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N. E. W. (Network of Educators in the Workplace)

Newsletter - September, 1998

Come to the September meeting and find out more about teaching presentation skills in the workplace. And at the same time, find out how easy it is for you to contribute as a volunteer.

Monthly Programs: 1998-99 (* designates evening meeting)

DateTopicTeam Leader
Thu *Sept. 17Teaching Presentation SkillsGloria Heistein
Fri Oct. 16Effective Practices Kris Pemberton
Thu *Nov 19Cross Cultural WorkshopKathleen Miranda
Fri Jan 22Teaching Writing Karen Barroso
Thu *Feb 18Culture & Business EthicsKathleen Miranda
Fri Mar 19Teaching PronunciationKathleen Miranda
Thu *Apr 15Material Sharing/TESOLSonja Levinger
Fri May 21Literacy Issues at WorkKatie Dunlap
SAT June 19 ESL Workplace Conference Karen Barroso, et al
Fri July 16Planning and ProgramsChris Babowal


Topic: "Getting ESL Employees To Speak Up and Speak Out"

Facilitator and Presenter: Gloria De La Ysla Heistein, Director of InterLect

Gloria will share ideas that she has implemented with various levels of employees from assemblers to research scientists. Following her presentation, Gloria will lead a question and answer session on effective practices for teaching workplace presentation skills.

As a networking and support group, our meetings are not only a wonderful time to enhance expertise in an area, but also a perfect time to share ideas and/or resources. If you have something that has been particularly successful in teaching presentation skills, please share what you know in the Q/A period and/or bring books or about 25 copies of a handout for distribution to the group.

Location: Khanh's Garden Restaurant, 618 Town and Country Village, San Jose, CA 95128

Across from the Winchester Mystery House near Moulin Rouge Coffee Shop: 408-241-4940

Approximate cost: $15.00

RSVP by September 15th:

Kathryn Burkhead - 408-528-0782 /Alex Scott - 650-858-1272


5:30 to 6:00 - Registration, membership, appetizers, networking

6:00 to 7:00 - Dinner/Business Meeting/Announcements

7:00 to 8:15 - Presentation/Q-A

8:15 to 8:30 - Wrap-up

July Meeting Notes -

N.E.W. members met at Pedro's Restaurant in Santa Clara on July 17th and planned programs for our 1998-99 ANNIVERSARY year. We are excited about the presenters and the workplace topics we have lined up for the year! Please look over the topics on page 2, select one that interests you, and be a part of planning, organizing and presenting monthly programs for the membership.

Monthly Programs: 1998-99 (* Designates Thursday evening meetings) Date Topic Team Leader TH*Sept. 17 Teaching Presentation Skills Gloria Heistein F Oct. 16 Effective Practices K. Pemberton, K. Barroso TH*Nov 19 Cross Cultural Workshop Kathleen Miranda F Jan 22 Teaching Writing in the Workplace Karen Barroso TH*Feb 18 Business Ethics Across Cultures Kathleen Miranda F Mar 19 Teaching Pronunciation Kathleen Miranda TH*Apr 15 Material Sharing/TESOL Sonja Levinger F May 21 Literacy Issues at Work Katie Dunlap TH* June 17 NEW Y2K

Come to the September meeting and hear more about the progams and presenters! Learn more about the first one-day Workplace Conference planned for June. Consider how you can be involved with a monthly meeting or in one of the areas below:

___ refreshments***

___ CATESOL interest group

___ telephone/e-mail administrator ***

___ special projects

____ website

___ publicity

___ membership/ directory/bio-resume notebook

***urgently needed - minimal time involved - (probably less than an hour a month)

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updated June 7, 1999