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Saturday, February 27

10:15am PST

Discussing the TARP: Developing Foundational Research Skills
This introductory research project, called the Topic Analysis Research Project, engages students in a step-by-step process of determining if a selected topic is Researchable, Worthwhile, and/or Interesting enough to be a successful candidate for further research.

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David Martin

Washington State University
David Martin has been teaching for 21 years with about 15 in the ESL realm. He is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the English department at WSU, focusing on developmental and first-year composition. His research interests include ESL teacher identity trajectories, identities... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Audubon Park Room

10:15am PST

My Homestay was Bad: Intercultural Intervention
This presentation will examine the relationship between an absence of intercultural learning, and students' "awful" homestay experiences. The presenter will begin with examining the complexity of Study Abroad purpose then explore the process of intercultural learning and why it’s crucial, and end with what it requires.

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Maggie Dale

Mukogawa U.S. Campus
I have been working at MUSC (formerly MFWI) since 1991. I'm very interested in Intercultural Communication and was lucky enough to be a Fellow at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in both 2017 and 2018.

Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Chief Garry Park Room

10:15am PST

Teaching ESL Reading through Jose Marti’s Poetry
This presentation proposes teaching critical literacy in ESL through reading Jose Marti’s poetry. The presentation will discuss the development of voice, learner's biographical construction, and ethic/aesthetic expressions as integral parts of teaching reading skills in ESL.

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YiShan Lea

Professor of Bilingual Education, Central Washington University
YiShan Lea is a Professor of Bilingual Education at CWU. Her Ed. D. is in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University, Idaho. Her research background is in teacher education and education cultural ethnography. She has published many peer-reviewed articles and 3 book chapters... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Mirabeau Park Room

2:00pm PST

Holy COW - Collaborative Online Writing
The reflective aspect of writing lends itself to online classes, but learning the process of writing can be interactive. This workshop provides an opportunity to practice a condensed Collaborative Online Writing lesson in small groups. It will end with a discussion of teacher & peer-generated feedback in an online setting.

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Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Instructor, Spokane Community College/Mukogawa US Campus
Margaret (Maggie) Diehl is an adjunct instructor at Spokane Community College, teaching ESL in the Adult Basic Education division, and at Mukogawa Women’s University US Campus. She has also taught at Spokane Falls Community College and Gonzaga University. She has her masters in... Read More →
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Teresa Schock

teacher, Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Teresa Schock teaches at Mukogawa U.S. Campus & has been a teacher for more than 25 years.  During her career, she’s taught HS Spanish, survival English skills to immigrant families, Spanish to preschool children, and ESL to university students at EWU. She volunteers with immigrants... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Riverfront Park Room

2:00pm PST

I see me in the story!
This workshop uses a Socratic approach to examine the Iranian festival of Mehregaan and its relevance to our world today. This constructivist approach allows the participants (including English language learners) to engage in a shared inquiry through active engagement with their peers, enhancing their understanding of the issues in the text.


Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani

Central Washington University
Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani, PhD, is professor of education at Central Washington University. His research and teaching include the Middle Eastern politics and culture, teacher education, social studies methods, democratic education, and the intersection of education and ideology. He... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Tubb’s Hill Park Room

2:00pm PST

Pandemic (Pen)Pals
The presenters outline three different contexts for their cross-cultural/linguistic partnership and discuss its successes and challenges. In particular, they highlight the reciprocal nature of this endeavor as US and Japanese students work out cultural and linguistic differences and blurred academic boundaries. 

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Timothy Diko

Instructor, Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Timothy Diko is an ESL instructor at Mukogawa US Campus in Spokane.  His research interests include ELF, pronunciation and language identities.  He enjoys volunteering in the community, the great outdoors and finding ways to overcome the challenges of online teaching.

Mary Jeannot

Gonzaga University
Mary Jeannot is associate professor of ESL and TESOL programs at Gonzaga University.  Her research interests are in critical ethnography, language, power, context and invention. Her most recent passions are near nature, near perfect exercising her outdoorphins.

Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Coeur d'Alene Park Room
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