and prevent plagiarism as well as digital backchanneling tools such as YoTeach! that can help keep the conversation going outside of the classroom.

Hopefully, reading these articles will inspire you to use these or similar tools in your classroom. And thanks for the contributions from our co-chairs Heather Benucci and Abe Reshad and steering committee newcomer Taira Neves of Utah State University. Of course, the newsletter would not be complete if it were not for Suzan Stamper, our former newsletter editor, who puts out her 14th anniversary “Making Connections” column.

If there is something that you would like to see in our newsletter, or if you’d like to join the newsletter team, please feel free to contact us.

Suzanne and Larry


Suzanne Bardasz currently works at UC Davis Extension IEPP in Davis, California, where she mainly teaches upper level composition classes as well as classes in the English for Science and Technology (EST) program. She previously taught English at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, South Korea, for nearly 5 years.

Larry Udry has worked at Divine Word College, a small Catholic seminary in Epworth, Iowa, since 2003. He has published the CALL-IS newsletter and has served on the CALL-IS Steering Committee since 2009. Recently, he published an environmentally themed ESL e-text with Kendall Hunt. Prior to his position at Divine Word College, he worked at UT Martin for 11 years, where he published the TNTESOL Newsletter.

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