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Thursday, November 12
 

4:00pm PST

7:00pm PST

Opening Plenary: The Dictionary as Data: What the Online Dictionary Tells Us About English
What makes a person look up a word? When do you use a dictionary? If you assume that most people look up only words they don’t know, you’re wrong. Looking up a word in the dictionary is an intimate act for each of us as individuals, but the words looked up by millions of online users together tell us a surprising story about the English language. Words connect us, words inspire us – but words also can cause confusion, embarrassment, and frustration. By watching trends of lookups, lexicographers track which entries are being consulted at any given moment. Some words are perennial sources of curiosity and difficulty, while others show spikes of interest triggered by news from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and sports. Some words express the general mood of the culture; others reflect a poignant specificity. At the same time, this Web traffic tells us about the changing business of dictionaries -- and what is expected of a dictionary in the 21st century.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Sokolowski

Peter Sokolowski

Editor-at-Large, Merriam-Webster
Peter Sokolowski joined Merriam-Webster in 1994 as the company’s first French-language editor, and has since defined and edited entries for many of the company's dictionaries. He blogs and appears in the Ask the Editor videos at M-W.com and was named among TIME's 140 Best Twitter... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Pacific Ballroom A (2nd floor)

8:30pm PST

Opening Reception
Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, music, and a no-host bar. Everyone welcome!

Thursday November 12, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm PST
Avalon (Lobby level)
 
Friday, November 13
 

7:00am PST

Continental Breakfast
Don't start your day on an empty stomach. This is provided to conference attendees until it runs out.

Friday November 13, 2015 7:00am - 8:15am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

7:00am PST

Newcomers' Orientation
Is this your first time at a CATESOL Annual Conference? Meet a few others attending for the first time, hear some tips for making the most of your time here, and get answers to your questions about the conference. 

Friday November 13, 2015 7:00am - 8:15am PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

7:00am PST

8:30am PST

Easy and Engaging Digital Lessons with Weebly
Today's teachers need free and exciting ways to deliver lessons. Weebly is one way to achieve this by creating websites in just minutes. With a few tips, teachers can create web-based, fun and engaging lessons. In this session, successful digital lessons for middle school students will be demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Hale Hande Demirel

Hale Hande Demirel

I am a dedicated and enthusiastic learner and teacher with a B.A in English Language Teaching with high honors. I am earning my M.A in TESOL with concentration in Digital Media and Learning at the University of San Francisco. I have taught English at middle school, high school and... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 8:45am PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Crop, Insert, Share: Creating Free Video Lessons to Enhance Learning
This practical demonstration will teach instructors how to make any video a lesson. Learn how to differentiate instruction by creating content-based videos using two free online websites- Zaption and EDpuzzle- a new way for students to interact with video lessons while improving language skills.



Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 8:50am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Building Successful Writers: Scaffolding and Cultural Schema with Arabic Students
During writing classes, how do you approach an Arabic ESL student who has given up after the first draft? How do you get them to go from writing over-generalized texts to specific, well-supported paragraphs and essays? This presentation will demonstrate how to successfully walk these students through the writing process.


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Capistrano B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Fostering Learner Autonomy in the Classroom
Every teacher deals with students finishing activities at different paces. What happens when some students finish more quickly than others? Too often, they play on their cellphones or talk to classmates, wasting valuable class time. Join the presenters as they discuss strategies for helping students be autonomous learners in class.


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Palos Verdes A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Get Down to Business: MBA Prep in an IEP
The growing demand for MBA preparation programs creates the need to build a separate curriculum that helps these learners enter an MBA degree program. This session focuses on the steps necessary to build a module- and Case Study Approach-based MBA Preparation Program, from the ground up to completion and implementation.

Speakers
CB

Cindy Bertea

Instructor, MBA Preparation Program Coordinator, ALI @ CSU Long Beach
Business/Workplace English (oral and written) MBA Study Acculturation Advanced Language Learners Building Learner Autonomy and Accountability ESL Courses: Pronunciation, College-Level Writing, Presentation Skills


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Catalina 4 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Strategies to Overcome the Challenges of Flipping the Classroom
ESL students are now faced with more than simply learning English; they must also survive in a flipped classroom. With flipping garnering more attention, how can we benefit from this model in L2 classrooms while overcoming its challenges? The speaker will share some strategies to start flipping easily.


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Capistrano A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Teaching Voice Quality Setting in the Pronunciation Classroom
Voice quality setting (VQS) gained attention in the 1980’s and early 1990’s but subsequently lost ground. Recent research undergirds its importance for intelligibility and demonstrates the effectiveness of VQS teaching strategies. After reviewing the components of VQS, the presenters report on strategies used to teach it in ESL classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Robison

Rich Robison

Professor and Chair, Azusa Pacific University
DS

Dreah Stratton

Instructor/Assist Academic Director, ELS Language Centers



Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Salinas (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Using Technology to Offer Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom Walls
Moodle is a content management system giving teachers the opportunity to provide resources and activities beyond the classroom walls. Learners access your course from anywhere, anytime. Get an overview and learn how you can use it to develop your own course and classroom community. An open discussion will be encouraged.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
San Simeon A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

36 Read-Aloud eBooks with detailed Teacher Guides
• Build listening & reading skills with audio linked to word highlighting
• Build pronunciation skills with rhyming words
• Meet multiple Common Core Standards
• Engage students with stories about animals and their environments
• Run on any device- iPads, Android tablets, smart phones or PC's

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Hans

Kathy Hans

Founder, AmEnglish.com
Established in 1999, AmEnglish.com® provides web-based programs to improve reading, vocabulary & communication skills. Our newest series, Read Aloud eBooks with adaptive assessment, received the Smart Book Award & is designed for students at reading grade levels 1.6 - 6.9. Our middle... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Catalina 2 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Advanced Grammar: Exploring Grammatical Applications in Authentic Textbooks
ELLs are challenged to apply years of language learning in a rigorous academic setting. A gap exists between the content used to teach English and the realities of authentic textbook content. Advanced Grammar addresses these challenges by examining the use of grammar in discipline specific post-secondary textbook content.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Davila, Pearson ELT

Sara Davila, Pearson ELT

Learning Expert, Pedagogy and Improvement, Pearson
Sara Davila is a teacher, teacher trainer, and educational specialist engrossed in language education, professional development, and curriculum construction. She has worked in the US and abroad as a language teacher and learning expert in the field of language acquisition. She has... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Oceanside (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Career Readiness, Civics, and Academic Prep: The new Side by Side Plus with eText
This presentation will offer strategies for integrating career and academic readiness, civics, and basic language learning through classroom activities, technology solutions, and digital games that maximize student interaction, motivation, individualized learning, and success. The newly-expanded Side by Side Plus with eText and digital FunZone will be provided to all participants.


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Avila B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Life Skills: What They Are and How to Teach them
Recently, many are advocating integrating work on life (or “soft” or “21st Century”) skills into the language classroom. In this session, participants look at what life skills are and how they can be tied to language work to help our students get ready for the world that awaits them.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Catalina 3 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

A Closer Look at Learner Errors: Past Tense Pedagogical Implications
 As teachers, we encounter advanced students with regular simple past conjugation issues. After investigating this common problem, our study indicated that apart from the expected grammatical factors, there were also phonological ones. This session will address such concerns by raising teacher awareness and suggesting classroom applications.


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Redondo (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Critical Thinking in Academic Writing: Clear Explanations with Co-constructed Assessment
This study reviews the effect of a basic framework for critical thinking instruction in the context of English academic writing. It begins with a clear explanation to students as to the nature of critical thinking in the context of the writing classroom, and it includes a collaborative assessment structure.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Manhattan (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Providing Directions for English Learners Successfully
Directions are imperative to successful student understanding of tasks,
assignments, and projects. But English learners often fail to read or follow the directions. This research project conducted in multiple higher education settings explains a variety of causes for this issue with classroom implications and reliable teacher responses.


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
San Simeon B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Reading and Writing Digitally vs. in Print: Research to Practice
How does reading and writing digitally differ from traditional reading and writing, and what are the implications of these differences for materials writers and classroom teachers? The presenters will provide an overview of recent research on this issue and explore the implications for materials writing and classroom practices.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Gordon

Deborah Gordon

Santa Barbara City College
Deborah Gordon has been an ESL teacher, teacher trainer, program administrator, and materials writer for over thirty years. She has worked in United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She has written or co-authored several textbooks, teachers’ books, companion website... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Blass, Independent Materials Writer

Laurie Blass, Independent Materials Writer

Laurie Blass is a writer and editor specializing in content development for English Language Teaching materials. She has an MA in Linguistics and a TESL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Laurie has taught ESL at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Laguna A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

#CATESOLchat - The first ever LIVE CATESOL Twitter Chat
New to Twitter or hoping to find other engaged Tweeters? This session helps CATESOL teachers explore twitter, share their experiences with it, find like-minded teachers, and participate in the first ever live twitter chat for CATESOL: #CATESOLchat

Speakers
avatar for Eric Roth, USC

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 →
avatar for Brent Warner

Brent Warner

Assistant Professor, Irvine Valley College
Brent is a professor of ESL at Irvine Valley College. He's an EdTech enthusiast who enjoys discussing incorporating the latest technologies into lessons as well as the times when tech isn't the answer. Brent blends technology into his lessons and talks about them on his podcasts about... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Palos Verdes B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Authentic Materials: Creating Engaging Listening and Speaking Lessons
The presenter will demonstrate how the use of TED talks and other authentic listening materials constitute a powerful and innovative way of building a college-level Listening and Speaking class and exciting the students in the process. Practical and engaging sample lesson plans will be shared during the presentation.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Avila A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

AWL Revisited: Strategies to Improve Word Form Retention in ESL Written Production
This workshop aims to offer strategies to help intermediate to advanced level ESL students increase their academic language word form retention. Attendees will practice with activities based on a reconfiguration of the AWL sublists that highlights word behavior patterns besides frequency.

Speakers
MR

Monica Rosso

ESL Teacher, IIS@MissionCollege


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Reading and Technology: Insights and Websites on Reading!
This workshop will focus on some aspects of reading such as the reading process, vocabulary acquisition, reading speed, reading competence, comprehension strategies, and extended reading. We will also look at websites that support reading and vocabulary acquisition in and out of the classroom and the creation of teaching materials.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Allan, IEP Level Chair

Maria Allan, IEP Level Chair

ESL Instructor, San Diego Continuing Education
Maria was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. She got her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture in Scotland hoping to later obtain a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. Her passion for languages, however, led her to pursue a master’s degree in Linguistics, a field she thoroughly... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Monterey (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Yes I Can! Building Student Confidence
Get students to say YES to their language learning abilities. With inspirational activities and feedback, teachers can help students recognize their strengths and build the confidence they need to say Yes to their writing potential, to their speaking potential, to tackling team projects, and to reaching their academic goals!

Speakers
avatar for Staci Johnson

Staci Johnson

Self-Employed
Took a break from teaching to raise my three amazing children. Kept myself in the game by doing professional development workshops on the textbook I co-authored with Rob Jenkins (Stand Out) and be the series editor (with Rob again!) on another project (Grammar Explorer). Recently... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
San Clemente (4th floor)

8:50am PST

Beyond the Classroom: The Efficiency of Tutoring Through Technology
Need a tutor? Online tutoring is here to help! Presenters investigate the effects of online tutoring in a college-level course that seeks to develop non-native English speaking students’ writing skills. Data and results demonstrate students’ progress as reflected in in-class writings, online essay submissions, and course portfolios.

Speakers
LR

Laura Razo

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Friday November 13, 2015 8:50am - 9:05am PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

9:00am PST

Two Easy and Proven Ways to Create Interactive Digital Activities
This teaching tip will demonstrate two easy and effective methods for creating interactive digital activities for use in online classes or in flipping the classroom. The presenter will show attendees how to use VoiceThread to create interactive lectures and Zaption to create interactive lectures or practice activities.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 9:00am - 9:20am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

9:10am PST

A Hybrid Intensive ESL Course: Affordances and Reality of Technology
This presentation is centered on findings from an intensive ESL course involving Japanese college students from Shimane and Yamanashi Prefectures. This hybrid course contained both online and in-class sessions. The presenter will discuss some affordances of online tools (e.g., Tumblr and blogs) in the classroom as well as potential challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Hao-Che "Howard"  Wu

Hao-Che "Howard" Wu

MA TESOL, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
In my presentation on the hybrid intensive ESL course, I’ll also be discussing the use of smartphone for writing. Areas of interest: • Digital and Online Learning • Educational Technology • Pragmatics • Sociolinguistics • Second Language Acquisition



Friday November 13, 2015 9:10am - 9:25am PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

9:30am PST

Publishers' Exhibits
Browse and shop for the titles and ESL materials you need all in one location.


Friday November 13, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

9:45am PST

Effective Classroom Management through Game Theory and Cultural Understanding
Gamification, the application of typical game elements to other activities, can be combined with the understanding of some students’ group-based cultures, including Middle Eastern ones, for an engaging classroom management strategy. The presenter will discuss the strategy’s rationale and effectiveness and offer suggestions for its use in ESL classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Johnson Shipman, San Diego Miramar College

Stefanie Johnson Shipman, San Diego Miramar College

Assistant Professor/Basic Skills Co-Coordinator, San Diego Miramar College
I have been in the higher education field for over 10 years. I earned my B.A. in Literature & Language and my M.A. in English with dual emphases in TESL and Rhetoric/Composition from Cal Poly Pomona. In addition, I have a Postsecondary Reading and Learning Certificate in Teaching... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:05am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Beyond Research Papers: Sharing Academic Knowledge in a Digital World
What are the needs of academic writers in our current cyber-based university discourse? This presentation focuses on a 7-week course, co-taught by the presenters, designed to assist students in writing and transforming researched academic topics to digital media based pieces creatively presented to an audience outside their fields of study.

Speakers
PM

Pamela Minet-Lucid

University of Southern California


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Catalina 4 (Lower level)

9:45am PST

Connecting meaningfully: empowering learners to engage in conversation confidently
Getting out there in the real world and speaking is one of the scariest parts of learning English, so how can we create lessons that empower learners to actually use English in their daily activities? Learn how to create power-packed speaking lessons that give your students the confidence it takes.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Pelletier

Danielle Pelletier

President, CATESOL President and Cañada College
I'm the incoming President for CATESOL 2017-2018.


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Capistrano A (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Effective Cross-training across Disciplines: Tapping into Expertise to Direct Students to the Appropriate English Sequence
Non-native students in developmental English? Native speakers in academic ESL? Counselors placing students into English or ESL without consulting faculty? At many colleges, these questions create interdisciplinary conflict. However, SSSP faculty advising eliminates “turf wars” by directing students to the most appropriate English sequence through collaboration and cross-training between disciplines.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Wada

Kathy Wada

Professor, ESL, Cypress College
Kathy Wada is a professor of academic ESL at Cypress College. After a 5 1/2 year stint as the dept. coordinator, she is currently enjoying the freedom to pursue other 'fun' things such as ESL coding and accreditation at her campus.She is particularly interested in documenting how... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

9:45am PST

High Tech Literature: Bringing Classic Novels into the 21st Century
The new generation ESL students report they do not enjoy reading even in their own languages. Many approach classroom novels with dread. Technology not only makes dry ESL novels relevant and compelling to the “electronic generation” but makes it possible for students to recover meaning from the text.

Speakers
EW

Elaine Weiss

UCI Extension, University of California Irvine


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
San Clemente (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Making Feedback Work: Peer Review as an Essay
The presenter will advocate for implementing peer review through a formal essay assignment as a supplement to in-class feedback. Through such an assignment, students develop skills in reading, writing, and using language to talk about the practice of composing college-level texts in a way that often does not occur in traditional feedback activities. Assignments and strategies will be shared.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Capistrano B (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Promoting Academic Reading and Writing Through Journalism
Promoting reading and writing through journalism is an excellent approach to encourage learners to take interest in their school and local community. By creating a school newspaper for students to participate in provides students with a new means of being connected. Come learn suggestions and approaches for this practice.


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Monterey (4th floor)

9:45am PST

TESOL education Policy Outlook:  Focus on PreK-12
The first year of the 114th Congress is coming to a close - what is the status of education policies affecting K-12 education such as Race to the Top and the reauthorization of ESEA? This session will present an overview of both national education policy issues affecting the TESOL field.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
San Simeon A (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Busting Myths on the Teaching of Listening and Speaking
Myths related to the teaching of ESL exist for many reasons. This session will explore some of the prevailing myths tied to the teaching of listening and pronunciation and will show how research can be applied to classroom activities with the goal of improving instruction and dispelling the myths.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Sippell

Kelly Sippell

University of Michigan Press


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Redondo (4th floor)

9:45am PST

How to Implement Interactive & Engaging Technology on Any Budget
Whether you are with an independent ESL organization or a large institution, this session explores how utilizing an effective technology tool helps increase student readiness and preparation for the IELTS & TOEFL iBT. The presenters will share case studies and examples from IEP partners that have successfully implemented these dynamic tools.


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Santa Monica (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Increasing Fluency Phrase by Phrase
Help students progress from pronouncing sounds and words to expressing ideas rhythmically, melodically, phrase by phrase. The Pronunciation Doctor will guide participants through materials, methods, and tasks that engage visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities. Experience activities that can transform pronunciation exercises into positive outcomes using text, audio, and video.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, ToP-IG Co-coordinator, Interest Group Assistant Chair, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
San Simeon B (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Longman Online Dictionaries, Providing Instant Gratification and Accuracy
How many of your students use an online dictionary? How many continue to misuse the words they were looking up? The speed and convenience is devalued when the language support ELLs need is missing. Longman Learner Dictionaries are now available online, providing efficient and accurate language support for ELLs.

Speakers
avatar for Cambria Dorado, Pearson

Cambria Dorado, Pearson

Pearson
Your rep: Cambria Dorado Ask our Pearson ELT team about our latest series and editions, author presentation times and whether we prefer a long walk on a beach or a hike up the mountains!


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Manhattan (4th floor)

9:45am PST

OTAN – Educational Technology for 25 Years
Looking to expand your teaching toolkit? OTAN’s Web site offers many free resources for adult level ESL teachers. A collection of reviewed Web sites, online lesson plans and lesson plan builder, student success stories, technology integration videos, and ideas for using Web based resources and professional development will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Hinkson, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Joyce Hinkson, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators (OTAN)Interested in education technology, adult education, online and blended learning



Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Catalina 5 (Lower level)

9:45am PST

Stand Out: Standards-Based English to achieve success in life, college and career
This workshop will provide participants with student-centered activities from the new edition of Stand Out. The authors will demonstrate how these activities promote College and Career Readiness, El Civics, critical thinking through National Geographic content. Come prepared to practice and learn how to teach with Stand Out’s new edition.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins

ESL Coordinator, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
I am ESL Coordinator of professional development and ESL Professor for a very large program in California. I am also co-author with Staci Johnson of Stand Out a very popular ESL 6-level series for adults. I love to present and hope to see a great crowd at our workshop.
avatar for Staci Johnson

Staci Johnson

Self-Employed
Took a break from teaching to raise my three amazing children. Kept myself in the game by doing professional development workshops on the textbook I co-authored with Rob Jenkins (Stand Out) and be the series editor (with Rob again!) on another project (Grammar Explorer). Recently... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
El Capitan B (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Technology, Critical Reading and the ELL Curriculum
21st-Century Skills are top of mind for educators. Looking at the Four Cs, one is left with the feeling that reading is losing ground as a high-value skill. This workshop-style presentation explores ways to enhance current courses with digital tools and classroom strategies to build up critical thinking and literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Davila, Pearson ELT

Sara Davila, Pearson ELT

Learning Expert, Pedagogy and Improvement, Pearson
Sara Davila is a teacher, teacher trainer, and educational specialist engrossed in language education, professional development, and curriculum construction. She has worked in the US and abroad as a language teacher and learning expert in the field of language acquisition. She has... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Malibu (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Implementing Content-Based Instruction in Academic Preparation Programs
At the foundation of content-based instruction (CBI) is high level academic content, which drives the curriculum and provides rich opportunities for second language acquisition. Illustrated by a sample Sociology unit, this session examines the applicability of CBI to academic preparation programs and the alignment of content, language, and skills objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Donna M. Brinton, Educational Consultant, Beverly Hills CA

Donna M. Brinton, Educational Consultant, Beverly Hills CA

Author/Educational Consultant
I am a retired faculty member in the field of TESOL/AL, currently active as an author and educational consultant. My fields of expertise are content-based instruction, teaching pronunciation, and general TESOL methodology.


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Catalina 6 (Lower level)

9:45am PST

Bring Your Grammar Class to Life!
Here are some activities to spice up your grammar class! You will be engaged in a variety of hands-on creative activities utilizing productive skills targeting and using different grammar structures. Students will use the grammar structures in real life situations and have fun while they are doing it.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

9:45am PST

How to Create Blogs for ESL Reading/Writing
This presentation focuses on how to create blogs for ESL reading/writing. The presenter will show steps on how to create blogs via Blogger, post entries, comments and make threaded discussions. Studies supporting the use of blogs, the theoretical background to using blogs, and three example blogs will also be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Khaled Layali

Khaled Layali

Alliant International University
Academic writing is a highly demanding genre; a lot of university students hate it because they have to take care of coherence, cohesion, objectivity, become part of the discourse community by using appropriate terminology, follow APA writing guidelines, etc Introducing... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Palos Verdes A (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Lights, Camera, Action: Interactive Video Activities for English Learners
In this session, participants will try out three interactive video activities that energize students and motivate them to learn vocabulary and practice speaking. These creative activities will surely create an excited buzz in your classroom!

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Palos Verdes B (4th floor)

9:45am PST

NODEA: A Structured Approach towards Successfully Addressing Student Classroom Misbehavior
ESL teachers and program administrators need to find successful methods to address repetitive student misbehavior. In this workshop, participants will learn and practice a productive way of mitigating disruptive student conduct, including cell phone usage, L-1 talk, side conversations, blurting out, negotiations for grades or absences, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Sutherland

Scott Sutherland

Manager of ESL Student Affairs, UC Irvine Extension
Mr. Sutherland serves as Program Advisor and Manager of ESL Student Affairs for UCI Extension’s English Language Programs. He was instrumental in the initiation and implementation of their IEP's student conduct policies and procedures and manages day-to-day student conduct issues... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Laguna A (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Revisiting Old Favorites with Popular Technology: Using Smartphones and Tablets to Increase, Assess, and Reinforce Vocabulary Learning
Presenters will demonstrate how they transformed distractive mobile devices into creative tools of instruction which inspire independent learning, foster vocabulary retention, and enhance student engagement. Members of the audience will be encouraged to use their own mobile devices for hands-on demonstration of practical and easily implemented applications.


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Avila A (4th floor)

9:45am PST

Socrative: Connect, Engage, and Assess Students
Are you looking for better ways to engage students in the 21st Century classroom? Would you like an easy way to visualize student understanding? Come learn how to use this simple, dynamic student response system that can do the above and more! BYOD to explore the many features of Socrative.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Cueva

Monica Cueva

Non-credit ESL Instructor, Mt. San Antonio College


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Avila B (4th floor)

10:15am PST

Write, Click, Share: Stretching Class Time in ESL Composition Courses
The presenter will demonstrate how online document sharing applications can aid instructors with limited class time in the areas of collaborative writing, student feedback, and peer reviews in composition classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Castruita

Grace Castruita

ESL/English Adjunct Instructor, Chaffey College/Rio Hondo College
3Cs: Coffee, cats, and clothing


Friday November 13, 2015 10:15am - 10:35am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Drama Re-visited: Dealing with Identity Tensions
Drama enables learners to try out new identities while expressing their true selves safely with the ‘mask’ of the role they play. Centering on The Freedom Writers Diary (2009),this model project for young adult learners, which aims at facilitating students' expansion of their 'selves,' requires only minimum technology.

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Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am PST
Redondo (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Enhancing Student Preparation and Participation through Online Assignments
This presentation describes an online component consisting of one assignment that ensures that students have read the assigned readings and a discussion forum where students post comments and respond to colleagues' postings. The presentation also addresses how this component appears to increase student motivation, preparedness, and higher-quality participation in class discussions.

Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Top Policy Issues in Community College ESL: Act, or React?
College ESL faculty are continually reacting to legislative mandates, funding changes, and data-driven metrics which impact how ESL is valued, assessed, and reported. It's time for action beyond reaction! This informative panel will share top policy issues that affect CCC ESL and promote change agency to mobilize your ESL department.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Ann Shaw

Leigh Ann Shaw

ESOL Professor, Skyline College
Leigh Anne Shaw has taught ESL since 1992 and has been in Skyline College's ESOL program since 2009. Active in the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), she is committed to a powerful presence of ESL in academic affairs. She co-facilitates her region's Adult... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Wada

Kathy Wada

Professor, ESL, Cypress College
Kathy Wada is a professor of academic ESL at Cypress College. After a 5 1/2 year stint as the dept. coordinator, she is currently enjoying the freedom to pursue other 'fun' things such as ESL coding and accreditation at her campus.She is particularly interested in documenting how... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Catalina 3 (Lower level)

11:00am PST

Amazing Aurasmas
Aurasma is an augmented reality app that can be used to animate text books, develop interactive bulletin boards, create mini-tutorials, and produce works of English art. Come see one instructor’s array of auras and experience for yourself the potential of this amazing app.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas

Faculty, San Diego Community College District Continuing Education
Stephanie Thomas is an ESL instructor who enjoys engaging students with technology. As a face-to-face and online instructor, she has taught all levels of ESL from literacy through advanced.


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

11:00am PST

Closing the Achievement Gap Through Meaningful Interactions
Presenter will share preliminary results of a current study which examines the learner-content, learner-instructor, and learner-learner experiences of Hispanic, Generation 1.5 English students in first-year college composition courses. Presenter offers suggestions on how to create meaningful interactions that promote effective learning.


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

11:00am PST

Connecting Psycholinguistic Principles to the Language Classroom
Psycholinguistics is perhaps the least favorite TESOL teacher training course. Mental lexicon, syntactic parsing, structural processing, priming…these concepts seem far removed from our language lessons. This poster session connects psycholinguistic topics to the teaching and learning that takes place every day in the language classroom.

Speakers
KK

Kenneth Kelch

Alliant International University
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Carla Liu

California Baptist University


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

11:00am PST

Differentiating Reading Comprehension Tasks in Adult Mixed-Level Classes
This case study will provide two research-based instructional strategies to differentiate reading comprehension skills in mixed-level adult ESL classes. The presenter will review and discuss factors related to student needs, learning styles, and performance on formative and summative reading comprehension assessments to evaluate the practical implications of these strategies when applied in an adult class.

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avatar for Nicolas Doyle

Nicolas Doyle

American Language Institute, CSULB


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

11:00am PST

MoviesGrowEnglish (MGE): Watch Movies, Learn English
This Poster Session will introduce MGE, a website that supports the use of movies for interactive learning of both communicative and academic ESL skills. The presenter will demonstrate how to navigate the site and discuss an actual whole-movie and short-sequence lesson from MGE.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Laib

Michael Laib

Lecturer, University of Southern California, International Academy
I have been using whole-movie and short-sequence ESL lessons for more than ten years at USC, UCLA, Caltech, and Santa Monica College. Movies may be the next-best thing to real-life learning because a good movie resonates the realities of life's many possible and impossible journeys... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

11:00am PST

Rearranging Seat Assignments: Strategy to Build a Sense of Community
In ESL classrooms, students often form cliques with those from the same cultural or linguistic backgrounds, but have little interaction with peers from different backgrounds. This poster presents a study that examined the strategy of changing students’ seat assignments, which promoted diverse student-student interactions while building a sense of community.

Speakers


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

11:00am PST

Supplementing ESL Classroom Activities With Social Media: For Young Adult Learners
Keeping ESL class material relevant and interesting to students is an ongoing challenge for many teachers. By incorporating social media such as Twitter into classroom activities, teachers can bridge the gap between the real world and the classroom and also tap into authentic and novel ways to pique student interest.


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

11:00am PST

Using Annotation for SLOs
For teachers struggling with disengaged learners or overzealous accreditation committees, this poster session presents annotation as an active and collaborative skill for low-intermediate to advanced ESL reading students, culminating as disaggregated data collection for Student Learning Outcomes. Scaffolded rubric checklists identify critical thinking skills based on Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

11:00am PST

A Process Approach to Academic Speaking: Meeting Challenges with Mini-Presentations
Giving students enough presentation opportunities can be a struggle for teachers in intensive language program speaking classes. Integrating mini-presentations, inspired by a process-orientated approach, builds student presentation success. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to use guiding principles to develop mini-presentations for their own oral presentation assignments.

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Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

11:00am PST

AB86 Funds Innovation: ESL Bridge to College Though Technology!
Just completed, July 2015: An innovative course, funded by AB86, with proven results, greatly accelerating English learners’ progress from adult school to college. Presenters from Fremont Adult School and Ohlone College will share their collaborative planning process, course outline, student outcomes and professional development aspects of this technologically infused course.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Kehl

Martha Kehl

Instructor, Ohlone College
I am an instructor of all levels and courses in ESL at Ohlone College with a special interest in ESL as a tool to lift people out of all types of poverty, locally and globally. I have special expertise in building community within the classroom to accelerate deeper learning.



Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Capistrano B (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Create Meaningful Learning Through Project-Based Instruction
Come grab some ideas to spice up your curriculum! Nothing stimulates learning and growth like task-based projects. Project-Based Instruction (PBI) pushes students out of their comfort zones while automatically activating complex receptive, productive, and processing skills. Let extensive projects tie together your class objectives!

Speakers
avatar for Collin Blair

Collin Blair

IEP/EAP Instructor; Curriculum Designer, Michigan State University, English Language Center
I've taught EFL/ESL on three continents and in numerous programs since 1998. It fascinates me how a human being acquires language.


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Laguna B (4th floor)

11:00am PST

How Purposeful Writing Reduces Plagiarism
This session turns the attention away from policy and enforcement of plagiarism, shifting to a learner-centered approach of using available technology, reading strategies, and reflection to improve students’ sense of ownership of their work. Materials will be provided.

Speakers
KC

Kelly Crosby

Continuing Lecturer, UC Davis


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Santa Monica (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Optimizing Business English Skills Development: An Integrated Workplace English Curriculum
In this practice session, participants will familiarize themselves with a modular, results-driven approach to teaching Business English in the ESL or EFL workplace. Developed as a Business English training curriculum for busy ELL professionals, specific language learning tasks and activities will be discussed and demonstrated. Sample activities will be provided.

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Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Palos Verdes B (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Outside the Margins: Alternatives to Written Corrective Feedback
This presentation will explore alternatives to written corrective feedback in academic writing. Specifically, it will examine the use of audio, video, and related technologies as they pertain to individualizing instruction and providing students with meaningful feedback on writing assignments.

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Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Palos Verdes A (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Preparing ESL Learners for Objective and Reflective Writing
ESL learners need explicit instruction in both objective and reflective writing. The presenters demonstrate practical teaching strategies for distinguishing factual language from subjective language. Techniques for idea generation, vocabulary development, and sentence templates are presented. Attendees participate in engaging activities useful for writing objectively and reflectively for college and work.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, ToP-IG Co-coordinator, Interest Group Assistant Chair, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →
avatar for Julaine Rosner

Julaine Rosner

Mission College


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Simeon A (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Teaching Low Beginners with Technology: Strategies for Success!
Are you a low level ESL instructor looking for concrete ideas of how to integrate technology with beginning level students? Do you want to use technology to support your curriculum and engage students with computers or mobile devices? Useful websites, apps, and strategies to use with beginners will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Wislofsky

Cindy Wislofsky

ESL Instructor/Tech Resource Instructor, San Diego Continuing Education, S.D. Community College District


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Clemente (4th floor)

11:00am PST

The Tale of Three Tests: TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT, and IELTS
These three tests are among the most important English-language tests. Students are often confused about which test they should take. In this presentation, we will compare the purpose, content, format, and other aspects of these high-stakes tests, and discuss how teachers can help students best perform on these exams.

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Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Laguna A (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Tips and Tricks for Creating a 21st Century classroom
We are in the 21st Century, but in many classrooms, it still looks the same as in the 20th century. How we learn has not changed, but the ways in which we can learn have. In this presentation, we will explore ways to integrate students’ own mobile devices into the curriculum to radically change student engagement and learning. You will walk out of this presentation with things you can do on Monday morning that will have your students asking for more.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer

Susan Gaer

Professor of ESL, Santa Ana College
Technology innovator, Google certified innovator and verified technology integration specialist for ESL. If you can dream it, I can help you do it.


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Malibu (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Two Are Better Than One: Peer Feedback for Low-Proficiency Writers
Can peer feedback be more helpful to lower-proficiency ESL writers? This presentation presents practical insights utilizing a collaborative approach addressing challenges these writers face during peer feedback.  This session will show video models, provide hands-on experience with role-plays, and suggest steps to a scaffolded approach for incorporation into attendees’ classrooms.  


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Avila B (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Using Technology as a Tool to Create Autonomous Life-Long English Language Learners
This presentation will introduce a variety of iPad applications that target listening and speaking. A brief background on iPad research will be provided. Participants need to bring their own devices and will be given the chance to interact with the following applications: Listening Master, Real English, SpeakingEnglish, and Supiki.


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Monterey (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Grammar Explorer – Taking grammar to uncharted territory
Grammar Explorer prepares students for academic success and communication through captivating National Geographic content and activities that highlight real world English. This interactive session shows how students encounter the grammar in rich listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Students are fully engaged making for a fun, successful learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins

ESL Coordinator, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
I am ESL Coordinator of professional development and ESL Professor for a very large program in California. I am also co-author with Staci Johnson of Stand Out a very popular ESL 6-level series for adults. I love to present and hope to see a great crowd at our workshop.
avatar for Staci Johnson

Staci Johnson

Self-Employed
Took a break from teaching to raise my three amazing children. Kept myself in the game by doing professional development workshops on the textbook I co-authored with Rob Jenkins (Stand Out) and be the series editor (with Rob again!) on another project (Grammar Explorer). Recently... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
El Capitan A (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Introducing Your WIOA Solution: Career Pathways with Burlington English
Learn how the newest Burlington English courses, Career Pathways, can help your students explore their career options as well as learn vital digital literacy skills, contextualized workplace language, and soft skills! Our flexible curriculum is multi-level and thematic across levels for you to provide a personalized focus in class.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda LaBatt

Miranda LaBatt

Regional Manager, Burlington English


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Manhattan (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Organize/Access English Sounds Using Picture Cues
Learn phonics and its application to ESL instruction. Discover spelling patterns and the repertoire of spelling for each vowel sound. Participate in a pre and post assessment to use in your classroom. Witness the power of a picture as a cueing device to connect letters and sounds for decoding, encoding and pronunciation.

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avatar for Phyllis  Herzog

Phyllis  Herzog

Owner/Developer, PhonicsQ


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Catalina 2 (Lower level)

11:00am PST

Supporting writing through vocabulary and grammar resources
In this presentation, we will explore a range of tools and resources (both paper and online) to help learners develop skills and make connections between vocabulary, grammar, and academic writing. Examples are from Grammar and Beyond and its online resources. Complimentary copies will be provided to attendees.

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avatar for Randi Reppen

Randi Reppen

Professor, Northern Arizona University
Randi Reppen is Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where teaches in the MA TESL and Applied Linguistics Ph.D. programs. She has extensive ESL and teacher training experience, including 11 years as the Director of NAU’s Intensive English... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Catalina 5 (Lower level)

11:00am PST

Tailoring Word Study for English Learners
Join Words Their Way with English Learners lead author Lori Helman as she shares how to adapt instruction in phonics, spelling, and vocabulary to build on the strengths of multilingual students and help them develop foundational literacy skills.

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LH

Lori Helman

University of Minnesota


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
San Simeon B (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Vocabulary: The Fastest Way to Go Further in a Foreign Language
Current research suggests that vocabulary is perhaps the most important part of learning a second language. In this session, we will examine four main principles of vocabulary acquisition. Using examples from Pathways: Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking, we will explore classroom strategies for ensuring effective vocabulary acquisition for your students.

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avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor, TESOL University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida
Hello from central Florida! MANY THANKS to the CATESOL team for ALL THEIR HARD WORK in making CATESOL 2019 happen! Even though I'm on the other side of the US and have never taught in California, I think I've been a CATESOL member longer than a Florida Sunshine TESOL member! I'm... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Catalina 4 (Lower level)

11:00am PST

Influence of Pronunciation Monitoring on Affective Variables
The current study examined whether specific self- and peer- monitoring activities have a positive effect on pronunciation learning: namely, interest, confidence, and awareness toward their own pronunciation. The results show that the implementation of this particular monitoring activity changed the learners’ affective variables significantly.

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Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Catalina 6 (Lower level)

11:00am PST

CCRS and ESL from the Instructor's Perspective
Accelerating adult ESL learners’ college and career readiness requires a new perspective on the texts and tools teachers use. Participants explore instructional strategies for navigating text complexity, acquiring academic language, citing textual evidence and building content knowledge; skills learners need to succeed in academic and workplace settings.

Speakers
avatar for Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Consultant - PD Specialist, Lighthearted Learning
Rigor, Routines and Real SkillsPiloting the LARAEC adult ESL course outlinesMind-brain-education
avatar for Lori  Howard

Lori Howard

CASAS
Lori Howard is an ESL consultant, teacher educator and author of reading textbooks for adult ESL learners including the Read All About It and Read and Reflect Series. She is also the AEFLA/WIOA Title II Program Specialist Coordinator for CASAS specializing in IELCE, Integrated English... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia Ramirez

Sylvia Ramirez

Professor Emeritus, MiraCosta (ret.)
I am a Professor Emeritus at MiraCosta College, a teacher educator, writer, consultant and a recipient of the California Hayward award for excellence in education. I am a proud co-author (one of five!) of the Ventures series from Cambridge University Press.


Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Salinas (4th floor)

11:00am PST

MOVED: Building Students’ Motivation and Self-Efficacy Through Collaborative Brainstorming (now on Saturday)
Moved from Friday at 11 to Saturday at 8:30. New room: Avila B. 
In this workshop, several innovative collaborative brainstorming activities will be shared that encourage critical thinking, build motivation, and increase students’ self-efficacy. Participants will learn how these activities were used to successfully facilitate academic writing, practice the activities, and discuss how they can be applied to a variety of ESL contexts.

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Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

11:00am PST

Taking Your English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program to the Next Level: A case study of an Academic Success Program (ASP)
Since the presenters joined the ASP team at Cypress College’s SCE, enrollment has increased and learning outcomes have improved. In this workshop the presenters share a case study of their own work highlighting factors including: curriculum refinement and innovation, responding to iterative needs analysis, and utilizing mentor/mentee relationships.

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avatar for Gizelle Ponzillo

Gizelle Ponzillo

Adjunct Faculty, Irvine Valley College and School of Continuing Education, North Orange County Community College District
I'm an enthusiastic ESL instructor who has been teaching ESL writing at Irvine Valley College and in the Academic Success Program at the School of Continuing Education at NOCCCD for almost two years. My passion for my profession is reflected on my teaching. I earned my M.A. in TESOL... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Capistrano A (4th floor)

11:20am PST

Exploring Cellphone Apps: Learning about “Communities of Practice” from Brazilian instructors and students in the EFL context.
This presentation aims at sharing the benefits of using cell phone applications to create effective communities of practice. While participating in an exchange program, using technology in the classroom as an effective tool was explored by interviewing Brazilian instructors. In specific, Whatsapp, Youtube, and Facebook among other applications were discussed and analyzed. Be prepared to share your own apps!


Friday November 13, 2015 11:20am - 11:35am PST
Redondo (4th floor)

11:30am PST

Beyond the Whiteboard: Using Photography to Enhance Student Engagement
The use of images in an ESL classroom is not a new concept. However, the use of photography, in which the students take photographs to enhance their comprehension and use of language, is. Participants will walk away with ideas on how to incorporate photography in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Haile

Jaime Haile

Instructional Specialist, ELS Language Centers
I have been in the ESL field since 2000. For the past 10 plus years at ELS, I have been preparing international students for studies in the United States. Additionally, in the past year, I have taught at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. I am passionate about finding new ways to... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

12:15pm PST

President's Luncheon
This is a ticketed event open to all attendees who have purchased their luncheon tickets in advance. Come sit with friends or strangers, share your stories or ideas, eat, and relax a bit. 

Friday November 13, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom A (2nd floor)

1:15pm PST

Friday Plenary: Technology and Language Learning: Brief History and Bright Future
By understanding past and potential uses for instructional technology we can more efficiently prepare students for the skills that are increasingly required for success in academic, career, or personal life. This presentation will offer information about what you need to know and what you need to do in order to connect this technological change to the educational programs you offer.


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avatar for John Fleischman

John Fleischman

John Fleischman is Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and is responsible for all of SCOE’s information and educational technology operations. He possesses an extensive background with creating and implementing informational... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
Pacific Ballroom A (2nd floor)

2:15pm PST

Ice Cream Social
Cool treats will be available on a first come, first served basis!

Friday November 13, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

2:30pm PST

Publishers' Dedicated Hour
This is your opportunity to seek out new physical and digital learning materials for your classes and professional development without the worry of missing concurrent sessions. 

Friday November 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

3:45pm PST

Presentation Skills for Millennials: Using Video Voice-Over
Learn how to use videos from the Big Bang Theory and other popular American TV programs to grab the attention of our tech-savvy students. The presenter will demonstrate how voice-over can boost confidence, increase collaboration, assess students, and improve pronunciation and presentation skills in a Listening/Speaking Class.

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Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:05pm PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Agents of Change: Fostering Students at the Margins through Virtual Classrooms
Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM) is bringing higher education to refugee camps via university partnerships around the world. Learn about JC:HEM’s mission, MA TESOL candidates virtual teaching experiences, and opportunities for instructors, institutions, and graduate students to contribute to JC:HEM’s goal to transform thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Osaro  Althouse

Osaro  Althouse

USF Alumni / ESL Instructor, University of San Francisco
I’m currently preparing ESL students for undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States. I have a Master’s in TESOL with a concentration in digital media and learning from the University of San Francisco. I enjoy blogging about educational online tools and technology... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ortman

Lisa Ortman

Graduate Student, University of San Francisco
I'm currently pursuing a MA in TESOL with a concentration in Digital Technologies for Teaching & Learning through the University of San Francisco. I am interested in PreK-6 curriculum, CCCS, digital technology, and online teaching.
avatar for Jacqueline Vulcano

Jacqueline Vulcano

MA TESOL Graduate Student, University of San Francisco
I currently run a small ESL program at Central Wyoming College's outreach campus in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and am also an online TOEIC rater for Educational Testing Services. I am also pursuing a Master's in TESOL with a concentration in digital media and learning through the University... Read More →
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Brad Washington

Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco



Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Avila B (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Supporting International Graduate Students: Best Practices
Discuss and share current best practices in supporting international graduate students in a variety of programs and develop strategies to address the issues this growing population faces.

Speakers
avatar for David Skolnick, California College of the Arts

David Skolnick, California College of the Arts

Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts
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Patricia Kilroe, California College of the Arts

Associate Professor and EL Coordinator, California College of the Arts
Writing instruction Teaching English through images, poetry, and drama Content-based instruction Using multiple modalities in the classroom


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Monterey (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

A Holistic Approach to Teaching Beginning Level Arabic Speakers
This presentation will explore ways to capitalize on the strengths of Arabic speakers in beginning level grammar and writing classes. The presenters will discuss areas of particular difficulty and ways to make activities more meaningful for Arabic speakers through the use of PowerPoint, Smart Art, and interactive exercises.

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Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
San Simeon A (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

CALL-Driven ESL Lessons 'Technologize' STEM Students
The heightened enrollment of ESL students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) necessitates CALL usage. The presenters demonstrate CALL-driven lessons which enhance student learning in STEM fields. Significantly laced with dedicated websites, interactive programs, and real-world applications, interesting multi-level EAP resources will leave with this presentation’s attendees.


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

3:45pm PST

Collaborating with English Programs to Ensure Long-Term ESL Student Success
Like it or not, community college ESL success is now benchmarked by Freshman Comp completion, i.e., by student success in English classes. What can we do to help it? The presenter will review a variety of English/ESL collaborative models around the state, focusing (with examples) on 3 areas: curriculum, joint faculty activities, and cultural literacy.

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avatar for Lane Igoudin, CATESOL CC Listserv Coordinator

Lane Igoudin, CATESOL CC Listserv Coordinator

Associate Professor, Los Angeles City College


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
San Clemente (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Hands-On Interactive Activities for Low Level Learners
After hearing the rationale for collaborative activities, participants see demonstrations of three different picture / word card activities for reinforcing vocabulary and four different activities for developing communication skills. The presenter also models how to adapt the activities when both literate and non-literate students are in the same classroom.


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Oceanside (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Nurturing Confident Academic Writers through Technology-Based Feedback
First-year composition courses are intimidating to many ESL college students. In this session, the presenters demonstrate a multilevel approach to providing feedback to ESL writers through the use of Faronics Insight and Turnitin to help students gain confidence, improve their academic writing skills, and avoid plagiarism.



Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Manhattan (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Powerful Picture Books: Visual Literacy Skills Help Enhance Content Comprehension
Participants learn how to choose well-crafted, content accurate picture books, which parallel academic curriculum topics, to deliver instruction and build academic vocabulary and concept understanding for middle school-adult English learners. Presenter demonstrates picture/text interaction, through the dual coding of information, supporting the comprehension of the content. Resource list provided.

Speakers
avatar for Judith O'Loughlin

Judith O'Loughlin

Education Consultant, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC
Judith B. O'Loughlin has taught ESL at K-12, adult education, and graduate university endorsement programs in New Jersey and elsewhere. As a consultant, she focuses on standards-based curriculum, differentiated instruction and assessment, collaborative team-teaching, newcomers with... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Capistrano B (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Teaching Formulaic Expressions Using Classroom Language and Your Current Textbooks
Although formulaic language/multi-word expressions (MWEs) play a crucial role in L2 acquisition, instructors may miss opportunities to explicitly teach high-frequency lexical phrases. Presenters provide a repertoire of MWEs for daily classroom language tasks as well as easy-to-adapt templates for highlighting and teaching the MWEs that appear in every textbook!


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Palos Verdes A (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Turning Texts Into Fun Word Frequency Jigsaws
Teachers need technology tools that help with recurring tasks like materials creation and vocabulary control. The presenter's free, straightforward, online software tool converts texts into special jigsaws -- word frequency-filtered 'ownership' lists which divide words from your targeted texts equally among students. Add new fun to your vocabulary learning plan!

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Nunez

Vincent Nunez

Tutor Coordinator - Noncredit Basic Skills Program, Santa Ana College
Tutoring, language teaching, lay coding, and vocabulary research -- I love to share ideas with my colleagues, and these topics are great jumping-off points. Visit me online if I don't see you at my sessions and let's meet for coffee and collaborative projects to support educators... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Catalina 3 (Lower level)

3:45pm PST

Critical Thinking: Asking Questions About the Questions
Let’s dig into critical thinking by assessing how to build these important skills in order to fully assess how well your resources help you teach them. Ask questions about the questions we ask our students and teach them to do the same.


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
El Capitan B (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Integrating College and Career Readiness Instructional Shifts in ESL
The College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards call for three instructional shifts: complexity, evidence and building knowledge. What does this all mean for ESL instructors? Come explore and consider concrete examples of activities and texts to promote these shifts in ESL classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Associate Professor, San Diego Community College
Donna Price has taught all levels of ESL for the San Diego Community College since 1979. She is a conference presenter and co-author of Ventures, published by Cambridge University Press.
avatar for Sylvia Ramirez

Sylvia Ramirez

Professor Emeritus, MiraCosta (ret.)
I am a Professor Emeritus at MiraCosta College, a teacher educator, writer, consultant and a recipient of the California Hayward award for excellence in education. I am a proud co-author (one of five!) of the Ventures series from Cambridge University Press.


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
San Simeon B (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Interested in earning your MA TESOL through the University of San Francisco?
Join Dr. Sedique Popal, MA TESOL faculty coordinator, to learn more about the MA TESOL program offered by the University of San Francisco School of Education. The program is offered on USF's San Francisco Campus, Orange County Campus and Online. Event attendees will receive a $55 application fee waiver.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Catalina 1 (Lower level)

3:45pm PST

Listening with a Purpose
Teaching ESL students to listen with a purpose will give them confidence outside the classroom and make them more successful in academic settings. This workshop will provide participants with student-centered activities that promote active listening through real-life tasks. Come prepared to practice and learn how to teach focused listening.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins

ESL Coordinator, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
I am ESL Coordinator of professional development and ESL Professor for a very large program in California. I am also co-author with Staci Johnson of Stand Out a very popular ESL 6-level series for adults. I love to present and hope to see a great crowd at our workshop.
avatar for Staci Johnson

Staci Johnson

Self-Employed
Took a break from teaching to raise my three amazing children. Kept myself in the game by doing professional development workshops on the textbook I co-authored with Rob Jenkins (Stand Out) and be the series editor (with Rob again!) on another project (Grammar Explorer). Recently... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
El Capitan A (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Successful Strategies for Handling Grammar in the Hot Seat
What do you do when you are asked a question about grammar and you aren’t sure about the answer? Teachers cannot know the answer to every student question, but experience shows that some questions are more frequently asked than others. How can you answer those questions? Handouts are provided.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor, TESOL University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida
Hello from central Florida! MANY THANKS to the CATESOL team for ALL THEIR HARD WORK in making CATESOL 2019 happen! Even though I'm on the other side of the US and have never taught in California, I think I've been a CATESOL member longer than a Florida Sunshine TESOL member! I'm... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Santa Monica (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

The Power of TED with 21st Century Reading and World English!
National Geographic Learning and TED are now partners in ELT! Using examples from the new 21st Century Reading series and World English, the audience will learn how TED Talks are used to develop 21st century skills such as creative and critical thinking, collaboration, and information, media and visual literacy!

Speakers
avatar for Dalia Bravo

Dalia Bravo

Product Marketing Manager, National Geographic Learning
What kind of materials are you using to keep your students motivated and excited about their English learning experience? I first came to the US when I was 18 years old, and attended ESL courses at the local Junior College. I remember some of the books were extremely boring, specially... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Catalina 6 (Lower level)

3:45pm PST

The Skills and Knowledge Needed for the Naturalization Process
This session reviews the specific listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills needed to complete all sections of the naturalization test developed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Kim

Paul Kim

Office of Citizenship, Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Catalina 2 (Lower level)

3:45pm PST

The World is Your Classroom: Teach Abroad with the English Language Fellow Program
Learn how you can promote English language teaching and learning around the world on paid 10-month projects supported by U.S. Embassies. Through the English Language Fellow Program, you can help students acquire English language skills, conduct teacher training, develop resources, and more. Join us to hear from program staff and alumni.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Malibu (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Assessing the NGSL on Moodle: Purpose, Method and Results
The 2818-item New GSL covers up to 92% of the vocabulary in academic discourse. This presentation describes the creation and administration of an online NGSL diagnostic in a large IEP and examines what the results reveal about students’ language proficiency, their vocabulary knowledge, and the relevance of corpora-based frequency lists.


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Laguna A (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Back to the Drawing Board - Prewriting Tools
Without prewriting, even advanced writers will often write simplistic responses to prompts that demand deeper thought. Prewriting is essential to introduce vocabulary, key phrases, and new ideas. Websites and apps will be demoed to show how this can be done both inside and outside of the classroom, collaboratively and individually.


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Laguna B (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Creating effective ePortfolio assignments for ESL courses.
Assessment of student success in ESL programs is becoming increasingly important.  ePortfolios are a way to help us better tell the story of what is happening in our courses and programs whole incorporating a high impact practice. 

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Ingle

Tiffany Ingle

Noncredit ESL Faculty, Glendale Community College
Tiffany is actively involved in Reading Apprenticeship, curriculum redesign, placement testing, and ePortfolio development. She seeks to bring the AAC&U's high-impact practices into the ESL classroom. In addition to ESL, Tiffany has worked with First Year Experience seminar development... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Catalina 4 (Lower level)

3:45pm PST

EL Civics for a New Age
Looking for cutting-edge multi-level EL Civics curriculum that addresses new WIOA requirements? Come learn how one agency keeps up with the ever-changing educational trends and requirements through its EL Civics program. Participants will receive a complete set of tech-friendly curriculum for EL Civics #33 Apply for a Job.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas

Faculty, San Diego Community College District Continuing Education
Stephanie Thomas is an ESL instructor who enjoys engaging students with technology. As a face-to-face and online instructor, she has taught all levels of ESL from literacy through advanced.


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Catalina 5 (Lower level)

3:45pm PST

Help! Effective Strategies for Busy Teachers of Multi-Level Classes
Come and practice interactive strategies that help students remember what they learn, can be used to teach any content at any level, and require little or no teacher prep time. With these activities, you can empower your students and avoid burnout at the same time!

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Palos Verdes B (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Making the Case for Brain-Based Learning
Are your students stuck in a language-learning "rut"? Are you looking for creative ways to engage your students in the learning process? This workshop will introduce brain-based learning activities for deeper language processing that results in better retention. Group participation will be required.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Cueva

Monica Cueva

Non-credit ESL Instructor, Mt. San Antonio College
avatar for Laura Jacob

Laura Jacob

ESL Instructor, Mt. San Antonio College
avatar for Marina McLaughlin

Marina McLaughlin

ESL Instructor, Mt. San Antonio College


Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Making Writing Assignments Fun!
Writing instructors will learn how to turn mundane assignments into projects that excite students about writing. Students write personified short stories that are combined into one book and are given a copy of the book. This has increased student retention, participation, and has motivated students to be creative writers

Speakers
avatar for Gizelle Ponzillo

Gizelle Ponzillo

Adjunct Faculty, Irvine Valley College and School of Continuing Education, North Orange County Community College District
I'm an enthusiastic ESL instructor who has been teaching ESL writing at Irvine Valley College and in the Academic Success Program at the School of Continuing Education at NOCCCD for almost two years. My passion for my profession is reflected on my teaching. I earned my M.A. in TESOL... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Redondo (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Plugging into the academic conversation with paraphrasing strategies
This workshop will present a six-step method for the teaching and learning of paraphrasing strategies, in the form of a lesson, and will allow for workshop participants to practice these in a whole class setting, as well as in small groups. Handouts will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Bennett Sherwood

Leslie Bennett Sherwood

ESL Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles
Leslie Bennett Sherwood, B.A. in Latino American and Latino Studies/Politics and M.S. in Education with a concentration in TESL, has been teaching ESL for ten years. During this time, she has worked with migrant, immigrant, and international populations in both the US and Australia... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Capistrano A (4th floor)

3:45pm PST

Storytelling: An Engaging Listening and Speaking Practice
The presenter will demonstrate the use of an engaging storytelling lesson plan in a college level listening and speaking class. Story telling techniques, resources, and detailed handouts will be shared with attendees in order to demonstrate how this exciting and fun genre motivate students to participate very actively in class.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Avila A (4th floor)

4:15pm PST

Creating Fun Apps with Adobe Captivate
This is not a commercial session! Come see how one teacher used a simple tool, Adobe Captivate, to create apps for her students to use. She has created fun, interactive language encounter sessions students can use anytime. Learn how to publish apps for iOS and Android.

Speakers

Friday November 13, 2015 4:15pm - 4:35pm PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

5:00pm PST

6:00pm PST

Student Mixer
Friday November 13, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

6:15pm PST

Networking Dinners
Sign up at the Hospitality Table in advance to join one of the Networking Dinner groups, each going to a particular restaurant. If you don't know anyone at this conference, these "no-host" dinners are an easy way to meet people as you enjoy a good meal outside the hotel.

Friday November 13, 2015 6:15pm - 8:30pm PST
Meet at Hospitality Table (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)
 
Saturday, November 14
 

7:00am PST

Continental Breakfast
Don't start your day on an empty stomach. This is provided to conference attendees until it runs out.

Saturday November 14, 2015 7:00am - 8:15am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

7:00am PST

7:30am PST

Newcomers' Orientation
Is this your first time at a CATESOL Annual Conference? Meet a few others attending for the first time, hear some tips for making the most of your time here, and get answers to your questions about the conference. 

Saturday November 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:15am PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Comprehension, Meaning-Making and Writer Authority: An Inquiry Into Paraphrasing
Plagiarism warnings are ubiquitous, yet acritical skill in avoiding plagiarism — paraphrasing — is one that L2 student writers often lack. This inquiry project examines the paraphrasing practices of 21 university students with diverse L1s, yielding insights about the cognitive and pedagogical factors in this complex process.

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Hallman

Deirdre Hallman

Many learners have inspired Deirdre to leave a successful career in nonprofit development and pursue the deeply fulfilling work of teaching English: a little girl who became the first in her family to apply to college, refugee families resettling in Oakland, the newly arrived immigrant... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 8:45am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

8:30am PST

How to quickly determine speaking ability, without a speaking test
This presentation details a first-day, quickie placement test for speaking classes and programs. This is a 15-minutes, multiple choice, listening test. Thus, it is practical, easy to grade, and favors the better speakers. It measures micro skills (pronunciation and prepositions) that accurately predict the macro skill of speaking.

Speakers
avatar for Gunther Breaux

Gunther Breaux

Associate Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Gunther Breaux has taught English conversation to Korean university freshmen for 19 years. He’s an associate professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea, and the author of several EFL textbooks, including Jazz English, which is published in Korea, Japan and... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 8:50am PST
Catalina 2 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Preparing New Secondary ELD Teachers for California Public Schools
What’s happening with the new California secondary World Language: ELD credential? This panel will provide background and an update on the subject matter requirements for the new credential as well as routes to teach second language learners in public schools. Handout will be provided.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
San Simeon A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Revisioning the Practicum Experience in TESOL Teacher Education
The practicum experience is a ubiquitous component of TESOL programs, although the content, design, and duration of practicum courses may vary across teacher education contexts. The presenters, co-editors of the CATESOL Journal Special Themes Issue will share information, practical insights, and wisdom about practicum experiences from a range of contexts.

Speakers
PA

Priyanvada Abeywickrama

San Francisco State University
DO

David Olsher

San Francisco State University


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
San Clemente (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Creating A Thematic Website
This poster session presentation demonstrates a thematic website on the First Amendment and free speech which utilizes a content-based instructional approach to English language learning for adult students. This web-based presentation combines dynamic audio-visual content with a variety of engaging listening, reading, and viewing activities.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

8:30am PST

Delivering content through dictation in a VESL environment
You may think dictation is passé, but it actually is an effective and fun method for assessing skills and delivering content. This session provides strategies for using dictation in the typically multi-level VESL classroom, including how to make dictation interactive. Examples from workplace areas like childcare and health are displayed.

Speakers
avatar for Julaine Rosner

Julaine Rosner

Mission College


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

8:30am PST

EFL College Students' Usage and Perceptions of Mobile Language Learning
This study was designed to investigate how Korean college students use their mobile devices in English learning and their perceptions of mobile language learning. One hundred thirty-eight Korean college students participated. The results showed that mobile technologies are rapidly becoming more ubiquitous and accessible to Korean college students.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

8:30am PST

Seniors and ESL Students, A Win-Win-Win Situation
To provide our ESL students with authentic language and to offer seniors the opportunity to share the American culture, we built a successful conversation exchange. In this session, we will share our experience, describe how students and seniors benefited and will provide practical tips on developing your own customized program.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

8:30am PST

Teaching Requests: Addressing Form, Function and Pragmatic Awareness
Incorporating pragmatics in the ESL classroom has been shown to benefit English learners, and now many TESOL programs have pragmatic requirements. This poster session shows how one graduate student's pragmatics project was implemented in a real-life classroom, and its success in teaching pragmatic awareness as it relates to requesting in English.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

8:30am PST

Technology Enhanced Langauge Learning: Promoting Classroom Interaction
This study was conducted in a private college in Los Angeles, California. TELL approaches were incorporated with language learning in the ESL classroom. The study revealed that technology usage increases students’ attention levels and motivations. The TELL approach is beneficial in collaborative learning and promotes interactions in classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Grab

Melissa Grab

Doctoral Candidate, California State University, Long Beach
I am an ESL educator, who specialized in curriculum, instruction and combining the pedagogical and andragogical methods with the latest technology. My biggest goal is to make a difference for underrepresented, diverse and multicultural students.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

8:30am PST

Writing an Effect Essay using Multimodal Activities and Reading Text
This poster presents a low-intermediate level ESL textbook chapter focusing on writing a five-paragraph cause/effect essay. The chapter uses an inspirational reading text based on a real-life story and a multimodal activity based on a TED Talk for college ESL writers. The chapter also incorporates schema theory to enhance students’ learning.

Speakers
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Soo Min Lee, Alliant International University

Alliant International University


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

8:30am PST

CANCELLED: Differentiating Digital and Media Literacy Instruction: Language and content at three levels in an IEP
Digital and media literacy are widely acknowledged as vital 21st century skills required for successful participation in educational and professional life. This presentation will offer insight into the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of differentiated content-based language instruction and recommend tools and strategies for developing critical literacy and technological awareness.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Catalina 3 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Creative Activities for Creative Writing: Adapting MFA Program Tasks
Professional writers must overcome obstacles to communication as they seek the right words to convey their meaning. Language learners are no different. Activities used in creative writing MFA programs can help foster language students’ writing fluency, increase their confidence experimenting with language, and tap into their hidden internal resources.

Speakers
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Christopher Stillwell

College of the Sequoias


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Catalina 4 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Effective Techniques for Teaching Phrasal Verbs to Improve Communicative Competence
The presenter will demonstrate how to use songs, TV programs and movies to teach phrasal verbs, which play an indispensable role in increased English fluency. Participants will observe sample lessons including instruction video footage, note-taking guide formats, and Common Core competency aligned word lists which increase students' communicative competence.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Manhattan (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Promoting Student Success and Engagement through Portfolios in Basic Skills/ESL Writing Classes
Students seldom see the value of the writing process; however, constructing writing portfolios encourages students to appreciate the effect it has in developing their abilities. The presenters will elaborate on the benefits, basics, and ease of implementing portfolios in writing courses, providing samples of requirements and student work.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Johnson Shipman, San Diego Miramar College

Stefanie Johnson Shipman, San Diego Miramar College

Assistant Professor/Basic Skills Co-Coordinator, San Diego Miramar College
I have been in the higher education field for over 10 years. I earned my B.A. in Literature & Language and my M.A. in English with dual emphases in TESL and Rhetoric/Composition from Cal Poly Pomona. In addition, I have a Postsecondary Reading and Learning Certificate in Teaching... Read More →
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Evelyn Ono Vineberg

Adjunct Professor, ESOL, San Diego Miramar College


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Redondo (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Teaching Essay Writing Through Collaborative Group Work
Dramatically increase student writing skills by engaging the whole class in writing one collaborative essay. Participants will learn the principles of the Participatory Approach and tips on how to identify appropriate topics, find publishing venues, distribute work and increase collaboration within the groups, provide constructive feedback, and enjoy the rewards.

Speakers
MK

Magdalena Kwiatkowski

WIOA Grant Coordinator, San Diego Continuing Education


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Laguna B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

TESOL Education Policy Outlook:  Focus on Higher Ed. and Adult Ed.
The first year of the 114th Congress is coming to a close, what is the status of education policies affecting higher ed and adult ed such as the WIOA and the Higher Education Act? This session will present an overview of both national education policy issues affecting the TESOL field.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Malibu (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Touch, Turn, Talk - Using PowerPoint Effectively in Presentations
In this workshop, the presenter will discuss ways in which students can use PowerPoint more effectively when giving an oral presentation. Not an expert in PowerPoint? No problem! Come learn some basic functions, including design, layout and animation, to help you and your students make presentations more engaging.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Monterey (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Written corrective feedback: effective for students, timesaving for teachers
What does the research say about the most effective ways to provide written corrective feedback (WCF)? How can you make sure your students take in your feedback? This session will answer these and other questions and include a typology of WCF forms, related research and practical tips.

Speakers
JL

Jeanne Lambert

The New School


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Oceanside (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Creating Classroom Activities from Free TOEFL® Resources
Use TOEFL’s free resources to create classroom activities that will help your students improve their academic English. By adapting actual TOEFL test items, you can increase your students’ ability to succeed in the classroom. We will review sample activities and discuss the use of rubrics to assess learning.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Santa Monica (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Helping Students Find Their Voice in English: Speaking Exercises to Improve Fluency and Clarity
Speaking skills in English remain crucial for the academic and professional success. Although many English teachers want their students to speak more, many English language learners have limited opportunities in crowded ESL classes to improve their fluency and clarity.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Treston

Mark Treston

Editor, Chimayo Press
Mark Treston has been teaching for over 15 years. He has travelled the world and attended numerous conferences relating to second language acquisition. Mr. Treston has written and editing several books.
avatar for Eric Roth, USC

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 →
avatar for Brent Warner

Brent Warner

Assistant Professor, Irvine Valley College
Brent is a professor of ESL at Irvine Valley College. He's an EdTech enthusiast who enjoys discussing incorporating the latest technologies into lessons as well as the times when tech isn't the answer. Brent blends technology into his lessons and talks about them on his podcasts about... Read More →



Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Out and About: Teacherless Activities for Beginners
Want to get your students up on their feet speaking English from day one? The innovative techniques and teacherless activities in this dynamic session help increase student involvement and reduce teacher prep time - plus give students confidence for real-world English interactions! Handouts with ready-to-go classroom materials are provided.

Speakers
avatar for Hugo Loyola

Hugo Loyola

President, ALTA English Publishers, Inc.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Capistrano B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Taking Grammar to Uncharted Territory
IEP students are accustomed to, but often bored by, one-dimensional, text-based approaches to grammar. This interactive session shows how students encounter grammar in rich activities that prepare them for academic success with captivating, real world content from National Geographic. Students are fully engaged, making for a successful learning experience.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Avila A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Dispelling Pronunciation Myths
The field of pronunciation teaching abounds with myths deriving from lay beliefs about acquiring a second language sound system. In this talk, the presenter provides an overview of recent research in practical phonetics that helps to dispel some of these popularly-held misconceptions. She also summarizes best practice for pronunciation teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Donna M. Brinton, Educational Consultant, Beverly Hills CA

Donna M. Brinton, Educational Consultant, Beverly Hills CA

Author/Educational Consultant
I am a retired faculty member in the field of TESOL/AL, currently active as an author and educational consultant. My fields of expertise are content-based instruction, teaching pronunciation, and general TESOL methodology.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
San Simeon B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Language & Revision with Text and Screencast Video Feedback
Screencast video presents opportunities for providing feedback in a mode other than text. This research presentation highlights how video changed effectiveness, efficiency, student perceptions and the language of feedback when compared to text. The presented analysis of feedback language, in particular, reveals how mode seemed to shift the reviewer’s role.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Avila B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Proyecta 100,000 at COC: Strengths and Challenges of an Exchange Story
College of the Canyons is participating in the Proyecta 100,000 program. This presentation will explain some of the curricular and administrative strategies being used to optimize the program's long-term goals. It will describe how the college, as a whole, learns from and contributes to the Mexican exchange student community.

Speakers
avatar for Debora Masterson

Debora Masterson

Adjunct Professor, French & ESL, College of the Canyons
Background: owner Working Artists Talent Agency (1994-2006); co-producer "Above and Beyond: The Story of Cpl. Perkins" (2007); Corporate Trainer, ESL & French, Nestlé Corp. 2010-12 Interests: 2nd language acquisition; comparing French and American languages; Teaching; Writing... Read More →
avatar for Nandini Patnaik

Nandini Patnaik

Adjunct Faculty, College of the Canyons


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Catalina 6 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Role of a SLA Course in Pre-Service Teacher Self-Efficacy
The purpose of the study is to investigate the role of an introductory SLA course in pre-service teachers' self-efficacy in teaching ELLs. The findings demonstrate how pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy evolves within the context of the SLA course, and offer practical implications for course design and evaluation in ESL teacher education.

Speakers
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Lu Yu

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Palos Verdes A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Supporting “unmotivated” international secondary students
A more complex view of motivation, identity, autonomy, and agency helps teachers understand—and effectively teach—students who don’t do homework, sleep in class, etc. This presentation describes current theoretical models, classroom research using surveys and journal entries by secondary students from Asia in Los Angeles, and practical teaching suggestions.

Speakers
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Erik Floyd

Secondary ESL Teacher, Fairmont Private Schools
avatar for Kitty Purgason

Kitty Purgason

Biola University
Professor in the TESOL program at Biola University.



Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Catalina 5 (Lower level)

8:30am PST

Understanding and Discussing Current Trends in TESOL Employment Issues
This session is an opportunity for teachers and administrators to discuss different employment issues facing TESOL educators in California; attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share concerns. Presenters will discuss some of the pertinent results and analysis from a 2015 TESOL member survey on employment issues.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pascucci

Amy Pascucci

ESL Instructor, University of California, San Diego
HR

Heather Robertson

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
Heather Robertson has taught ESL for 36 years at the adult, community college, and university levels. She currently teaches in the USC Rossier School of Education MAT-TESOL program and also taught in the USC International Academy, an intensive English program. Her administrative... Read More →



Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Salinas (4th floor)

8:30am PST

What's in a Name? Examining the Adoption of 'American' Names in the ESL Classroom
This presentation will critically examine the practice of adopting English names in the ESL classroom. The presenters will discuss social, cultural, and pedagogical implications of this practice, the effect it may have on the students, and discuss how technology can be used to better foster and respect students’ identities.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Palos Verdes B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Building Background Knowledge beyond the Textbook
Learn methods that develop students’ schema in this interactive workshop. Teachers will benefit by finding ways beyond the textbook to generate students’ interest. Students will benefit by expanding their knowledge and gaining confidence in a wide range of topics in English.

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Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Capistrano A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Building Students’ Motivation and Self-Efficacy Through Collaborative Brainstorming (with correct time & location)

In this workshop, several innovative collaborative brainstorming activities will be shared that encourage critical thinking, build motivation, and increase students’ self-efficacy. Participants will learn how these activities were used to successfully facilitate academic writing, practice the activities, and discuss how they can be applied to a variety of ESL contexts.


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Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
New room: Avila B (4th floor)

8:30am PST

Helping Students Succeed on Timed Life Skills Reading Tests
How can we help learners improve their scores on high stakes life skills and other general reading tests? The presenter discusses why these tests are so difficult, presents teaching strategies for improving comprehension in sample lessons, and shares tips for improving learners’ test taking skills including how to read faster.

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avatar for Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Associate Professor, San Diego Community College
Donna Price has taught all levels of ESL for the San Diego Community College since 1979. She is a conference presenter and co-author of Ventures, published by Cambridge University Press.


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Laguna A (4th floor)

8:30am PST

The Great Vocabulary Challenge: Teaching 32 Dimensions of a Lexical Item
Core meaning, semantic space, collocations, affixes, cognates, appropriacy, mnemonics…these are but a few of the 32 dimensions of a lexical item (Scrivener, (2005). In this presentation we race against the clock to tackle the challenge of introducing teaching strategies for each of the 32 dimensions…and also include a comprehensive handout.

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Lynne Diaz-Rico

California State University, San Bernardino
Lynne Díaz-Rico is Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino, where she coordinates the M. A. in Education TESOL program.  Her books are widely used in programs of teacher education to prepare teachers for multi-ethnic and linguistically diverse classrooms... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

8:50am PST

Craigslist in the Classroom: A creative approach to teaching wh-questions
Understanding wh- questions is an essential component of teaching interrogatives to language learners. This presentation will offer participants a novel approach to the teaching of question formation using Craigslist advertisements. The approach engages learners in real-world tasks such as finding housing, buying used items, and searching for jobs.

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avatar for Caitlin Williams

Caitlin Williams

MA TESOL, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Areas of Interest: Service-Learning, Language & Gender, Adult and Higher Ed, Spanish Language and Culture



Saturday November 14, 2015 8:50am - 9:05am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

9:00am PST

Effective and Stress-Free Testing through the use of Polling Apps
This presentation showcases how students can confidently engage in classroom activities through the use of online polling apps. Teaching advantages include maintaining student attention and interest during class and promoting student engagement. Polling apps provide a fun and engaging learning experience for students and also provide essential information for instructors.

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Saturday November 14, 2015 9:00am - 9:20am PST
Catalina 2 (Lower level)

9:10am PST

Utilizing Multimedia Resources to Integrate Reading and Writing Skills in Hybrid Online
Reading can improve learners’ writing skills. With this in mind, the presenters created an online and classroom-based course integrating academic reading and writing skills. The presenters will demonstrate the online resources used in this course, providing strategies for integrating online activities into the classroom to promote reading and writing connections.


Saturday November 14, 2015 9:10am - 9:25am PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

9:30am PST

Publishers' Dedicated Hour
This is your opportunity to seek out new physical and digital learning materials for your classes and professional development without the worry of missing concurrent sessions. 

Saturday November 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

9:30am PST

Publishers' Exhibits
Browse and shop for the titles and ESL materials you need all in one location.


Saturday November 14, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

10:30am PST

Saturday Plenary: Fifty Years of Technology: Lessons Learned
Advances in language teaching technology have promised to transform our teaching for well over fifty years. What has really changed during that time? What have we learned from fifty years of technological progress? In this presentation we will examine some key teaching principles embodied in the technology of the past, and explore the lessons learned from them. We will consider uses of technology for communication, professional development, and classroom instruction. As we review the past, we’ll look at how some of the key concepts can inform our teaching in the classroom of today.

Speakers
avatar for Joe McVeigh

Joe McVeigh

Independent Consultant, Middlebury, Vermont
Joe McVeigh is an independent consultant and author based in Middlebury, Vermont. In his youth, he taught for ten years at the American Culture and Language program at Cal State L.A., and in the graduate ESL program at Caltech. He later served as the Academic Coordinator at the USC... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom AB (2nd floor)

12:00pm PST

Boxed Lunch Pick-Up
If you pre-ordered a boxed lunch for Saturday, it will be waiting for you. 

Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

12:30pm PST

Adult Level Rap: From AB 86 to Adult Block Grant:  Checking-in and Refining our Self-Advocacy
We welcome Diana Batista, Principal of Oxnard Adult School, who has been attending CASAS Network and legislative meetings and will update us on the WIOA guidelines, AB 104 (formerly AB 86) and the status of charging fees for ESL classes.  Afterwards we will “rap” about AB 104/the Adult Ed Block Grant , how our consortia are working, and our efforts at advocating to empower and expand adult education in California.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Coleman, Adult Level Awards  Coordinator

Dave Coleman, Adult Level Awards Coordinator

ESL TEACHER ADVISOR, Central Office, CALPRO & LAUSD


Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Catalina 2 (Lower level)

12:30pm PST

Chapters' Rap
CATESOL Chapters are an integral part of the organization. Chapters provide opportunities for ESL teachers, graduate students, and other instructional staff to get involved in CATESOL at the local level through planning professional development events, networking, and developing the Chapters themselves. Come to this rap session to learn more about the role of Chapters, the types of activities in which Chapters are involved, and how you can get involved in your local Chapter.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Burik

Anthony Burik

ESL Coordinator, Mt. Diablo Adult Education
I am the CATESOL Chapter Council Chair, supporting CATESOL Chapters.



Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Catalina 1 (Lower level)

12:30pm PST

College/University Rap: Graduate Student Research Winner
Join us for a discussion conducted by the graduate Student Research Contest winner, who will present the winning research of the Graduate Research Contest and will be published in the CATESOL Journal as a feature article.


Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Catalina 3 (Lower level)

12:30pm PST

Community College Rap: “Acceleration in ESOL” and “The Common Assessment Initiative.”
Laney College Faculty will present the college’s ESOL accelerated program via Skype. Amy Beadle will give an update on the Common Assessment Initiative. 


Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

12:30pm PST

Elementary Rap: Using the 2012 ELD Standards
Join K-12 colleagues as we share how different teachers are using the 2012 ELD Standards in integrated and designated lessons. Bring your ideas and lunch. Questions for your colleagues are also welcome.

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Sheila Martinelli

EL Curriculum Program Specialist, Colton Joint Unified
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Kristi Ward

CPS, Colton Joint Unified School District


Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Catalina 4 (Lower level)

12:30pm PST

Intensive English Rap
This IEP rap session is an open forum for colleagues to meet one another and discuss various topics of interest. Topics may include assessment, curriculum, technology, academic demands, and teaching tips. Join us and don’t forget to bring your questions, ideas, and lunch!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Allan, IEP Level Chair

Maria Allan, IEP Level Chair

ESL Instructor, San Diego Continuing Education
Maria was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. She got her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture in Scotland hoping to later obtain a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. Her passion for languages, however, led her to pursue a master’s degree in Linguistics, a field she thoroughly... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Catalina 5 (Lower level)

12:30pm PST

Secondary Rap: Secondary Level Issues
Bring your lunch and discuss current issues affecting secondary level students and teachers.  Topics may include technology in the classroom, meeting ELD/ELA standards with Common Core Standards, Newcomer Programs for English Learners, and teaching strategies for Long-Term English Learners (LTELs).  Join other colleagues for an in-depth conversation!


Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Catalina 6 (Lower level)

1:30pm PST

Adult Workshop: From WIA to WIOA:  Increasing Innovation and Opportunity in Adult Education
Laura Chardiet, WIOA specialist for LAUSD's Division of Adult and Career Education and administrator of the largest WIOA Title II Grant in the universe, shares key components of the new Innovation and Opportunity Act that will drive our student learning gain performance as measured by State and Federal agencies.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Coleman, Adult Level Awards  Coordinator

Dave Coleman, Adult Level Awards Coordinator

ESL TEACHER ADVISOR, Central Office, CALPRO & LAUSD


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Catalina 2 (Lower level)

1:30pm PST

College/University Workshop: The balance between academic rigor and social experience
Should ESL curriculum design focus only on academic rigor, or encourage social experiences that lend themselves to authentic language learning and social fulfillment?  This in-depth workshop walks us through a modified university program that asks us to consider what we value as educators while constructing plans of action reflecting these values.


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Catalina 3 (Lower level)

1:30pm PST

Community College Workshop: Exceptional ideas in using technology to increase student success in Community College ESOL Classes.
Faculty present on cutting edge pedagogy using technology. Annie Agard will present on the flipped classroom, Vincent Nunez will present on software innovations for vocabulary development and Nancy Sander will demonstrate how reading apprenticeship can be incorporated into hybrid (online) teaching pedagogy.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Agard

Annie Agard

ESOL Faculty, Laney College
I've been teaching ESOL/EFL longer than I like to admit to any more, in a wide variety of contexts including the Peace Corps, Japan, adult school, federal prison, and since the 1990's at Laney College in Oakland. These days I focus most on reading, writing and grammar courses for... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Nunez

Vincent Nunez

Tutor Coordinator - Noncredit Basic Skills Program, Santa Ana College
Tutoring, language teaching, lay coding, and vocabulary research -- I love to share ideas with my colleagues, and these topics are great jumping-off points. Visit me online if I don't see you at my sessions and let's meet for coffee and collaborative projects to support educators... Read More →
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Meryl Siegal

Laney College



Saturday November 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

1:30pm PST

Elementary Workshop: 2012 ELD Standards in a Designated Lesson
During this session you will hear about one district’s approach to using the 2012 ELD Standards in a designated lesson.  Session will include a brief overview of the ELD Standards format and a demo of a designated lesson.  Example text in lesson will be elementary based but format of lesson will be helpful for middle and high school classrooms as well.

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Sheila Martinelli

EL Curriculum Program Specialist, Colton Joint Unified
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Kristi Ward

CPS, Colton Joint Unified School District


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Catalina 4 (Lower level)

1:30pm PST

Intensive English Workshop: Success in an IEP
Have you ever wondered what it takes to succeed as an IEP? Come listen and ask questions to a panel of experienced IEP teachers and administrators.   Get recommendations from securing a teaching position to avoiding burnout and everything between. Facilitator:
Tammy Johnson IEP Level Chair, Associate Director at CPELI

The Panelists:
Sakeena Ali, Cal Poly English Language Institute
Rebekah Celaya-Silva, Cal Poly English Language Institute
Jinkyung “Stephanie” Kim, ELS La Verne
Jim Hay, Cal Poly English Language Institute
Maria Allan, American Language and Culture Institute at CSUSMFlavia Erickson Academic Director at ELS San Diego

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Saturday November 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Catalina 5 (Lower level)

1:30pm PST

Secondary Workshop: The Benefits of a Newcomer's Program
The presenters will discuss the need for a Newcomer's Program for second-language learners in the K-12 Level, the logistics of the program, and the benefits for the student, for his family, and for the teachers.

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avatar for Jeffrey Mattison

Jeffrey Mattison

ELD Teacher, Coordinator, & Instructional Coach, Cerritos High School
I specialize in differentiation, applied technology, interactive notebooks, and pronunciation at the secondary level.


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Catalina 6 (Lower level)

1:45pm PST

Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Teaching Business English through News Apps
Let’s be honest; students are already addicted to their phones. Why not take advantage of the addiction by using news apps on mobile devices to teach Business English? In this workshop, presenters will introduce 2 major news apps that will make a vocabulary-oriented classroom more interactive and engaging.


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:05pm PST
Redondo (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

“Just the Word” : A Student-Friendly Corpus for Vocabulary Acquisition
“Just the Word” (JTW) is a free, online corpus that offers a variety of extensions in the ESL classroom particularly in the area of vocabulary acquisition and learner autonomy. Using the British National Corpus (BNC), JTW presents linguistic data in a user-friendly manner that appeals to both teachers and learners.


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:05pm PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Assessing Student Learning with Interactive Technology Tools
Technology and classroom formative assessment techniques go hand in hand. Discover how to use interactive Web sites and apps on computers, tablets, or cell phones to engage students and gauge their learning. Bring your own device to fully experience the interactivity of quizzes, polls, and games.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Lopez Mercedes

Jose Lopez Mercedes

Non-Credit ESL Associate Faculty, MiraCosta College/Santa Ana College
Jose Lopez-Mercedes is an ESL faculty member at Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education and MiraCosta College. He has been helping students and teachers use technology in the classroom since 2000.
avatar for Kristi Reyes

Kristi Reyes

Faculty, MiraCosta Community College, OTAN, CALPRO, and OT-IG Co-Coordinator
Technology integration: online/hybrid, flipped, and blended instruction in adult ESL. Career-Track ESL. Columnist and trainer for OTAN http://www.otan.us. Facilitator for CALPRO http://calpro-online.org/



Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Capistrano A (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Citation Kit: A Practical Cross-Cultural Teaching Approach
Presenters will report on a study conducted with visa students and teachers emphasizing the importance of opening up more positive and constructive conversation about citations and plagiarism through awareness of students’ diverse linguistic, cultural, and educational backgrounds. A practical “kit” and online tutorial will be demonstrated and made available.

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avatar for Helen Ly

Helen Ly

SCAA Writing Center Coordinator, California State University, East Bay
avatar for Aline Soules

Aline Soules

library faculty, California State University, East Bay
One of my responsibilities as library faculty is to be the liaison to the English Department, where our TESOL program resides. As such, I've been able to help with various ESL issues and support initiatives for ESL students and teachers of ESL. My co-presenter, Helen Ly, graduated... Read More →



Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Malibu (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Creating Passageways to Academic Success: Helping Refugees Become Resilient Learners
For refugees to become resilient, schools must help students discover their own internal strengths. Factors fostering resilience include, building strong relationships with students and families, creating appropriate models of instruction, and providing school and community resources and opportunities. The presenter models resources to help refugees develop resilience for academic success.

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avatar for Judith O'Loughlin

Judith O'Loughlin

Education Consultant, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC
Judith B. O'Loughlin has taught ESL at K-12, adult education, and graduate university endorsement programs in New Jersey and elsewhere. As a consultant, she focuses on standards-based curriculum, differentiated instruction and assessment, collaborative team-teaching, newcomers with... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Palos Verdes B (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Five Ways to Use Technology in the Reading Classroom
This presentation demonstrates a set of technology tools that reading teachers can utilize to engage students in self-directed reading practice, particularly in the following five areas of reading skills development: (a) strategy training, (b) extensive reading, (c) reading rate building, (d) vocabulary development, and (e) reading comprehension. Active participation anticipated.

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avatar for John Liang

John Liang

Professor of TESOL & Applied Linguistics, Biola University
A native of Guangzhou, China, John loves language studies and enjoys exploring theory and practice in language learning and teaching! He currently teaches in the graduate and undergraduate TESOL programs at Biola University, La Mirada, California. Before joining the faculty at Biola... Read More →



Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Laguna A (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Grammar and Writing: Getting and Keeping Students Involved
This session focuses on getting students actively involved in grammar and writing. Often grammar and writing instruction is presented in a manner that does not actively engage students. Ideas and activities for involving students in grammar and writing instruction will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Randi Reppen

Randi Reppen

Professor, Northern Arizona University
Randi Reppen is Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where teaches in the MA TESL and Applied Linguistics Ph.D. programs. She has extensive ESL and teacher training experience, including 11 years as the Director of NAU’s Intensive English... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Avila B (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

How adult ESL learners can help children become bilingual
Adult English learners can play a crucial role in helping young children maintain their home language and become bilingual. The presenters demonstrate several activities using and valuing home and school languages, fostering growth in dual language learners. Attendees examine a bilingual book project and discuss adaptations for their own students.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, ToP-IG Co-coordinator, Interest Group Assistant Chair, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →
avatar for Julaine Rosner

Julaine Rosner

Mission College


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Oceanside (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Practis, Practise, Practice! Teaching an Effective Spelling Class
Do your students persistently make spelling mistakes? Often these students come from a culture that does not use the roman alphabet. In this workshop, the presenter will offer a fun, practice-based curriculum to help teachers set up their own effective spelling class. Worksheets and pacing scheduling will be provided.

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Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Capistrano B (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Virtual Reality Headsets, Robots, and ESL
The new 3-D virtual reality headsets promise to be like the 2-D virtual reality site Second Life but even more compelling and “real” for listening, speaking and reading at every level.  Remote-control robots also offer tantalizing prospects for English teaching.  Put together, they could create an effective enhanced-reality learning environment.

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Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Monterey (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Boosting ELLs from Great Essays to Research Papers
Focusing on college-level essay writing, the new edition of Great Writing 4 and 5 includes all-new guided instruction and practical exercises in advanced essay writing, including research papers. In this session, author Keith Folse will discuss effective strategies for bringing learners’ writing skills to the next level.

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avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor, TESOL University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida
Hello from central Florida! MANY THANKS to the CATESOL team for ALL THEIR HARD WORK in making CATESOL 2019 happen! Even though I'm on the other side of the US and have never taught in California, I think I've been a CATESOL member longer than a Florida Sunshine TESOL member! I'm... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Santa Monica (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Cultivating Proficient Academic Writers
Academic writing ranks among the most challenging of courses in the ESL curriculum for both teachers and students. This session will give writing teachers fresh ideas for designing writing curricula that prepares students for success in mainstream college and university classes.

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Jeanne Lambert

The New School


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Catalina 1 (Lower level)

1:45pm PST

Proficiency Testing through the Ages: Where are we now?
This exhibitor session explores the past and present of institutional English proficiency testing and its impact on administrators, teachers, and students. The presenters will illustrate how an innovative computer adaptive assessment, KITE, provides solutions to problems with traditional proficiency tests by accurately measuring proficiency and recommending specific subskills for improvement.

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Sadie Dickman

Kaplan International English


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
San Clemente (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Does Flipping Lead to Increased Gains of Learning Outcomes?
In this presentation, the researchers present findings from a one-semester case study in Macau and the United States on flipping the classroom. The study seeks to discover whether students in experimental courses have any significant differences in meeting student learning outcomes and increasing their digital literacy skills over control classes.


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Palos Verdes A (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Braving an EFL Classroom: Maximizing the Assistant Language Teacher’s Role
The presence of Assistant Language Teachers in EFL classrooms provides multiple benefits including higher motivation and authentic input for learners. At times, however, the host and assistant teachers are unaware of how to successfully work collaboratively. This session offers practical strategies to increase the effectiveness of this relationship.

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Emily Wong

ESL/TEFL Instructor, UC Irvine Extension, International Program


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Laguna B (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Bridging the Gap: Creating Effective Transition Programs
English Language Learners have goals beyond learning English: a high school diploma, college degree, vocational training or a job. Presenters share model California transition programs so participants can develop their own transition programs using these models. Discussion centers on how the programs are designed and the successes they have achieved.

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avatar for Susan Gaer

Susan Gaer

Professor of ESL, Santa Ana College
Technology innovator, Google certified innovator and verified technology integration specialist for ESL. If you can dream it, I can help you do it.


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Manhattan (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

How to Thrive as a New ESL Teacher!
Are you a new graduate or ESL instructor wondering what it takes to be a successful teacher? Bring your resume and join us in this workshop where we discuss job seeking and teaching strategies, which will help you not just survive but THRIVE in your first years of teaching!

Speakers
avatar for Nairi Issagholian

Nairi Issagholian

Lecturer, University of Southern California (USC)
Nairi is an ESL professional who specializes in helping adult learners improve English communication skills for academic, business as well as casual conversation purposes. She has worked with ESL students in college/university settings and also served as a practicum mentor teacher... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Kelley

Suzanne Kelley

Program Coordinator, Instructor, The Language Institute / Cal State LA
Hi. My career has taken two interesting paths. First, in beautiful downtown Pasadena, I am Program Coordinator at The Language Institute. We are the best-kept secret of successful international students who get into Art Center and other local colleges. Also, I teach Listening and... Read More →



Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
San Simeon A (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

iPad apps for teaching ESL
Want to learn how to use iPads and create dynamic ESL lessons with interactive capabilities? During this hands-on workshop, tips and tricks and lesson ideas will be demonstrated. All language skills will be addressed. A handout will be provided with a list of recommended applications that can be further explored.



Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Standards, Instruction, Assessment: Moving Forward, Looking Ahead
Recently adopted California K-12 ELD standards will soon be reflected in state-mandated assessments. This presents opportunities and challenges to improve instruction for English learners. The presenter will provide two sample lessons at the primary level, opportunity for attendees to analyze these in light of grade-level ELD standards, and match them to an assessment tool used by one K-8 district.

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Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Avila A (4th floor)

1:45pm PST

Teaching Research Paper Writing in Advanced ESL Courses
Former ESL students often comment that learning research paper writing was the most beneficial skill they acquired in advanced ESL. The presenter’s seven-step process model in pre-English transfer courses applies the study of research paper structure to writing an argumentative, problem-solution paper, starting with bibliographic research, followed by proposal development, multiple drafts, an abstract of findings, and a final 5-10-page draft.

Speakers
avatar for Lane Igoudin, CATESOL CC Listserv Coordinator

Lane Igoudin, CATESOL CC Listserv Coordinator

Associate Professor, Los Angeles City College


Saturday November 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
San Simeon B (4th floor)

2:15pm PST

Beyond the Textbook - Movement Activities for Production and Review
Cathie Summerford (2009) states, “Movement in the academic classroom is essential to keep (students) focused, excited, and ready to learn”. Presenters will share activities to support students in producing and reviewing target concepts taught in class. Participants will leave with captivating ideas to get students out of their seats!

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Haile

Jaime Haile

Instructional Specialist, ELS Language Centers
I have been in the ESL field since 2000. For the past 10 plus years at ELS, I have been preparing international students for studies in the United States. Additionally, in the past year, I have taught at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. I am passionate about finding new ways to... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 2:15pm - 2:35pm PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

2:15pm PST

Storify: A Tool to Develop Digital Writing Skills
With the rising use of social media to share news events, websites such as Storify allow users to examine and describe news events using social media tools. This presentation will show how Storify provides students with opportunities to explore the news and develop their writing skills for a digital world.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Bardasz

Suzanne Bardasz

ESP/EAP/ESL Instructor, UC Davis


Saturday November 14, 2015 2:15pm - 2:35pm PST
Redondo (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Turnitin.com - Giving Feedback and Grading Papers
For writing teachers, giving feedback and grading student papers can be time-consuming and exhausting. With Turnitin.com, grading and providing feedback can be done efficiently and in different ways that include editing for errors using QuickMark comments, giving general comments, voice comments, and uploading/using rubrics to grade a paper.


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Being Present in the Online Classroom: Principles and Tips for Authentic Connection in Online Learning
This session explores best practices for creating an online educational experience that goes beyond traditional distance learning models. Attendees will receive the benefit of years of experience with online instruction as well as practical tips for exploring how to create an online classroom environment that fosters lasting connections.

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Tasha Bleistein

Online MA TESOL Program Director, Azusa Pacific University
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Abigail Kleier

Lecturer, Azusa Pacific University
Teaching M.A. TESOL courses in various online and intensive environments since 2009, Abby Kleier has a passion for connection. Facilitating student connection and engagement with content and with classmates has been a driving value in her work in non-traditional instructional settings... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Manhattan (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

CANCELLED: Disrupting Classroom Discourse: Preparing Students and Teachers for Advanced Schooling and Workplace Register Demands
Using video and detailed resources, Dr. Kinsella outlines how ESL programs can establish consistent classroom discourse norms and instructional practices. She provides practical ways teachers can expand students’ command of advanced English language forms so they can actualize their goals through mindful, precise modeling and unswerving use of academic register.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kate Kinsella

Dr. Kate Kinsella

Teacher Educator, Author, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates
I have devoted my 30-year educational career to improving curriculum and instruction for English learners. My scholarly articles, research, ELD and literacy programs focus on accelerating academic and social achievement for long-term English learners and U.S. educated bilingual youths... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Laguna A (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Critical Thinking Activities for Beginning Learners
Critical thinking activities are crucial in any ESL classroom, but these activities can be challenging for beginning learners. Limited knowledge of English vocabulary and grammatical structures makes it difficult for them to express their ideas. Join the presenters as they discuss critical thinking activities appropriate for beginning adult learners.


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Capistrano A (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Non- and low-literate students can use tech too!
Many teachers shy away from using technology in the literacy/level 0-1 classroom as they see this as too 'advanced' for these learners. Learn practical and useful ways to use cellphones, computers, and online applications to support English learning with non- and low-literate learners both in and out of class.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gonzalves, Alameda Adult School, Berkeley City College

Lisa Gonzalves, Alameda Adult School, Berkeley City College

PhD student, University of California, Davis



Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
San Simeon B (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Payday! A Technological Premise for Practical Principles of Business Pronunciation
Learners of English can establish pronunciation essentials successfully through the use of a real-world premise in a simulated business classroom environment of virtual employment and “paydays”. Participants will increase their knowledge bank by learning to integrate a powerful pronunciation foundation with a plethora of teaching ideas/activities.

Speakers
avatar for Hakam Ghanim

Hakam Ghanim

Part-time Instructor, American Language Program-CSUF
I am from Mosul, Iraq. I got my MA from CSUF and my TESOL certificate from Anaheim University. I adore languages and linguistics. I am interested in linguistic fieldwork and how it can be integrated with second language learning.


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Laguna B (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Stress Reduction Tips for Teachers and Students
Are your students sometimes stressed? Are you? Come and learn a wealth of stress-reducing principles and techniques including tips for simplifying paperwork, classroom management, and assessment, along with relaxation exercises you can share with your students. Comprehensive handout provided.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Monterey (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Teaching English Online: Test Preparation and Making Ends Meet
Teaching English online is now a reality. Instructors and students meet regularly in virtual classrooms like Adobe Connect. This presentation will provide participants with what is needed to offer online English classes including test preparation. Instructors can make ends meet and provide English classes to students all over the world.

Speakers
avatar for Guadalupe Espinoza

Guadalupe Espinoza

American Language Program, CSU Fullerton
Guadalupe Espinoza is a native Californian who lived and taught EFL in Mexico for over 20 years. Her parents , Arturo and Ramona Espinoza, were born in California and yet were unconstitionally shipped to Mexico in 1932 during the Great Depression. They were raised at the US-Mexico... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Malibu (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

The ABCs of Argument Analysis
With the ABCs of Argument Analysis, high intermediate/advanced students build argument analysis (and writing) skills using a guided method. The ABCs Method focuses on understanding and analyzing written arguments including opinions & facts, quality/quality of evidence, rhetorical features (thesis, organization, etc.) and more. Reproducible resources & Power Point provided.

Speakers
avatar for Cristin Boyd

Cristin Boyd

Instructor, DeAnza Community College & SJSU-Linguistics
Link for presentation handouts boydsteachingresources.pbworks.com I have taught ESL/EFL for going on 20 years. Love teaching, hate grading (but do it anyways). I teach a lot of upper level writing courses, advanced reading, and critical thinking. I'm thrilled to be sharing some... Read More →



Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Palos Verdes A (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Burlington English - Dynamic ESL Instruction for All Levels
Come learn about Burlington English - a dynamic, personalized software program designed to guide adult English learners on any academic or career pathway they choose. No matter where your students are on the technology spectrum, Burlington English provides anytime, anywhere access to practical, relevant content that complements their classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda LaBatt

Miranda LaBatt

Regional Manager, Burlington English


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Capistrano B (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Differentiated Instruction with Technology
In this session, see how technology can move English Learners two reading levels in the course of one school year.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Koning

Erin Koning

Literacy Specialist, Pearson
In my role as a Literacy specialist, trusted advisor and expert in Literacy instruction and curriculum in education, I have more than 15 years of experience as a K-12 educator in Literacy and have built a reputation for delivering excellence in literacy curriculum and tools. You... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Redondo (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Helping Saudi Women Thrive in the ESL Classroom
What cultural differences do Saudi students experience, and how can
teachers better facilitate learning? In this session, we will: review
the literature, discuss a case study of three successful female Saudi
language learners in an IEP, and outline teaching strategies which can
help Saudi women thrive in American ESL classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Nairi Issagholian

Nairi Issagholian

Lecturer, University of Southern California (USC)
Nairi is an ESL professional who specializes in helping adult learners improve English communication skills for academic, business as well as casual conversation purposes. She has worked with ESL students in college/university settings and also served as a practicum mentor teacher... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
San Simeon A (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Accessible Technology: How to Flip Your Classroom with Ease
Flipping the classroom entails assigning videos for students to watch so they do the learning part at home and the communicative activities in the classroom.
Flipping your classroom might sound scary, but the benefits are that it automatically organizes the teacher while making the students accountable for what they learn.
In this workshop, you will learn how to easily create a website for your class that houses the videos needed for the students' learning.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Avila A (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Degrees of BS, Mapping the Boundaries of Profanity
The baffling boundary between profanity and acceptable speech confuses language learners. Profanity is widespread, but still not acceptable in many situations. This uncomfortable but necessary discussion uses a template to rank the degrees of offensiveness of a word, and to apply it in determining suitable language in workplace and classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Harley

Samuel Harley

former senior instructor, ELS
Samuel Harley teaches regularly, performs poetry sporadically, and writes occasionally. He mangles two other languages besides English. If you come to his presentation on degrees of B.S., you'll have a fricking good time as we figure out how the heck you teach profanity to English... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Palos Verdes B (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Reading Skills for Successful Transition of ESL Learners
This session focuses on the gap between current instruction and skills needed for college and career successes. Participants learn strategies that utilize schema theory, text structure, and text dependent questions. They distinguish between types of text dependent questions. They also develop text dependent questions and reading tips.

Speakers
KL

K. Lynn Savage

curriculum developer and teacher trainer, City College of San Francisco, ret., & Cambridge University Press
A retired ESL teacher who began when the audio-lingual method was dominant, Lynn is excited that the College and Career Readiness Standards will improve the reading curriculum for adult ESL learners. Lynn is especially interested in literacy for lower level ESL learners who are lack... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

The Techne of TESOL: Creative Problem Solving for Teachers
Are you a creative teacher? Are your students creative learners? Creativity is an essential skill for finding innovative solutions to everyday challenges. This workshop draws on work from psychology, art education, and the presenter’s experience to guide participants in exploring their creative processes, fostering more effective and meaningful language education.

Speakers
avatar for Susannah Schoff

Susannah Schoff

Coordinator, Instructor, Academy of Art University


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
San Clemente (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Top Five Apps for Composition
Apps not only change how we communicate but also affect how we teach. With apps, vocabulary, literacy, and writing develop at a faster pace with the use of mobile technology. In this workshop, presenters will walk participants through five major apps that will make content-oriented classrooms more interactive.

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Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Avila B (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Update Your IELTS Class with Engaging Activities
Infuse your IELTS preparation class with new energy and student engagement. Learn specific interactive activities targeted for each of the four IELTS skill areas. Experienced IELTS preparation instructors will share their best practices, including technology applications and strategies for teaching IELTS to the challenging lower levels.


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Santa Monica (4th floor)

3:00pm PST

Intercultural Communication Workshop: Planned Intercultural Observation through Guest Speakers
This workshop will provide educators with an insight into how to find and incorporate opportunities for authentic cultural interaction into a classroom effectively, sensitively, and with purpose. This presentation will provide teachers with a checklist that can be used for effective implementation.  Participants encouraged to discuss and share ideas.


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm PST
Catalina 4 (Lower level)

3:00pm PST

Non-Native Language Educators’ Issues Workshop: Rebuilding the NNEST
Non-native English speaking teachers and their allies have worked hard for equity in TESOL but continue to face biases and discrimination. Join us to reflect on past and present conditions and consider possibilities for the future of the NNEST movement in general and the NNLEI IG in particular.

Speakers
KV

Kanako Valencia Suda, Assistant NNLEI Coordinator

Instructional Specialist / ESL Instructor, De Anza College
https://www.facebook.com/deanzaLSC
avatar for Scott Phillabaum

Scott Phillabaum

Associate Professor, San Jose State University


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm PST
Catalina 6 (Lower level)

3:00pm PST

Part-time Educators’ Workshop: Professional learning model to support part-time educators
The Adjunct Awareness week survey by Tiffany Ingle uncovered a desire for part-timer’s to have community building experiences.  Based on a model for professional learning used by Pasadena City College, presenters will give participants a taste of how to build community, create learning experiences, and learn new technology. You're Invited!

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Ingle

Tiffany Ingle

Noncredit ESL Faculty, Glendale Community College
Tiffany is actively involved in Reading Apprenticeship, curriculum redesign, placement testing, and ePortfolio development. She seeks to bring the AAC&U's high-impact practices into the ESL classroom. In addition to ESL, Tiffany has worked with First Year Experience seminar development... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm PST
Catalina 7 (Lower level)

3:00pm PST

Teaching English in the Workplace Workshop: Teaching workplace English: proposals, pricing, and planning
Come join us for this Teacher of English in the Workplace discussion and workshop. Two seasoned professionals share advice, experience and challenges on two TEW jobs, then participants work in groups to create a proposal, a schedule, assessments and an overview of training for a fictional client.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Pelletier

Danielle Pelletier

President, CATESOL President and Cañada College
I'm the incoming President for CATESOL 2017-2018.
LW

Lynne Wilkins

Interim Center Director, The English Center


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm PST
Catalina 2 (Lower level)

3:00pm PST

Teaching of Pronunciation Workshop: No-tech to High-tech Pronunciation Strategies to Improve Communication
ESL students need to understand and speak more clearly. How can teachers guide them? In this interactive training session, the presenters share techniques, assignments, and tips that boost reception and production skills. Handouts with sample activities for beginning to advanced learners and using no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech resources are provided.

Speakers
MB

Marina Broeder

Mission College
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, ToP-IG Co-coordinator, Interest Group Assistant Chair, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm PST
Catalina 3 (Lower level)

3:00pm PST

Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Workshop: TELL IG -Technology in the classroom
In this discussion presenter and participants will discuss about how technology is being used in the classroom. Participants are encouraged to share resources.


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm PST
Catalina 5 (Lower level)

3:30pm PST

Reading and Listening Logs: A Grading Nightmare Turned Around
Reading and Listening Logs are assignments that students dread completing and teachers dread grading due to formulaic design. This session provides ideas to transform log formats to assist students in navigating the language and ideas of authentic passages while easing the instructor’s grading process.

Speakers
EW

Emily Wong

ESL/TEFL Instructor, UC Irvine Extension, International Program


Saturday November 14, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

4:00pm PST

Integrative Listening for Academic Students
Integrative Listening presents a learning model for advanced academic students that facilitates their full participation in authentic college-level discourse. The course incorporates a series of linked and progressively more difficult tasks using online lectures, the final goal of which is a student-driven reconstruction/performance of the ideal college seminar.

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Saturday November 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Oceanside (4th floor)

4:15pm PST

Passport to Prizes Drawing
Participate in the Passport to Prizes by visiting the Exhibitors’ booths! In your conference bag, you’ll find your “Passport” on which to collect signatures from participating publishers and exhibitors. Turn it in for a raffle ticket starting Saturday at 2:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall (Pacific Ballroom CD). The drawing will begin around 4:15 pm and will take place in the Exhibit Hall. More than 50 prizes will be available from textbooks to gift cards and free annual licenses to online products. You much be present to win.

Saturday November 14, 2015 4:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Pacific Ballroom CD (Exhibit Hall - 2nd floor)

4:30pm PST

CATESOL Town Hall
Bring any questions you might have to the CATESOL board or simply listen in on what others have to say. It's informal and informative! 

Saturday November 14, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

4:30pm PST

CSU/EAP TESOL Meeting
Saturday November 14, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Huntington C (4th floor)

5:00pm PST

CATESOL Business Meeting
All CATESOL members are invited to participate, even if you just joined the organization today. 

Saturday November 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Huntington AB (4th floor)

7:00pm PST

Saturday Night Fever
Bring your dancing shoes to the Saturday Night Fever Disco Extravaganza! Come dressed up in disco fashion and take pictures in our photo booth with your own cell phones! Show us your great dance moves, and if you are a little rusty, we will have a few dance lessons so you can all groove to the music. We will even have a dance and costume contest! The fun will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm in Avalon AB on the first floor of the Hilton. Dessert and coffee will be served around 8:30 pm, and a no-host bar will be available so you can whet your whistle.

Towards the end of the Saturday evening event, the CATESOL Foundation will have its famous silent auction where you can bid on fabulous prizes! Tickets for the silent auction are available all day Friday and Saturday at the CATESOL Foundation table in the Exhibit Hall (Pacific Ballroom CD). If you do not get a chance to purchase them beforehand, you can still get some before the event. Tickets are $1.00 each. There will also be a special drawing for a $5,700 prize package (tickets are $5.00 each) after the conference. Please see the CATESOL Foundation table for details.A limited number of raffle tickets may be available for purchase at the start of the evening party. 

Saturday November 14, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Avalon (Lobby level)
 
Sunday, November 15
 

9:00am PST

Action Research: Re-Examining ESL Writing by Looking at Native Speaker Writing
What makes a composition good or bad? Why do some papers get an A but another gets a C and still another gets an F? In this workshop, we will talk about some of the existing research on various factors that contribute to an ESL paper's score. We will of course look at some of the most common factors that contribute to a paper's overall score, including length, vocabulary variety, grammatical errors, and organization. However, we will also look at aspects of ESL papers that are missing but present in native writing. Participants will compare and contrast two sets of essays on the same topic with similar time limits: one set written by advanced ESL students and another set written by native speaking college students. Our goal is to see what the ESL papers have as well as what they do not have.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor, TESOL University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida
Hello from central Florida! MANY THANKS to the CATESOL team for ALL THEIR HARD WORK in making CATESOL 2019 happen! Even though I'm on the other side of the US and have never taught in California, I think I've been a CATESOL member longer than a Florida Sunshine TESOL member! I'm... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Malibu (4th floor)

9:00am PST

ADDED: Hot Topic in K-12 ELD: Using Picture Books to Anchor Writing Instruction in the Common Core
With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards, ESL teachers are faced with new challenges for curriculum development and lesson planning. For ELLs, with limited academic language skills in English, the challenges of new standards are daunting.   Writing from sources, providing evidence, and focusing on argument, rather than narrative summaries or compare/contrast essays will take carefully crafted instruction.  The presenters introduce how to write persuasively using picture book models to introduce argument in text.  They walk participants through the steps from analyzing argument to drafting and creating persuasive responses.  Suggested model picture books for writing argument are shared.

Speakers
avatar for Judith O'Loughlin

Judith O'Loughlin

Education Consultant, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC
Judith B. O'Loughlin has taught ESL at K-12, adult education, and graduate university endorsement programs in New Jersey and elsewhere. As a consultant, she focuses on standards-based curriculum, differentiated instruction and assessment, collaborative team-teaching, newcomers with... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Santa Monica (4th floor)

9:00am PST

CANCELLED: Tools for Launching an Academic Competency Aligned Vocabulary Initiative
The 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Vocabulary Report highlighted the dire need for schools to provide English learners and students from low-income families with informed, consistent vocabulary instruction aligned with critical academic competencies such as comparing, making inferences, sequencing, and analyzing causes and effects. Productive word knowledge, the ability to effectively use a word in speech and writing, is pivotal to academic and professional workplace interaction, presentation, and text dependent response. Drawing on scholarship and extensive K-12 and college classroom experience, Dr. Kinsella demonstrates explicit instruction of high-utility, competency-aligned word families (e.g., compare, comparison; infer. inference) underscoring competent academic communication and explains how to design spoken and written classroom application tasks and formative assessments that deepen productive word knowledge. Participants observe video footage and review sample lessons, note-taking guide formats, and competency aligned word lists to establish a program-wide high-utility vocabulary initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kate Kinsella

Dr. Kate Kinsella

Teacher Educator, Author, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates
I have devoted my 30-year educational career to improving curriculum and instruction for English learners. My scholarly articles, research, ELD and literacy programs focus on accelerating academic and social achievement for long-term English learners and U.S. educated bilingual youths... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Santa Monica (4th floor)

9:00am PST

Engaging Writers and Writing: Designing EAP Writing Courses
Those of us who teach academic writing already know that whether we are working with high school students or graduate students, many of the students enrolled in our classes say that they do not like to write—in any language. This knowledge that students are not particularly interested in our courses certainly raises the question of how we can design our courses to be more engaging. While this question is indeed important, perhaps we should also be asking what it is about writing and writing courses that generates this dislike. How might this be related to the students' prior writing experiences and perceptions of themselves as writers? How does this writing "baggage" that students carry into our classrooms affect how we teach? Along with these questions, it is also worth considering the knowledge, assumptions and our own writing "baggage" that contributes to our writing pedagogy. By identifying what instructors and students alike bring to a writing course, we are more likely to create an environment where both can succeed. In this workshop we will explore whether and how to tap into students' prior knowledge and experiences to inform our writing pedagogy. We will also reflect on how to help students to write better not for the sake of writing classes, but for the myriad of other purposes for writing. We will also consider how our assumptions about student writers, our approaches to writing course design and responding to students' texts might sometimes be at odds with our knowledge of best practices in teaching writing.

Speakers
CF

Christine Feak

Lecturer, University of Michigan



Sunday November 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Carmel (4th floor)

9:00am PST

Mobile Devices for ESL Educators
Interested in using your mobile device in the classroom? Explore features of your device that will help ESL students. Discussion focuses on management, etiquette, and recent research along with ideas that work with any phone. Leave this invigorating workshop with lots of ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer

Susan Gaer

Professor of ESL, Santa Ana College
Technology innovator, Google certified innovator and verified technology integration specialist for ESL. If you can dream it, I can help you do it.


Sunday November 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Avila AB (4th floor)