Chapters

Dive Into Classroom-Management Strategies
at OC Chapter Workshop

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
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By CAROL BANDER —Please join CATESOL, Orange County Chapter, and Biola University’s ESL Program on Saturday , February 13, 2016, for a fun-filled and informative workshop at Biola University. Rob Jenkins will be addressing the topic “Effective Strategies With a Purpose.” Learn how to manage your classroom more effectively through making every minute count. Rob
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#Success: Steinbeck, CSUMB Screen Film, Start Conversation

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
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By BRANDON LAMBERT —More than 50 students, faculty, administrators, and language learners came together on November 4 for a screening and discussion of I Learn America, a film that follows five immigrant teenagers through their first year at an international high school in New York. The event was a collaboration between the Steinbeck Chapter and
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San Gabriel Valley Practices Enhancing Language Learning

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
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By 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. Plenary speaker Megan Ernst, program coordinator
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San Diego Workshop Focuses on Reading, Vocabulary

Sep 29th, 2015 | By

The CATESOL San Diego Chapter is happy to announce its Fall Workshop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, at the Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113. The theme of the Fall Workshop is “Reading and Vocabulary.” We are looking forward to welcoming our keynote speaker, Deborah
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CATESOL News From the Nevada Legislature

May 19th, 2015 | By
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By LONNIE SHIELDS —The Economic Forum presented its report to the Nevada Legislature on May 1, 2015. It found Nevada’s economic outlook to be strong and agreed with Governor Sandoval that it would require a substantial tax increase to fund his plans for education in Nevada. The legislature is busy closing state budgets and it
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A Capital Success!: The Capital Chapter Workshop
on Listening Strategies

May 19th, 2015 | By
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By ELLEN LANGE —Yi Guan from CSU, East Bay and the College of Alameda led a listening-strategies workshop on Saturday, April 11, 2015, held by the CATESOL Capital Chapter. When planning the workshop, the steering committee unanimously agreed to put on a presentation on an unusual or less-focused-on topic, one that offered a different direction
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Responding to Multilingual Writers Effectively AND Efficiently

May 19th, 2015 | By
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By NOOSHA RAVAGHI —How to respond to multilingual writers effectively and efficiently was Dr. Dana Ferris’s topic at the CATESOL Orange County Chapter’s professional-development workshop on Saturday, May 2, 2015. At the event, cohosted by the chapter and Biola University, participants had the opportunity to learn about giving feedback from Dr. Ferris, the author of
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OC Workshop: A How-To on Writing Feedback

Mar 13th, 2015 | By

By FEMIA SCARFONE —Dr. Dana Ferris will address the topic “Responding to Multilingual Writers—Effectively and Efficiently” at CATESOL Orange County Chapter’s full-day Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Biola University. Dr. Ferris is professor of Writing at the University of California, Davis, where she directs the second language writing program. She is the
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San Gabriel’s Kickoff Stars Lesson Plans, Teaching Ideas

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Graduate student Norah Alnemari describes her activity to instructors Adriana Meza and Mike Malley at SGV chapter event.

By JENNIE WATSON —San Gabriel Valley’s kickoff chapter event was a resounding success! Fifty people, fueled by hot coffee and muffins, presented lesson plans and ideas for teaching at K-12, IEPs, adult schools, community colleges, and universities. With about eight people presenting at a time in 30-minute increments, everyone was able to wander the room
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Intercultural Communication Takes Center Stage at Steinbeck Chapter Event

Mar 13th, 2015 | By

By BRANDON LAMBERT —More than 40 educators, graduate students, and administrators gathered February 7 at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) for the Steinbeck Chapter’s first event of 2015, “Intercultural Communication in the Language Classroom.” Practitioners and future practitioners alike heard from those engaged directly in scholarship and teaching across cultures, and
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