The PRTESOL 49th Annual Convention is our premier event in the field of teaching English as a second language or foreign language. The theme for this year’s convention is "Because We Care.” The 2022 convention program includes two plenary keynote presentations, a video message from a giant in our field, workshops, demonstrations, and research at all academic levels. We will have over 24 international and local presenters. There will also be a virtual exhibit featuring content pertaining to English language teaching and learning

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Julia Álvarez

"Born in New York City in 1950, Julia Alvarez's parents returned to their native country, Dominican Republic, shortly after her birth.  Ten years later, the family was forced to flee to the United States because of her father’s involvement in a plot to overthrow the dictator, Trujillo. 

Alvarez has written novels (How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, ¡Yo!, In the Name of Salomé, Saving the World, Afterlife), collections of poems (Homecoming, The Other Side/ El Otro Lado, The Woman I Kept to Myself), nonfiction (Something to Declare, Once Upon A Quinceañera, and A Wedding in Haiti), and numerous books for young readers (including the Tía Lola Stories series, Before We Were Free, finding miracles, Return to Sender and Where Do They Go?).  

Alvarez’s awards include the Pura Belpré and Américas Awards for her books for young readers, the Hispanic Heritage Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award.  In 2013, she received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama."

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