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Friday, October 12
 

4:00pm

The Future of Language Learning: Trends in Technology and the Classroom
Technology continues to shape English language learning. Online courses, self-directed language learning, and flipped or blended classrooms now fill the marketplace. This presentation will demonstrate how a teacher's role is influenced by these trends, and how a teacher can and should engage in the modern language learning experience. Teachers will be introduced to the author's definition of the language learning ecosystem, and will be invited to conceptualize how a teacher might engage in this model both as a learner and as an educator. The presentation will identify pitfalls in online language learning, and how educators may misunderstand the advantages present in the online community because of these pitfalls. Recommendations on how to engage in online learning systems will be given, as well as implications for educators and learners on the growing trend of self-directed language learning.  

Speakers
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Dr. Shane Dixon

Dr.  Shane  Dixon  has  designed  teacher  training  programs  for  groups  from  China,  Korea,  Japan,  Iraq,  Peru,  and  Mexico,  and  has  created  language  programs  for  companies  such  as  General  Electric  (Brazil),  LG  (Korea),  and  Toyota... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
RAP Center

5:00pm

Community Colleges Interest Section Meeting
Open to all attendees interested in community college teaching

Friday October 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
S281

5:00pm

K-12 Interest Section Meeting
Open to all teachers interested in K-12

Friday October 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
S280

5:00pm

Sociopolitical Issues Session
To discuss advocacy and sociopolitical issues related to the teaching of ESL in Arizona

Friday October 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
S152

5:00pm

Teachers of Refugees Interest Section Meeting
Open to all teachers interested in teaching refugees

Friday October 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
S279
 
Saturday, October 13
 

8:15am

Cultivating Community in Challenging Times
From our vista point in the West, we can watch as the seeds of sociocultural, economic, educational, and political change take root within our agencies, our programs, and our classrooms. We can remain observant, waiting to reap what’s been sown, or we can choose to cultivate communities who will proactively address these complex-- and at times chaotic-- changes. 
During this interactive keynote, we will reflect on the nature of cultivation, while analyzing the organic and dynamic relationship between the changes and challenges we face in our field. We will also address ways we can develop and extend our sense of community in order to support effective practices in our classes and successful outcomes for our learners. 
Despite farming credentials that are over 42 years old, Jayme Adelson-Goldstein offers a collection of 10 cultivation tips and techniques to help us (and the learners we serve) deveop and engage with our communities. A Google Drive folder link with tips and associated materials is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Lighthearted Learning, is a curriculum consultant and teacher educator who focuses on working with adult school and community college agencies across the U.S. to support instructors’ integration of rigorous and contextualized lessons aligned to 21st century... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 8:15am - 9:00am
RAP Center

9:10am

Creating Opportunities for Multimodal Interactions and Language Development Using Dramatic Inquiry
This presentation will share how researchers worked with a classroom practitioner to create opportunities for multimodal interactions and language development using dramatic approaches. Come learn how dramatic inquiry facilitates learning through an interactive instructional approach to teaching and find out how this approach aligns with best practices for English Learners.

Speakers
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Megan Troxel Deeg

Arizona State University, Doctoral Student


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 9:35am
PV207

9:10am

From Feeling a Fraud to Becoming an English Teacher - CANCELLED
This case study explores the teacher development process of a seasoned EFL teacher in Guanajuato, Mexico through the analysis of her views on emotions, expertise, and professional philosophy. The findings suggest that after feeling a fraud, now she is a proud EFL teacher.

Speakers
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José Angel Martínez Benítez

MA student in Maestría en Linguística Aplicada a la Enseñanza del Inglés in Universidad de Guanajuato, México.


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 9:35am
PV208

9:10am

Integrating Technology in the ESL Classroom: Positive or Negative?
Integrating technology into the ESL classroom may have a positive or negative impact on students’ ability to acquire language. The moderators will facilitate a discussion on this impact, asking attendees to share examples in order to come to an understanding of how technology can be better used in the classroom.


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
S281

9:10am

Developing English Language Learners’ Writing through Nearpod
Nearpod, an online classroom tool, can be used in the classroom to develop students’ writing. The presenter will demonstrate the tool and techniques and activities to help students develop not only writing but also creativity and collaboration. Attendees will leave knowing how to use Nearpod effectively in their own classrooms.

Speakers
MA

Muhannad Aljohani

Muhannad Aljohani is visiting scholar from Saudi Arabia. His interests include technology integration in teaching the English language.


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
S282

9:10am

ICT in ESL: Best Practices and Applications
In this demonstration, the presenters will share the best practices they found in an extensive literature review and in two large studies related to the use of ICT in ESL in basic education and will show several gadgets and computer applications that ESL teachers can use to enrich their courses.

Speakers
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Adriana Erizeira Ruiz Chávez

Erizeira Ruiz holds a specialization in ICT in ESL and a Master in Humanities.
CE

Cristian Enrique Gómez Domínguez

Cristian Gómez holds a specialization in ICT in ESL and a Master in Humanities and teaches English in primary schools.
JL

José Luis Ramirez Romero

José Luis Ramírez holds a doctoral degree from UCLA and works with ESL pre-service teachers at the University of Sonora.


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
PV209

9:10am

Cultivating Hispanic Communities Using Online Teaching Tools
Embrace the Hispanic culture within your classroom. Motivate the otherwise unmotivated student. Extensive research has been done on how to motivate students.  Learn about simple techniques to connect your classroom content with Hispanic heritage using free online  interactive technology.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Couret de Gentile

Laura Couret de Gentile

Educational Consultant
FREE websites that allow your students to advance at their own pace. You get real-time feedback on their work and you don't have to grade their papers! Upload videos and ask questions. Administer a quiz so students know their score immediately after submitting. Create bell-work exercises... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
S279

9:10am

Learning English through Literature: An Old Approach with New Perspectives
The authors will compare shifts in instructional paradigms in the instruction of English as a foreign language in Mexican universities. They will also engage the audience in critical thinking and language applications using literary texts, engaging questioning techniques, and collaborative strategies exemplifying practices now encourage in the Mexican educational reform. 

Speakers
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Isabel Escalona

Isabel Escalona is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Speak Inn. She is an Innovative Education specialist in Mexico city. She has been researching new educational models for Elementary schools.
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Enrique Chombo Sanchez

Enrique Chombo-Sanchez, M.Ed. is presently a professor at Escuela Normal Superior de Mexico contributing to educate future English teachers. He has 36 years of experience in educational field in Mexico.


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
S280

9:10am

Materials Makeover: Lesson Planning for Community-Based Adult ESL Classes
The limited materials existing for immigrant and refugee adult language learners take a one-size-fits-all approach though students’ needs are diverse. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how to take existing lesson plans for adult immigrant and refugee language learners and tailor them to fit students’ specific needs.

Speakers
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Lana Bauemlisberger

Lana Baeumlisberger is an ESL teacher and student at the University of Arizona.
AS

Amanda Snell

Amanda Snell is a doctoral candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona.


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
S152

9:10am

Take Five! Cultivating a Community of ESL Writers
In this workshop, participants will engage in five activities that can be used in the secondary/post-secondary ESL classroom. By lowering students' affective filters, these activities can serve as catalysts for creating a community of ESL writers.

Speakers
avatar for Liza Martinez

Liza Martinez

Professor of ESL, Arizona Western College
I enjoy teaching the four skills as well as grammar.


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
PV120

9:35am

Global Community Approach to Students’ Listening Comprehension Skills
The study examined to what extent incorporating different varieties of World Englishes in the EFL classrooms could affect students’ listening comprehension and perception skills. Results showed that focused instruction with World Englishes, not the traditional approach, could help English learners gain comprehension skills for different varieties in a global community.

Speakers
OK

Okim Kang

Okim Kang is an associate professor in the Applied Linguistics Program at Northern Arizona University.
DL

Difei Lu

Difei Lu is an English instructor at Beijing International Studies University, China.


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:35am - 10:00am
PV207

9:35am

Teacher Identity: Native, Non-Native, or Simply a Teacher?
The idealism of the native speaker model is still prevalent particularly in the hiring practices of educational institutions, negatively affecting non-native English speaker teachers’ (NNESTs) beliefs in their competence and leading to social injustice. Ways to raise awareness and to enhance collaboration between native and non-native teachers will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Oguzhan Tekin

Oguzhan Tekin

Graduate Student/ Teaching Assistant, Northern Arizona University
I am a second year MA in TESL student at NAU. I am interested in speech production and perception in SLA. Concepts of intelligibility, comprehensibility, accentedness and acceptability as a social phenomenon are my foci. My research interests also include social aspects of language... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 9:35am - 10:00am
PV208

10:30am

Cultivating Community Across Languages and Cultures
How to cultivate community with learners from different backgrounds? Knowing how they feel about their linguistic and cultural selves in a foreign environment helps. This presentation will explore Chinese students' thoughts on the opportunities and challenges of developing translingual and transcultural competence based on questionnaire, interview and focus group data.

Speakers
CK

Claudia Kunschak

Claudia Kunschak, UofA graduate, now affiliated with Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, has taught in Austria, China, Scotland, Spain and Ukraine.


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 10:55am
PV208

10:30am

Politeness Strategies in Business Email Correspondence
Business email correspondence is a needed skill as the world inter-communicates, and it falls under the umbrella of teaching business English. The writing and the strategies to achieve your goals will vary depending on the email type. This discussion focuses on politeness strategies in requests, refusals and negotiation.

Speakers
TK

Tatiana Kurochkina

Tatiana Kurochkina is a Master’s student in TESL at NAU, teaching a composition course through a teaching assistantship.


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
S281

10:30am

Unpacking Language Conventions in Discipline-Specific Writing Assignments
Many EAP writing programs focus on general rather than discipline-specific writing, leaving L2 writers ill-prepared to meet the demands of university-level writing assignments. This session includes practical activities that help students engage with different corpus-selected language conventions in various academic disciplines, resulting in better participation in L1 university discourse communities.

Speakers
AN

Alissa Nostas

Alissa Nostas is a Global Educator at Arizona State University.  Her interests include academic writing, vocabulary acquisition and technology integration.


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
S282

10:30am

Use of Social Media in a Blended Learning Environment
This is an interactive demonstration used to present blended learning with social media as a tool in the classroom, where teachers will adapt it to their experiences and requirements regardless of their students’ English level. Target audience is teachers of any level, interested in applying social media in their classes.


Speakers
AL

Agueda Lorenia Araiza Angulo

B.A. ELT Agueda Araiza from Universidad de Sonora, Elementary and University ESL teacher.


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
PV209

10:30am

Applying ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guidelines to Reading Instruction
This presentation will give background on the ACFTL Proficiency Guidelines, demonstrate classroom application in the form of reading comprehension questions, and provide ample practice time. While this presentation will be most relevant to instructors of students at the intermediate level and higher, all will benefit from these universally applicable principles.

Speakers
EM

Ethan M. Lynn

Ethan Lynn is a PhD student of Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University.


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
S280

10:30am

Lexical Bundles: Keys to Joining the Academic Writing Community
University students depend on their ability to write, yet non-native students often struggle with academic writing and fail to adopt vocabulary observed in the academic register. This workshop will provide methods for teaching academic lexical bundles to improve students’ academic writing and usher them into the community of academic writers.

Speakers
CM

CeAnn Myers

CeAnn Myers is a residential faculty member with Mesa Community College.
NV

Nicholas Velde

Nicholas Velde is a course developer for Rio Salado College.


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
PV120

10:30am

Powerful Peers: Using Student Networks for Language Learning
Speakers
avatar for Katherine Yaw

Katherine Yaw

Ph.D. Student, Northern Arizona University
Katherine (Kate) Yaw is a student in the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics program at NAU. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, and program administrator at schools and universities in the U.S. and the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq since 2007... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
S279

10:30am

Teaching Community/Workplace Adult ELLs? Get Them Talking ASAP!
Enabling students to use English effectively in their everyday lives is the quintessential goal of adult education English classes. A proven success in both community and workplace settings, the ASAP approach combines instruction of aural skills, sentence construction, asking/answering questions, and pronunciation basics to produce confident speakers outside the classroom.

Speakers
NK

Nancy Kwoh

Literacy Connects, Instructor
Nancy Kwoh has an MA/ESL from the University of Arizona. She volunteers for Literacy Connects, Tucson and tutors privately.


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
S152

10:55am

Conducting Research Far from Home: Challenges and Joys
In this research paper, a study conducted in Vietnam, focused on the reading habits of Vietnamese university students, is described. Emphasis is placed on the background of the study, a summary of results, a discussion of the challenges and joys experienced, and implications for AZTESOLers interested in conducting research abroad.

Speakers
FS

Fredricka Stoller

Fredricka Stoller, professor of TESL and Applied Linguistics at NAU, was a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam in Spring 2018.


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:55am - 11:20am
PV208

11:30am

Building Relationships and Confidence through Oral Language and Vocabulary Instruction
This session will be centered on effective instructional practices that help guide English Language Learners within an Arizona Sheltered English Immersion classroom to a level of confidence in learning and using the English language. The instructional practices will focus on helping English Language Learners build relationships with teachers as well as their peers through oral language and vocabulary activities. Effective oral language and vocabulary practices that focus on building positive teacher-to-student and student-to-student relationships will be discussed, modeled, and practiced. The instructional practices will demonstrate how positive relationships will benefit English Language Learners on their journey to becoming proficient in the English language. This session will be interactive, hands-on, and suitable to teachers working with elementary ELL students.

Speakers
RH

Rhonda Hartman

Mrs. Rhonda Hartman, has been teaching in Arizona for the past 23 years, including 2nd, 3rd, and 6th grade. She was also a Reading and ELL interventionist, as well as an Instructional Coach for teachers in the Pendergast Elementary School District. Rhonda received her Bachelors of... Read More →
KN

Kelly Neckels

Mrs. Kelly Neckels was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where she has been teaching English Language Learners for the past 19 years, including 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade. She is currently a Reading and ELL Interventionist at Sunset Ridge Elementary School in the Pendergast Elementary... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
PV207

11:30am

Achieving Authenticity in English Language Classrooms
Many EFL/ESL programs may not focus on the development of spoken English in authentic situations. In this roundtable discussion, the moderator will lead a discussion on the significance of creating authenticity in the classroom and different activities that can be integrated to provide more authentic learning experiences for students.

Speakers
AM

Abdulelah Matar M Alotaibi

Abdulelah Alotaibi is a visiting scholar at ASU. He is an English supervisor in K.S.A and former FLTA at UMaine.


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
S281

11:30am

Applying Corpora Directly & Indirectly to English Language Teaching
This presentation discusses an indirect application of corpora through the creation of a learner corpus and a direct application in which students used online corpus websites. Participants will walk away with examples and suggestions of how they can start applying corpus linguistics both directly and indirectly to their own classes.

Speakers
AH

Amanda Hilliard

Amanda Hilliard holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and has been teaching English for over ten years. Currently, she works as an ESL instructor at ASU.


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
S282

11:30am

Language Learning Online: Interactive Tools and Feedback Types
ESL and foreign language classes have traditionally been taught in face-to-face environments because active student participation, constant exposure to the language, and interaction are believed to enhance learning. With the advancement of technology and online teaching tools, more classes as well as tutoring are now available online. The presenters will describe how to create online language environments that are conducive to using the target  language in an authentic way to promote student development of communicative and linguistic competence.  They will also discuss the role assessment plays in fostering authentic online interactions via non-evaluative feedback and integration of formative and summative assessment.

Speakers
TB

Tahnee Bucher

Tahnee Bucher is an instructor at the University of Arizona Center for English as a Second Language and a 3rd year doctoral student in the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching program.
NM

Nadia Moraglio

Writing Specialist, Writing Skills Improvement Program, University of Arizona
Nadia Moraglio is a writing specialist at WSIP and also teaches written composition and ESL at Pima Community College.


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
PV209

11:30am

Building Language Communities in Content Area Classrooms
This session aims to build background knowledge and confidence as students explore high-level content area concepts. Learn strategies to engage all students while still challenging intermediate and advanced learners. Leave this session with all the materials necessary to incorporate a science-based lesson tomorrow with the strategies incorporated.

Speakers
AC

Ashley Coughlin

Estrella Middle School, Teacher
Ashley Coughlin is a NBCT with a Master's Degree in Elementary Reading. She teaches SEI at Estrella Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona.



Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
PV120

11:30am

English Language Learners Act as Advocates for Adult Education
Many adult English language learners may not be aware of the impact they can have on decision makers. How can they become advocates for their own educational needs? In this presentation, participants will see how learners can use storytelling and other projects to promote the importance of adult education programs.

Speakers
JT

Jennifer Tenace Dennis

Jennifer Dennis has a master’s in TESL from NAU and is an ELAA adult education instructor at Coconino Community College.
DG

Debbie Goldenstein

Debbie Goldenstein has a master’s in TESL from NAU and is an ELAA adult education instructor at Coconino Community College.


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
S152

11:30am

Innovative Ways of Teaching and Testing Oral Communication Skills
Teaching and assessing oral communication skills can be challenging for teachers and students alike. In this workshop, the presenters focus on new ways to teach and assess oral communication skills, which include the use of podcasts, note-taking tasks, as well as creating and responding to Voicethread presentations.

Speakers
AS

Angelina Serratos

Lecturer, CESL
Angelina Serratos, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at the Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona.
VZ

Victoria Zander

Instructor, Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
S280

11:30am

Storytelling and TPR: A Powerful Combination to Enhance Learning
In this workshop, the presenters will share some key points to build stories in combination with TPR activities, discuss what to do and what not to do when using this combination, and demonstrate how and when to use body expression to make storytelling more appealing to students.

Speakers
AM

Ana Martinez

Ana Martínez is a B.A. English Language Teaching student at the University of Sonora and a professional actress.
JL

José Luis Ramirez

José Luis Ramírez holds a doctoral degree from UCLA and teaches ICT in ESL at the University of Sonora.


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
S279

1:00pm

Access and Advocacy for All
Thousands of adult immigrants and refugees in our communities face barriers to meeting their daily needs, supporting their children, and accomplishing their goals due to their limited English proficiency. Unfortunately, many of these students do not have access to ESL classes offered by traditional institutions such as universities and community colleges. Some students lack the financial resources necessary to pay institutional tuition and fees.  For others, work and family obligations or transportation challenges make it impossible to commit to a formal, semester-long course with attendance requirements. Finally, countless adult students lack the immigration documentation required by state-funded institutions or had to flee their home countries, leaving their education credentials behind.
Community volunteer organizations that offer free, community-based, open enrollment classes help these adults acquire the English language skills they need to advocate for themselves and their families and contribute to their communities. This presentation will examine the needs and strengths of this student population, the role of community volunteer organizations in the TESOL field, and constructive ways to advocate for all of our students this November.

Speakers
KV

Kate Van Roekel

Teacher Education & Training Coordinator, Literacy Connects
Kate Van Roekel is the Teacher Education and Training Coordinator for the English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) program of Tucson non-profit, Literacy Connects.  In this role, she trains and supports the volunteers who teach Literacy Connects’ free community-based ESL... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
RAP Center

2:00pm

Utilizing Writing in L2 Vocabulary Instruction
Acquisition of vocabulary and writing skills is essential to L2 success. This presentation discusses ways in which teachers can utilize writing exercises to improve vocabulary acquisition and allow students to improve in both areas.

Speakers
KN

Kyra Nelson

PhD student in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:25pm
PV208

2:00pm

What Can TBLT Contribute to Refugee ELL Literacy Instruction?
Literacy instruction is an urgent need for refugee ELLs. Existing research and methodologies address the special characteristics of these learners. By examining theories of literacy, we suggest that Task-Based Language Teaching could be an effective approach to refugee ELL literacy instruction and illustrate with a sample lesson plan.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler True

Tyler True

Tyler True is a Ph.D. student in applied linguistics at NAU and former community ESL instructor.



Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:25pm
PV207

2:00pm

Using Virtual Reality Technology to Develop Students’ Speaking Skills
One of the challenges faced by ELLs is developing speaking skills. The presenter will demonstrate how to use Virtual Reality technology to encourage this development. Attendees will use their smart devices, along with provided computers, to create a 360 scene & learn about accompanying activities to enhance students’ speaking skills.

Speakers
MA

Majed Alsaeed

Majed Alsaeed is an English teacher/visiting scholar from Saudi Arabia. His main interest is using technology to enhance learning.


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
PV209

2:00pm

Academic Writing: Reporting Verbs and the History of Slavery
Academic writing requires commenting on source material using reporting verbs that differ in meaning, grammatical usage, and stance. International students also want to understand the American community. This workshop consists of a series of steps leading to an essay comparing textbook sources on slavery with narratives by slaves themselves. 

Speakers
JM

Judy Miller

Senior Lecturer, American Language Program, Columbia University


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
PV120

2:00pm

How to Design Adaptable Placement Tests for Adult ESL
Adult literacy centers strive to improve their ESL services for adults to be successful vocationally and socially, but first must identify their English proficiency. This presentation describes the process of designing a placement test that is easily administered and suitable for the unique context of teaching everyday English skills.

Speakers
DC

Dannae Campbell

Dannae Campbell obtained her MA in TESL at NAU and currently works at the Literacy Center as the program manager, facilitating in curriculum and program design.
MK

Maria Kostromitina

Teaching Assistant, NAU
Maria Kostromitina obtained her MA in TESL at NAU where she currently teaches English composition to domestic and international students.


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
S280

2:00pm

Using the Musical Hamilton in the ESL Classroom
This workshop includes a hands-on experience using the musical Hamilton in the ESL classroom. The materials introduce students to American history using rap, hip hop, and pop music, discuss slang, the difference between real historical events and musical theater, and vocabulary. The materials also include assessment ideas.

Speakers
VZ

Victoria Zander

Instructor, Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
S279

2:00pm

What Works for Migrant Students: A Personal Story with Common Experiences - CANCELLED
This workshop narrates the personal story of a migrant student who attained academic achievement and highlights the turning points that were key to her success. The presenter supports her own narrative with current scholarly findings so that educators’ actions are precise and purposeful to structure success for other migrant students.


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
S152

2:25pm

Cultivating Community through Task-Based Learning: Sustainability with Japanese University Students
Global Launch hosted 108 sophomores from Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan for six weeks. During their stay at ASU, they conducted research on sustainability issues and created sustainability campaigns to implement at Nanzan. This program opened new doors to task-based language teaching and using English as a medium of content instruction.

Speakers
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Sarah Jarboe

Sarah is a Senior Global Educator with Global Launch at ASU. She has served in a variety of programs.
CM

Claire McLaughlin

Claire is a Senior Global Educator with Global Launch at ASU. She has served the IEP and many specialized programs.


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:25pm - 2:50pm
PV207

2:25pm

Watch Your Language: Helping Students Make Polite Email Requests
This presentation examines email requests that students make of their teachers from two populations taking composition for native and near-native (NS) and multilingual (ML) English speakers. The presentation will conclude with explicit pedagogical recommendations for lexical shells that can be utilized by ML students to compose polite email requests.

Speakers
MD

Michael D. Winans

Michael D. Winans has an MA TESOL and is PhD student in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Arizona State University.


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:25pm - 2:50pm
PV208

3:00pm

Arizona’s Proposition 203: Impacts on Latinx and Indigenous ELLs
This project focuses on impacts that bilingual education policies have on the social, cultural, and linguistic development of English Language Learners in Arizona K-12 schools. Effects of and solutions to these policies, specifically among Latinx and Native American communities, will be discussed.

Speakers
SN

Sandy Ngoc Nguyen

Sandy Nguyen is currently a second-year MA in TESL student and an English composition instructor at Northern Arizona University.


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
PV207

3:00pm

Content-Based Instruction in an English L2 Writing Class: Aligning Students’ Needs with Materials
This paper aims to briefly review the role of CBI in an English L2 college writing class. It will mainly present the materials and activities designed for lessons related to the course’s topic, and it will demonstrate strategies that international students, as writers, adopted in order to compose a narrative assignment.

Speakers
AD

Amable Daiane Custodio Ribeiro

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona
Amable Ribeiro is a graduate student in TESL and Teaching Assistant at the University of Arizona.


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
PV208

3:00pm

Building Academic and Workplace Communication Skills with Ventures
Discover how Ventures uses collaborative activities to build the communication skills that are key to learner success in college, the workplace and in the communities. Experience the many different collaborative activities in the Ventures series that promote face-to-face interaction.


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
S152

3:00pm

Increase Engagement and Accountability in a Sustainable Classroom Community
This session presents how to fully integrate technology and re-think lesson delivery and facilitation. The focus will be on creative adaptations to common classroom and textbook activities with a variety of tools (ex. PollEv, Google Drive, Padlet, PlayPosit, Wizer, Plickers) to eliminate paper, engage learners, and provide assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Decker

Kaitlin Decker

Global Launch, ASU, Global Educator
Kaitlin Decker is an instructor with Global Launch at Arizona State University.



Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
PV209

3:00pm

Cultivating a Classroom Community through Dialectic and Argumentative Discussions
Participate in two meaningful strategies that develop communicative and academic skills in 2-20 classrooms: (1) Socratic Seminar to build dialogue and (2) Philosophical Chairs to construct arguments. Both strategies use reading, writing, listening, and speaking as tools for critical thinking, academic language, and collaboration. Templates, rubrics, and suggestions for differentiation will be provided.

Speakers
AM

Alma M. Sandigo

Alma Sandigo, Ed.D. serves pre-service and service teachers at NAU-Yuma as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Bilingual Multicultural Education and Elementary Education.


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
S279

3:00pm

Cultivating Community: Lessons from Indonesia
Over the past four years, during the entire month of May, GCU COE students have been teaching English in two schools in West Timor, Indonesia. The transformation of the teachers and schools there is remarkable. What we learned supports the research. What elements can you add to your classroom?

Speakers
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Lisa Bernier

Dr. Lisa Bernier is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Grand Canyon University.


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
PV120

3:00pm

Rubric Development for ESL Writing and Speaking Tasks
The workshop will provide steps of rubric creation and revision for assessing ESL speaking and writing. By the end of the session, participants will be able to implement received practical knowledge to either create their own rubrics for language testing or be ready to revise the existing rubrics.

Speakers
VB

Valeriia Bogorevich

Northern Arizona University, PhD Student
Instructor, Program in Intensive English, Northern Arizona University
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Elnaz Kia

EAP Instructor, Northern Arizona University
Instructor, Program in Intensive English, Northern Arizona University



Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
S280