Annual

Monica Snow: 2013-2014 Sadae Iwataki Award Winner

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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By ELLEN LANGE —An award with no essay attached! The Sadae Iwataki Award is based on outstanding service to CATESOL and is named after Sadae Iwataki, who served as CATESOL President in 1981–1982. This year, our exhibits coordinator for the past six years, Monica Snow, the assistant director of California State University, Fullerton’s American Language
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So, Transitions: Linking Adverbial Use of ESL Students (Retrospective)

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

By GRAHAM ANDERSON —Being an information and data junkie, I gravitated toward corpus linguistics when I first encountered the topic in graduate school and began playing with various tools available online for recreational research purposes as well as application in the classroom. It was not until my final semester that my schedule allowed me to
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CATESOL 2014 Award Winners

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

CATESOL would like to congratulate the following individuals, who were presented awards at the 2014 Annual Conference in Santa Clara: Elementary Level Professional Development Scholarship Sponsored by Pearson ELL Solutions Award Recipient: Tonya Andrews, Modesto City Schools Adult Level Professional Development Scholarship Sponsored by Cambridge University Press Award Recipient: Cynthia Eagleton, San Mateo Adult School
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CATESOL 2014 Board Meetings

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

By ELLEN LANGE, Past President 2013-2014 —The 2013-2014 CATESOL Board of Directors held two meetings during the CATESOL Annual Conference in Santa Clara. The highlights of those meetings are as follows: Thursday, October 23, 2014, meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each level coordinator and interest group coordinator reported on issues concerning his or
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Answers to the Conference Expense Quiz

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

Here are the answers to the short version of the expense quiz. $23,000 for the convention center $13,000 for F&B (better than the $23,000 required in 2012!) $40,000 for AV $12,000 for the conference program It all adds up to $88,000. Click here for a longer version of the quiz: testmoz.com/404791.



Reflections From the 2014 Conference Chair

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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The Challenges and Joys of Organizing a Conference By BELINDA BRAUNSTEIN —Mom was right: I am glad the conference is over, as she said I would be. Her perspective may have been a little skewed, though, since to her it seemed as if this was all I did with my time from April through October,
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Welcome to CATESOL 2014 Santa Clara!

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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think, connect, create, and share By BELINDA BRAUNSTEIN —For some of you, the 2014 CATESOL Annual Conference in Santa Clara might still feel a long way off. With fall term starting, many of us are focusing our attention on classes, student needs, and settling into a new routine. Yet the conference is just around the
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Plenary Previews and Sunday Workshops

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

Plenary Session Previews The speaker for the opening plenary, Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., will be Kathleen Bailey of Monterey Institute of International Studies with “Creative Connections: Making Meaning Meaningful.” Dr. Bailey will focus on teachers’ creative uses of visual imagery to help learners connect the new to the known. She will consider examples
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Sunday Workshop Preview: Helping Students Understand and Respond to Writing Assignments Across the Curriculum

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

By JAN FRODESEN AND LÍA KAMHI-STEIN First-year writing (FYW) courses aim to help students develop academic writing proficiency, both rhetorical and linguistic, to successfully complete writing assignments in their college courses. However, researchers have found that writing assignments in FYW courses, including ESL courses, differ widely from the kinds of writing assigned across the curriculum
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Foundation Puts On 3rd Annual Saturday Nite Sizzle

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
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By THE SIZZLE TEAM: Gail Simons, Judith O’Loughlin, and Deborah Brooks After a long day of conference workshops and exhibits, come join us 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, in the Magnolia Room of the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency Hotel for an evening of fun! The Sizzle will include dancing, dessert, a no-host bar and
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