Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Videconferencing with Purdue University

Information Letter

Yakut TESOL and Yakutsk State University is organizing the videoconferencing on the issues of Distance Education to discuss administrative, financial, organizational, educational, instructional, and technical problems in the field. Before the synchronous communication, we will have asynchronous discussions where we will try different role plays. Asynchronous discussions is taking place at To register the class, go to the student cell and insert the class key: 666P8RW63Please, create your real name as your username. Thank you. We can start online discussions since December 10, 2008 The videoconferencing through Polycom 700 connection will take place on December 19, 2008 at KFEN room 228 (48 Kulakovsky street) (8:00AM in Yakutsk) between the Faculty of Educational Technology Program at Purdue University (Indiana, USA) and the Department of Foreign Languages in Technical and Natural Sciences of Yakutsk University (Republic of Sakha, Russia). If you are interested to participate in the videoconferencing, please, send email to Larissa Olesova (Past President of Yakut TESOL) at or you can find update information at Yakut TESOL's blog at Contact information in Yakutsk (4112) 36-61-82 Natalya Nickolayevna Alexeeva, Yakut TESOL PresidentP.S.: The dates and time may be negotiated. Larissa OlesovaYakut TESOL Past PresidentEmail

Thursday, November 13, 2008

TexTESOL State Conference, Dallas, TX 2008

Larissa Olesova, Past President of Yakut TESOL attended the TexTESOL State Conference in Richardson Dallas in Texas to continue negotiations to develop sister-relationships with TexTESOLV. Photo (left to right): Larissa Olesova, Ivan Olesov, Martin Guerra, TexTESOLV President Elect, Caroline DeCoux, TexTESOL Immediate Past President, and Donald Weasenforth TexTESOLV Past President.

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