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Saturday, February 27

10:15am PST

Examining Errors from Chinese L1 Speakers in the ESL Classroom
Sentences are often categorized by active or passive, in which they are often classified as the use of voice in grammar books. The research paper aims to examine the common errors among Chinese L1 ESL learners in the second language classroom. A summary of findings will be presented through a literature review.

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Alexander Tang

Adjunct Faculty, Seattle Central College

Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Tubb’s Hill 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

11:15am PST

The End of Grammar As We Know It
Generative Linguistics has defined grammar in terms of syntax, and syntax largely in terms of phrase structures that, combined with lexical items, result in correctly-formed sentences. But what if that isn’t what’s going on at all? This session will look at the perspectives and contributions of Construction Grammar.

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James Hunter

Director, TESOL Programs, Gonzaga University
James Hunter has taught ESL/EFL for over 30 years and is the director of TESOL Programs at Gonzaga University. He has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and his research interests include Second Language Acquisition, corpus linguistics, instructional... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm 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

3:00pm PST

How to get published in WAESOL Educator
Share your knowledge! Develop professionally! Grow your CV! Come and learn how to get published in the WAESOL Educator. The presenter will describe our readership, types of articles, and how to meet our submission requirements. Participants will take away ideas for an article to submit. Bring your smartest friend!

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Bridget Green

Mukogawa U.S. Campus
In addition to teaching at MUSC, I'm currently the editor for WAESOL Educator. Ask me how to get published in our journal and/or how to be a peer-reviewer!

Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Tubb’s Hill Park Room

3:00pm PST

Pre-Service Educator Perceptions of Competence in Diversity
Quantitative study with qualitative support responds to changing educational contexts, identified in the literature review, to examine perceptions of competence on issues of diversity of pre-service educators enrolled in a public northwestern university. The researcher provides suggestions to improve educator curriculum.

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Kathryn Pawelko

Alumni, University of Idaho
Kathryn Pawelko is a recent graduate of the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Idaho. She will soon hold Idaho certification for secondary education with endorsements in history, English, Spanish and... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Audubon Park Room
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