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Friday, November 18
 

8:30am PST

Academic Digital-Media-Based Writing Projects: Perception, Motivation, Importance
How to motivate and prepare international graduate students for their current writing needs? Data from a 7-semester, multiple class, action research project in which students created digital-media based academic writing projects reveal the importance and motivating effect of using media and the necessity of communicating academic topics accessibly and digitally.

Speakers
PM

Pamela Minet-Lucid

University of Southern California


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Meeting House - Sunset

8:30am PST

Authentic Web 2.0 Project-Based Learning in the Adult ESL Classroom
Presenters will discuss their classroom action research project that involved sharpening students' language and presentation skills via project-based, Web 2.0-scaffolded activities. Students actively engaged with authentic travel planning websites in order to develop the skills necessary for assembling information and designing a cumulative road trip group presentation.


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Royal Palm Salon 2

8:30am PST

Resurrecting the Past: The Audiolingual Method in the Contemporary Classroom
Language teaching texts sometimes dismiss the audiolingual method as outdated, but a closer analysis of its principles may offer new perspectives. In this session, the presenter will revisit audiolingual principles, examine current research, and offer suggestions for its inclusion in speaking classes.


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Ascott

8:30am PST

Spoken English Usage of University Pathway Program Students Outside the Classroom Environment
This presentation explores spoken English usage outside the classroom for international students in a university pathway program at The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching. The study investigates linguistic interaction in home, social, employment and independent learning environments. The presenter will examine research, outline results and discuss the implications.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Clark, The University of Sydney

Mitchell Clark, The University of Sydney

Language Teacher, Centre for English Teaching
Mitchell Clark has a Diploma in Education and a Master of Education in TESOL from The University of Sydney. He has substantial experience as a TESOL educator in Japan and Australia. In Japan, Mitchell delivered an extensive range of programs to senior high school and tertiary students... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Le Sommet

9:45am PST

ESL Learners’ Perspectives on Extensive Reading and Strategy Use
This research presents the comparison of structured in-class extensive reading with unstructured out-of-class extensive reading. This qualitative study compares college ESL learners’ perspectives on two types of extensive reading in terms of their effectiveness, reading strategies use, and beneficial linguistic levels such as word level, morphosyntactic level, and discourse level.


Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Ascott

9:45am PST

Innovations in Pronunciation Teaching
This presentation highlights the juncture of research and innovative practices in pronunciation pedagogy. These practices include but are not limited to increasing learner motivation and autonomy, multi-modal approaches, realizing technology’s role in pronunciation teaching, establishing pronunciation priorities for lingua franca communication, and the impact of intelligibility research on curricular decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Donna M. Brinton, Educational Consultant, Beverly Hills CA

Donna M. Brinton, Educational Consultant, Beverly Hills CA

Author/Educational Consultant
I am a retired faculty member in the field of TESOL/AL, currently active as an author and educational consultant. My fields of expertise are content-based instruction, teaching pronunciation, and general TESOL methodology.



Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Hampton

9:45am PST

The Emergence of Academic Language among Advanced Learners
This session will address the gradual changes of academic language based on a pilot study of 35 students over a 16-week graduate course. Suggestions and practical activities that are informed by these findings will be demonstrated, including online tools for text analysis, academic discourse techniques, and engaging activities.

Speakers
JL

Jun Li

JSerra Catholic High School


Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Sheffield

11:00am PST

Addressing “I hate to read” for Multilingual College Freshmen
An innovative extensive reading (ER) program builds self-efficacy, strategy use, and motivation in college ESL students. The program frames the ER task through stories of struggle and emotional appeals and introduces ER strategies. Previous research (Mason and Krashen, 1997; Nakanishi, 2015), the current study and classroom application are discussed.


Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Garden Salon 1

11:00am PST

English Language Globalization: A study of pre- and post-Olympic Brazil
Get a snapshot of views on English language globalization from a study focused on observations of pre- and post-Olympic Brazilians. The significance is addressed in terms of greater political, cultural, and educational implications relevant to all global citizens, learners of English, and teachers of English as a foreign language.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Derr, Upwardly Global

Liz Derr, Upwardly Global

Manager of Curriculum & Instructional Design, Upwardly Global
Experience and interests include adult education (from nonprofit, CBO to higher ed), EFL, ESP, and language globalization.



Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 6

3:45pm PST

Dual-listed Credit and Noncredit Community College ESL
The presenters will provide an overview of a year-old, dual-listed program, where credit and noncredit students are enrolled in the same courses at all levels. Enrollment patterns, institutional data, student success, curricular design, external factors and future directions will be addressed. Time at the end will be allowed for input and questions.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Frampton

Nancy Frampton

ESL Instructor, Madera Community College Center
Instructor of ESL, Linguistics and Reading at the community college level. Program is dual-listed, credit and noncredit. Students are primarily immigrants and Spanish-speaking. Experience teaching EFL in Yugoslavia as a Fulbright lecturer, Egypt as a USAID teacher trainer and... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 2

3:45pm PST

New General, Academic, and Specialized Word Lists for Vocabulary Teaching
This presentation introduces two New General Service Lists and the new Academic Vocabulary List, noting ways they can inform teaching. Next it highlights several recent attempts in the literature to develop subject-specific word lists, for business, computer science, engineering, environmental science, medicine, and nursing, and considers their potential for teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lessard-Clouston

Michael Lessard-Clouston

Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL, Biola University
I direct the MA Applied Linguistics and teach in the on campus and online MA TESOL programs at Biola University. My short book entitled _Second Language Acquisition Applied to English Language Teaching_ appeared in TESOL's English Language Teacher Development Series in 2018.



Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Sheffield

3:45pm PST

The Grammar Log: A Curricular Investigation
Many IEPs hand grammar instructors a curriculum guide and a textbook but let the instructor decide which topics to cover. What does get covered, and how much of the textbook actually gets used? The answers revealed when one curious IEP collected data from grammar instructors may surprise.



Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Ascott
 
Saturday, November 19
 

8:30am PST

Adapting and Expanding Student Support Services to Foster Success in Academic English Writing Courses
UC Irvine’s Academic English/ESL Program offers various support services to foster student success in writing courses. We provide both writing-focused and grammar-focused workshops that supplement instruction. In addition, we give required tutoring sessions to struggling students. Data from these services show increased pass rates and positive student feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Jerome, UC Irvine

Amanda Jerome, UC Irvine

Lecturer, UC Irvine
avatar for Jacob Ludwig

Jacob Ludwig

Lecturer, University of California, Irvine
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Anna Striedter

University of California, Irvine



Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Ascott

8:30am PST

Secondary Schools to Learn from: Empowering English Language Learners
A national research study on secondary schools successfully serving ELLs will be outlined: the purpose of the study, the criteria for selection of schools nationwide and the process for settling on the final schools. Schools will be described, observation protocols and observer notes will be shared, and research findings explained.


Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Meeting House - Towne

1:45pm PST

Bridging the Gap: Ensuring ESL Student Success in the English Sequence
Why are increasing numbers of credit ESL students opting to enter English courses without finishing the ESL sequence? How can we support ESL students wherever they are in the ESL-English sequence? An ESL and English faculty team worked together to answer these questions, providing the impetus for curriculum redesign.



Saturday November 19, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Tiki Pavilion

3:00pm PST

Following Service Learning Participants Over Time: Evidence of Lasting Impact
A growing body of research shows that service learning allows students to see themselves as leaders and take ownership of their language progress. The results of a longitudinal cohort study will be presented, demonstrating the lasting effects of such courses on learners.

Speakers
avatar for Celeste Coleman, CSUSM American Language and Culture Institute

Celeste Coleman, CSUSM American Language and Culture Institute

Academic Coordinator, CSUSM American Language and Culture Institute



Saturday November 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Clarendon

3:00pm PST

The Effect of Emotive Silent Rehearsal of Short Sentences on Speaking Performance
This study examines improvements in the speaking performance of Japanese college students who engaged in emotive silent rehearsal of short sentences for four months, and discusses the factors that correlate with these improvements and the modifications that could enhance the effectiveness of the method in cultivating applied speaking skills.


Saturday November 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Ascott