Greensboro College Professor, Instructor Lead Sessions at Teaching Conference

Elena King (left) and Michelle Plaisance of Greensboro College
during one of their two presentations at Georgia TESOL.
"Two Greensboro College faculty members co-led two presentations at a recent conference in Georgia on English as a second language.

Michelle Plaisance, assistant professor of English and director of the college's M.A. program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Elena King, adjunct instructor of TESOL, presented two sessions.

One was "Adopting Additive/Inclusive Language of Diversity," which focused on using inclusive and diverse languge to build a bridge between school and home.

The other was "Bridging Theory to Practice: Language Complexity and English Learners," which offered practical advice to teachers of linguistically diverse classes.

The Georgia TESOL convention is a group of teachers and administrators who convene to share research and teaching approaches in the field of English as a second language.

Plaisance holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and M.A.T. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She joined the Greensboro College faculty in 2014.

Greensboro College's master's program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages prepares students for full-time teaching in academies and universities in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the program, contact Plaisance at 336-272-7102, ext. 5285, or email

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,150 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 10 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

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