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TESOL /Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference

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

TALGS Schedule in PDF format


Registration and Check In

East Carolina University

Rivers Building Lobby

Paper Presentations

Rivers 267

Rivers 271


Habiba, Jahan Seam Primeasia University Dhaka, Bangladesh Challenges in Implementing Modern Teaching Pedagogy in EFL Classrooms in Bangladesh EFL Pedagogy

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


Issa A. Bldiar University of Memphis Perceptions and Realities of Learners’ Communicative Competence   Communicative Competence

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


Coffee Break

Paper Presentations

Rivers 267

Rivers 271


Rana Halawani East Carolina University Teaching of English to Adult Refugees in Charlotte: An ESL Teacher’s Challenges and Perspectives Community Language Instruction/Sociolinguistics

Min Wang University of Alabama Multimodality, Technologies, and L2 Literacy Development L2 Literacy


Johanna M. Tigert University of Maryland Community Language School as a Site for Ethnolinguistic Identity Construction Community Language Instruction/Sociolinguistics

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


Rivers 226


William Grabe and Fredricka L. Stoller Northern Arizona University Busting Myths about L2 Reading and Reading Instruction



Guest Speaker

Rivers 226


Marta McCabe, Ph.D. UNC Chapel Hill Heritage Languages in a 21st-Century America

Practical Workshops

Rivers 267

Rivers 271


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 ESL Pedagogy: Multiple-Proficiency Classrooms

Elizabeth Donnelly  and Karrissa Ebert Pender County Schools, North Carolina and Duplin County Schools, North Carolina Using Higher Level Thinking Verbs to Scaffold Collaborative Teaching and Learning ESL Pedagogy: Academic Language and Instructional Design


Marilia Martins University of Southern Maine I Have a Preposition for You: Helping ELLs Deal with Prepositions Grammar/Vocabulary Instruction

Luz Cadavid Greensboro College, North Carolina Improving Writing Skills Using Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies L2 Writing Instruction


Kathryn McLaughlin-Rojas Lander University, South Carolina Improving Second Language Writers’ Article Use: An Interactive Workshop Grammar/Vocabulary Instruction

Milena Jimenez Greensboro College, North Carolina Using Situation Comedies (sitcoms) to Improve Advanced Students’ Social Pragmatic Skills in the EFL Classroom L2 Pragmatics Instruction


Coffee Break

Plenary Workshop

Rivers 226


Fredricka L. Stoller and William Grabe Northern Arizona University Techniques for Strategic-Reader Training


Awards and Closing Remarks