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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.

Speakers
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Patricia Viveiros

ELS Language Centers


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

9:45am PST

Lessons in the Cloud: Build upon your Online Lesson Plans
Are you tired of having to fish through binders to access what you need for the following semester? Using Taskstream, you can store a class on the cloud and focus less on planning for the following semester, and more on modified differentiated instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Chan

Kevin Chan

Adjunct ESL Faculty, Pasadena City College/APU
As a 2011 Digital Voice Awards Winner of LACOE with 15 years in education, Kevin Chan continues to build backward design lesson plans to successfully lead at risk students toward resiliency in achieving their learning goals. Through organized online preparation, engagement, and fun... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:05am PST
Royal Palm Salon 4

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.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Bardasz

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

Embracing Innovative Projects with Backward Design
Three innovative projects based on backward design using fun multimedia, rubrics created on Taskstream, and an overall approach for how to implement each project will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Chan

Kevin Chan

Adjunct ESL Faculty, Pasadena City College/APU
As a 2011 Digital Voice Awards Winner of LACOE with 15 years in education, Kevin Chan continues to build backward design lesson plans to successfully lead at risk students toward resiliency in achieving their learning goals. Through organized online preparation, engagement, and fun... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am PST
Royal Palm Salon 3

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.

Speakers


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

2:15pm PST

Figurative Language in English for Specific Purposes
This presentation discusses effective uses of conceptual metaphor to assist students in developing conceptual fluency – the ability to recognize, interpret, and make rich language choices – in English for Specific Purposes settings. We introduce frequently used conceptual metaphors and demonstrate pedagogical materials in Business English.


Saturday November 19, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm 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.

Speakers
avatar for Jonelle Williams, ELS Language Centers, Santa Monica

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

3:30pm PST

Active Lesson Planning for Short Attention Spans
Getting students to participate in the learning process these days is too often like pulling teeth. In this session, participants will receive effective physical and psychological tips and resources for engaging their students in the learning process. All teachers are welcome. Handouts will be available.

Speakers
avatar for Jonelle Williams, ELS Language Centers, Santa Monica

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 3:30pm - 3:50pm PST
Garden Salon 1