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Saturday, February 26
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
DA

Daisuke Aoki

Gonzaga University
MS

Marie Saint-Just

Gonzaga University
HH

Hailey Herrington

Gonzaga University MA TESOL program


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