MA/TESL Faculty/Student Forum
(“First Friday Forum”)
The forum is an opportunity for MA/TESL students and faculty to exchange ideas about research and teaching in an informal setting.
ALL FACULTY AND MATESL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!!!!!
The first hour will be for faculty to introduce research, methods, or materials that they are currently investigating, and the second hour will be for MA/TESL students to introduce their research, practice for their defense or for conferences, to get some different perspectives on their work, and so on.
The forum will be held
on the first Friday of each month, from 12:30 – 2:30, in Schoenberg 201.
Light refreshments are provided.
If you would like to participate (even a 10-minute summary of your research would be great), please email James Hunter: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's FFF meetings will be:
Previous presentations include:
Global Teaching and Learning: Faculty Perceptions at Gonzaga University; Contrastive Rhetoric Between Arabic and English: Taxis and Lexis; Proofreading? Editing? Ghost-writing? Plagiarism? Where are the boundaries?
Teaching countable and non-countable nouns; Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary? TEFL in Chimfunshi, Zambia; “‘KEES’ as an intercultural exchange vehicle for fostering l2 pragmatic competence”
Demonstration of the Automated Pronunciation Screening Test [APST]; Colombian Perceptions of International Exchange: Benefits and Barriers; First language use and policies in English-only classrooms in bilingual programs in Colombia
Reflections on doing a Portfolio; A Reflection on My AR Project: Can IELTS Listening Activities Provide Opportunities to Develop Focused Listeners?; Writing feedback options; “Changes to traditional Ktunaxa naming practices between the missionary, residential school, and Native language revitalization.”
Cultural Types: an alternative to the High Context/Low Context View; A Year as a Fulbright teacher in Bulgaria; Thesis presentation: The N/NEST dichotomy and world Englishes; Portfolio presentation: The English Village
Small Talk : Listening for non-target-like language production; Reformulation of student language; Coaching – Pragmalinguistic and sociocultural guidance; Check-in - A synopsis of the group discussions; Guiding the grammar syllabus
Uses for an iPad in an ESL classroom; Teaching English in Taiwan & Traveling in Asia; Collaborations in Colombia; Metalanguage and Grammar instruction Versus Authentic Application of Writing: A Case; Bilingual Education Policy in Colombia: A Complex Vision for the Future
A plug for Peru; Teaching English in Japan; Using Moodle for Independent Learning; Fluency, Accuracy, and Complexity in Small Talk: some (brief) findings
ACODESI & the Gonzaga connection; Developing Intercultural Competence: A Pilot of English 101 Cross-Cultural Composition; Reaction Time, Accuracy, and Automaticity in Language Processing; TESOL in the Big Easy
Teaching English in Indonesia; Living &Teaching in the West Bank; Living &Teaching in Korea; Arabic Transfer in Second Language Acquisition
Exploring with (post Small Talk discussion) “Check-in,” Interlanguage Analysis using the Small Talk error database, Cross Cultural Training and the Expatriate
The Business, Technology Education and Career Counseling program (BTECC); a report on the 2010 Language Camp high school program; Reflections on a year teaching in Abu Dhabi
WAESOL's Top 5 of '09
English in Columbia, The Visible & Invisible Aspects of Culture
Database Magic for Fluency & Accuracy, Methodology via Telecollaboration
TESOL in Japan, TESL/TEFL & Interdisciplinary Projects, Multilevel Adult ESL Classrooms
Language Loss, English as a Tool for Economic Advancement, Assumptions of Politeness, Top 10 TESOL '09
Torajanese Culture, Four Points in SLA
Corrective Feedback, EFL in Taiwan, Whiteboard