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2017 Conference

June 1–2, 2017

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2017 Conference Program

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Thursday Keynote: Jeff Zwiers - Keynote presentation slides
Friday Keynote: Jean-Michel Dissard
- see I Learn America website:

Pre-Conference Institute materials will be emailed to participants.


Explicit instruction on the language of quantitative reasoning for ELLS

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM–10:15 AM EDT

The language of quantitative reasoning is challenging for ELLs because of the specialized vocabulary and grammatical knowledge that is required. In this workshop, we will identify specific word- and sentence-level features utilized when reading and writing about quantitative information. We will then provide ideas for the instruction of these features.

Session Type

Interactive Workshop (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Academic Language in Content Areas

Primary Audience

General (of interest to PK-12, adult, and higher education)

Secondary Audience

High School (9-12)


Dr. Melissa Latham Keh, Bridgewater State University
Biographical Statement

Melissa Latham Keh, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of TESOL at Bridgewater State University. 



Dr. Mary Hughes, PhD, Boston University
Biographical Statement

Mary Hughes has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, and she is currently a Lecturer in Language Education in the School of Education at Boston University.

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