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Ed.D Student Di Yu to present at AAAL 2013  ☆

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Professor Hansun Waring and Ed.D student Elizabeth Reddington to present at Colloquium at AAAL 2013  ☆

DIS Research Methods and Research Questions in Humor Studies This colloquium critically examines the present research agenda in humor studies and calls for its expansion, in terms of both the research methods being used and the types of questions being asked. The contributions of mixed methods, conversation analysis, longitudinal case studies, and acoustic analysis to …

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Professors James Purpura and Hansun Waring to present at Colloquium at AAAL 2013  ☆

ILTA at AAAL Colloquium - Learning-Oriented Assessment (LOA) in Classrooms: A Place where SLA, Interaction, and Language Assessment Interface Many L2 assessment researchers (e.g., Rea-Dickins, 2003; Leung, 2005) have acknowledged the central role that assessment plays in L2 classrooms and have recognized the need to relate assessment principles and practices to teaching and learning. Empirical …

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Ed.D Student Drew Fagan to present at AAAL 2013 and TESOL 2013  ☆

AAAL 2013 From "No" to "Let's Think About That": Systematically Managing Negative Feedback in L2 Classroom Discourse The current study examines the systematicity with which one expert ESOL teacher provides and differentiates negative feedback practices across classroom interactions. Utilizing conversation analytic and ethnographic methods, varied examples of the teacher’s negative feedback practices will be examined …

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MA Applied Linguistics Student EunSeok Ro to present at the Graduate Student Forum at TESOL 2013  ☆

The Graduate Student Forum is a 1-day mini-conference
that invites graduate students in TESOL teacher preparation programs to share the results of their research, their teaching ideas and experiences, and the materials they have developed. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas Wednesday, March 20, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Dr. Carolin Fuchs and Dr. Bill Snyder to present at Roundtable Session at AAAL 2013  ☆

It's Not Just the Tool: Instructional Design for Exploiting the Potential of Social Networking This case study explores the extent to which pre-service language teachers used Google Wave, an online writing tool and social networking site, beyond their pedagogical tasks, and the course design implications of this use. Genre-based pedagogy may be a necessary support …

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Professor ZhaoHong Han to present at TCCRISLS at Teachers College on October 5th  ☆

40 Years Later: Updating the Fossilization Hypothesis Fossilization, an interlanguage-particular phenomenon whereby a semi-developed linguistic form or construction shows permanent resilience to environmental influence and hence absence of further progression towards the target, is one of the most popular concepts among second language researchers and teachers. In fact, it was the empirical motivation for the …

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Doctoral Student Drew Fagan to present at 2nd Meeting of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI) at Teachers College on September 29th!  ☆

Managing Learner Initiatives in L2 Classroom Discourse: An Examination of Teacher Communicative Practices Drew Fagan Teachers College, Columbia University Incorporating a mixture of conversation analytic and ethnographic methods, the current paper examines one teacher’s systematic management of learner initiatives and the reasoning for such management. Varied management practices will be discussed in relation to the …

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M.A. TESOL K-12 students Katrina Pierre and Virginia Palau to present at TC’s Technology Demo Day! 

DIGITAL STORYTELLING: Using personal narratives to promote English language learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students in Taiwan used MovieMaker to compose a digital story of a personal keepsake. This task integrated the use of technology with reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as a way to create a more authentic and enjoyable writing …

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Ed.D. Students Catherine Box & Sarah Creider to present at TESOL 2012: What Students Do: Gauging Participation by Analyzing Nonverbal Conduct 

This study analyzes the nonverbal conduct of preschool-aged bilingual/ESL (Spanish-English) students as they participate in mathematical tasks in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Using discourse analysis, presenters show that students demonstrate their engagement through gaze, gesture, and body positioning rather than talk. Such findings may aid content-area teachers in assessing student involvement.

Posted 32 months ago by TESOL & AL Program

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Ed.D. students Sarah Creider & Catherine Box to present at AAAL 2012: Showing While Telling: Performing Directions in Tutoring Sessions 

Showing While Telling: Performing Directions in Tutoring Sessions

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Professor Hansun Waring to present at AAAL 2012: “Any questions?”: Investigating the Nature of Understanding-check in the Language Classroom 

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Doctoral Student Drew S. Fagan to present at AAAL 2012: Giving Feedback Systematically: A Conversation Analytic and Ethnographic Examination of Teacher Practices 

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Dr. Carolin Fuchs and Dr. Bill Snyder with M.A. Alumni Shannon Bishop and Pantelis Charalambous to Present at AAAL 2012 

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Professor Hansun Zhang Waring with Ed.d. Students Sarah Creider and Tara Tarpey, and M.A. Student Rebecca Black to Present at AAAL 2011 

Conference: AAAL 2011 Presentation Title: A search for specificity in understanding CA and context. Paper to be presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference (AAAL): Chicago, Illinois. Abstract Based on videotaped interactions from both ordinary conversations and institutional talk, this paper contributes to the ongoing debate regarding CA and context by detailing …

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Professors Hansun Zhang Waring and Barbara Hruska to Present at IPrA 2011 

Conference: 12th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA) Presentation Title: Problematic directives in pedagogical interaction Abstract In this paper, we describe the specific ways in which certain practices of directives can disengage learner attention, block participation, and ultimately, stifle learning opportunities. Data come from a videotaped tutoring session collected at an after-school early literacy program for ESOL …

Posted 44 months ago by Michael Vlahovic

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Professor Hansun Zhang Waring to Present at AILA 2011 in Beijing 

Presentation Title: Learner initiatives in the language classroom. Abstract Given the centrality of learner agency in generating learning opportunities, this conversation analytic study explores the nature of learner initiatives within a corpus of 15 audio and video-taped adult ESL classes as well as the range of interactional contingencies these initiatives are harnessed to manage.

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Ed.D. Students Catherine Box and Sarah Creider to Present at AAAL 2011 

Conference: AAAL 2011 Presentation Title: Look, Touch, & Talk: Doing Participation and Pedagogy in a Tutoring Session

Posted 44 months ago by Michael Vlahovic

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Dr. Howard Williams to Co-organize and Present at Panel at TESOL 2011 

Conference: TESOL 2011 in New Orleans Panel Title: Linguistic Issues in Writing from Sources Topic covered: Reported written discourse, in particular hedging and verb choice.

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Ed.D. Student Drew S. Fagan to Present at International Conference on Language Teacher Education 

Conference: International Conference on Language Teacher Education - Minneapolis, MN (May 19-21, 2011) Title of Presentation: Conversation Analysis as a Tool for examining Teacher Knowledge in Practice Abstract While teacher knowledge research has been influential on teacher learning, our understanding of how teacher knowledge connects with actual classroom instruction remains limited. The current study aims …

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