Chapters

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

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
Femia Scarfone

By 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
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OC Chapter Celebrates
Nam’s Service

Sep 12th, 2017 | By

The CATESOL Orange County Chapter honored Helen Nam for her work as chapter co-coordinator at its August 2017 meeting. Nineteen board members in attendance at the home of Carol Bander, former CATESOL president, applauded Helen’s years of service to CATESOL OC and her attention to details. Helen will be serving on the CATESOL Board of
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What’s New With Steinbeck?

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
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By ONDINE GAGE —The Steinbeck Chapter of CATESOL is energized after the 2017 Northern Regional Conference last spring in Pacific Grove, California. Kara Mac Donald continues in her excellent leadership as coordinator. We are organizing three exciting events for the 2017-2018 year. Our very successful film nights, which have featured I Learn America (Fall 2015)
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Inland Empire Announces Fall Workshop: “Games and Gamification for Learning”

Sep 12th, 2017 | By

The Inland Empire Chapter of CATESOL asks: Who has a Monopoly on the Risks of Life in the classroom? We’ll give you a Clue! in the Fall workshop “Games & Gamification for Learning,” to be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on October 7, 2017, at California Baptist University in Riverside. The inclusion of gamelike experiences in the classroom is a great way to
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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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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
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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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