Interest Groups

Dear Full-Timers, Administrators, and Coordinators

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
image of Tiffany Ingle--PTEIG member

By TIFFANY INGLE —As a part of Adjunct Awareness week, February 23-27, I conducted a survey of the Part-Time Educators Interest Group. I asked only one simple question: What concerns you most right now as a part-time educator? The responses surprised me. I expected to see health care and more pay come up, but I
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Celebrating Part-Time Retirements

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
Tiffany Ingle

By TIFFANY INGLE —I recently had a pie party at my home for some students, during which we ate far too much pie and the students got far too honest. Because it’s registration time, students began discussing which classes to take with which professors—a conversation I chose to eavesdrop on rather than participate in myself.
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Overcoming Pronunciation Hurdles in Core Classes

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
Marsha Chan (left) and Marina Broeder

By MARINA BROEDER —Pronunciation and accent reduction have been gaining the attention of many ESL professionals recently. To keep the ball rolling, the Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group (TOP-IG) will present a session on overcoming pronunciation hurdles in core classes at the upcoming 2014 CATESOL Annual Conference in Santa Clara. By answering a short six-question
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Check Out TELL-IG’s New Site! And 3 Great Teaching Sites

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
Blair Roy

By BLAIR ROY —CATESOL TELL-IG (Technology Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group) has a new web address: CATESOL TELL-IG is a professional organization that provides instructional strategies to California and Nevada Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages as they incorporate technology into their language-learning classrooms. Hope to see you there! ReadWriteThink ReadWriteThink is
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TELL-IG Raps at Regional

May 16th, 2014 | By
TELL OTAN seminar at the northern regional

By BLAIR ROY —During the recent 2014 Northern Regional Conference, “Collaborating and Learning,” held at the Sacramento County Office of Education on April 26, 2014, TELL-IG conducted a rap session at lunch. The notes and links to resources can be found on TELL-IG’s wiki: Participants shared their experiences, favorite resources, and tools, and they
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Educational Apps for English Language Learners

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By
screen shot of OTAN Words4U art

By BLAIR ROY —At a dinner party recently, one of the guests asked if it were advisable to add lots of apps to her phone. The answer she received, from another guest who is a software architect, has resonated with me since. His response was, “That device in your hand is a mini mobile computer,
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