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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

11:00am PST

Proactive Paraphrasing
The ability to integrate text sources through paraphrase is a crucial and complicated skill for academic ESL writers. This collaborative classroom activity scaffolds the process of paraphrasing and gives students a concrete strategy for deconstructing text-source passages and drawing on their linguistic resources for use in their own writing.

Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 11:20am PST
Royal Palm Salon 1

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

9:00am PST

Using Past Student Texts to Teach Low-Frequency Grammar Points
Low frequency grammar points, such as rare verb tenses, can be difficult to teach in authentic ways. This presentation describes how you can use complete student texts from past semesters as a teaching tool for low-frequency grammar. The session will cover both the creation of materials and classroom instruction techniques.


Saturday November 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am PST
Royal Palm Salon 2