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Transforming Language: Nonviolent Communication In Educational Settings, Aurora Lucas, Shanna Syme Jun 2017

Transforming Language: Nonviolent Communication In Educational Settings, Aurora Lucas, Shanna Syme

Sandanona

Non-violent communication is a four-step process that consistently yields incredible results. This useful tool can benefit every individual, especially educators. This presentation and workshop will help you transform the way you communicate with your students, as well as how you teach your students to communicate with the English language.


Marginality: Non Native English Speakers In Academia, Jean-Pierre Hugo Vargas May 2016

Marginality: Non Native English Speakers In Academia, Jean-Pierre Hugo Vargas

Sandanona

Jean-Pierre Vargas will present a paper exploring the challenges and issues of marginality that non-native English speakers experience while studying abroad or in Academia. He will present the material by comparing the current extant research while comparing it to his own personal narrative.


Gamifying Social Justice In The English Classroom, Yoshimi Ochiai May 2016

Gamifying Social Justice In The English Classroom, Yoshimi Ochiai

Sandanona

English has a power to build a peaceful world. In this workshop, participant will experience the dynamics of trade between developed and developing countries through a game. The presenter will provide examples of pre- and post-stage activities to introduce the game in English classroom, too.


Hidden And Expressed Instructor Power In The Adult Classroom, Meg Loomis May 2016

Hidden And Expressed Instructor Power In The Adult Classroom, Meg Loomis

Sandanona

How does an adult student know when their instructor is acting as an authority figure, a colleague or a friend? The presenter will examine this question and explore the differences between hidden and expressed power.


L1-Influenced Pronunciation: Identity And Discrimination, Ruth Williams May 2016

L1-Influenced Pronunciation: Identity And Discrimination, Ruth Williams

Sandanona

How should we treat students' accents in the classroom? The presenter interviewed non-native English speakers in regards to their feelings toward their accent and whether it is a part of their identity. The participants will discuss accent discrimination and its relationship with racism.


I’M No Therapist: Tesol And Mental Health, Stacy Walsh May 2016

I’M No Therapist: Tesol And Mental Health, Stacy Walsh

Sandanona

TESOL and mental health are inextricably linked. The presenter will use her experience in both fields to explore the who, what, why and how of creating a safe and healthy classroom community. She’s no therapist, but she will also consider approaches that have the potential to empower students and teachers.


‘Maximizing Learning Opportunities’ In Practice: A Retrospective, Xavier Muñoz May 2016

‘Maximizing Learning Opportunities’ In Practice: A Retrospective, Xavier Muñoz

Sandanona

What can ‘maximizing learning opportunities’ look like in the classroom? The presenter will share their journey of coming to recognize and intentionally plan for this strategy in practice. Along the way, attendees will stop for photo ops (i.e., specific instances of the strategy in action) using multiple lenses (i.e., frameworks).


Language As A Marker Of Cultural Identity For Tcks, Nick Cooper May 2016

Language As A Marker Of Cultural Identity For Tcks, Nick Cooper

Sandanona

The presenter will make conference participants aware of the linguistic and cultural conflicts that Adult Third Culture Kids experience in educational systems. Together we will come to understand the self-identity conflicts experienced by ATCKs, the hybrid identification process of blended accent, and mode of pronunciation as an adaptive strategy.


Issues In Mainstream Assessment Guidelines In A Tefl Context, Amy Puett Apr 2016

Issues In Mainstream Assessment Guidelines In A Tefl Context, Amy Puett

Sandanona

While mainstream assessment guidelines, such as the ACTFL, are the main source of assessing students in a TEFL context, issues arise when using these guidelines in some non-Western cultures. My presentation will focus on spoken assessment guidelines and ways in which we can expand their scope.


Family English Learning: A Workshop On Using English At Home, James Johnston May 2014

Family English Learning: A Workshop On Using English At Home, James Johnston

Sandanona

Mothers play an integral role in language acquisition—we do refer to our native languages as “mother tongues,” after all. In South Korea, mothers play an especially important role, pushing Korea to be the largest education market in the world.

This paper examines how EFL teachers can integrate mothers in their students’ learning process using a family-oriented approach.


Advanced Eal Class, Relative Clauses, Jihyun Sung May 2014

Advanced Eal Class, Relative Clauses, Jihyun Sung

Sandanona

Participants will have a chance to think about what are the core(s) of relative clauses for learners along the form, meaning, and use dimensions by exploring some relative clause activities and analyzing students’ grammatical errors.


Transform Your Teaching Through Student Feedback, Patrick Rousseau Aug 2011

Transform Your Teaching Through Student Feedback, Patrick Rousseau

Sandanona

No abstract provided.


Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson Aug 2011

Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson

Sandanona

Workshop/Demonstration

Conversation strategies play an important role in successful communication and socialization, yet they are not often explicitly taught in language classrooms. In this workshop/demonstration we will explore how to use conversation strategies as a means for building both confidence and fluency, while also preparing students for real-world interactions.


Hands-On Or On-Hands: An Approach To Fine Arts Learning In The Senegalese Context, Souleye Diallo Ma, Academic Director Aug 2010

Hands-On Or On-Hands: An Approach To Fine Arts Learning In The Senegalese Context, Souleye Diallo Ma, Academic Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

Everything in Arts is communal and participatory as the stage in the African context is different. There is always an exchange between performers and the audience. Our students during their hands-on workshop on Batik, Visual arts and music and dance share those wonderful moment s with their families the community of artists working with them. As stated by one British artist John Ruskin “Fine Art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man goes together”. Most of our students during these workshops find Fine arts as integrating and a liberating tool to culture learning. During ...


Service Placements And Reciprocity On The Bridge Year Program In Serbia, Svetlana Kijevcanin Ma, Bridge Year Program Director In Serbia Aug 2010

Service Placements And Reciprocity On The Bridge Year Program In Serbia, Svetlana Kijevcanin Ma, Bridge Year Program Director In Serbia

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

The Bridge Year Program is a 9-month program that enables newly admitted undergraduate students from Princeton University to spend a year of public service in Serbia, with Princeton University support, before they begin their studies. The program in Serbia, implemented by SIT/WL, includes individualized community service placements in youth organizations in Novi Sad (September to December 2009) and Roma organizations in Niš (January to May 2010) as well as group activities including orientation, intensive language training, weekly debriefings, local educational excursions and enrichment programs. Students live with families in the community they are serving, and they receive on-site language ...


International Education And International Organization Relations: Challenges Of Obtaining Practicum Opportunities, Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo Phd, Academic Director Aug 2010

International Education And International Organization Relations: Challenges Of Obtaining Practicum Opportunities, Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo Phd, Academic Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

This paper examines the challenges that are being faced by the School for International Training (SIT) program in operating in a country that has experienced a plethora of international organizations in most of its districts. The paper locates the challenges in the wider framework of the operations of international education and draws on the current situation in Uganda’s selected districts to demonstrate how the competition between other international organizations (this includes educational institutions such as Universities and training wings of International Non Governmental Organizations) has narrowed the practicum catchment area for the SIT program. Divided into three sections, the ...


Environmental Sustainability: Challenges And Opportunities Of Greening Your Study Abroad Program, Sylvia M. Seger Mim, Academic Director Aug 2010

Environmental Sustainability: Challenges And Opportunities Of Greening Your Study Abroad Program, Sylvia M. Seger Mim, Academic Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

World Learning’s mission to “… create a more peaceful and just world” by necessity encompasses environmental dynamics, considering that the root causes of most social justice issues and violent conflicts can be traced to environmental degradation and disproportional access to shrinking natural resources. Thus our mission mandates that we employ an ethic of environmental stewardship in all our pursuits and put in place mechanisms to mitigate our environmental impacts.

“We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but ...


Toward An Action-Oriented Approach To Global Citizenship: Tools For The Young Global Citizen, Siena Fleischer Ma, Manager Of Administration – Latin America And Europe, Vikas Budakoti Ma, Manager Of Administration – Asia & The Pacific Aug 2010

Toward An Action-Oriented Approach To Global Citizenship: Tools For The Young Global Citizen, Siena Fleischer Ma, Manager Of Administration – Latin America And Europe, Vikas Budakoti Ma, Manager Of Administration – Asia & The Pacific

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

We have reached a point in the evolution of global citizenship where the call to action is no longer critical, it is imperative. Sustainable change is the cornerstone of the effort to bring communities together to prioritize needs and implement intelligent growth. Development must be transformative, not palliative. Those who engage in education abroad have the unique and promising opportunity to address global issues and become active participants in the development process. Younger citizens often choose to pursue opportunities both small and large that contribute to safeguarding dignity while advancing growth. Students are often better positioned and more effective than ...


Comparative Experiential Education In Global Health For Undergraduates: A Platform For Careers And Lifelong Learning In Public Health, Lois Mccloskey Drph, Mph, Onsultant, Founding Program Director, Health And Community, Christopher J. Colvin Phd, Mph, Program Director, Faculty And Country Coordinator, South Africa, Health And Community Aug 2010

Comparative Experiential Education In Global Health For Undergraduates: A Platform For Careers And Lifelong Learning In Public Health, Lois Mccloskey Drph, Mph, Onsultant, Founding Program Director, Health And Community, Christopher J. Colvin Phd, Mph, Program Director, Faculty And Country Coordinator, South Africa, Health And Community

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

In 2005, the International Honors Program, a longstanding organization that runs comparative study abroad programs, launched its “Health and Community” (HC) Program. The program is offered to upper-level undergraduates from across the US and from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. It travels to four countries in one semester and uses lectures, site visits, case study research and homestay experiences to engage students in critical and comparative thinking about health and illness at both the global and community levels. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines the perspectives of political economy, medical anthropology, and public health and each country program focuses learning around ...


Teaching Vietnam War, Duong Van Thanh Phd, Academic Director Aug 2010

Teaching Vietnam War, Duong Van Thanh Phd, Academic Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

The purpose of the segment on Teaching Vietnam War for undergraduate American students who join the SIT-Study Abroad on Vietnam: Culture, Development & Social Change is to understand and analyze some key elements of the origins, development, consequences, and legacies of war and revolution in Vietnam from the early twentieth century to the present. After some readings and introductory session, the main part will be spent discussing the meaning and causes of revolution, the relationship between revolution and war, and the tactics and strategies of both revolutionaries and those who want to stop them from winning power and achieving their revolutionary ...


Learning From Homestay Hosts, Alison Swartz Mph Candidate, Program Assistant, Jesse Delaughter Ma, Assistant Program Director Aug 2010

Learning From Homestay Hosts, Alison Swartz Mph Candidate, Program Assistant, Jesse Delaughter Ma, Assistant Program Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

Homestay hosts play a pivotal role in many study abroad programs, including all of ours at IHP. We know that homestays are an important part of the learning experience for our students. We hear it anecdotally from alumni and read generally positive reviews of homestays in student evaluations. We talk about homestays as a program element that contributes to learning and fosters intercultural exchange, but we don’t really know what students are learning from their hosts or what kind of exchange is occurring. We have not typically incorporated hosts into the core of the academic program in the way ...


Paradigm Educational Materialist For The Pedagogy Of The 21st Century, Roberto Enrique Villaseca Muñoz Phd Candidate, Academic Director Aug 2010

Paradigm Educational Materialist For The Pedagogy Of The 21st Century, Roberto Enrique Villaseca Muñoz Phd Candidate, Academic Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

Since the second half of the twentieth century, postmodern theories of discourse and language ideology has seized the collective imagination of society and education, mainly through the curriculum, pedagogical models, constructivism and the massmedia. In Higher Education, these are accentuated after the eighties, which contributed to sacrifice the materialistic ideas and the postmodern position within a framework of irrefutable ideological bias. The market economy of neoliberal ideology spreads a unique style of absolute truth, education paradigms of language and discourse that dislocates and deconstructs reality, articulated with the massmedia, encourages alienation. Neoliberalism destroys the environment and deepends social inequalities. These ...


Teaching English To Children With Adhd, Natalia Turketi May 2010

Teaching English To Children With Adhd, Natalia Turketi

Sandanona

How to teach English to highly distractable and hyperactive children? How does the process of the Second (Foreign) Language acquisition for such students look like? I will highlight these issues in my presentation and demonstrate a few activities that can be helpful in teaching ADHD kids.


Language Learning Through The Lenses Of An African Adult, Muchumayeli (Ishmael) Bhebhe May 2010

Language Learning Through The Lenses Of An African Adult, Muchumayeli (Ishmael) Bhebhe

Sandanona

Do you know that indigenous Africans are essentially pragmatic and/ or anthropocentric beings? Do you desire to meaningfully impact their lives through language learning? This session seeks to address such questions thereby showing why English language learning is most effective for African adults when directed towards meeting real needs.


Parental Support And South Africa’S Rural High School Performance, Moloko Raxina Kgare May 2010

Parental Support And South Africa’S Rural High School Performance, Moloko Raxina Kgare

Sandanona

The presenter will begin by explaining what parental support means, its importance and impact on the high school performance. She will explain causes of parents’ decision to distance themselves from their children, the school management and teachers.


Differentiation: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Dena Konneker May 2010

Differentiation: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Dena Konneker

Sandanona

When is differentiation helpful and when it is harmful? What are common pitfalls? What is the balance between meeting learners’ needs and holding them to equally high expectations? What are a few positive strategies that teachers should focus on? Participants will examine case studies around these issues.


Visual Arts: Its Place In The Language Classroom, Regina Valentino May 2010

Visual Arts: Its Place In The Language Classroom, Regina Valentino

Sandanona

The presenter will explore visual arts with respect to language learning. She will provide information about learning styles and multiple intelligences, and how they affect student learning. She will share activities that show how the visual arts can enhance students' learning and will, along with the audience analyze their effectiveness. Regina Valentino has a background in visual arts and personal experience with language learning.


One Of The Adjustment Challenges For Newly Arrived Iraqis, Sabah Al Adlai May 2010

One Of The Adjustment Challenges For Newly Arrived Iraqis, Sabah Al Adlai

Sandanona

Many Iraqi refugees have a higher proficiency in English than other newcomers groups but still need or want classes to improve their skills. Classes that meet these refugees ‘needs may be difficult to find because language classes for new refugee arrivals are often geared toward those with little or no English.


Cooperation &Collaboration: Interactive Ways Of Learning, Tatiana Garasyuta May 2010

Cooperation &Collaboration: Interactive Ways Of Learning, Tatiana Garasyuta

Sandanona

The presenter will investigate the efficacy of cooperation to facilitate learning in the EFL classroom. She will share the findings of the Russian educators working in this field. The presentation will highlight several interactive activities, which can be used to capitalize on cooperative learning.


Nest & Non-Nest Teachers’ Relationship With Global English, Hilary Pearson May 2010

Nest & Non-Nest Teachers’ Relationship With Global English, Hilary Pearson

Sandanona

This interactive workshop will explore various issues concerning the ever-changing dynamics of teaching global English by comparatively examining perspectives of NEST and Non-NEST teacher case studies as well as global English educational trends and their effects on English teaching by way of dialogue.