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Friday, November 18

8:30am PST

Enduring and Innovative Methods of Vocabulary Instruction
This workshop will engage participants in a variety of learner-centered activities, from controlled to creative, that keep the vocabulary class moving while stimulating student interest and original use of target vocabulary. Participants will work cooperatively to play games, create and present stories, skits and speeches, and more.

Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Tiki Pavilion

8:30am PST

Five User-friendly Apps for the Not-so-user-friendly Cell Phones
With today’s growing technological advances, apps play a critical and integral role in second language acquisition. Presenters will demonstrate five major apps that make content-oriented classroom more interactive. Learn about the rationale for classroom use of mobile content and how to adapt mobile apps to motivate and increase learning outcomes.


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Meeting House - Sunrise

9:45am PST

Building Mastery of Verbs for your ESL Students
Dr. West will present several colorful timelines of verb tenses to help ESL students gain a deeper understanding of the suprasentential requirements for mastery of English (30 minutes). An exercise will follow this to help students make correct choices about the usage of verbs (30 minutes).

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Steven L. West, UC Berkeley Extension

Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension
Steven West holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Turkey and a professor of the Turkish language, Ottoman and the cultural history of the Turks at UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania. He received the International Distinguished... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Garden Salon 1

11:00am PST

Making your Assessments More Authentic
Authentic assessments are superior to traditional assessments as they test the skills and knowledge that students have, in contract to testing memory. Participants will learn to identify authentic assessments and place various assessments on a continuum of least to most authentic. They will also engage in creating language assessments.

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Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 4

3:45pm PST

Ten Essential Linked Skills Activities: Shortcuts for Curriculum Design
This session will demonstrate how teachers can incorporate innovative lesson planning in a curriculum by using ten linked skills activities. Participants will problem solve to adapt a sample linked activity for multi-level instruction. Handouts available.

Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Saturday, November 19

1:45pm PST

Oral Language Solutions for your Vietnamese Learners
The co-authors of Compelling Conversations, Vietnam will introduce common misunderstandings regarding why your Vietnamese students struggle with English pronunciation. Come and discover how to prepare your Vietnamese students for academic success through successful exercises as discussed in the textbook.

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Teresa Nguyen, American Language Program, CSUF

Full-time Faculty, CSUF, American Language Program
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Eric Roth, USC

Author, Teacher, and Publisher, Chimayo Press
Eric H. Roth teaches international graduate students the pleasures and perils of academic writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California (USC), and holds the title of “Master Lecturer”. He also writes and edits ESL/EFL books for English language... Read More →

Saturday November 19, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST

1:45pm PST

The Happiest Place on Earth: Your Classroom
Students feeling lackluster? Invigorate them with the magic of Disney! Come to our workshop where we will show you how to minimize prep while maximizing student engagement with the universal stories that Disney has brought to all walks of life.

Saturday November 19, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Windsor Rose

3:00pm PST

The Sound and the Fury: Making Reading a Vibrant & Engaging Classroom Learning Experience!
How can teachers increase student reading engagement, comprehension, and reading test scores all at the same time? This workshop will facilitate and explain how to use several critical readings aids, strategies, and techniques such as essential questions, ELL/ELD and SAT/ACT customized reading logs, and other critical reading practices. Handouts.

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Gene R. Urrutia

ELA/ELD/Newcomer Instructor, Parlier Unified School District
Hi Everyone, First, thank you so much for signing up for my session or considering it. I know there are a lot of great ones to attend. I really appreciate it, and I hope you are challenged there. Again, thank you. CATESOL has posed the question of, “What should people talk... Read More →

Saturday November 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Meeting House - Sunrise