OC Chapter Presents Margi Wald and Jan Frodesen:
“Context Is Key”

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Chapters, News and Events, Orange County
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Femia Scarfone

Femia Scarfone


—The CATESOL Orange County Chapter is proud to announce that its half-day Fall Workshop will feature Margi Wald and Jan Frodesen addressing the topic Context Is Key: Vocabulary and Grammar Instruction for Academic Reading and Writing.” The workshop will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the University of California, Irvine.

How can teachers best assist their multilingual students in choosing appropriate language structures to shape, connect, and structure their ideas in academic writing? The presenters will discuss how effective word choice is dictated by a word’s grammatical and lexical context, how vocabulary choices often drive the use of grammar, and how students can use corpus-based resources such as learner dictionaries and concordancers to further develop their word knowledge and academic writing proficiency. They will also demonstrate how instructors can incorporate a range of vocabulary and grammar activities into their academic reading and writing courses. Activities will include awareness-raising “noticing” tasks as well as composing and editing practice.

OC speaker Margi Wald

Margi Wald

Margi Wald teaches first-year composition, reading, and grammar and vocabulary courses at the University of California, Berkeley. She directs University of California, Berkeley’s Summer English Language Studies program and co-edits The CATESOL Journal. She recently coauthored Exploring Options in Academic Writing: Effective Vocabulary and Grammar Use. Her research focuses on corpus-based materials development and academic literacy development among ESL students.

Jan Frodesen OC chapter speaker

Jan Frodesen

Jan Frodesen is the director of English for Multilingual Students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught undergraduate writing courses in the UC system for more than 30 years. She also teaches graduate writing and courses in the TESOL minor at UCSB. She has co-authored several textbooks, most recently with Margi Wald in Exploring Options in Academic Writing. Her recent research has focused on the applications of corpus linguistics to writing and pedagogical grammar.

Registration includes a delicious breakfast catered by Panera Bakery, plenary speaker presentations, poster sessions, exhibitors, a midmorning snack, and a ton of fabulous giveaways during our opportunity drawing!

The workshop will be held at UCI Division of Continuing Education, Yosemite Ballroom, 510 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92617.

The workshop agenda is as follows:

8-8:45 a.m.—Registration, breakfast, and exhibits
8:45-9 a.m.—Welcome and introduction of speakers
9-10:15 a.m.—Presentation Part I
10:15-11 a.m.—Break, poster session, and exhibits
11-12:15 p.m.—Presentation Part II
12:15-12:30 p.m.—Opportunity drawing and closing.

The cost is $55 for CATESOL members and nonmember students, $45 for CATESOL student members, and $65 for nonmembers. If you join CATESOL, you can take advantage of the CATESOL member rate. You can download the membership application from www.catesol.org.

On-site registration is discouraged but will be available at a surcharge of $15.

To register, visit the OC Chapter website at catesoloc.org. Here you will find all information related to the Orange County Chapter of CATESOL, including Fall Workshop information, ways to get involved in the chapter, and more about our activities and members. If you wish to volunteer at the upcoming Fall Workshop in September, please contact catesolocvolunteers@gmail.com for information about volunteering at the event.

We hope you will plan to attend the Orange County Chapter’s workshop to gain valuable insights into teaching, to peruse the publishers’ exhibits, to learn from our poster sessions, to catch up with colleagues, and make new friends.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/CATESOLOrangeCountyChapter.

Femia Scarfone is past coordinator of the Orange County Chapter.


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