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Research-based session [clear filter]
Friday, November 18
 

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

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

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