LESLLA 13th Symposium 

Portland, Oregon 

August 10th-12th, 2017 



The LESLLA 2017 Symposium Planning Team invites you to come to Portland, Oregon, for the premier conference on adult literacy & second language acquisition in the world.  The annual international Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults (LESLLA) Symposium brings together researchers and teachers who share an interest in the development of second language skills by adult immigrants with little or no schooling prior to entering the country of entry.  According to UNESCO, 1 in 5 adults throughout the world cannot read or write in any language.  Due to geopolitical upheaval, many of these adults move to countries where they must learn to read and write for the first time while learning a second language.  LESLLA researchers and teachers work with these adults to help them become literate and achieve their goals.

Click here to view the symposium schedule.  Sessions will be held 9 am to 5:30 pm at Portland State University in downtown Portland, with optional events to follow the sessions each evening. 

Planning team: Jen Sacklin (co-chair), Eric Dodson (co-chair), Margi Felix-Lund (co-chair), Domminick McParland (co-chair), Steve Reder, John Hellermann, Kathy Harris, Peggy Murphy


Interested in sponsoring an event at the LESLLA 2017 Symposium? 

Contact us to receive the following benefits:

· $1000 = premium sponsor = introduction of organization at the beginning of the event + 1 free registration + logo published in program + table at symposium

· $500 = full sponsor= signage at event + 50% off 1 registration + logo published in program + table at symposium

· $250 = partial sponsor = logo published in program + table at symposium

· $100 = tabling = table at symposium

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