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Research-based session [clear filter]
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
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Pamela Minet-Lucid

University of Southern California


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

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

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
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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

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

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