News and Events

Editor’s Note:
Final Edition

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
Karen Bleske

—Hello, CATESOL News readers. Fall is finally here, and that means it’s time for the CATESOL 2017 Annual Conference. It’s also time for a transition. As you may know, the Board has decided to end the CATESOL News with this Fall 2017 edition, because a new opportunity has arisen for CATESOL and it is time
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Trump Administration Begins Rollback of DACA Program—What Happens Now?

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
thumbnail of legislative advocate Jeff Frost

By JEFF FROST —On Tuesday, September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be ended with a six-month delay to allow the Congress time to act on a replacement. The DACA program was begun in 2012. Under the administration’s action, the Department of Homeland Security will
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Pronunciation Operator on Duty: What’s Your Emergency?

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
image of author Marsha Chan

By MARSHA CHAN —Do you teach pronunciation to your ESL students? Have you ever faced a pronunciation teaching conundrum? Wondered about prioritizing skill activities? Felt stumped by a student or teaching situation? Want to try to stump pronunciation authors? Or have ideas to share? Come to this Board-sponsored Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group (TOP-IG) session
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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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Optimizing Existing Resources in Education to Find Stability in the Middle East: An Opinion

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
thumbnail of Tamara Zuniga-Brown

By TAMARA ZÚÑIGA-BROWN —In the piece that follows, a version of which was published as a special report to the National Security Forum of Northern Nevada (NSF), I discuss the power of the ESL/ELC (English Language and Culture) profession to build international bridges of peace and cross-cultural understanding, this time on the ground in Iraq.
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Case Study: SLA Theories and the Role of Social Interactions

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
author image of Zhaoyu Wang

By ZHAOYU WANG —In this case study, I used classic ethnographic methods to analyze a focus student, including her language skills, learning environment, and learning needs. This case study inspired me, in my future teaching, to not only pay attention to the classroom, but also to consider what is happening outside the classroom. Culture, family,
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