We are delighted to announce our Plenary Session speaker for the annual MIDTESOL Fall Conference – “Engaging Learners, Building Community”
Keith Folse, Ph.D.
Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida, where he teaches in the MA TESOL, PhD TESOL, and Undergraduate TEFL programs. He has many years of teaching experience with ESL in the US and EFL in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Japan. His main research interests are in best practices in teaching vocabulary, writing, grammar, and reading.
Dr. Folse is extremely interested in materials development. He is the author of more than 55 books on various aspects of English language teaching and learning. His most recent teacher book is a teacher grammar book Keys to Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners. His most recent student books include Clear Grammar (University of Michigan Press) and the fourth and fifth editions of composition books Great Writing (National Geographic Cengage Learning).
In addition to being a language teacher, Dr. Folse has a great deal of experience as a language student. He studied French and Spanish in high school and later at the university. He also studied Arabic in Saudi Arabia, Malay and German in Malaysia, and lastly Japanese in Japan in an intensive Japanese language program. His most interesting teaching job was the teaching of Spanish in Japanese in Japan!
Dr. Folse is a frequent conference presenter worldwide and is very happy to be speaking for a second time at the annual MIDTESOL conference.