Category: 11:15-12:00

* Featured Speaker *

Changing Tides:  Metaphors for Teaching

As tides rise and fall, so too do approaches to teaching and learning. To prepare learners for the 21st century, we need to change our metaphors for teaching– from an industrial model of education to a networked model. The essential element of such an approach is collaboration—among teachers and among learners, and between teacher and learner. This collaboration needs to be grounded in explorations of classroom practice and in the cycle of reflection/action. This presentation will outline what such collaboration looks like in practice, giving participants opportunities to engage in their own explorations.

Denise E. Murray is Emeritus Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and San José State University, California. She was founding Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Language Development at San José State for 9 years, and Executive Director of the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research and the AMEP Research Centre at Macquarie University for 6 years. She served on the TESOL Board of Directors for 7 years, being President in 1996-7. Her publications include What English language Teachers Need to Know I & II (with MaryAnn Christison, Routledge); Leadership in English Language Teaching (with MaryAnn Christison, Routledge); Planning Change; Changing Plans (University of Michigan Press); and Knowledge Machines: Language and Society in a Digital Era (Longman). Her research interests include CALL, leadership, crosscultural literacy, and language diversity.


Peter Tinkelenberg, Connie Nguyen, and Mali Vafai

Adult Education is given a new direction for the years ahead. With the new direction comes more accountability and a focus on students’ learning gains. This presentation will give a brief account of what one ESL program is doing to adjust to the change through the alignment of curriculum with state standards.

Paper Presentation (45 minutes)
Casa Fuente Building, Pacific Lab

Carli Reci, English Language Fellow Program

The English Language Fellow (ELF) Program places talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master’s degrees in TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics in all regions of the world. Fellows fulfill exciting, challenging U.S. embassy projects and return to the States to share their expertise and experiences with their communities and professional colleagues.

Publisher Presentation (45 minutes)

Casa Fuente Building, Room 452



Reci 1_ELF Program Application Checklist (.pdf)

Reci 2_ELF 8-5 x 11 Full Page Color-June 08 (.pdf)

Marceta Branka, OTAN

Are you a member of Technology Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group? Join us for an informal discussion about how you use technology for instruction including your challenges and successes. You will also hear about some promising practices in ESL educational technology implementation and give input on TELL-IG activities within CATESOL.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)

Morse Building, Room B106

Tamatha Roman, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Ever find yourself stuck with leftover class time and don’t know what to do? Or find that your students are totally unmotivated and impossible to energize? Try a quick 5-minute game that is bound to fill in a gap of empty time!

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)
E, S, CC, C/U, IEP, A

Morse Building,
Room B206



Roman 1_CATESOL Workshop – Fill that gap (.pdf)

Terrence Doyle
Mutsuku Umehara

The presenters will discuss changing perspectives on the “English only” policy in ESL. After a review of the literature and a report on student questionnaires, they will suggest ways that the students’ first language might be useful, even in classes with students from a lot of different linguistic backgrounds.

Paper Presentation (45 minutes)

Morse Building, Room B109

Dennis Johnson

How can we provide our Adult ESL students with the skills they need to be successful in future education and work upon exiting ESL?  In this session, we will look at ways to incorporate note-taking, organizational, writing, critical listening, reading and thinking skills from beginning to advanced levels.

Publisher Presentation (45 minutes)
Morse Building, Room B209

Sandy Wagner, Defense Language Institute

English Language teaching standards reveal a kaleidoscope of descriptors and indicators and serve to guide curriculum. While standards provide attainment goals, developing language proficiency is at the core. This presentation focuses on applying goals for proficiency in instruction, highlighting tasks and strategies that promote higher levels of language proficiency.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)
E, S, CC, C/U, A

Morse Building, Room A101

Session Resources

Wagner 1_From Apple 1 to iPad (.docx)

Wagner 2_Identity Theft (.docx)

Wagner 3_Is California Going to Pot (.docx)

Wagner 4_Proficiency Introductions (.docx)

Wagner 5_Apple1Computer (.mp3)

Kimberly Neuterman

The right activities are crucial to developing student speaking skills. These fun, easy activities can be adapted to your classroom and your learners’ needs. I will demonstrate – Battle: Find It First, True or False, Communication Crossword Puzzle, If You Were the Judge, and Solve the Mystery.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)
S, CC, C/U, IEP, A
Morse Building, Room B108

Daichi Shiraichi, San Francisco State University

This session presents research on the four reading factors (motivation, attitudes, extensive reading, and reading strategy) and their interplay of proficient college-level Japanese EFL learners, and on individual learners’ variations and profiles in L2 reading. Based on the results, the presenter mentions pedagogical implications for reading courses in EFL contexts.

Paper Presentation (45 minutes)

Morse Building, Room A203