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

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Language teaching texts sometimes dismiss the audiolingual method as outdated, but a closer analysis of its principles may offer new perspectives.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

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

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.


Jun Li

JSerra Catholic High School

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

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.

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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

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
Saturday, November 19

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.

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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