ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (ELT/ESL/ELL)


Presenters

Session: #266768

Moving Grammar Instruction Online: The Approach of the Next Generation
Thursday, March 21
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Room: D174 at the Convention Center

Presenter: Christina Cavage Jennifer Lebedev

Christina M. Cavage is currently a professor of ESL at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Prior to joining SCAD, Ms. Cavage served as the Department Chairperson and Professor of ESL at Atlantic Cape Community College for 19 years. She received her Master's in TESOL from West Virginia University, and a completed a one-year Fellowship at Princeton in 2009, where she researched Web 2.0, Language Learning and Blended Learning. She is a 2011 invited panel speaker at the New England Regional Community College ESL Conference where she will be discussing how technology can improve learner success. She is currently working on Pearson ELT's new grammar series, Next Generation Grarmmar.

 

 



Jennifer Jennifer Lebedev has experience in both the EFL and ESL classrooms as well as with the administration of an IEP. She is currently a private online instructor. Jennifer also works as a blogger, materials writer/ content creator, and consultant. She was recently accepted as a member of the Book Publications Committee for TESOL.

Visit English with Jennifer
Read the English with Jennifer Blog
Watch Jennifer ESL
Abstract:
Looking for engaging materials to augment your teaching and increase learner gains? Presenters walk you through the next generation of grammar teaching and learning tools. Learn how to use online videos and other digital support materials to reinforce your course content, and give you more time for classroom production.
 

Session #266730


Something BIG Is Coming to Primary!
Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Room: D172 at the Convention Center

Presenter: Mario Herrera
Mario Herrera has a B.A. in Education and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He specializes in teaching English to young learners. He has authored or co-authored several bestselling ELT programs worldwide, including Balloons and Pockets for pre-school, Parade and Backpack for primary school, and Cool Chat for secondary schools. Mr. Herrera has also been involved in teacher training for 25 years and travels internationally on behalf of Pearson ELT, directing seminars and workshops, which are highly regarded and well known for their level of participant involvement. He is the recipient of several academic awards.

Abstract:
"Big English" is a new primary ELT program that offers a balanced development of language, CLIL, and 21st century skills, while culture connections challenge students to learn more about the world around them. An emphasis on Assessment for Learning encourages self-efficacy while new online components enhance students' digital literacy.



Listen to his podcast,How I Got Started Teaching English

Listen to his podcast,Teaching Grammar to Young Students  

 

Session #266757


Student and Teacher Reflections and Success: The MyEnglishLab Way
Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Room: C147 at the Convention Center

Presenter: Christina Cavage

Christina M. Cavage is currently a professor of ESL at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Prior to joining SCAD, Ms. Cavage served as the Department Chairperson and Professor of ESL at Atlantic Cape Community College for 19 years. She received her Master's in TESOL from West Virginia University, and a completed a one-year Fellowship at Princeton in 2009, where she researched Web 2.0, Language Learning and Blended Learning. She is a 2011 invited panel speaker at the New England Regional Community College ESL Conference where she will be discussing how technology can improve learner success. She is currently working on Pearson ELT's new grammar series.

Abstract:
Want your students to continue learning outside of the classroom, but reluctant to join the digital movement? This session walks you through the Blended Learning approach. You'll hear from both teachers and students on their success with MyEnglishLab. Understand the advantages and keys integrating this model into your program.

Prior to joining SCAD, Ms. Cavage served as the Department Chairperson and Professor of ESL at Atlantic Cape Community College for 19 years. She received her Master's in TESOL from West Virginia University, and a completed a one-year Fellowship at Princeton in 2009, where she researched Web 2.0, Language Learning and Blended Learning. She is a 2011 invited panel speaker at the New England Regional Community College ESL Conference where she will be discussing how technology can improve learner success. She is currently working on Pearson ELT's new grammar series.

 

Session #266791


Moving Toward a More Authentic Listening Practice
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 12:00 PM -12:45 PM
Room A301 at the Convention Center

Presenter: Carol Numrich
Carol Numrich is the Associate Director for Faculty Search, Development and Review and Senior Lecturer at Columbia University's American Language Program, where she teaches intermediate and advanced levels of ESL. Carol helped to develop the International Teaching Assistant Program as well as design the TESOL Certificate Program for Columbia University.

Carol's research interests are in authentic listening, teacher education and critical thinking. She has trained teachers from the elementary to college levels in the U.S., Europe and Asia and has given numerous presentations on the importance of teaching critical thinking in ESL instruction. She has chaired and helped organize several committees for TESOL as well as co-edited a column from the TESOL Journal.

Carol is the author of Face the Issues, Consider the Issues and Raise the Issues, which are in their third and fourth editions, and Tuning In, a listening text for low-intermediate level students. She is also the co-editor for the Longman series, NorthStar, which is now being developed for its 4th edition.

Carol holds a B.A. from SUNY Buffalo, and an M.A. and Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Abstract:
L2 learners are more engaged when their listening practice corresponds closely to the listening experiences of native speakers. The presenter will show examples of authentic broadcast material from National Public Radio that utilize authentic tasks as well as engage students in critical thinking activities as they develop their listening skills.

Listen to her podcasts:

Read an article by Carol Numrich and Frances Boyd, Content & Critical Thinking

View her online presentation on the "Issues" Series

 

Session #266902


Showdown at the "Side by Side" Saloon
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Room: D225 at the Convention Center

Presenters: Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss

Steven J. Molinsky, Boston University, Boston, MA and Bill Bliss
Steven J. Molinsky is Professor of Education at Boston University, where he directs the Graduate Program in TESOL. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Harvard University. He has taught methodology courses at Boston University for more than twenty-five years and has worked with teachers-in-training from throughout the world. His primary interest is the development of innovative approaches to language teaching.
Bill Bliss, a graduate of Boston University and Harvard University, is president of Language & Communication Associates, which provides training and consulting services in language learning and immigrant education. He has worked in the field of English Language Teaching since 1974, teaching and directing training programs in the United States and in the Philippines. He is the author of Voices of Freedom.
Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss have collaborated on many worldwide bestselling programs, including Side by Side, Side by Side Plus, Side bySide Interactive, Foundations, Day by Day, Word by Word, Word by Word Basic, and ExpressWays,


Bill Bliss, Language & Communication Associates, Lexington, MA

Listen to their podcasts:

Take the Side by Side Interactive Tour

Abstract: 
A Wild West brawl breaks out between Sheriff Steve and Buffalo Bill about whether effective English teaching is science vs. art and skills vs. content.  Pedagogical fists are flying at the Side by Side Saloon as theory and practice clash in a showdown full of action, games, and music.  Duck!


 

Session #267680


Linking Students to Opportunities: Readiness in the 21st Century
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Room D226 at the Convention Center

Presenters: Federico Salas-Isnardi, Ronna Magy, Sarah Lynn
Federico Salas-Isnardi: Adult Literacy Specialist, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning at Texas A&M University
Ronna Magy: Professional Development Specialist, Los Angeles, CA As an ESL classroom teacher for nearly 30 years, she was the ESL teacher advisor for the Division of Adult and Career Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Ronna has trained adult education teachers on lesson planning, learner persistence and goal setting, and cooperative learning. She is a series consultant for the bestselling adult series, Future: English for Results.

Take the Future Flash Tour

Sarah Lynn: Adjunct ESOL Instructor, Bridge Program – Harvard University

Abstract:
How can we prepare adult students for academic success, workplace training and advancement, and citizenship/civic responsibility? Our experts discuss the transferable skills students need to develop for success in the 21st Century. The presenters share successful instructional practices and strategies for helping students achieve their life and career goals.

Listen to Federico Salas-Isnardi’s podcast on:

 

Listen to Ronna Magy’s podcasts on:

 

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View Sarah Lynn’s online Future presentations

Session #267371


Professional Development that Works: Design for Success
Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Room: D170 at the Convention Center

Presenters: Sherry Preiss and David Nunan

Sherry Preiss is the Vice President of English Language Learning Solutions and Professional Development responsible for teacher education worldwide. Prior to this position, Sherry served as Vice President of Adult and Multimedia Publishing for Pearson Longman ELT. Sherry has worked for many years as an EFL/ESL teacher, administrator, and international educational consultant delivering presentations and workshops on topics such as technology in the language learning classroom, online learning, authentic assessment, content-based instruction, brain-based learning, and critical thinking. She has been the plenary speaker at major conferences in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia. Sherry also taught online for the New School University in New York for over a decade. She is the author of one of Pearson's best selling textbooks, NorthStar: Advanced Listening and Speaking. Sherry received her Master's degree in Teaching (M.A.T.) from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.

David Nunan is a world-renowned linguist, the world's leading textbook author, and former President of TESOL, the world's largest English Language Teaching association. He also teaches in the Anaheim University Online Master of Arts (MA in TESOL) degree program and the Anaheim University Online TESOL Certificate program. He is Series Advisor for Pearson's brand new primary course, Our Discovery Island.

Abstract:
This workshop presents a set of principles through which teachers can take control of their own professional development. The workshop leaders summarize current empirical research and design perspectives on professional development, and illustrate these through a series of practical hands-on activities drawing on models developed in North America and elsewhere
Watch his video on the Our Discovery Island website
 

Session #267711

PTE Academic: Changing the English Language Testing Landscape
Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Room: D171 at the Convention Center

Presenter: Puck Fernsten

Puck Fernsten, Recognition Manager, Pearson Language Test, Boston, MA

Abstract:
This session will provide an overview of Pearson's innovative PTE Academic test suite, designed to provide test-takers with a personalized learning solution. Additionally, a case study including testimonials from Kaplan International Colleges will showcase how partnering with Pearson has created new English language testing and learning synergies.