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Attendance

Registration Form

All attendees must register by sending in the registration form available above. Pre-registration is completed only when accompanied by a payment (address on form) by the designated deadline. Pre-registration ends on Friday, January 23, 2015.

January 15, 2016

Pre-Registration Deadline

ECU Community: $20.00
All other attendees: $30.00

February 13, 2016

Registration at the Door

ECU Community: $30.00
All other attendees: $40.00

Send registration to:

Dr. Mark Johnson

Bate 2150

English Department

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

NOTE: Teachers will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending TALGS.

2015 TALGS Conference in Greenville held by East Carolina University in the Rivers Building

TESOL and Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference
2015 Schedule of Events

8:00-9:00
Registration and Check In East Carolina University Rivers Building Lobby

Paper Presentation

9:00-9:30
River 269 - Issa A. Bidiar University of Memphis Perceptions and Realities of Learners’ Communicative Competence

River 271 - Nikki Logan University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Ways in which Teachers Structure Reading Instruction for Bilingual Students with Disabilities: A Case Study Analysis

9:35-10:05
Rivers 269 - Johanna M. Tigert University of Maryland Community Language School as a Site for Ethnolinguistic Identity Construction

Rivers 271 - Mark McAndrews Shantou University, Guangdong, China Attested Pronunciation Difficulties and Intelligibility Priorities of ESL Speakers from Three L1 Backgrounds

10:05-10:20
Coffee Break

10:20-10:50
Rivers 269 - Rana Halawani East Carolina University Teaching of English to Adult Refugees in Charlotte: An ESL Teacher’s Challenges and Perspectives

Rivers 271 - Paul Morin and Rai d'Honore East Carolina University Language Academy Crafting the Essential Components of Oral Communications Curricula

Invited Presentations

10:55-11:25
Rivers 269 - Christine Nicodemus and Mark Johnson East Carolina University Testing a threshold: An Approximate Replication of Johnson, Mercado, and Acevedo (2012)

Rivers 271 - Lida Cope, East Carolina University, Texas Czech Legacy Project

Plenary (Rivers 226)

11:30-12:30
William Grabe and Fredricka L. Stoller Northern Arizona University Busting Myths about L2 Reading and Reading Instruction

12:30-1:15
Lunch (Catered)

Guest Speaker (River 226)

Celebrate the International Mother Tongue Day with us!

1:15-1:45
Marta McCabe UNC Chapel Hill Heritage Languages in a 21st-Century America

Practical Workshops

1:50-2:20
Rivers 269 - Florence Michele Abbott East Carolina University When Cheap and Easy is a Good Thing: Creating Engaging, and Relevant Less-Stress Activities in a Multi-Level Classroom

Rivers 271 - Elizabeth Donnelly and Karrissa Ebert Pender County Schools, North Carolina and Duplin County Schools Using Higher Level Thinking Verbs to Scaffold Collaborative Teaching and Learning

2:25-2:55
Rivers 269 - Marilia Martins University of Southern Maine I Have a Preposition for You: Helping ELLs Deal with Prepositions

Rivers 271 - Luz Cadavid Greensboro College, North Carolina Improving Writing Skills Using Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies

3:00-3:30
Rivers 269 - Kathryn McLaughlin-Rojas Lander University, South Carolina Improving Second Language Writers’ Article Use: An Interactive Workshop

Rivers 271 - Milena Jimenez Greensboro College, North Carolina Using Situation Comedies (sitcoms) to Improve Advanced Students’ Social Pragmatic Skills in the EFL Classroom

3:30-3:45
Coffee Break

Plenary Workshop (Rivers 226)

3:45-4:35
Fredricka L. Stoller and William Grabe Northern Arizona University Techniques for Strategic-Reader Training

4:35-5:00
Closing Remarks and Awards for Exceptional Presentations

East Carolina University

Due to other events on campus, parking permits will not be required. TALGS will be held in the Rivers Building with parking in the Messick and Brewster Lots.

From the North or South via I-95

  1. Take I-95 to Wilson.
  2. Take 264 East to Greenville.
  3. 264 East intersects Memorial Dr.
  4. Continue straight across Memorial Dr (The name changes Farmville Blvd.).
  5. Continue on Farmville Blvd. to 14th St.
  6. Turn right onto 14th St. (At a T-intersection)
  7. Turn left onto Charles Blvd.
  8. Charles Blvd. becomes Cotanche St.
  9. Cross through 10th Street.
  10. Turn right onto Reade Circle.
  11. Turn right onto 5th St.
  12. Continue six blocks to the first light.
  13. Turn right onto campus.
  14. Stay straight through 2 stop signs.
  15. The Bate Building is immediately on the left.

From the West via 264

  1. Take 264 East to Greenville.
  2. 264 East intersects Memorial Dr.
  3. Continue straight across Memorial Dr (The name changes Farmville Blvd.).
  4. Continue on Farmville Blvd. to 14th St.
  5. Turn right onto 14th St. (At a T-intersection)
  6. Turn left onto Charles Blvd.
  7. Charles Blvd. becomes Cotanche St.
  8. Cross through 10th Street.
  9. Turn right onto Reade Circle.
  10. Turn right onto 5th St.
  11. Continue six blocks to the first light.
  12. Turn right onto campus.
  13. Stay straight through 2 stop signs.
  14. The Bate Building is immediately on the left.

From the South via 11

  1. 11 North intersects 264 Alternate.
  2. Turn right onto Greenville Blvd.
  3. Continue to Charles Blvd.
  4. Turn left onto Charles Blvd.
  5. Charles Blvd. becomes Cotanche St.
  6. Cross through 10th Street.
  7. Turn right onto Reade Circle.
  8. Turn right onto 5th St.
  9. Continue six blocks to the first light.
  10. Turn right onto campus.
  11. Stay straight through 2 stop signs.
  12. The Bate Building is immediately on the left.

From the North via 11

  1. 11 South intersects 264.
  2. Bear right onto 264 (Look for a large plant named "Catalytica".)
  3. Continue straight to 10th St.
  4. Turn right onto 10th St.
  5. Turn right onto Cotanche St.
  6. Charles Blvd. becomes Cotanche St.
  7. Cross through 10th Street.
  8. Turn right onto Reade Circle.
  9. Turn right onto 5th St.
  10. Continue six blocks to the first light.
  11. Turn right onto campus.
  12. Stay straight through 2 stop signs.
  13. The Bate Building is immediately on the left.

Nearby hotels include: Best Western, Quality Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn-Express, Super 8, and Courtyard Greenville.

Link to Google map showing nearby hotels.

Greenville Taxi Services

Aladdin Cab
252-830-5466

City Cab Co.
252-758-2161

Dupree's Transportation and Shuttle Services
252-341-0109

AAA Taxi Service
252-361-8525

K&M Cab Company
252-702-0693

Public Transportation

Greenville's Public Transportation page.

Airport 

Pitt Greenville Airport

* Last updated February 4, 2011