Sunshine State TESOL 25th Annual Conference
Silver Anniversary
Hilton, St. Petersburg
May 17-19, 2001
program outline | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday
P R O G R A M
 Wednesday, May 16th
    4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Registration
Thursday, May 17th
    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
    2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Publishers’ Exhibits
    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Special Topic Workshops
    9:00 a.m. - FABES Annual Meeting
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Lunch-on-your-own
1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Plenary Speaker: Sarah Hudelson
    My Hair Has Turned Silver: Personal Reflections on Twenty-five Years in TESOL
3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions/Workshops
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Poster Sessions
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Memorial Remembrance for Mary Johnson and Clemens Hallman
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar and Entertainment
Friday, May 18th
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Publishers’ Exhibits (Closed for lunch 12-1)
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon Concurrent Sessions/Workshops
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Networking/Award Luncheon with Local Guest Speaker - Nikola Djuric
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions/Workshops
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. SSTESOL Board Meeting
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. SSTESOL Board Dinner
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday: A Night Out, St. Peter Tour and Escorted Dinners, Registration Area
Saturday, May 19th
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions/Workshops
10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Jean-Robert Cadet
Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class American
11:15 a.m. - 12 noon Discussion and Book Signing by Speaker, Jean-Robert Cadet
11:15 a.m. - 12 noon Concurrent Sessions/Workshops
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. SSTESOL Board Meeting

Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Publishers Rounds & Coffee Break Located next to Registration
The Coffee Service is sponsored by Delta Systems Company, Inc., Dick Patchin, President.

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Special Topic Workshops
A New World View: Valuing Diversity at Home and Globally
Farah Khorsandian-Sanchez    ECC4
Workshop – Higher, Adult, Language Learning, Teacher Training, Research, Program Administration
This interactive workshop explores the extent to which global interdependence has profoundly changed our world, specifically in education. It includes a review of U.S. demographic trends, perception exercises, and a cultural pursuit game followed by a parable. Participants travel from the U.S. to global scenarios about language, population and religion. Maximum: 25 people.

 ESOL Teacher Education: Still Living in a State of Infusion
Candace Harper   The Dali
Carmen Morales-Jones
Joyce Nutta, Aixa Perez-Prado
Workshop - Elementary, Secondary, Colleges, Higher, Teacher Training
This workshop will provide a forum for ongoing discussion of issues related to the infusion of the ESOL endorsement into preservice teacher education programs. Participants will join in this discussion framed around three key areas: program development, faculty development, and field experiences.
 
Letting Course Placement Cutoff Scores Using ACT's ESL Course Placement Service
Frank Potter    The Demens
Workshop – Colleges, Higher, Research, Administration
This special topic workshop will look at the issues surrounding common course placement decisions with the use of the same or different placement instruments. Methods for selecting the appropriate test instrument and eventually setting statewide minimum scores for the newly developed EAP courses will be shown with the use of the ACT ESL course Placement Service. Success rates, accuracy rates, probability of success, and percentages of students placed in various levels will be discussed. ACT's new ESL test will be available for demonstration.
 
Community College Educators Talk about EAP and Adjunct Issues
Pamela Patterson  The Williams
Beth Larson
Workshop – Colleges
This symposium with panels of community college administrators and instructors will examine the conversion to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and discuss adjunct issues. How is your campus structuring EAP? Which placement tool is your college using? How can we attract and keep adjunct instructors? Audience contributions will be encouraged.
 
Bridging Two ESL Cultures: High School and Community Colleges
Jose Macia, et al  The Bayboro
Workshop – Secondary, Colleges
The purpose of this special topic workshop is to explore better articulation between high school and community college ESL programs. The presenters will outline the current state of the programs and essential themes for discussion, inviting participants to expand and envision the future of articulation between the two institutions.
 
FABES Annual Meeting
Presentation: National Board Certification for ESOL/Bilingual Teachers!
Lindy Swain    The Whitted
Teacher Training
Participants will explore the comprehensive performance assessment from the NBPTS for English as a New Language. Through small group activities and large group discussions, participants will see how the ENL Standards are evidenced in teaching practice. Implications for professional development with ESOL teachers will also be discussed.
 
Effective Reading Instruction for Beginning Readers in Elementary Schools
Lynda Franco    The Janus
Workshop – Elementary
This workshop will highlight the major areas where reading instruction for limited English language speakers needs to differ from instruction for native English language learners in elementary school classrooms. Effective techniques to differentiate, intensify and accelerate instruction will be demonstrated and discussed. Activities will focus on beginning readers of all ages.
 
Fitting Pieces of the District ESOL Puzzle Together
Mary Corbin, Candi Fleet,  ECC3
Linda Locke Agresta, Mary O’Brien,
Mayra Cestero, Jan Bevan,
Carmen Kushim, Kate Hoffman
Workshop – Elementary, Secondary, Higher, Teacher Training, Refugee Concerns, Administration
This presentation will demonstrate the use of funds and personnel to meet the diverse needs of our students and their families. Eight members of Manatee County Special Programs team will highlight their area of expertise in providing services in our schools and community. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following our presentation.
 Lessons We Can Learn from Linguistic Autobiographies
 Marie Wilson Nelson   ECC1

Workshop – Teacher Training
In this highly interactive session, participants will introduce themselves linguistically, examine their stories, and consider what their "good" and "bad" language experiences suggest about what helps (or hinders) language development. Working in small groups, they will also brainstorm ways to apply the insights that emerge in their classrooms.
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 45 Minute Workshops

Go Explore! A Task-Based Approach to Journals for ESL
Kurstin Burja    ECC2
Demonstration – Secondary
This presentation will demonstrate how to expand journals into active learning diaries through challenging language-learning activities. Through activities such as surveys, self-reflections, peer collaborations, listening task, and viewing tasks, the presentation will show participants how to create practical task-based activities that integrate language skills in context outside of the classroom setting.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 45 Minute Workshop
Castaway: Using Pictures from "Robinson Crusoe" to Teach Writing
Jaime O'Dell    ECC2
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary, Adult
The purpose of this presentation is to show teachers how to use pictures from Robinson Crusoe to help their students develop creative writing skills. Participants will write their own story to accompany several illustrations copied from the adventure story. The presentation will also provide samples from a 5th grade Korean student’s version of this exercise.
 
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 90 Minute Workshop
Making ESOL the High Point of Your Middle School Students’ Day
Judith Rivera-Hilaire  ECC2
Workshop – Secondary, Teacher Training
Discover how to bring standards-based instruction to life for your middle school students through high-interest, relevant literature, themes of content. This presentation demonstrates how lessons are designed and sequenced to provide maximum learning potential for students at all stages of language proficiency in Hampton-Brown’s newest program, High Point.
 
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. 45 Minute Workshops
Newcomer Orientation
Sandra Hancock  The Whitted
The Sunshine State TESOL president invites all first-time conference participants to attend this informal session.
 
TransACT Translation Library Update
Andrew Carey   The Demens
All are welcome to network with the Florida Advisory Board and Andrew Carey of TransACT to address your translation needs.
 
ESOL Co-Teaching Model: An Alternative to Pull-Out
Lisa Curtis     ECC4
Sandra Gourash, Donna Frazee
Paper – Elementary
Based on their teaching experiences, the presenters describe a co-teaching methodology for instructing LEP students that involves pairing an ESOL instructor with a regular classroom teacher. Co-teaching includes LEP students with regular students, creating a situation benefiting everyone. The presenters explain the co-teaching model and offer concrete suggestions for implementation.
 
Does Familiarity with Classmates Enhance Learning? Implications for TESL
Manjula Shinge  The Bayboro
Paper – College, Higher, Applied Linguistics, Administration
What role does familiarity with classmates play in successful task-based assignments? The results of an experiment conducted at the English Language Institute at the University of Florida, using Koreans and Venezuelans in matched and mis-matched pairs, suggest ways that teachers should group students within their classrooms.

Mini-Grants: An Easy Way to Fund and Implement Your Special Project
Suze Lindor   The Williams
Mitchell Bobrick
Paper – General Audience
This presentation is designed to encourage participants to submit proposals for mini-grants. Suze Lindor will explain the mini-grant application and review process. Mitchell Bobrick, winner of this year’s mini-grant award, will share his experience.
 
Succeeding with SuperGoal - Communication in Real Life Contexts
Donna Lee Kennedy   The Dali
Workshop – Secondary, College, Adult
This 4-level integrated skill series combines structural and functional learning approaches that promote communication in real life contexts. With full-color illustrations and clear presentations of vocabulary, grammar, dialogs, and readings, young adult and adult learners will experience an abundance of opportunities for pair and group role plays and whole class communication.
 
"In English," the Most Effective Video Program Available
Richard Bourell   ECC3
Demonstration – Colleges, Adult
Richard Bourell, author of the In English video ESL curriculum will demonstrate materials, management strategies and curricula for using the program in a classroom setting combined with video lending. Programs in family literacy, Distance Education and Even Start will be discussed and results presented. Handouts and questions and answers.
 
ELLIS Kids: The Technology Tool for Teaching Children ESL
Geri Michelsen   ECC1
Demonstration – Elementary, Computer Assisted Language Learning
This session presents ELLIS Kids, a new research-based software that assists education in teaching ESL to children. Through interactive video, voice recording and native language assistance, the curriculum covers vocabulary, listening, grammar, pronunciation, and communication. Utilities allow you to design a curriculum for specific student needs, such as FCAT preparation.
 
English In My Pocket
Maggie Pagan    ECC2
Demonstration – Elementary, Teacher Training, Administration, Parental Involvement
English In My Pocket is a multi-sensory language program for Stage 1 (pre-production) and Stage 2 (Early Production) English language learners in primary grades. It provides comprehensible input for newcomers through interactive rhymes, chants, songs, books, and games that involve visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities.
 
What Next? A Plan of Action for Noncompliance
Doreen Russell   The Janus
Paper – Elementary, Secondary, Teacher Training
The Florida State guidelines for ESOL endorsement require that teachers be familiar with the LULAC, et al. vs. State Board of Education Consent Decree signed into law in 1990. However, our training often does not address the question of what to do if a school is clearly out of compliance. This presentation attempts to give parents, teachers, and/or concerned citizens procedural guidelines for raising these issues and seeking solutions in such cases.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION
Dali/Janus/Whitted
Welcome by
Cheerleaders, Dancers, Singers of Maximo Elementary & Lealman Elementary
Keynote Speaker:
Sarah Hudelson
My Hair Has Turned Silver: Personal Reflections on Twenty-Five Years in TESOL
Sarah Hudelson is a Professor and Interim Associate Dean in the College of Education, Arizona State University. A former elementary school teacher, she has worked in teacher education in Texas, Florida and Arizona. She has published articles and books about children's first and second language and literacy learning in ESL and Spanish-English bilingual settings.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Publishers Rounds &
Refreshment Break
Located in the Exhibit Hall
This Refreshment Break is sponsored by Houghton-Mifflin Company, Susan Maguire and Caroline Still, Representatives.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 90 Minute Workshops
Effective Communication Skills for Beginning Teachers in the Classroom
Jane Govoni    The Whitted
Workshop – Teacher Training
This interactive session will explore the following four topics: (1) critical thinking and problem solving questioning techniques, (2) nonverbal communication, (3) teaching and learning styles, (4) lesson planning to accommodate learners’ perceptual and organizational preferences.
 
Distance Learning Reaches the ESL Population
Anne Watts    ECC3
Workshop – Adult
The Learning for Life programs are live, interactive television programs delivered over cable network nationwide. The programs are targeted to the limited English speaking adults seeking to improve their English, employability and math skills. The presentation will introduce the audience to the programming, explore benefits of delivering adult basic education over technology, and discuss implementation in the participant’s community.
 
"Deepening Understanding: Higher Order Thinking for Second Language Learners"
Maria Derrick-Mescua   ECC4
Workshop – Teacher Training
The workshop considers ways to incorporate higher order thinking into integrated language and content lessons for second language learners. Participants will analyze sample lessons and questions in print and video to identify ways to deepen second language students’ understanding of content.
 
Mucho Multicultural Methods
Samuel Perkins  The Janus
Workshop – Elementary, Teacher Training
This workshop offers information about teaching methods to help ESOL Educators in Pre-K to sixth grade better meet the learning needs of students from diverse cultural groups. A dual focus exists: guidelines for and examples of effective multicultural teaching methods are both presented.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 45 Minute Workshops
Preparing For National Certification in English as a New Language (ENL)
Julie Alemany   ECC1
Demonstration – Elementary, Teacher Training, Administration, Parental Involvement
As one of 64 teachers in the nation certified in the area of English as a New Language, the presenter would like to share her personal experiences with the National Certification process.
 
Employment ESL for Refugees: Trends for the New Millennium
Allene Grognet  The Bayboro
Paper – Adult, Refugee Concerns
The presenter will look at employment programs as they evolved in the 1990s, and examine how programs have changed (or not changed) in three areas: curricular framework, methods and techniques, and assessment strategies. She will also examine changes in the workplace and employer demands, changes in populations, and changes in funding priorities.

Turning Spanish Speakers into English Readers with Failure Free Reading
Pam Jones   ECC2
Linda Cutting
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary, College, Adult, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Teacher Training, Research, Parental Involvement
Failure Free Reading is a scientifically validated and research based reading program specifically designed for the lowest literacy students. The presenters will demonstrate the program and all its components.
 
The Teacher-Friendly Grammar Book: A Reference Guide for the ESOL Professional
Richard Firsten  The Williams
Workshop – Teacher Training
Need a helping hand in understanding English grammar and teaching it? In this session, you’ll discover new ways to teach hard-to-explain areas of the English language, an abundance of teaching exercises to take right into class, and more – all from the new publication, The Teacher-Friendly Grammar Book!
 
Workplace Plus: Living and Working in English
Oliva Fernandez  The Demens
Demonstration – Secondary, College, Higher, Adult
Workplace Plus: Living and Working in English is a four-level ESL course beginning at absolute beginning level. Through three tightly woven integrated strands; workskills, lifeskills, and language, Workplace Plus readies students for success in the workplace and the community.
 
Project GOTCHA, Galaxies of Thinking and Creative Heights of Achievement
Nilda Aguirre   The Dali
Norma Hernandez
Workshop – Elementary
Project GOTCHA identifies and serves gifted and talented, language and culturally diverse students in grades 1-8. There are two major characteristics that differentiate the GOTCHA Program for other ESL gifted programs. The first is the emphasis on the unique creative abilities of each child. The second is early intervention of language minority students.
 
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 45 Minute Workshops
Breaking the Barriers: Writing Strategies That Work
Lana Lysen   ECC2
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary, Adult
This interactive session provides writing strategies. Lessons will be modeled which incorporate multiple intelligences and provide a bridge that connects art to writing. Strategies from the New Jersey Writing Project and Six Traits models will focus on ideas, development, and organization. Audience participation will be encouraged.
 
Research Labs in the SLA Ph.D. Program at USF
Phil Smith, Hong Gao   The Williams
Farah K-Sanchez, Iona Sarieva
Workshop – Elementary, Secondary, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Teacher Training
This presentation will introduce the Research Lab 1-6, a course offered in the Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida. The main course objectives will be described as well as the specifics of the course. Several projects and activities on application of technology in foreign language classrooms developed by students of two consecutive cohorts will be shared.
 
The "Write" Path To Reading Success
Thomas Wasylyk   ECC1
Demonstration – Elementary, Teacher Training, Research
This presentation will demonstrate and discuss techniques that reinforce language development and reading and spelling development for students of all ages through handwriting instruction. Direct instruction techniques that motivate teachers and encourage students to want to write will be previewed. The importance of near-point modeling of letters and words (high-frequency-sight words) and writing the words in isolation as well as in context (word meaning) will also be discussed.
 
From Theory to Achievement in a Two-Way Bilingual Program
Ester de Jong   The Bayboro
Paper – Elementary, Teacher Training, Secondary, Research
This presentation will focus on how a K-5 Two-Way Bilingual Education program successfully integrates theory with practice to increase academic achievement patterns and describe the factors that make this program an effective bilingual program for its English and Spanish speakers.
 
The Best Learner’s Dictionary Just Got Better!
Alexandra Rivas  The Demens
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary, College, Higher, Adult
The new FLORIDA STATE ADOPTED Longman Dictionary of American English just got better. Not only is the Longman Dictionary of American English clear, contemporary, and informative, it is now available with CD-ROM. The presenter will show how students can use the dictionary and CD-ROM to find the correct definition, practice pronunciation, and learn new vocabulary.
 
Technology for Reading and Writing Enhancement
Terence Cavanaugh   The Dali
Catherine Cavanaugh
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce to teachers two software applications used to improve the reading and writing ability of students. The software applications are readability statistics analyzers and screen readers.
 
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 45 Minute Workshops
 The Hows and Whys of Running Records
Timothy Rodriguez   ECC2
Demonstration – Teacher Training
While not as well known as informal reading inventories, running records can provide rich data about students’ reading development. The presenter will demonstrate how to do running records and how to obtain important information using this authentic reading assessment.
 
Talking in Circles: An Interactive Approach to Listening and Speaking
James May    ECC1
Demonstration – Secondary, College, Adult, Teacher Training
This activity will motivate all of your students to stand up and take part. The presenter will demonstrate a research based dynamic approach to interactive communication that is not only effective for listening and speaking classes but also works well as a pre-reading or pre-writing activity.
 
Involving Families in Education
Doris Young    ECC4
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary, College, Higher, Adult, Teacher Training Research, Administration, Parental Involvement
Participants will learn how the Florida Partnerships for Family Involvement in Education can provide information, training, support for families, and in-service to schools interested in enhancing family involvement for free in Spanish and English. The demonstration will also show the participants how to find low cost, or no charge, bilingual resources on the Internet for family involvement.
 
How Much Linguistics Do We Need?
Steven Brown    The Janus
Paper – Teacher Training
We survey standard examinations and draft standards that relate to the place of linguistics in the preparation of TESOL teachers. We also offer a preliminary survey of MATESOL programs to see how well they are meeting the standards and conclude with thoughts on the sort of linguistics teachers need.

 Which Reader is the Right Reader?
Susan Maguire   The Dali
Demonstration – College, Higher
Reading classes are not only about reading comprehension, new vocabulary, and reading strategies. It is also vital that students learn how to read critically and make connections between what they read and their own experiences. This presentation demonstrates how Houghton Mifflin ESL readers are right for reaching these goals.
 
Improving FCAT Scores for ESOL Students Through Simple Technology
Dan Parravano   The Whitted
Kristine Nasn
Workshop – Elementary, Secondary, Parental Involvement
There is no question that students have new and different ways of acquiring information. To keep pace as an educator, you have to be more imaginative and more flexible than ever before. Brainchild’s creative and flexible technology combined with unsurpassed FCAT content delivers the best system for your ESOL students.
 
Big IDEAS! Insuring LEP Student Success in Social Studies
Joyce Lancaster   The Williams
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary
This presentation will provide a demonstration of specialized techniques that make grade level social studies concepts comprehensible and enhance student English language learning at the same time. It will provide lots of immediate use ideas and a chance to see Ballard & Tighe’s new history series especially written for English language learners, grades 4 and up. Extensive handouts.
 

 Visual Learning Software for Language Learning
Cathy Cavanaugh  The Demens
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary
This presentation will introduce participants to visual learning software and will demonstrate visual learning strategies for language learning. Using Inspiration and Kidspiration software, which appear in the Florida Educational Software catalog, participants will see how to create and use a variety of visual learning tools for emergent and experienced language learners.
 
Clicking Around the Library: Facilitating Web-based Library Research Skills
Keith Lindley   The Bayboro
Demonstration – College, Higher
This presentation is a report of a project to develop students’ web-based library research skills by selecting and bringing together library research tools from the web and creating and implementing tutorials and guides. Handouts about URLs, transparencies of representative web pages, and helpful hints for creating in-house materials and building the website will be provided.
 
A Secondary ESOL Classroom: Multi-age, Multicultural, Multi-level and Multi-task
Sonia Aguila    ECC3
Donald Blair, Mary Puleo
Demonstration – Secondary
ESOL students appreciate being exposed to different materials and different methods of instruction. See how it is possible to create a classroom in which students are presented with a variety of instructional materials daily.
 
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Poster Session
An Educator’s Guide to Getting Published
Eileen Ariza    Lobby Area
Susanne Lapp
Poster Session – Higher
Making the leap from being a classroom teacher or professor to becoming a published author in profession journals can seem impossible yet is necessary for professional development. The presenters share the steps and guidelines they use in writing about their experiences and then getting them published in professional journals.
 
Two Great Men, Two Great Countries
Mirtha Castaneda   Lobby Area
Poster Session – Elementary, Secondary, College, Teacher Training, Parental Involvement
This presentation is a display of artifacts completed by third and fourth grade students comparing American President Abraham Lincoln and Mexican President Benito Juarez. We will demonstrate how we can create multicultural units to achieve Sunshine State Standards.
 
You Can Win a TESOL Scholarship or Award
Cheryl Benz    Lobby Area
Poster Session – ALL
TESOL has awards and scholarship for everyone, graduate students, outstanding classroom teachers, and even for people who are just TESOL members. Come to this poster session and learn how easy it is to apply for an award. There are seven awards available for the TESOL Academy in Orlando in 2002.
 
Florida Works! Career-Building Program That Works for ESOL
Teri McLean    Lobby Area
Poster Session – Secondary, College, Higher, Adult, Teacher Training
Come learn about Florida Works: Career-Building Skills for Adults. This poster session displays the foundational principles and teaching techniques that empower learners to succeed in the workplace.
 
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. The Whitted Room  Mary Johnson and Clem Hallman Remembrance
Come and share a special story or memory about Mary and Clem with your colleagues.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar and Entertainment Music by Cathy "Fifi" Randall
 
Friday
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Publishers Rounds & Coffee Break Located next to Registration
The Coffee Service is sponsored by Florida Human Resources Development, Inc., Ron Froman, Executive Director.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 90 Minute Workshops
Movie Time: Developing Language Skills Through Films
Cheryl Garayta   ECC4
Workshop – College, Higher, Adult, Applied Linguistics, Refugee Concerns, Research, Administration
The presentation includes small-group discussion of ESOL students’ reluctance to speak English, followed by brief presentations of films and sample lessons developed for a variety of language levels. Participants will work in teams, guided by the presenter, outlining their own units combining a film with language skill/program competency development.
 
Times, Types, Stereotypes, and Temperaments
Dolly Aizenman    ECC3
Jose Montes
Workshop – Elementary, Secondary, College, Higher, Adult, Teacher Training, Research
This workshop offers a further exploration into culture as a medium of interaction and a basis for learning. Building upon preliminary results of a sample of 600 students, participants will be provided with easy and fun practical classroom applications for a culturally congruent, effective teaching learning environment.
 
"TOE "Full" of Fun Games"
Peggy Street   The Williams
Marybeth Walsh Ferland
Workshop – Higher, Adult, Teacher Training, IEP
Get your TOEFL students’ noses out of the books and into your classroom. The presenters will lead participants through examples of a variety of games appropriate for presentations, practice and reinforcement. Emphasis is on low preparation, high interest exercises with instructions for making traditional TOEFL prep exercises more dynamic and meaningful.

Preparing the TESOL Pre-K-12 ESL Teacher Education Standards
Candace Harper  The Whitted
Workshop – Elementary, Secondary, College, Higher, Teacher Training
This presentation will describe the efforts of TESOL, Inc., to develop a set of performance standards and assessment criteria for teacher education in the area of ESOL. A set of draft standards will be presented and participants will be asked to provide feedback to be used in finalizing the standards.
 
Final Answer: Yours or Your Brain’s?
David Gurney   ECC1
Workshop – Applied Linguistics, Research
Workshop includes a rationale for examining brain research in second languages and examples of insights on using this research to develop modifications in teaching/learning situations. Participants examine samples of studies and describe potential applications to their own language teaching situations. Handouts of research summaries and sample techniques.
 
Language Arts Instruction Through Multicultural Literature
Melise Bunker   The Demens
Workshop – Elementary
This workshop will provide ideas for teaching language arts through multicultural literature. After modeling ideas, the workshop leader will divide the participants into small groups that will design and share a language arts lesson based on a multicultural book. Various materials will be available for participants’ use.
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 45 Minute Workshops
Blended Learning: Linking Tradition and Technology in ESL Classrooms
Li-Lee Tunceren  The Bayboro
Beth Carlson
Demonstration – College, Higher, Adult, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Teacher Training
Participants are introduced to WebCT and its features as they browse a community college Advanced English as a Second Language integrated skills course. "Blended Learning" will be defined and methods shared for effectively supplementing a traditional textbook-based curriculum with Internet-based activities such as online discussion boards, interactive quizzes and evaluation of websites.
 
Accelerating English Learning the Sunshine Way!
Alexandra Rivas  ECC2
Sharon Weiss
Demonstration – Elementary
This is an interactive workshop showing how the new STATE ADOPTED Scott Foresman ESL Sunshine Edition integrates languages, content, learning strategies and now all new phonics components as well. It is designed to accelerate English language learning with emphasis on test-taking strategies, and phonics. The Scott Foresman ESL Sunshine Edition helps students’ access mainstream curriculum and successfully achieve grade-level standards.
 
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 45 Minute Workshops
An Introduction to the MAC II Test of English Language Proficiency
Leon Dreyfus   ECC2
Thomas Fitzgibbon
Demonstration – Teacher Training
This program introduces the MAC II Test of English Language Proficiency. The program will include: a brief overview of the test; information on requirements for testing (time, materials, training); a demonstration of test administration and scoring, including ratting speaking and writing samples; information on interpretation of test results.
 
Get More from Grammar!
Cindy Le   The Bayboro
Demonstration – Secondary, College, Higher, Adult
Meaningful and relevant practice, contextualized presentation, and truly engaging communicative activities can transform the ESL grammar classroom into a rich environment for language learning. Participants will learn about three exciting new grammar series from Heinle & Heinle, and will walk away with sample materials and practical ideas to use.
 
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Publishers Rounds & Coffee Break
Located in the Exhibit Hall
The Coffee Service is sponsored by Fairfield Language Technologies, Margo and Rodney Fitzgerald, Representatives.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 90 Minute Workshops
Learn through Play: Phrasal Verbs and Idioms
Gladys Stromberg  ECC4
Maiken Murphy
Workshop – Elementary, Secondary, College, Higher, Adult
"Pulling the wool over someone’s eyes" and "getting the lion’s share" are expressions that make our students "throw in the towel" when learning English. "Plug into" this workshop and "have a blast". Explore techniques that make phrasal verbs and idioms "come alive" in the classroom.
 
Comics: Words Alive!!!
Teresa Lucas   The Bayboro
Maria Beatriz Mendoza, Ebru Erdem
Workshop – Adult
Using comics in the classroom provides an appealing and fun way to introduce and review a variety of grammatical structures and vocabulary, practice and recognize communicative functions, and explore social and cultural themes. You will participate in a number of proven activities that will liven up your classes.
 
Cooperative Strategies in the ESOL Classroom
Elizabeth Giles  The Whitted
Workshop – Elementary, Secondary
The ESOL classroom is the perfect place to implement cooperative learning. This workshop will provide practice with Kagan cooperative learning strategies. Participants will practice strategies and brainstorm ways to use them in content areas. Be prepared to move around and talk. Cooperative learning is appropriate for any age level.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 45 Minute Workshops
New/Young Teacher’s Strategies for Gaining Students' Trust
Darren Bologna  The Demens
Paper – Adult
Teachers and supervisors should know special problems new teachers face when starting a new class. In this session, the presenter introduces the stages new teachers encounter with new classes along with a list of successful coping strategies. The presenter’s personal anecdotes and classroom strategies exemplify successes in building student trust.
 
A CBO-School Partnership: Helping Refugee Youth Succeed
Kathleen McKenzie, David Ruchinski ECC1
Lauren Rymer, Kara Williams,
Emily Krunic, Lee Townsound,
Amna Abdurahmanovic
Panel Discussion – Elementary Secondary, Refugee Concerns, Administration, Parental Involvement
The Panel will present a slide-show of various programs including School Liaisons, ESOL classes, Summer Camp, and Drop-out Retrieval. An outline of each program, how we coordinate with Duval County Schools, and what we have learned to date will be presented.
 
Reading Skills and Culture
Douglas Magrath   ECC2
Paper – Higher
Reading in a foreign language is a difficult matter. Even when students know the meanings of the separate words, they may not get the meaning of the text. Many factors are involved in reading: readers’ familiarity with conventions of written texts in L1 and L2, awareness of cultural differences, and awareness of the structures in the text.

Using New Interchange in Florida Classrooms
Leslie Lott   The Williams
Andreas Martin
Demonstration – Secondary, College, Higher, Adult
New Interchange is the world’s most successful communicative 4-level series and has just been adopted by the State of Florida, for secondary programs. Leslie Lott, a New Interchange user for many years, will be conducting the presentation and will have concrete activities and suggestions for implementing New Interchange in Florida classrooms. All those attending the session will receive a sample book and cassette.

Exploring Lives in Two Languages
Kelly Sippell    ECC3
Linda Watkins-Goffman
Paper – Teacher Training
The presenter will discuss issues of identity that affect ESL learners in her book Lives in Two Languages, which uses fiction and autobiographical writings of bilingual authors, as well as case studies of bilingual researchers. Excerpts from film depicting these works will be presented. Audience feedback will be invited.
 
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 45 Minute Workshops
The Art of Conversation: Using Art to Foster Communication
Rhonda Cooper   ECC1
Paper – Adult
We will begin by discussing how art can be incorporated into English language instruction and consider the utility of the various mediums in art for this purpose. We will look at sample mini-lessons at different English levels and in reference to the state standards.

 The English Language Development Continuum
Dean Stecker    ECC2
Paper – Elementary, Secondary
The English Language Development Continuum is a three dimensional matrix that prescribes instruction and determines adequate progress in English language development based on grade level, oral proficiency in English, and written ability in either English or another language. The continuum is designed for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
 
Vocabulary Learning: How Can We Help Students?
Maria Beatriz Mendoza The Demens
Ebru Erdem
Demonstration – Adult
In this presentation, we will introduce and explain a strategy for systematic vocabulary learning: vocabulary cards. We will share examples, adaptations, and several complementary activities that we have found successful with our ESL students. Come and learn some activities and how to incorporate them in your ESL classroom.
 
Can Teaching the Simple Essay Really Be Simple?
Keith Folse   The Williams
April Muchmore-VoKoun
Elena Vestri Solomon
Demonstration – College, Higher, Adult
For many students, writing is the single most important skill to succeed in an academic setting. In this demonstration, the presenters discuss what kinds of essays are most commonly required at community colleges, colleges, and universities. They present activities that practice not only the written process but also the written product.
 
Project Jericho: Preparing COE Faculty to Train Pre-service Teachers
Gail West    ECC3
Paper – Teacher Training
UCF has received a two-year federal grant to develop its program for COE faculty development and implementation of the infusion program to develop courses and/or modules that will infuse the relevant 25 ESOL Performance Standards required by the Florida DOE into the regular teacher preparation curricula at the University of Central Florida. This session describes the COE faculty development program.
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCHEON
Guest Speaker:
Nikola Djuric
Nikola Djuric was the owner and editor of one of the most important and popular independent radio stations in Serbia. In August of 1998, the station was banned and Nikola was put on trial. He joined Voice of America - Serbia, on air in both radio and TV, and was invited to the United States in 1999 as part of a two week USIA (United States Information Agency) tour, during which he was provided with an interpreter, as he spoke no English. While on tour, hostilities in Serbia worsened, preventing Nikola's return, and he was granted political asylum. He spent his first year here as a Nieman fellow at Harvard, and is now an intern at the world renowned Poynter Institute for Journalists in St. Pete. Nikola will discuss his other Odyssey-that of learning English.
 
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 90 Minute Workshops
Civics Education and Context-Based Language Learning
Teri McLean   ECC4
Workshop – Secondary, College, Higher, Adult
So, you’re interested in English language and civics education, but you’re unsure how to proceed. Come look at context-based activities and approaches that integrate civics education with language learning. You’ll have an opportunity to create and share your own ideas. The popular vide-based series On Common Ground will be showcased.
 
Learner-Generated Teaching
Christina Pinheiro  The Williams
Workshop – Adult, Teacher Training
In this workshop participants will: become, familiar with Learner-Generated Teaching, learn techniques for developing lessons based on the learner’s experiences, and participate in various Learner-Generated activities.
 
Aerobic 2nd Visual Pronunciation Development
Mary Goodman  The Demens
Workshop – Teacher Training, Speech/Pronunciation
This Aerobic/Visual Pronunciation Development workshop will provide teachers with fun/interesting/dynamic activities to enhance students’ pronunciation by means of physical movements set to aerobic music and visual aids. This workshop aims to create an active environment wherein participants can "feel" language in a sensory/visual manner.
 
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 45 Minute Workshops
Integrating Professional Development, School Improvement, and Student Achievement
Judy Jameson   The Whitted
Paper – Teacher Training
The presenter describes Whole-Faculty Study Groups, which provide a structure and a process for schools to integrate the often-separate activities of professional development and school improvement. The integration of teacher-learning with data-driven school improvement goals focuses faculty and students on high priority needs and produces impressive student performance gains.
 
Singing in the Rain: Theatrical Metaphors for Teaching Prepositions
Roger Thompson  The Bayboro
Demonstration – All
How can we help ESOL students learn English prepositions? We will look at how a theatrical metaphor can help. The verb of a sentence sets an action for the stage performance. Prepositions tell the audience which nouns are the actors and which nouns are the scenery and the stage directions.
 
Putting Classroom Videos on Computer CDs
Steve McCrea    ECC3
Paper – Adult, Teacher Training
Most schools have video cameras for use in classrooms. Providing copies for students to view at home becomes an inefficient process (especially if other video formats are needed.) Computer CDs have five benefits over videos, including a time code that students can use for listening practice. A short video will be shown.
 
Assessing Perceived Student Needs in an Intensive English Program
Patrick Kennell   ECC2
Florin Mihai
Demonstration – Adult, Administration, Intensive English Programs
An overview of the development and administration of a survey used for assessing perceived needs of the students enrolled at the Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) in Tallahassee, Florida, including philosophical framework, rationale, design, and interpretation of results accompanied by specific examples of survey data conducted at CIES.
 
The "American" ESL Student in Community College
Meredith Kemper   ECC1
Mingmin Zhu
Paper – Secondary, College
This presentation discusses the profile of the "American" ESL student and the challenges they face when they enter community college. Presenters will share writing samples and assessment information to help bridge the gap for these students. Current data shows that, after completing the required ESL classes, these students can succeed.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 45 Minute Workshops
E-Learning for ESL
Randy Alford   The Bayboro
Judy Strother
Paper – Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Few will debate overwhelming advantages of e-learning –- accessibility from any place at any time, incredible cost savings for training, standardization of content delivered to large groups of learners, and control of content quality, among others. Add the levels of interactivity available through much web-based training, and the advantages increase.
 
Florida Adult ESOL Task Force 2001
Tony Lagos, Robert Breitbard The Whitted
Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant
Edwina Hoffman
Panel Discussion – College, Higher, Adult, Teacher Training, Research, Administration
The Florida Adult ESOL Task Force has created and produced frameworks for Adult ESOL, Adult VESOL, Academic Skills, Workplace Readiness Skills and Citizenship. The Task Force is now responding to the need in the Adult ESOL field to understand the complexities of multicultural issues in the workplace and literacy for Adult ESOL learners. Two additional courses are currently being researched and written for "Strategies for Success in a Multicultural Society" and "Literacy for Adult ESOL Learners".
 
Refugee Realities: Case Studies of Six Cuban Balseras
John Butcher    ECC2
Paper – College, Adult, Refugee Concerns
The purpose of the study is to understand the "Balsero Phenomenon" through interviews, focus group discussions, and limited participant observation with six female immigrants who arrived in the U.S. by sea from Cuba between 1989 and May 1995.
 
uality of Dialogue Journal Writing in EFL Classrooms
Jiraporn Dhanarattigannon  ECC1
Paper – Applied Linguistics, Higher, Adult, Research
Studying English as a foreign language (EFL) and as a second language (ESL) are different situations. This study examines the use of dialogue journals in an EFL setting in terms of a product as compared to academic writing. This presentation will share findings and implications for classroom practice.

Deadly Misunderstanding: An Introduction to English for Specific Purposes
Peter Ragan    ECC3
Paper – Higher, Applied Linguistics
Watch a video on flight communication problems at LA International and review the language exchanged between air traffic controllers and the flight crew of a jet landing at JFK airport. You’ll understand better what makes ESP special, and develop more interest in the cockpit language of your next flight!

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 45 Minute Workshops
Television and Radio: Resources for Teaching English
Siggy Nystrom    ECC4
Joseph Williams
Demonstration – College, Adult, Teacher Training
From popular tunes to television commercials, this lively and interactive workshop will demonstrate how to use television and radio effectively as tools to improve learning strategies and confidence in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and American culture in an ESL setting.
 
Raising the Level of Classroom Talk: Developing Challenging Discourse
Miguel Mantero   ECC2
Paper – Secondary, College, Higher, Applied Linguistics, Teacher Training, Research
This presentation addresses the issue of language use and cognition and their affects on learning a foreign language in the classroom. Examples will illustrate patterns of communication types of classroom talk, and the affects that they may have on language learning. Strategies for developing challenging discourse will be suggested.
 
Help Eliminate Linguistic Violence in Our Schools
Manes Pierre   The Bayboro
Suze Lindor
Paper – General Audience
"Linguistic Violence", although an emerging term, is far from being a new issue. The presenters will provide some background information on the Haitian culture and will offer some insights on a sensitive issue to students whose first language is not English, especially students of Haitian descent.

 (EFC) English for Fruitcakes: Using Jimmy Buffett for TESL
David Pisano    ECC3
Demonstration – ESP, EAP, EFL
In a fun hands-on way, this workshop will demonstrate how Jimmy Buffett’s song "Fruitcakes" can be turned into a fun and meaningful lesson. It will combine the Fruitcakes song, the colorful video, and readings from Buffett’s book, "Where is Joe Merchant?"
 
Teaching Teachers to Teach Job Hunting Strategies
Ana Maria Guadayol   ECC1
Demonstration – Adult, Teacher Training, Refugee Concerns
This presentation will provide strategies for Vocational English teachers to teach job hunting strategies to foreign born professionals. It will also provide validation advice and interview tips for those who have been out of their field for a few years.

New Pedagogy in Teacher Education: Collaboration Across Diverse Fields
Elia Vazquez-Montilla  The Whitted
Carolyn Spillman,
Brenda Lazarus, Michele Ludick
Panel Discussion – Teacher Training
Frequently we find teachers not trained for language instruction; however, because of the diverse nature of today’s classroom, they are transformed into language teachers. Changing education demands require the development of an innovating pedagogy in teacher preparation, including a model for infusing ESOL and Special Education competencies in all programs.

 Goal-Setting: A Step Towards Higher Achievement
Frank Chaich   The Williams
Sha Balizet
Paper – Research
Students tend to plateau at higher proficiency levels. One cause might be the locus of control personality trait; student goal-setting might be an effective treatment. What is the interaction of locus of control with achievement and goal-setting? Do subjects who set learning goals achieve more than those who do not?
 
Alternative Assessment in the ESOL Classroom
Paula Orias   The Demens
Tim Anderson
Paper – College, Higher, Adult, Teacher Training, Administration
The presenters will discuss the importance and efficiency of Alternative Assessment in adult ESOL classrooms as a measure of documenting student progress. Alternative assessment provides instructors with real assessment tools without taking time off instruction and makes assessment fun, real, and interesting for the adult ESOL learner.

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Publishers Rounds & Refreshment Break
Located in the Exhibit Hall
The Refreshment Break is sponsored by Steck-Vaugh; Lynn Harris, Stephanie Eichner, Nancy Ritchie, and Maggie Quevedo, Representatives.

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 45 Minute Workshops
How to Obtain National Board Certification in ESOL
Megan LaVogue   ECC4
Mirtha Castaneda
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary, Applied Linguistics, Teacher Training
We will discuss each entry and explain related vocabulary. We will give tips on how to read and interpret the prompts. We will analyze with the audience part of a video and will describe how our final products evolved.

 Do ESOL Students Catch Up?
Dean Stecker   The Demens
Paper – Research
This session will present the result of a study conducted by Palm Beach County Schools to determine the academic performance of former LEP students. The study was conducted to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the district’s ESOL program and to determine whether and where opportunities for ESOL program involvement existed.
 
Language Production Skills with the New Side by Side
Oliva Fernandez  The Whitted
Demonstration – College, Higher, Adult
This presentation will offer suggestions for activating student language production based on exercises and activities included in the new edition of Side by Side.
 
New Voices: Meeting the Standards for English Language Learners
Cindy Le   The Williams
Demonstration – Secondary
Find out how to meet the Standards with the new Voices in Literature, Standards-Based Edition. New student resources with enhanced skills practice, including contextualized phonics and grammar, and multi-level teaching strategies, seamlessly integrate with existing student texts to ensure that students acquire the skills they need for success. Samples provided.
 
Methods for Teaching ESOL
Elia Vazquez-Montilla   ECC3
Tana Sholly
Paper – Adult
The presenter will discuss a project developed for a Florida Gulf coast University graduate course, Methods for Teaching ESOL. The project describes lessons developed for an ESOL class of adult employees needing Basic English communication skills. Examples of collaboration between high school students assisting as interns will be highlighted.
 
Speakers of English-Based Creoles: Analyzing the Challenges
Arlene Clachar   ECC1
Paper – Applied Linguistics
Speakers of English-based Creoles, in acquiring English, are in an unusual position of acquiring neither a native language nor a second language. This is so because the Creole corresponds to English at one linguistic level (the lexicon), while diverging from English at other levels (morphology and syntax). This paper reports Creole speakers’ challenges in acquiring aspect morphology in English.

Help Your Students Succeed at Work!
Covey Brinkman   ECC2
Demonstration – College, Adult, Refugee Concerns, Workplace/Workforce ESL
Learn how On-the-Job English helps ESL learners develop essential communication skills to handle conversations and documents in the workplace, and how Key Vocabulary for a Safe Workplace provides them with tools to understand the language of workplace safety and to deal positively with safety issues on the job.
 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. SSTESOL Board Meeting Board Room

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Board Dinner
 
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday: A Night Out St. Pete Tour and Escorted Dinners
Look for Signs in Registration Area
 
Saturday
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 90 Minute Workshop
Gender and Its Influences in Language Education
Marie Wilson Nelson  The Whitted
Lamar Bennett
Workshop – Teacher Training, Gender, Language Teaching
In this highly interactive session, participants will introduce themselves linguistically, examine their stories, ad consider what their "good" and "bad" language experiences suggest about what helps (or hinders) language development. Working in small groups, they will also brainstorm ways to apply the insights that emerge in their classrooms.
 
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 45 Minute Workshops
Cross-cultural Communication between Koreans and Americans on Complimenting Situations.
Hee-nam Park   The Demens
Paper – College, Applied Linguistics, Research
This study examines cross-cultural analysis of speech act performance regarding responses to complimenting across Korean and U.S. English. Twenty native Korean speakers participated in this study. I used Discourse Completion Test (DCT) for a questionnaire. The result indicated that the overall frequency of the response types in the direct mode is high.

Helping Students Learn Phrasal Verbs: An Experiment With Koreans
Jongbum Ha    ECC2
Jin Park
Paper – Applied Linguistics, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Research
Many Korean students are uncomfortable with English phrasal verbs, for which they often avoid using phrasal verbs in oral conversation. This study shows that the experimental group uses more phrasal verbs after the treatment, and suggests that phrasal verbs can be learned more effectively by enhancing input.

Listening Comprehension – Lessons Learned from Teaching Other Skills
Carol Cargill    ECC1
Paper – Elementary, Secondary, College, Higher, Adult, Applied Linguistics, Teacher Training, Research, Administration
This paper is aimed at providing the participant with new insights into teaching ESOL. This presentation will draw from all aspects of language learning in order to point out how the teacher may help the student to benefit more from instruction by having a clearer understanding of the factors which impede comprehension, particularly listening comprehension, proxemics, and other para-linguistic matters such as Schema and gestures.

ESOL Leadership through Reading: A Cross-Age Tutoring Project
Candace Harper  The Williams
Nancy Dean, Stacie Rust, Patt Shille,
Sandy Lyall, Tea Lewis, Jean Cunningham
Panel Discussion – Elementary, Secondary, Teacher Training
This presentation will describe how a cross-age tutoring project is being adapted and implemented with ESOL students in three Florida districts. Middle and high school ESOL student tutors learn to select books, read aloud effectively, lead discussions about books, and tutor elementary school ESOL emergent readers in beginning literacy skills

Using Content for English through Marketing: A Class Project
Dan Hufnagle   The Bayboro
Demonstration – Higher
This demonstration shows how to create an advertising project to emphasize American culture while using English in a meaningful way. Intermediate classes can use this activity to build all skills while learning about advertising, marketing and American culture. The result of the weeklong project is a group-produced advertising campaign.
 
"Dis-Oriented": A Japanese Student’s Journey to English
Judy Swartout    ECC3
Paper – Higher
The presenter traces a Japanese student’s English language journey, marking success along the way. Beginning in Japan with an introduction to English in public school and in an alternative English school, the journey continues to New York and ends with English at Palm Beach Atlantic College.
 
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 45 Minute Workshops
Beyond Classroom Teaching: A Leadership Paradigm for Teachers
Gloria Poole   The Bayboro
Demonstration – Teacher Training, Teacher Leadership
Explore new ways for developing school-based programs in ESOL. Identify your leadership styles and skills while exploring suitable strategies to enhance your leadership capacity and influence others in planning, developing, and implementing school-wide activities. Participants will utilize a leadership instrument to determine their preferred leadership style(s) as well as brainstorm and produce a list of school-wide activities that are most appropriate to enhancing the ESOL program.

Teaching Reading/Writing Strategies to Adult Speakers of Arabic
Galila Salib    ECC1
Paper – College, Research
This presenter will demonstrate strategies for teaching the reading and writing skills to Arab students in transition to university.

Changing Roles for Florida’s K-12 ESOL Teachers
Elizabeth Platt   The Williams
Candace Harper
Paper – Elementary, Secondary, Teacher Training
Following a brief presentation on changing roles for ESOL teachers in the wake of inclusion and ESOL as the language arts, the participants will share stories about their own experiences with new expectations for the profession in Florida’s schools. Information from the session will be reported to the SST membership.
 
Improving Instructional Support by ESOL Paraprofessionals
Judy Jameson   The Demens
Paper – Paraprofessional Training
The presenter describes an 18-hour inservice training curriculum for ESOL paraprofessionals. The curriculum improves paraprofessional’ skills in developing ESOL students’ content knowledge, academic language, and collaboration with teachers. Guidelines are under development to assist schools and districts to effectively use paraprofessional for instructional support.

 "You Speak Proper-- You Must Live in a Big House"
Sandra Hancock   ECC4
Paper – Elementary, Secondary, Linguistics
Children, like adults, often have attitudes about different language varieties. This study examines the language attitudes of two groups of third and fourth graders toward Korean-accented English, Black English, Spanish-accented English, and Standard English. One group was enrolled in a dual language program and the other in the regular program. This presentation will share methods and findings.
 
Voices of Adult ESL Learners
Jeong Mee Lee   ECC2
Anna Han
Paper – English for Academic Purposes
The presenters will present voices of Adult ESL Learners through their survey and individual interviews. Using the result from this survey, teachers may see different expectations, perceptions, concerns, and suggestions for communicating with learners and find unexpected insights into their teaching methods.
 
Inherent Challenges in Teaching Pronunciation to Spanish and Haitian Creole Speakers
Esther Perez-Apple   ECC3
Paper – Higher
The multi-lingual class is often a challenge to the teacher of pronunciation, especially when languages such as Spanish and Haitian Creole pose such contrasting sources of L1 interference. This paper will examine the difference and similarities of the two languages as they pertain to segments and suprasegmentals with the purpose of helping teachers understand where they may have the greatest impact on intelligibility.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Publishers Rounds & Coffee Break Located next to Registration
The Coffee Service is sponsored by Sunshine State TESOL of Florida, your professional organization.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The Whitted Room FEATURED SPEAKER:
Jean Robert Cadet
Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class American
Since the publication of his autobiography, Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class America, Cadet has spoken at UNICEF in New York, produced a documentary with CNN, and has been widely interviewed to raise international consciousness to the plight of child slavery in Haiti. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Discussion and Book Signing

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
45 Minute Workshops
Learning About Another Culture is E.E.S.E.E.!
Candace Harper  The Demens
Eileen DeLuca, Daryl Bish
Panel Discussion – Higher, Teacher Training
The Education/ELI Student Exchange Experience (E.E.S.E.E.), now in its third semester of implementation at the University of Florida, partners pre-service teachers with adult ESL learners in a program that is mutually beneficial to both participants. This panel discussion will describe the E.E.S.E.E. program and how it has evolved to become a valuable cross-cultural experience.
 
Reading Detectives – Cracking the Word Code
Maureen Templeman   ECC4
Marlene Brace
Demonstration – College, Higher, Applied Linguistics, Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Participants will first learn a variety of techniques, including looking at the context of the text and using word morphology, to teach their students how to decode unknown vocabulary in various types of text. Next, they will be able to practice these techniques to prove how effective they are.
 
Linguistic Spice on Burgers with Fries: Language-Culture Scrapbook
Joemer Ta-ala    ECC2
Demonstration – Applied Linguistics
This project shows that with proper guidance, international students are able to identify, articulate, and address their individual needs to achieve effective academic functioning. It consists of two parts: students conducting interviews on dealing with social interaction, and creating a scrapbook with American-English and culture as themes.
 
Alan’s Terrible Day: The Jigsaw Procedure in Narrative Writing
Douglas Adams   ECC1
Demonstration – Adult, Teacher Training
Ever had a bad day? Well come and learn how to turn a bad day into a memorable reading/writing activity. This activity blends narrating with meaning negotiation while integrating several skills within the framework of meaningful communication. So, come join us for a brief demonstration, discussion and question time.
 
Making the Connection-Supporting the ESOL Student in the Mainstream
Barbara Beauerson   ECC3
Paper – Secondary
Participants in this presentation will learn how to develop a mainstream support program in their own perspective schools for language-minority students. They will be given information on the development of a support program concerning how to develop a schedule, the role of the ESOL strategist and how to work with mainstream teachers. Handouts will be provided, along with explanations, verbally and visually that pertain to the development of a successful support program.
 
Evaluating Websites for Student Learning
Terence Cavanaugh  The Bayboro
Demonstration – Elementary, Secondary
Sunshine State Standards include effective information finding, evaluation of source information, and how to do research on the web. Learn about strategies and tools for assessing the appropriateness of web pages for general student use and specific strategies and tools for using the web with ESOL students.
 
I Bought the Two Furniture’s: Case of English Article
Sunhee Kim   The Williams
Paper – Adult, Applied Linguistics, Research
This paper reports the finding of a longitudinal study that investigated the acquisition of articles in English L2 by a thirteen-year old boy. Data were taken from the subject’s journal writing over a period of nine months.

 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Board Meeting The Bayboro