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

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.

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
Saturday, November 19

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