Keynote Speaker

WITESOL is honored to have Jayme Adelson-Goldstein as our keynote speaker.

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein is an ESL teacher-trainer, consultant, and author living in Northridge, California. She began her ESL career working with helicopter pilots from the UAEi in 1981 and from there went on to work with the adult division of LAUSD as a classroom teacher, program coordinator, and professional development specialist. She taught the adult ESL methods courses at UCLA Extension for many years and was a part of the ESL Teacher Institute as well. She has been involved in curriculum development for Distance Learning programs on a local, state and federal level and has helped develop mentor programs though CAL PRO (the adult education professional development program funded by the California Department of Education). As an ESL consultant, Jayme conducts teacher-training workshops on topics such as vocabulary development, focused listening, cooperative learning, and multi-level instruction across the U.S. and Canada.

Jayme and her husband, Gary Goldstein, (author of the young adult series, The Mythfits) can usually be found writing at their respective computers, walking their rather odd but loveable dog, Baxter, or listening to their daughter’s tales of life in the land of musicians.

Jayme’s publications include The Oxford Picture Dictionary Program and Interactive CD-ROM , Step Forward: English for Everyday Life , Read and Reflect , The CBET Handbook for the Oxford Picture Dictionaries , Grammar Activities for the Oxford Picture Dictionary , The Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary Teacher’s Book, Workbook, and Teacher’s Resource Book , Classic Classroom Activities , The New Oxford Picture Dictionary Listening and Speaking Activity Book, and Listen First, all published by Oxford University Press.