1301 S. State Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
July 20th & 21st, 2018
Annually, Lighthouse focuses on select TESOL topics. The attendees engage in workshop-style sessions in a collegial atmosphere, where innovative best practices are explored and professional camaraderie is fostered.
This year’s symposium will focus on various pedagogical aspects related to the teaching of grammar to non-native English Learners. As in the past five years, Lighthouse will be hosting world-renowned keynote presenters.
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman
Diane Larsen-Freeman (Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Michigan) is Professor Emerita, Research Scientist Emerita, and former Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Professor Emerita at the Graduate SIT Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent books are Teaching Language: From Grammar to Grammaring (2003), Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics (2008, with L. Cameron), winner of the Modern Language Association’s Kenneth Mildenberger Book Prize, the third edition of Techniques and Principles (2011, with M. Anderson), and the third edition of The Grammar Book, Form, Meaning, and Use for English Language Teachers (2015, with M. Celce-Murcia). She is also Series Director for the student textbook series Grammar dimensions: Form Meaning and Use. She is currently Chair of the Board of the journal Language Learning, which she earlier edited for five years.