Chapters

San Gabriel Valley Forms 12th CATESOL Chapter

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

New Chapter Announces First Workshop —In this field, we see the same students day after day; we teach the same classes each semester, or year, or decade; and we sometimes get into a routine. That might be what makes newness feel thrilling. When we (a group of TESOL enthusiasts varying from graduate students to seasoned
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Beyond “Repeat After Me”: OC Workshop Features Pronunciation

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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By CAROL BANDER —That 168 people registered and enjoyed Marla Yoshida’s workshop on Saturday, November 8, 2014, and that 75 out of 95 participants rated the topic excellent attests to the fact that pronunciation is a hot topic. At the event, cohosted by CATESOL, Orange County Chapter and the TESOL Club at California State University,
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Steinbeck’s ShareOut, Panel Plans

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

CATESOL Steinbeck Chapter Conference ShareOut a Great Success and Plans for Panel on Intercultural Communication in the Classroom By NETTA AVINERI, ONDINE GAGE, BRANDON LAMBERT, and JENNIFER PECK —The CATESOL Steinbeck Chapter organized and hosted a very successful CATESOL Conference ShareOut on November 5, 2014, at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). The event
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The Magic of Chapter Making

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

By MAGDALENA KWIATKOWSKI —Teachers are a creative kind. They will oftentimes settle for less than a well-paid job because, like other artists, they find thrill and fulfillment in the act of creation: designing classroom environments in which learning thrives, finding new ways to reach and transform their students, and creating that perfect moment during class
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OC Chapter’s Fall Workshop to Feature Pronunciation

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

By CAROL BANDER —Speaker Marla Yoshida will address the topic: “Beyond ‘Repeat After Me’: Teaching Pronunciation With Imagination” at the approaching CATESOL, Orange County Chapter’s Fall Workshop on Saturday November 8, 2014, at California State University, Fullerton. Ms. Yoshida has taught English as a second language for more than 25 years in the US and
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Steinbeck Chapter Unites With Multitude of Events

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

Dana Ferris Workshop, Foreign Language Education Symposium, Potluck Picnic, Sharing Session, and Panel Unite Steinbeck Chapter Community By NETTA AVINERI, CAMERON CHIEN, AND ONDINE GAGE —The Steinbeck Chapter of CATESOL began 2014 by collaborating on January 24 with California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), which generously hosted UC Davis Professor Dana Ferris, who provided a
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Inland Empire Conference Explores Texting,
Augmented Reality as Teaching Tools

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

By SHEILA MARTINELLI —Texting as a teaching tool? At the Inland Empire 2014 Spring Conference, held May 3 at UC Riverside Extension Center, presenter Susan Gaer shared many ways that mobile devices can be used as a tool to help students learn language in the classroom. Susan engaged conference participants in many activities using cameras
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OC Chapter Spring 2014 Workshop Gets Creative

May 16th, 2014 | By
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“Serious Fun: Creativity in the Classroom” at OC Chapter Spring 2014 Workshop By FEMIA SCARFONE —On Saturday, April 12, the Orange County Chapter hosted its biannual workshop featuring Christopher Stillwell, editor of Language Teaching Insights From Other Fields: Sports, Arts, Design, and More (in press; nominated for a British Council ELTon Award for Innovation in
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OC Fall Workshop: Beyond “Repeat After Me”

May 16th, 2014 | By

Beyond “Repeat After Me”: OC Fall Workshop to Feature Pronunciation By CAROL BANDER —It’s not too early to start marking your calendars for CATESOL, Orange County Chapter’s Fall Workshop, to be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at California State University, Fullerton. The speaker, Marla Yoshida, will address the topic “Beyond ‘Repeat After Me’: Teaching
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Capital Area Chapter Update

May 16th, 2014 | By

Capital Area Chapter Grows With the Season Spring has sprung, and summer is coming! Everything is beautiful and in bloom here in Sacramento and the surrounding areas. Like the seasons, the Capital Area Chapter has also bloomed. During the last few months, our chapter has had the wonderful opportunity to meet several graduate students from
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