Dr. Roger Gee presented at the 24th Peru Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention from July 31 - August 2. The convention was held in Arequipa, Peru, where Gee presented a plenary address, Online Dictionaries: Types, Challenges, and Strategies for Use. He also presented two workshops, Beyond “I agree” and “I disagree”, which dealt with the pragmatics of agreement and Are You Interested? Or Interesting?, which suggested teaching activities for the use of participles as adjectives.
“Peru TESOL is a national affiliate of international TESOL,” Gee said after returning from his trip. “The conference addresses the needs of English language teachers of all levels in both public and private settings throughout Peru. Each year, the conference is held in a different region of Peru to make travel to the conference easier. This year, in addition to Peru, presenters at the conference came from eight different countries in South America, North America, and Asia.”