The presentation ¨Caring for the kinesthetic students through music and song¨ nominated by ARTESOL executive committee as Best Presentation at the 2017 ARTESOL Convention has been selected by TESOL International as one of the eight Best of TESOL Affiliates and will be presented at TESOL 2018 in Chicago, USA.
Each year up to eight TESOL affiliates present sessions at TESOL Convention. These sessions are submitted as the best session from over 100 affiliate conferences. TESOL International is responsible for the selection of the eight BEST sessions. These eight BEST are presented at TESOL Annual Convention.
Caring for the kinesthetic students through music and song
Educational professionals have been arguing about multiple intelligences and learning styles for a while. Yet, the presenter believes that not all intelligences are being addressed evenly. She will demonstrate how to apply some tools to cater for the less predominant.
Schnitzler, Silvia. ARTESOL member, lecturer on Phonology, English language and Linguistics at IES Nº 28 “Olga Cossettini”, Rosario, Santa Fe. Author of Phonemic and Phonetic Notation Practice.
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The presenter found that teaching foreign languages came closer to teaching real communication in large and mixed-ability classes, especially in heterogeneous language environments. This was despite methodology being unable to establish an effective system for teaching communication skills and only a minority of students managing to acquire such skills.
Emphasizing the interconnection between academic reading and writing, the presenters discuss ways of engaging students in using context clues as an effective strategy to promote active vocabulary learning and use in academic writing.
Native American Boarding Schools: The Continent’s First ESL Immersion Program
Inspired by first hearing her grandfather’s ancestral language spoken in 1980, the presenter explores the history of Native American boarding schools, including their role in education today. The presenter discusses the societal impact boarding schools have had and what this means to ELLs and Native education in current contexts.
Joan Johnston Nelson, PhD
Participants engage in hands-on practice of research-based strategies known to move secondary ELs “stuck” at intermediate fluency to proficiency in academic English. These innovative strategies build control of linguistic structures unique to math, social studies, and language arts while promoting student confidence, especially among long-term ELs. Attendees receive supportive resources.
The act of plagiarizing can destroy the student-teacher bond of trust. How can this perennial problem be permanently solved? The answer lies in four simple steps. This interactive session guides participants through a humanistic, useful, and effective process that guarantees to reduce plagiarism and cheating in the ELL classroom.
Educational professionals have been arguing about multiple intelligences and learning styles for a while. Yet, the presenter believes that not all intelligences are being addressed evenly. The presenter demonstrates how to apply some tools to cater to the less predominant intelligences.
This is a call for articles from ARTESOL English for Specific Purposes Interest Section for 2018 edition of ESP E-journal, a refereed international journal of issues in Teaching English for Specific Purposes. ARTESOL ESP E-journal receives submissions of unpublished manuscripts on any topic related to the area.
Four categories of manuscripts are evaluated:
Research Articles. This is a section devoted to the publication of research articles that will be refereed by three renowned researchers.
Pedagogical Experiences in ESP. This section includes the description of new experiences (strategies, techniques, course design) within ESP.
Reviews. This section includes reviews of books and journals published by Universities, Teacher Training Colleges and other institutions interested in the development of ESP courses or studies.
Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF document format. Full-length articles should be no more than 5,500 words in length, excluding appendices. For more details, see the submission guidelines and the sample articles here.
Please note that the deadline for your contributions is February 28th, 2018.
Your articles should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The editorial board will contact you as soon as your article goes through the different stages of the review process. We look forward to and do count on your being a part of this edition. Once your article has been accepted, it will be published within a year as from October 1, 2017.