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Student Presentations at Professional Conferences

 

Recent Presentations:

AY 2020-2021

Language Identity and Economic Outcomes in Bilingual Spanish Speakers

Ash-Cervantes, Rebecca 

Paper presented at CSULA 29th Annual Student Research Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (Mar. 2021)

Language Identity and Economic Outcomes in Bilingual Spanish Speakers

Ash-Cervantes, Rebecca  

Paper presented at the University of California, Davis 7th Annual Research Symposium on Language Research (May 2021)

Work In Progress

Ash-Cervantes, Rebecca 

Paper presented at the 12th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, Theme: Language Ideology (Oct. 2021)

 

Thank you to these students who served on the Los Angeles Regional CATESOL 2019 conference organizing committee: Martha Clayton, Cary Brous, Michele Cheney, Alexia Cordova-Hoyos, Mathijs Arens, Hitoshi Horiuchi, Jasmine Janoyan, Michelle Lovasz, Sharin Jacob.

Conference Presentations: Los Angeles Regional CATESOL 2019: Carrie Dam, Walaa Gassim, Toshiaki Yoshioka, Michelle Lovasz, Michele Cheney, Alexia Cordova-Hoyos, Nathalie Griffiths, Dyan Collings Ralph, Billy Bodin Sooksavath.

TESOL Conferences 2013-2017

AY 2016-2017

Professional Development Travel Grant Recipient for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers

Maamuujav, Undarmaa

Purpose: to support the professional development of ESL/EFL teachers by making it possible for more teachers to attend the annual TESOL convention. The TESOL Professional Development Travel Grants are funded by a generous contribution from long-time TESOL member Betty Azar.

AY 2015-2016

Introductions: An Online Unit for Marketing Professionals.

Rahman, Anya. 

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums  of the TESOL Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Strategies to Reduce Students’ Foreign Language Anxiety.

Atefi, Zahra. 

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums  of the TESOL Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Designing a Hybrid CBI Instructional Unit.

Garcia, Pablo, & Hehir, Annmarie. 

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums  of the TESOL Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Gender Performativity - Theorizing the TESOL Classroom.

Berrie, Alex. 

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums  of the TESOL Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Language Learners’ Perceptions of Teachers’ Accentedness.

Kouznetsova, Olga. 

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums  of the TESOL Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Their Mouth 'Windfull of Speech'? Problematizing Gender in the TESOL Classroom.

Berrie, Alex. 

Women in TESOL conference in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines.

AY 2014-2015

Identifying Listener Factors for Pronunciation Instruction.

​Hilliard, Julia.

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.

​Effective Content-Based Online Course Development Tools. 

Jacob, Sharin R., & Hilliard, Julia. 

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.

Needs-Assessment for a Housekeeping Staff.

Seaborne, Robert, & Rodriguez, Nathan.

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums  of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.

The Translingual Education Movement in Multilingual Classrooms. 

Nelson, Kendall.

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.

​Pedagogical Uses of Blogs in English Classrooms.

​Qiao, Shanshan.  

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada. 

The Implementation of Micro-Teaching. 

​Stanley, Vinisha.  

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.

A Content-Based Unit for Responsible Drivers.

​Trazzare, Douglas.  

Poster presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.

Food Memories: Real Life Storytelling.

Garcia, Olga.

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.

The Development of an Online TOEFL Module.

Uzunyan, Alvard. ​

Paper presented at the annual Doctoral and Master’s Forums of the TESOL Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.

AY 2013-2014

Realia as Basis for Course Curriculum.​

​Bowe, Megan  

Demonstration describing Nifty Thrifty, a course that teaches U.S. holidays and positive politeness strategies using thrift store realia. This Demonstration will include a course syllabus, a course calendar, and sample activities. Benefits and possible future uses of realia in curriculum design will also be discussed.

From Disneyland to Wonderland: Analyzing movie Stereotypes

​​Hein, Katharina  

Because animated movies tend to convey unrealistic or discriminating messages, this instructional unit focuses on ICC to make students gain a thorough understanding of other culture to break down stereotypical notions, gain multicultural tolerance and respect, and reduce existing racist barriers and misunderstandings in communication.

Russians Say Please, Thank You, Welcome, Olympics!

​​Taylor, Analise Nicole  

The Presentation briefly addresses theoretical underpinnings of Communicative Language  Teaching (CLT) and further describes an instructional unit on customer service skills, which focuses on Russian Volunteer's language proficiency and Prepares students for the Sochi Winter Olympics Games. Learning Strategies will be discussed, and tips for lesson design will be shared.

Discourse Analysis: Topic Shift in Chinese Conversations

​​Wang, Yaxian  

The presentation describes a case study on topic shift in Chinese conversations, with the aim of exploring the differences from topic shift in English conversations. Of the presenter describes the theories, methodology, and framework used to carry out the study and discusses the result and ESL pedagogical implications.

The Effect Of Cross Linguistic Transfer

​​Steward, Joshua Austin Steward 

This presentation discusses the effect that cross-linguistic transfer has on Second Language (L2) learners with respect to reading comprehension, verbal proficiency and reverse-linguistic knowledge. Devices designed to measure cognate and morphological awareness will be shared in addition to how prior linguistic knowledge can affect proficiency in an L2.

Should I Wait For My Turn?

​​Semerdzhyan, Susanna  

The presenter will demonstrate how our culture shapes our views about interruption by discussing the role of interruptive acts amongst four Armenina-American friends and in English discourse. Implications for classroom instruction will be discussed and sample activities will be shared.

Through the Eyes Of Civil Rights Activists

​​Abdul Sindi 

"Academic Reading, Writing and Oral Presentation through the Eyes of American Civil Rights Activists" is an advanced level English for Academic Purposes Course. This Course integrates culture and focuses on a step-by step process for advanced academic writing, reading and oral competence through the study of American Civil Rights Movements.

Non Native- English- Speaking Teacher Preparation in Korea

​Lim, Heekyoung  

Drawing on a paradigm shift of language teaching with the notion of global language, this presentation describes the blind beliefs toward Native-English Speaking Teachers (NESTs) and discusses the issue for Non-Native-English-Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) self perception and confidence as teachers. Effective strategies and skills will be provided with useful materials. 

CATESOL Conferences 2014-2016

AY 2015-2016

Students’ and Native English Teachers’ Perceptions about Non-Native English Teachers.

Briseño, Luis.

Regional California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Promoting Reading and Writing Connections through Horizontally Planned Course Curricula.

Atefi, Zahra. (zatefi@gmail.com)

Regional California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Native English Speaking High School Students’ Attitudes Toward Non-native Peers’ Accent.

Herrera, Ana. 

Regional California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Creating a Thematic Website.

Garcia, Pablo, & Hehir, Annmarie. 

Annual Conference of the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Utilizing Multimedia Resources to Integrate Reading and Writing Skills in Hybrid Online Courses.

Atefi, Zhara.

Annual Conference of the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Anaheim, CA.

 

AY 2014-2015

Utilizing Multimedia Resources to Integrate Reading and Writing Skills in Hybrid Online

Hilliard, Julia, & Atefi, Zahra 

Annual Conference of the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Creating a Thematic Website

        Hehir, Annmarie, & Garcia, Pablo 

Annual Conference of the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Classroom Anxiety in Young Adult Learners.

Atefi, Zahra, Hilliard, Julia, & Hilario, Michelle. 

Paper presented at the annual Los Angeles Regional conference of the California TESOL association. Los Angeles, California. April, 2015.

Food Memories: Real-Life Storytelling Practice for ESL Students.

Alford, Christopher, & Garcia, Olga.

Paper presented at the annual Los Angeles Regional conference of the California TESOL association. Los Angeles, California. April, 2015.

Tips on Surviving the 1st Year of Teaching.

Noe, Phone.

Paper presented at the annual Los Angeles Regional conference of the California TESOL association. Los Angeles, California. April, 2015.

Language Use and Attitudes of Spanish-Speaking Adult Learners.

Trazzare, Douglas.

Paper presented at the Graduate Student Forum of the annual conference of the California TESOL association. Santa Clara, California. October, 2014.

A Content-Based Approach to Online Course Development.

Jacob, Sharin, Abdelmalek, Nathan, Hilliard, Julia.

Paper presented at the Graduate Student Forum of the annual conference of the California TESOL association. Santa Clara, California. October, 2014.

From Online to on the Job: Adult ESL Job Etiquette

​Olivia Aguilar, Orlando Centeno & Abdulrahman Sindi.