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Saturday, February 26
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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