Category: 10:15-11:00

* Featured Panel *

Getting Past Perceptions: Transformative Teaching by Nonnative-Speaking English Teachers

An important “changing tide” in our profession involves the roles and status of non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs). This panel examines NNESTs’ situations from the perspective of a program administrator, a teacher educator, and three NNESTs, who will discuss the rewards and challenges of employing, educating, and being NNESTs.

Kathleen M. Bailey (panel moderator) received her MA and PhD from UCLA. She teaches at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and in the online TESOL program at Anaheim University. From 1998-1999, she was the president of TESOL. She is currently the President of The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), a non-profit organization which supports research in our field.

Adalyat Akbarova received her BA in teaching English and Turkish at the University of International Relations and World Languages, Kazakhstan. She taught General English to university level students in her alma mater for 4 years. She is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and is currently pursuing her MA degree in TESOL at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Yulia Nikolskaya taught English as a foreign language in Moscow, Russia, from 2003 – 2009. She currently works as an instructor of English as a second language in the Intensive English Programs at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and is completing her MA in TESOL at the Institute.

Hwabok Oh is from South Korea and is an MA candidate in TESOL at MIIS. She taught English in Korea from 2001 to 2009 for elementary through college level students. Her last job was teaching the grammar section of TEPS (Test of English Proficiency, developed by Seoul National University).

Patricia Szasz is the Director of Intensive English Programs at the Monterey Institute. An alumna of the Institute’s MA TESOL program, Patricia serves as the Chair for the Intensive English Program level of CATESOL. Her academic interests include program administration, project-based learning, and intercultural communication issues.


Blythe Musteric, Ovient English

In this demonstration, you will learn how to create relevant and engaging lessons for workplace and business ESL learners using their own company information that is available to the public.  You will be given a framework for creating interactive class materials from corporate websites, brochures, press releases, and advertisements.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)

Casa Fuente Building, Room 452

Session Resources

Musteric 1_TEW-framework-handouts (.pdf)

Musteric 2_TEW-framework-presentation (.pdf)

Katie Skipper, University of Southern California

Struggling with how to make grammar interesting?  One solution is using online social networking such as Facebook and blogs to enhance grammar instruction.  Come see how these sites can be used to increase student motivation and interest, and develop ideas about how to use such technology in your own classroom.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)

Morse Building,
Room B106



Skipper 1_CATESOL Handout – social networking (.docx)

Skipper 2_CATESOL Northern – social networking (.pptx)

Eric Moberg

Come hear and share the latest and proven methods for advising ESOL students on composition planning, drafting, editing, revising, proofing, and completing. The presentation will include research, theory, and field observations in a seminar format.  Participants are invited to share their expertise, ideas, and comments.

Paper Presentation (45 minutes)
Morse Building,
Room B206


Moberg 3_FINAL_AAWECP (.pptx)

Moberg 2_100 Most Frequent Idioms (.doc)

Moberg 1_prelim WAC & WID FOR SOL (.pptx)

Diane Silvers, ESUHSD Adult Education Program

During this presentation/workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to explore and use the Ten Principles of Servant Leadership to enhance their best teaching practices. Participants will have an opportunity to explore different ways the ten principles maybe used in classroom lesson planning and teaching while empowering students to become world citizens.

Paper Presentation (45 minutes)

Morse Building, Room A101



Silvers 1_CATESOL-2010-Ten-Principles (.ppt)

Naotoshi Furuta, San Francisco State University

The present paper, a first-person account of my experiences as a language learner who moved to the L2 environment, addresses the issue of language learner identity by focusing on my divergent identities as a writer and a speaker of English and the mediating effects of academic writing.

Paper Presentation (45 minutes)
Morse Building, Room A203


Furuta1_Academic Writing as Empowerment handout (.doc)