Category: 10:15-11:00 (poster)


Writing Assessment Handbook

Holly Vettori, Santa Rosa Junior College

The “Noncredit ESL Writing Assessment Handbook” was created by faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College. The book contains instructions, rubrics, assessment forms, writing prompts and other teaching aids, and authentic student writing samples that are representative of each level. The presenter intends to share her experiences and the book’s materials.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
CC

Holland Center

 

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Dan Villarreal

“Most of the lectures, I have no idea what’s going on.” What’s the real problem when students can’t understand their non-native English-speaking professors? This study combined quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore student attitudes toward international instructors and evaluate a possible training program to reduce accent-/bias-related communicative issues.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
C/U, TEW, IC
Holland Center

Session Resources (Villareal)

Villarreal 1_CATESOL 2010 Poster (.pptx)

Villarreal 2_CATESOL 2010 eHandout (.pdf)

Villarreal 1b_CATESOL 2010 poster

Villarreal 1b_CATESOL 2010 poster

Barbara Nathan, The English Center

Dropout is a continuing problem in adult ESL education.  Adults who have not mastered the English language skills necessary to function successfully in American society are at risk socially, emotionally, and financially.  Teachers can minimize attrition by providing programs that identify individual needs, specify goals, and give effective instruction.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
A

Holland Center

 

Resources

Nathan 1_Adult ESL Learner Dropout – HANDOUT 11-13-10 (.docx)

Elizabeth Specker, American River College

Representations of Conceptual Metaphors by intermediate-mid ESL students in organizing essays will be shown with writing excerpts and drawings.  Cross-cultural and personal differences were found.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
CC, C/U, IEP

Holland Center

Belinda Braunstein, UC Merced/CATESOL

This Poster session will provide you with everything you need to know about CATESOL, from where the chapters are to what effects CATESOL has on state laws. Come learn about the organization that sponsors this conference and find out how easy it is to get involved and make a difference.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
E, S, CC, C/U, IEP, A

Holland Center

Rita Moran, City College of San Francisco

Art can electrify students, inspire educators, and awaken the public to social issues.  Indigenous and Latina women have been deeply traumatized by decades of violence.  Passionate paintings by contemporary Maya artists (www.SilentImmigrants.org) prompt students from all cultures to share their own life experiences.  View originals here—get a multilevel lesson plan.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
CC, C/U, A, IC, SP

Holland Center

Resources

Moran 1_Maya Woman Art_Rita Moran (.doc)

Kristina Swamy, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Chad Miles, Monterey Institute of International Studies

This exploratory study examined how classroom management methods in Chinese universities could lead to loss of face.  Content analysis of participant interviews revealed that fear of being perceived as academically inferior by one’s peers was more likely to lead to face loss than were classroom management methods. Pedagogical implications are discussed.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
C/U, IC

Holland Center

Session Resources

Swamy-Miles 1_ChineseFace_poster-2

Swamy-Miles 1_ChineseFace_poster-2

Leidy Ko, Ohlone College

This poster will show an activity that can be used to introduce English language learners to brainstorming methods. The activity requires students to try the various brainstorming methods and concludes by discussing which methods they preferred to use. This activity serves as an introduction to the writing process.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
CC, IEP
Holland Center

James Atcheson, Monterey Institute of International Studies

This presentation demonstrates an activity related to science and adaptable to a wide audience of English language learners. Students are shown eight pictures of “strange” inventions and asked to make guesses as to what the inventions are and how to use them. A worksheet is provided to structure this task.

Poster Session (45 minutes)
S, CC, C/U, IEP, A

Holland Center

Joel Brodsky, Pronunciation Institute

EXPLORES: Learner centered, “guide” assisted, Distant Learning Listening/Speaking Improvement [LSI]; Affordably serving countless self-learners using cutting edge interactive, LSI speech recognition software, internet & Skype [minimizing in person contact]; Developing “ear”/“feel” for “music” of English expedites LSI;  How to make the LSI process ever more “lovable” & FUN? YEEE HAAAAAW!!!

Poster Session (45 minutes)
CC, C/U, IEP, A, TELL, TEW, IC

Holland Center