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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.


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.