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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 Presentations

 

 

Rivers 269

 

Rivers 271

 

9:00-9:30

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Communicative Competence

 

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

 

Reading Instruction

 

9:35-10:05

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Community Language Instruction/Sociolinguistics

 

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

 

Pronunciation

 

 

10:05-10:20

 

 

Coffee Break

 

 

Paper Presentations

 

 

Rivers 269

 

Rivers 271

 

10:20-10:50

 

 

 

 

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

 

Community Language Instruction/Sociolinguistics

 

 

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

 

ESL Pedagogy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Presentations

 

 

Rivers 269

 

Rivers 271

 

 

10:55-11:25

 

 

 

 

Christine Nicodemus and Mark Johnson East Carolina University Testing a threshold: An Approximate Replication of Johnson, Mercado, and Acevedo (2012)

 

L2 Writing

 

Lida Cope

East Carolina University

Texas Czech Legacy Project

 

 

Sociolinguistics/Language Documentation

 

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

Celebrate the International Mother Tongue Day with us!

 

 

 

 

Rivers 226

 

1:15-1:45

 

 

 

Marta McCabe UNC Chapel Hill Heritage Languages in a 21st-Century America

 

 

Practical Workshops

 

 

Rivers 269

 

Rivers 271

 

1:50-2:20

 

 

 

 

 

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 Using Higher Level Thinking Verbs to Scaffold Collaborative Teaching and Learning

 

 

ESL Pedagogy: Academic Language &Instructional Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical Workshops

 

 

Rivers 269

 

Rivers 271

 

 

2:25-2:55

 

 

 

 

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

 

3:00-3:30

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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Awards for Exceptional Presentations