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One Student’s Motivating Experience
at the OC Chapter Fall Workshop

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By ALISSA WOLTERS —The first time I heard about CATESOL was in a job interview. Usually, job interviews are the last place I would want to be caught off guard, and this was no different. Amid a series of questions regarding my teaching methodology, my future supervisor, Jennifer Nolasco, asked if I participated in or
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Updating Your ESL Teaching Techniques
With the Latest in Technology

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
Femia Scarfone

Orange County Chapter to Host Spring Workshop By FEMIA SCARFONE —The CATESOL Orange County Chapter will be hosting a full-day Spring Workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at North Orange County Community College District’s Anaheim Campus, 1830 West Romneya Drive in Anaheim. The chapter is featuring a brand-new format in which participants can choose to
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IE Chapter Celebrates Chinese New Year

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
author image of Robert Orozco

By ROBERT OROZCO —On January 28, the Inland Empire Chapter hosted its Chinese New Year Celebration Gathering, which involved multiple interactions with dozens of TESOL students and teachers from the Inland Empire and beyond. As the guests entered the room, with its ambience of Chinese New Year decorations such as paper lanterns, traditional Chinese New
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The Year of the Rooster: Food, Drink, and TESOL

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
The Inland Empire Chapter celebrates the Year of the Rooster at its Chinese New Year party.

 



Know Your Score … Card

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By SYDNEY RICE with KATHY WADA —According to dictionary.com, success is defined as “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.” If we apply this definition to education, we notice two distinct pieces. The first is gaining a degree or certificate. The second is accomplishing what a student, individually,
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My Name, My Identity

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By JUDITH O’LOUGHLIN —What’s in a name? Each of our names is tied to our identity, our family history, our culture, our language and, essentially, who we are. When you pronounce students’ names accurately, you are acknowledging and respecting each of the students in your classroom. Your classroom, your school, and your community of learners
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State Budget Update: Proposals Address Decline in Revenue

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By JEFF FROST —Budget Overview On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2016-2017 budget proposals. The governor began his press conference by reporting that state revenue collections over the past six months indicate the “tide has begun to turn.” More specifically, while state revenues continue to increase, “the trajectory of General Fund revenue growth”
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Improving Reading Engagement
Through the Use of ELL Perceptions
Toward Instructional Strategies

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By MARYANN HASSO —Low reading-engagement skills of English language learner (ELL) students are a barrier to academic and vocational progress. Improving reading engagement in an academic setting can improve reading skills. This summary consolidates perceptions of ELLs regarding reading instructional strategies and support to determine what practices may encourage increased engagement. The approach was a
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Adult Level Looks to Form
New Interest Group

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

At the 2016 CATESOL Annual Conference Adult Level Rap Session, there was great interest in and energetic discussion about the instructional challenges facing Adult Level students with low formal education. To continue the discussion and to develop an avenue to network and share ideas and strategies, we are in the process of forming the Low
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NNLEI-IG Hopes to Welcome
New Members!

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

By ANA WU —As the co-moderator of the electronic discussion list for the Nonnative Language Educators’ Issues (NNLEI) Interest Group, I would like to invite members to join our community by clicking here. Our interest group is open to all, native and nonnative English speakers, graduate students, experienced ESL/EFL instructors, researchers, and administrators who are
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