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SD Attendee a Proud Member of the CATESOL Community—
A Community That Helps Us Strive and Thrive

May 17th, 2017 | By
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By UNDARMAA MAAMUUJAV —The professional air, positive vibes, and friendly atmosphere of CATESOL regional and annual conferences have always made me feel proud of our thriving field of teaching English. These conferences have helped me to stay abreast of the new developments in research and practice. They have allowed me to sit in a student
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SD Regional Provides a Day
of Inspiration

May 17th, 2017 | By
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By JOYCE CHAN —It was a pleasure to be the recipient of the CATESOL Education Foundation’s Regional Conference Stipend for the San Diego Regional Conference, “Supporting the Journey.” The stipend generously covered the registration fee, lunch, and mileage—even for my drive from Los Angeles for the conference, held on April 22, 2017, at Palomar College
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Northern Regional Conference Rides the Waves of Change

May 17th, 2017 | By

The Steinbeck Chapter, in coordination with the conference chair, Michelle Bagwell, hosted the Northern California Regional Conference in Pacific Grove on April 1. The theme for the conference, “Riding the Waves of Change,” addressed the constantly evolving landscape in the field of ESL. Through time, there have been shifts in student demographics, government funding, and
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CATESOL 2017 Highlights:
Speaker Lineup, K-12 Strand

May 17th, 2017 | By
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By ALEJANDRA PULIDO —The Annual Conference planning is under way in Santa Clara and we have secured a group of wonderful speakers to contribute to the discussion, “The World Is the Classroom: 21st Century Teaching and Learning.” Additionally, one of the new and exciting additions to the conference is Friday and Saturday’s K-12 strand, which
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A Call for Proposals:
Seeking Submissions
for Special K-12 Strand

May 17th, 2017 | By

By JUDITH O’LOUGHLIN —As conference services adviser for CATESOL, I work with the regional and annual conference teams to build capacity and increase membership, as well as encouraging conference proposals to address the professional-development needs for California teachers. This year I am working with Kristi Ward, K-12 Level co-chair, to build a K-12 strand for
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Apply Now for 2017
CATESOL Awards

May 17th, 2017 | By
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Please Visit catesol.org Site for All Details CATESOL and sponsors present a number of awards at the CATESOL Annual Conference—teacher recognition awards, travel stipends, student essay contests, and more. For all award descriptions, applications, and deadlines, please go to catesol.org/awards.aspx. —Helen Nam Adult Level Awards Specifically, the Adult Level presents three awards. The Adult Level
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OC Chapter Updates Its Teaching With Technology

May 17th, 2017 | By
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—This past spring, the OC CATESOL Chapter hosted its spring workshop, “Updating Your ESL Teaching Techniques With the Latest in Technology.” In total, the chapter was proud to offer six different presentations by up-and-coming innovators in the field of ESL. Interact, Engage, and Learn: ESL Activities for Mobile Devices With Susan Gaer By SAVYONNE STEINDLER
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Grateful Grad Student Welcomes Chance to Engage at OC Workshop

May 17th, 2017 | By
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By ALICE CHIAMENTI —The CATESOL Orange County Spring Workshop in late April was entertaining, fun, and it offered a pool of information to participants about research topics and teaching techniques. This event gave the attendees the opportunity to spend a day engaging with fellow ESL instructors and graduate students coming from all over the Los
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“Coffee, Tea, and
Social Justice: ”

May 17th, 2017 | By
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‘Being Heard. Being Valued. Being Supported. Being There for Them.’ By VALERIE OSEGUEDA —At CATESOL San Gabriel Valley Chapter’s latest installment of its “Coffee, Tea, and ____,” one in a series of thematic discussions, the exigent topic of social justice was an appropriate subject to kick off the year, and it proved to be a
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The Dance of the English Verbs

May 17th, 2017 | By
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By STEVEN L. WEST —The single most challenging aspect of grammar for English learners (ELs) is the coordination of the verbs within a dialog, a paragraph, or an essay. For years many ELs have memorized the tenses and can even use them effectively in reading, but a consistent, appropriate flow of verbs in speaking or
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