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


TALGS Schedule in PDF format


8:00-9:00





Registration and Check In

East Carolina University

Rivers Building Lobby



Paper Presentations



Rivers 267


Rivers 271


9:00-9:30





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


9:35-10:05





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


10:05-10:20



Coffee Break



Paper Presentations



Rivers 267


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


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

10:55-11:25





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


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


Guest Speaker



Rivers 226


1:15-1:45






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


Practical Workshops



Rivers 267


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, North Carolina Using Higher Level Thinking Verbs to Scaffold Collaborative Teaching and Learning ESL Pedagogy: Academic Language and Instructional Design

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



Awards and Closing Remarks