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Friday, November 18
 

8:30am PST

Critical Awareness of Voice in Academic Writing: Universality and Multiplicity
Despite its complexity and controversiality, voice has potential to make academic writing engaging even to beginner L2 writers. This presentation describes how L2 academic writers construct voice and advocates the invitation of learners into discussions on voice to raise their critical awareness about universality and multiplicity of voice.

Speakers
avatar for Ayaka Ihara

Ayaka Ihara

ESL Instructor, The American Language Institute



Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 8:45am PST
Crescent

8:50am PST

Engaging Multilingual Students to Write beyond the Two-Page Essay
Before arriving in the U.S., many international students have had little experience writing extensively in their L2. As a result, they often feel underprepared to write at the college level. Drawing on interview data from L2 writing courses, this presentation offers pedagogical insights to engage students in extensive writing tasks.


Friday November 18, 2016 8:50am - 9:05am PST
Crescent

11:00am PST

Fun Proofreading with Pinterest
Although proofreading is an important step of the writing process, many L2 writers find it daunting, baffling, and boring. In order to raise learners' awareness about the importance of proofreading and to make the activity more interesting, the presenter introduces Pinterest as a device to create engaging (audio-)visual teaching materials.

Speakers
avatar for Ayaka Ihara

Ayaka Ihara

ESL Instructor, The American Language Institute



Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 11:15am PST
Crescent

11:20am PST

Using Adobe Connect in Online Teaching
Computer-assisted online teaching becomes more and more popular recently with a growing enrollment number in diverse online courses. Meanwhile, teaching languages online requires teachers to be equipped with both pedagogic and technological knowledge. Adobe Connect is an accessible tool that teachers can use to support a videoconferencing language classroom.



Friday November 18, 2016 11:20am - 11:35am PST
Crescent

11:40am PST

Breaking through the Digital Landscape: Second Language Acquisition through the Use of Video Game Technology
The use of gaming platforms are altering the ways in which students look at and understand the world, problem-solve, and communicate. This session examines secondary research on the use of 1stGen (single player), 2ndGen (multiplayer) and 3rdGen (massively multiplayer online games) video games to support second language acquisition.


Friday November 18, 2016 11:40am - 11:55am PST
Crescent
 
Saturday, November 19
 

8:30am PST

Clarification Requests in the ESL Classroom
Do you struggle to get your students to use clarification strategies in your academic ESL classroom? This project provides practical suggestions and sample teaching materials that are based on a needs analysis and current research on teaching pragmatics.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Cronyn, San Francisco State University

Douglas Cronyn, San Francisco State University

Doug has been a teacher of second language learners for 15 years in various capacities and places, including China and West Africa, as well as across the U.S. His current interests include: ESL composition curriculum construction, teaching abroad, classroom research techniques, teaching... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 8:45am PST
Crescent

8:50am PST

A Holistic Framework for Evaluating Intercultural Communicative Competence in Business English Textbooks
English for Specific Business Purposes (ESBP) is a continuously maturing sub-field of ESP. In an effort to illuminate where and how current ESBP pedagogy addresses Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) in BE contexts, this presentation will explicate a preliminary holistic framework for analyzing the intercultural components found in recent BE textbooks.



Saturday November 19, 2016 8:50am - 9:05am PST
Crescent