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Saturday, February 26
 

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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
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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
 
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