San Gabriel Valley Practices Enhancing Language Learning

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Chapters, San Gabriel Valley
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Jennie Watson


—On Saturday, October 3, nearly 50 professionals and students gathered for CATESOL San Gabriel Valley Chapter’s first annual fall event: “Practice What You Preach.” The event began with concurrent sessions of active workshops focused on practicing, enhancing, and adapting effective activities for language acquisition and learning.

image from San Gabriel Valley fall workshop

Karen Russikoff and Lauren Collins present the relevance and design of flipped ESL classes. A flipped classroom is when the lecture takes place outside of the class, usually in a digital or video format as homework, and the classwork is supervised practice.

Plenary speaker Megan Ernst, program coordinator and teacher from Glendale Community College, finished the event with refreshed communicative activities to liven up our classrooms and get students involved in language production. Our chapter has had a strong start this year with amazing participation from San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. Check us out at our website, or email us at

Jennie Watson is the San Gabriel Valley Chapter’s social media specialist.

image from San Gabriel Valley fall workshop

Presenter Carroll Burill models updated, meaningful dictation activities.









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