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Saturday, February 26
 

8:00am PST

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Speakers
avatar for Joan Johnston Nelson

Joan Johnston Nelson

Educational Trainer and Consultant
Dr. Nelson has worked with English language learners since 1986, teaching adults and children alike in k-12, adult literacy, university, and overseas programs. She is an active advocate, teacher trainer, and consultant, as well as a frequent presenter at local, state, and international... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Help Desk

8:00am PST

Sign in for Clock Hours
Click on this link to sign-in for clock hours. 

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# of Clock Hours Available: up to 6 total ($3/clock hour)

During the Conference:
  • Sign in via the clock hour sign-in form on the conference platform.
  • Track the sessions you attend.
After the Conference:
  • Use the access code received via email following the conference to access the payment and registration system. 
  • Go to the WAESOL website and click on the Clock Hour tab. Proceed to the 2022 Spokane Regional Conference link.
  • Fill out the online form and submit.
  • Pay online for the number of clock hours you are requesting. 
  • WAESOL will verify attendance through the daily sign-in. 
  • Once verified, an official signed clock hour form will be emailed to you. 


Saturday February 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Help Desk

8:00am PST

Visit the Exhibitors
Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learning
Where will world languages take you? Today's students are preparing for a world where inter-cultural communication is a necessary part of everyday life. At Vista Higher Learning, we develop innovative digital and print solutions to connect the world through language and culture.If... Read More →
avatar for OSPI - Shannon Martin

OSPI - Shannon Martin

Multilingual Education Program Supervisor, OSPI
OSPI Multilingual Education Program Supervisor Shannon Martin will be available to field questions and comments, share updates, and learn about your work in the field!
avatar for Acton Haptic Pronunciation

Acton Haptic Pronunciation

President, AMPISys, Inc.
Acton Haptic Pronunciation (www.actonhaptic.com and actonhaptic@locals.co) is the community of "hapticians," lovers of haptic pronunciation teaching. The parent company, Acton Multiple-modality Pronunciation Instruction Systems (AMPISys.inc.) was established in 2008. Haptic Pronunciation... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Exhibitor Hall

9:00am PST

Welcome & Keynote: Facing the Reflections in Mirror: An Intersectional Analysis of how Race, Language, and Class impact Teaching in a Heterogeneous Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous Dual Immersion Program
This keynote problematizes current essentialized discourses surrounding K-12 and higher education responses to the anti-racist movement, the critical language studies and language revitalization movements, and the critical bilingual education and dual language immersion movements in the United States. Exploring one teacher educator’s evolution of identity as she works with immigrant and refugee students from Mexico, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and Syria, this keynote explores the rigors of the inner work that must precede highly effective anti-racist language advocacy work in heterogeneous K-12 and higher education classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Micki Abercrombie-Donahue, Ed. D.

Micki Abercrombie-Donahue, Ed. D.

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Whitworth University School of Education
Dr. Micki Abercrombie-Donahue has been teaching in higher education since 2005 after serving in both public and private schools for 15 years. She is an Associate Dean of Graduate Education and an Associate Professor of Education in the Whitworth School of Education who began her teaching... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Riverfront Park

10:15am PST

The Metaverse for Education: Is it coming?
Two years ago, who would have imagined that our teaching would be via Zoom or Microsoft Teams using platforms such as Google Classroom, Blackboard, Canvas, etc. as well as educational apps like Quizlet, Kahoot, Nearpod? Is the Metaverse next? Join us for an informal presentation followed by discussion of this topic.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Belisle

Ron Belisle

Instructor/Conference Chair, Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Ron has been on the faculty at Mukogawa U.S. Campus in Spokane since its inception in 1990. He has also taught at both public high school and university in Japan as well as adjunct positions at WSU in Pullman, Gonzaga University, Kansas State University, and Moody Bible Institute... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Riverfront Park

10:15am PST

Development and Testing of a Textbook Evaluation Instrument
This presentation describes the collaborative development and testing of a pre-use textbook evaluation instrument. The instrument was developed by a group of four MA TEFL students from Universidad Andrés Bello in Santiago, Chile. The evaluation promotes consensus building in order to facilitate an acceptance or rejection decision about the textbook. Two members of the  textbook evaluation instrument development team, Thomas Baker and Kathy Montoya, will share their experience on this project with participants.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker

MA TEFL student, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile
Thomas has 21 years experience teaching EFL in Chile. He has worked with students from all levels, ages and school settings, elementary to tertiary, He served on the TESOL Chile Board in various positions from 2004 - 2011, including one term as President (2010 - 2011). Currently he... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Montoya

Kathy Montoya

MA TEFL student
Kathy Montoya is currently doing an MA in TEFL and works in the elementary andpreschool levels in a school in Chile. She has teaching experience in Australia andteaches EFL for the British Council of Chile. She has 10 years of experience working inthe Early years. Currently, she is... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Manito Park

10:15am PST

Extensive Reading Program for adult ESL students
Learn about the benefits of extensive reading and MReader program.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mortensen

Sarah Mortensen

ESL Instructor, Spokane Community College
My name is Sarah Mortensen. I am an English language instructor for adult immigrants and refugees at Spokane Community college. I have been working at the Valley Center, which is an offsite location for the college. I was provided with a collection of readers for my students, and... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Chief Garry Park

10:15am PST

Regaining A Sense of Playfulness In the Classroom
Research from experts such as Peter Gray and Stuart Brown has shown the importance of play for children of all ages (including adults), to include in school environments. This presentation will seek to unpack how play can be integrated into the fabric of an ESL class, from teacher play to student assignments._x000D_

Speakers
avatar for David Martin

David Martin

Professor, Washington State University
David Martin has been teaching for 21 years with about 15 in the ESL realm. He is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the English department at WSU, focusing on developmental and first-year composition. His research interests include ESL teacher identity trajectories, identities... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
CDA Park

10:15am PST

Team teaching as a learning tool in TESOL certification
The presenters will outline the structure of the Gonzaga ESL Community Outreach (GECO) program and its team-teaching process, then work as a panel to share experiences in team teaching. We will highlight some benefits and difficulties and discuss how this has helped us grow as educators and been a formative part of our graduate education.

Speakers
DA

Daisuke Aoki

Gonzaga University
MS

Marie Saint-Just

Gonzaga University
HH

Hailey Herrington

Gonzaga University MA TESOL program


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Mirabeau Park

10:15am PST

Refugee Connections Spokane: Programs and Services
Refugee Connections Spokane offers a number of programs and services, and is in the process of building new programs. This presentation will include some background on RCS, details on our programs and services, how to access them, and how to get involved in our organization's work.

Speakers
KG

Kathryn Garras

Refugee Connections Spokane

Non-Profit Partners
avatar for Refugee Connections Spokane

Refugee Connections Spokane

Refugee Connections Spokane supports and empowers refugee and immigrant communities by providing services, fostering community bonds, and advocating for refugee and immigrant rights​ in the Inland Northwest.


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Tubb's Hill Park

10:15am PST

Unearth Educational Equity for Multilingual Learners!
Participants will learn strategies about the Power of Educational Equity for Multilingual Learners through adequate materials and resources! Unearth Educational Equity through a student-centered approach, changing paradigms to impact students. Power point provided.

Speakers
avatar for María Torres

María Torres

Vista Higher Learning
Dr. María M. Torres is an educator of forty plus years of experience in grades K-20. Her passion of making everyone bilingual, biliterate and bicultural has led her to working as a National Education Consultant. Her experiences in Dual Language, English Language Learners and Bilingual... Read More →

Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learning
Where will world languages take you? Today's students are preparing for a world where inter-cultural communication is a necessary part of everyday life. At Vista Higher Learning, we develop innovative digital and print solutions to connect the world through language and culture.If... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Audubon Park

11:15am PST

Promoting Digital Literacy via Online Interactive Platforms
In this session, the presenters will provide theoretical support and reasons why teachers may need to consider integrating three apps in their classrooms. Then, the presenters will highlight basic information, features of each app, and provide practical ways to utilize these apps in ESL classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Asiri

Ali Asiri

PhD student, Washington State University
With a background in Teaching English as a Second Language, Ali is pursuing a PhD degree in the Language, Literacy, and Technology program at Washington State University. Ali’s research interests include CALL Teacher Education, Educational Technology, and TESOL.
avatar for Mazen Alyobi

Mazen Alyobi

Ph.D Student, Washington State University
Mazen Alyobi is an EFL Instructor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at WSU in the Language, Literacy, and Technology program. Mazen is interested in Artificial Intelligent in Education, EduTech... Read More →
avatar for Hamzah S. Rajeh

Hamzah S. Rajeh

Washington State University
Hamzah S. Rajeh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Language, Literacy, and Technology program at Washington State University. His MA in TESOL from Gonzaga University. He is interested in Educational Technology, CALL, MALL, Flipped Learning approaches, and Teacher Education in EFL classe... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Riverfront Park

11:15am PST

I Speak in Memes: Developing Rhetorical Knowledge in ESL Speakers
Workshop provides attendees with the opportunity to rethink teaching rhetoric and communication to ESL speakers by analyzing and creating memes. The presenter will provide a brief background on the topic, then lead a shortened unit to help educators engage learners with meme creation in their own classroom. _x000D_

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Pawelko

Kathryn Pawelko

ELA Teacher, Canby School District
Kathryn Pawelko is a middle-school English Language Arts teacher at Baker Prairie Middle School in Canby, Oregon.  She is a graduate of the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Idaho (2020). She holds... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Manito Park

11:15am PST

L2 Writing: An Asset Based Lens Promotes Writing Proficiency
Based writing from Marshallese students, this presentation suggests an instructional approach beyond error identification to include first language and culture assets in writing instruction and assessment. Implications, connections, and implementation are discussed for educators serving Pacific Islanders.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Pagels

Jill Pagels

Professor, Sam Houston State University
I recently completed my doctorate in literacy, with a bilingual literacy focus. This degree (Sam Houston State University 2021) compliments my MA TESOL (SHSU, 2013) and BA Linguistics (University of Arizona, 1985). Language, culture, and diversity have always fascinated me, as interaction... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Chief Garry Park

11:15am PST

In at the Deep End: Developing a Course for the Fellow Program
The Virtual English Language Fellow program is an excellent opportunity to widen your teaching horizons, expand your professional development, add polish to your CV, and broaden your cultural competence. The presenter will describe project matches, brainstorm curriculum development, and demystify the process. _x000D_

Speakers
BG

Bridget Green

Virtual English Language Fellow/English Language Programs, Virtual English Language Fellow/English Language Programs


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
CDA Park

11:15am PST

Affirming Gender Identity in K-12 Curriculum and Everyday Speech
Gender identity is complex. As educators, we support students and create a more inclusive environment and global community. We open dialogue with teachers to explore how to develop more inclusive materials that reflect emerging lessons on representation and self-determination.

Speakers
avatar for LaVona Reeves

LaVona Reeves

Professor of English, Eastern Washington University
Former WAESOL President and board member, LaVona Reeves is Professor of English at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches linguistics, literature, TESL, and gender studies. She has also taught at the University of Wyoming, Boise State, Osaka University, & Harvard & in the... Read More →
avatar for Sasha Sharman

Sasha Sharman

Eastern Washington University
Sasha Sharman (They/Them) is a student at Lewis and Clark High School and Eastern Washington University. They teach policy debate at the high school level; their research therein is focused on educating students on current events and creating more inclusive spaces that promote discussion... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Mirabeau Park

11:15am PST

Teachers’ Attitudes and Perspectives towards World Englishes
This study examines the attitudes and perspectives of Filipino and Chinese ESL/EFL teachers on World Englishes through focus group discussions, open-ended questionnaires, and interviews.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Tang

Alexander Tang

Adjunct Faculty, Seattle Central College
Alex Tang is an adjunct faculty member in the Basic and Transitional Studies Division at Seattle Central College. His research interests include but are not limited to: the use of L1 in the second language classroom, sociolinguistics, and less commonly taught grammar structures such... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Tubb's Hill Park

12:00pm PST

Networking with Colleagues Breakout Rooms
Speakers
avatar for Krissy Wilcox

Krissy Wilcox

ELD Teacher - Elementary and High School, Spokane Public Schools
avatar for Sara Schroeder

Sara Schroeder

Lead Teacher & Academic Coordinator, University of Montana English Language Institute
Sara is an instructor at the University of Montana English Language Institute. She developed an Open Educational Resource with listening and speaking materials for ESL teachers, which can be accessed here: https://saraschroeder3.wixsite.com/podcastsPresentations Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Lcv5CTQq5b_uRZcHuAP4Hvb1n-GUsmGq45JfCJEW-tY/edit#slide=id.p... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Riverfront Park

12:00pm PST

Visit the Exhibitors
Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learning
Where will world languages take you? Today's students are preparing for a world where inter-cultural communication is a necessary part of everyday life. At Vista Higher Learning, we develop innovative digital and print solutions to connect the world through language and culture.If... Read More →
avatar for OSPI - Shannon Martin

OSPI - Shannon Martin

Multilingual Education Program Supervisor, OSPI
OSPI Multilingual Education Program Supervisor Shannon Martin will be available to field questions and comments, share updates, and learn about your work in the field!
avatar for Acton Haptic Pronunciation

Acton Haptic Pronunciation

President, AMPISys, Inc.
Acton Haptic Pronunciation (www.actonhaptic.com and actonhaptic@locals.co) is the community of "hapticians," lovers of haptic pronunciation teaching. The parent company, Acton Multiple-modality Pronunciation Instruction Systems (AMPISys.inc.) was established in 2008. Haptic Pronunciation... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Exhibitor Hall

12:15pm PST

Remember to Sign-in for K-12 Clock Hours Today



Click on this link to sign-in for clock hours. 

Visit Joan at the Help Desk if you have any questions.

# of Clock Hours Available: up to 6 total ($3/clock hour)
During the Conference:
  • Sign in via the clock hour sign-in form on the conference platform.
  • Track the sessions you attend.
After the Conference:
  • Use the access code received via email following the conference to access the payment and registration system. 
  • Go to the WAESOL website and click on the Clock Hour tab. Proceed to the 2022 Spokane Regional Conference link.
  • Fill out the online form and submit.
  • Pay online for the number of clock hours you are requesting. 
  • WAESOL will verify attendance through the daily sign-in. 
  • Once verified, an official signed clock hour form will be emailed to you. 
Upon Receipt of Your Official Clock Hour Form:
  • Sign and date the form.
  • Make a copy to retain for your records. 
  • Forward the form to your district HR department according to their procedures. Procedures vary from district to district, so please check with your district regarding their specific process.

Saturday February 26, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
Help Desk

1:00pm PST

Virtual Exchange Project for Japanese University Students
This presentation will discuss the uniqueness of a virtual exchange project between Japanese university students and elementary school students in Spokane. The presenter will highlight the special technological features used as well as the successes and challenges of a complex virtual exchange project.

Speakers
DA

Daisuke Aoki

Gonzaga University


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Riverfront Park

1:00pm PST

What can we learn from learners' spoken errors?
The presenters will demonstrate features of a free online platform for providing oral corrective feedback after communicative activities. Current developments include machine learning to detect errors automatically, a searchable error corpus, speech-to-text transcription, and integrated practice activities for students.

Speakers
avatar for James Hunter

James Hunter

Director, TESOL Programs, Gonzaga University
James Hunter has taught ESL/EFL for over 30 years and is the director of TESOL Programs at Gonzaga University. He has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and his research interests include Second Language Acquisition, corpus linguistics, instructional... Read More →
avatar for Maria Elena Aviles-Baquero

Maria Elena Aviles-Baquero

Computer Science Student, Gonzaga University


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Comstock Park

1:00pm PST

The State of EFL Education in Japan
This presentation will introduce the current state of EFL in Japan, starting with high school policy, its implementation and limitations. It will also discuss how to counteract these limitations in the university classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bartlett

Kevin Bartlett

Associate Professor, Mukogawa Women's University, Japan
I currently work as an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Graduate School of English and Literature at Mukogawa Women's University, Japan. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, I have called Japan home for the last 17 years . My research interests are in the areas... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Chief Garry Park

1:00pm PST

Academic Vocabulary in Discourse: Noun Groups and Nominalizations
Improve scaffolding of academic vocabulary by recognizing and bridging the complexity of noun groups and nominalizations in discourse. Presentation shows how authentic discourse can be visible and accessible to students at multiple levels in classroom interactions without oversimplifying or replacing academic language.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Brekke

Gregg Brekke

Assistant Professor, Whitworth University
Gregg is on the faculty of Whitworth University, where he serves as Director of English for International Students, and the TESOL Minor. He has taught English to learners overseas and in the U.S. for more than 30 years, including K-12, immigrants and refugees, and university students... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
CDA Park

1:00pm PST

Engaging English Learners in Peer-to-Peer Academic Discussions
Learn how to use the SOAR Teaching Frames to guide your teaching and engage English learners in peer-to-peer academic discussions to co-construct new learning. We’ll introduce four essential conversation skills (create, clarify, fortify, and negotiate) and engage you in research-based strategies to use in your classroom

Speakers
avatar for Susan OHara

Susan OHara

EPF for teaching
I am cofounder of EPF for Teaching. I was formerly a center director at UC Davis, professor of education and center director at Stanford University, and professor of educational technology at Sacramento State University. My research and work with districts spans 22 years and focuses... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Mirabeau Park

1:00pm PST

Using what you know: Embodied Oral Reading to Spontaneous Speech
This presentation demonstrates a haptic (using gesture and touch) method for assisting students in becoming more confident in using in conversation vocabulary or aspects of pronunciation, which they can probably do privately. It is also helpful for those with little opportunity to practice speaking in or outside of class.

Speakers
avatar for William Acton

William Acton

Director, MATESOL, Trinity Western University
I am currently Director of the MATESOL at Trinity Western University. The presentation I am doing, "Using what you know: Embodied Oral Reading to Spontaneous Speech," is based on my recent work exploring ways to assist learners who do not have much if any opportunity to practice their... Read More →
avatar for Yushu Qie

Yushu Qie

Trinity Western University
Suri (Yushu) Qie is an MA TESOL student of Trinity Western University. Her undergraduate work was in media communications. She has been doing research on haptic pronunciation teaching with professor William Acton.
avatar for Nina Volzhanina

Nina Volzhanina

Trinity Western University
Nina Volzhanina is a student at Trinity Western University in the MA TESOL department. Her previous experience consists of working with young learners in South Korea. During her masters, she became fascinated with the changes happening in the field regarding teaching speaking and... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Tubb's Hill Park

1:00pm PST

Fulfilling the Promise of Equity for Multilingual Learners
Our multilingual learners in Washington state deserve to be valued for the rich cultural and linguistic assets they bring. This session will provide a framework for developing excellent English language development and dual language programs that can increase equity for our students and our communities.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Percy Calaff

Kristin Percy Calaff

Director of Multilingual Education, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. Kristin Percy Calaff is Director of Multilingual Education for the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. She has over 30 years of experience as a bilingual teacher, principal, district administrator, and adjunct professor. Kristin holds a Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural... Read More →

Exhibitor Hall
avatar for OSPI - Shannon Martin

OSPI - Shannon Martin

Multilingual Education Program Supervisor, OSPI
OSPI Multilingual Education Program Supervisor Shannon Martin will be available to field questions and comments, share updates, and learn about your work in the field!


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Audubon Park

2:00pm PST

Motion Media for Language Learners:Theory, Research and Practices
In this informational session, participants explore the many ways that Motion Media such as films, tv shows, and videos make language learning fun and productive. As the language classroom moves from Zoom and back, Motion Media enriches approaches, methods and materials to support instructional goals and objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Knudsen

Terry Knudsen

Instructor of English, Mukogawa U.S. Campus


Saturday February 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Mirabeau Park

2:00pm PST

Recruiting Diverse and English Learners to become Teachers
An overview of an online elementary education program that hopes to recruit more diverse and English Learners to become teachers will be provided. The challenges of the program will also be discussed. For example, ensuring that faculty are prepared to assist these students to be successful program completers.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Carmack

Teresa Carmack

Assistant Professor, Lewis-Clark State College
Hi! My name is Teresa Carmack. I received my Ph. D. from New Mexico State University in Curriculum and Instruction with a major in Special Education and a minor in Bilingual Education. I currently live in Lewiston, ID, and I am the coordinator for the Online Elementary Education Program... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Riverfront Park

2:00pm PST

Celebrate Norooz with me!
This workshop uses a combination of Socratic seminar and readers theater approach to involve students (including English language learners) in examining the Norooz (Nowruz) tradition. In this constructivist approach all students have opportunities to learn from each other and the instructor.

Speakers
KK

Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani

Professor, Central Washington University
Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani, PhD, is professor of education at Central Washington University. His research and teaching include the Middle Eastern politics and culture, teacher education, social studies methods, democratic education, and the intersection of education and ideology. He... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Manito Park

2:00pm PST

Do you hear what I hear? How teachers respond to errors.
Surprisingly little research has been conducted on the level of agreement between teachers as to what constitutes an error. This session reports on an investigation into the uniformity of responses to spoken learner language, measuring reaction time and confidence in grammaticality judgments.

Speakers
avatar for James Hunter

James Hunter

Director, TESOL Programs, Gonzaga University
James Hunter has taught ESL/EFL for over 30 years and is the director of TESOL Programs at Gonzaga University. He has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and his research interests include Second Language Acquisition, corpus linguistics, instructional... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Comstock Park

2:00pm PST

Living & Teaching in Two Worlds: Academic ESL & Tutoring Whatever
This presentation highlights the unique relationships that were cultivated within and between two teaching and learning contexts: an ESL tutoring center and an academic ESL program.

Speakers
MS

Marie Saint-Just

Gonzaga University


Saturday February 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
CDA Park

3:00pm PST

Integrating Augmented Reality into the ESL Classroom
Have you as a teacher used AR in your classroom? If not, in this interactive, hands-on workshop, you will learn what AR is and how to utilize it in your ESL classroom. This workshop aims to provide you with guidelines and resources needed for this implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Asiri

Ali Asiri

PhD student, Washington State University
With a background in Teaching English as a Second Language, Ali is pursuing a PhD degree in the Language, Literacy, and Technology program at Washington State University. Ali’s research interests include CALL Teacher Education, Educational Technology, and TESOL.
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Effah Morad

1st year Ph.D student, University of Delaware
Dedicated lecturer with excellent experience in academia for 4 years at Jazan University. KSA


Saturday February 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Riverfront Park

3:00pm PST

Community-Based: ESL Teaching Strategies for Immigrant Adults
This workshop will introduce and explore ESL teaching and tutoring strategies for engaging adult English learners in a community-based organization that serves Spanish-speaking day laborers.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Bottelli

Suzanne Bottelli

Education Program Coordinator, Casa Latina
I am excited to share the Popular Education model and content-based TESOL strategies that we employ as part of Casa Latina's practical ESL program for Spanish speaking day laborers. Casa Latina is a community-based non-profit organization that advances the power and wellbeing of Latinx... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Mirabeau Park

3:00pm PST

Interactive Picture Books in an EFL Classroom
Interactive picture books are a unique phenomenon combining entertainment with learning a language and gaining cultural and cross-curricular knowledge. The presenters share their experience with such books as authentic teaching resources for an EFL classroom, and as models and products of project-based learning

Speakers
avatar for Uliana Kshenovskaya

Uliana Kshenovskaya

Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University
Uliana Kshenovskaya has been teaching English as a foreign language all over the world for more than 20 years. She managed to overlap her areas of interests and got a degree in linguistics and teaching, an MA in translation and an MA in music. Her current scientific and teaching interests... Read More →
avatar for Anna Tsepkova

Anna Tsepkova

Associate Professor /Fulbright visiting scholar, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Eastern Washington University
Anna Tsepkova is Associate Professor of the English Language Department at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University (Russia) where she teaches English as a foreign language, British and American literature, onomastics and holds training sessions for in-service EFL teachers. She is... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Chief Garry Park

3:00pm PST

Making Connections: Study Abroad Programs During the Pandemic
The teacher and student presenters discuss the study abroad programs during the pandemic. The study explores ambiguous loss of college experience both for students and instructors. At the end, this presentation offers suggestions for virtual study abroad and online teaching/learning during the pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Kei Kawanishi

Kei Kawanishi

Associate Professor, Mukogawa Women's University
My research interests have focused around the topic of second language writing, but recently with the pandemic influencing our teaching and learning, I am focused on helping students connect and team-build. I am presenting a study with second-year junior college students on how they... Read More →
avatar for Sakura Nishimoto

Sakura Nishimoto

Student, Mukogawa Women's University (Junior College Division)
Our group conducted the questionnaires and interviews with various people to think about the best way to study abroad during the pandemic. We are presenting a study on how we connected and learned during the pandemic.
avatar for Asuka Nishi

Asuka Nishi

Student, Mukogawa Women's University (Junior College Division)
Hello. I'm a student of Mukogawa Women's University in Japan. My campus life was affcted a lot by COVID-19. So, I want to tell you about my campus life through our presentation.
avatar for Miku Komeda

Miku Komeda

Student, Mukogawa Women's University (Junior College Division)
I'm a second-year junior college student at Mukogawa Women's University. I'm presenting a study with Kawanishi-sensei and colleagues focusing on student life in a pandemic. I'm really happy and looking forward to participating in such an opportunity.


Saturday February 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Tubb's Hill Park

3:00pm PST

Effects of Accent Exposure on Perception of the Target Language
The presenter will present research on the effects of learning language through accent exposure and outline the comparisons of learning through one or multiple accents and use of a panel of multilingual educators to highlight learning and teaching experiences that utilized multiple accents.

Speakers
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Daisuke Aoki

Gonzaga University
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Marie Saint-Just

Gonzaga University
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Hailey Herrington

Gonzaga University MA TESOL program


Saturday February 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Audubon Park

4:00pm PST

Presentation of Conference Grants, Raffle, and Conference Wrap-up
Speakers
avatar for Gregg Brekke

Gregg Brekke

Assistant Professor, Whitworth University
Gregg is on the faculty of Whitworth University, where he serves as Director of English for International Students, and the TESOL Minor. He has taught English to learners overseas and in the U.S. for more than 30 years, including K-12, immigrants and refugees, and university students... Read More →
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Cielito Brekke

ESL Faculty, Spokane Community College
Cielito Brekke teaches ESL to refugees and immigrants at Spokane Community College. She has been teaching ESL for 31 years: at SCC for 24 years and in Micronesia for 7 years. Cielito also taught at Whitworth University, School of Education and TESOL Program and in the MA/TESOL department... Read More →
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Ron Belisle

Instructor/Conference Chair, Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Ron has been on the faculty at Mukogawa U.S. Campus in Spokane since its inception in 1990. He has also taught at both public high school and university in Japan as well as adjunct positions at WSU in Pullman, Gonzaga University, Kansas State University, and Moody Bible Institute... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Riverfront Park
 
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