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Friday, November 18

9:00am PST

The Colors of English Sentences
Using flashcards with color-coded words, teachers will learn one simple technique to help their students to understand the differences between the English syntax and the syntax of their L1. This teaching tip presentation will also give ESL teachers the opportunity to interact and share their own teaching grammar experiences.


Patricia Viveiros

ELS Language Centers

Friday November 18, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am PST

10:15am PST

Medium and Maptia: Blogging tools for the 21st century
This presentation will describe recent blogging tools such as “Medium” and “Maptia” that can be incorporated into ESL reading and writing classes. These tools can provide students an opportunity to write and interact with an audience outside of the classroom, while making their writing more creative, focused, and relevant.

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Suzanne Bardasz

ESP/EAP/ESL Instructor, UC Davis

Friday November 18, 2016 10:15am - 10:35am PST
Royal Palm Salon 4

11:30am PST

Prewriting Activities for Essay Writing
This presentation will share an idea for brainstorming to help students to write an essay. The brainstorming activity will help students to try out different ways to generate ideas. The lesson plan and the handouts that were actually tried out in class will be shared in this session.

Friday November 18, 2016 11:30am - 11:50am PST
Royal Palm Salon 1
Saturday, November 19

8:30am PST

How to Address ESL Students’ Linguistic Errors in Meaning-Oriented Interaction
Based on examples from naturally-occurring interaction, this presentation will demonstrate various ways in which ESL teachers may respond to students’ linguistic errors produced during meaning-oriented conversations. The presenter will discuss how teachers’ responses may affect students’ development of communicative competence and also offer practical suggestions to ESL teachers.

Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 8:50am PST
Royal Palm Salon 2

1:45pm PST

Micro Credential in Citizenship Preparation
To develop the language skills required during a Citizenship interview, a stackable micro-credential composed of five graduated interview scripts based on the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization has been developed. Each micro-credential represents the acquisition of vocabulary, grammar, and clarification strategies associated which each level of interviews.

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Jennifer Gagliardi

trainer, OTAN
US Citizenship, ESL, Digital Literacy, Google Docs

Saturday November 19, 2016 1:45pm - 2:05pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 3

3:00pm PST

A Teacher’s Guide to Self-Nurturing and Classroom Ethics
Today’s classroom environment can emotionally and physically push instructors to the edge, inadvertently leading to unhealthy behavior and unethical treatment of students. This session offers teachers effective tools for rejuvenating themselves when feeling overwhelmed and realigns them with the appropriate ways to interact with students inside of the classroom.

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Jonelle Williams, ELS Language Centers, Santa Monica

Senior Instructor, ELS Language Services, Inc.
Hello, Feel free to talk to me about anything! I welcome your reaching out to connect. Please let me know if you have any issues connecting to my presentations online (Prezi.com) I hope you enjoy the conference~~ You may find my presentations at the following links: (1) A Teacher's... Read More →

Saturday November 19, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm PST
Garden Salon 1