4th Annual Summer Symposium

June 8th, 2013, 9:00-3:30
St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus

For more information about the 4th Annual Summer Symposium, please see the Symposium Program. The plenary talk was The Flipped Class Model and ESL: Evolution not Revolution by Dr. John Graney.

Roundtable Discussion with International Colleagues

April 4, 2013, 2:00-3:00
USF Tampa

Roundtable discussion on English Language Teaching with international colleagues from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, and Paraguay, who are participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program through the Department of State.

Workshop: ACTIVE Skills for Reading: Increasing Reading Fluency

Feb. 28, 2013, 3:30-6:00
HCC Dale Mabry, SSB-108

Free workshop; please RSVP by 02/25/13 to Cindy Le at cindy.le@cengage.com.

In this interactive workshop, reading specialist Neil Anderson will show teachers how students can increase their reading fluency and comprehension by using an ACTIVE approach to reading. Participants will learn best practices and considerations for teaching beginning to advanced students, and will walk away with practical ideas to use in their classrooms. Free materials for each workshop attendee. Target Audience: College & Secondary Reading & ELL Teachers.

Service Learning Panel

Jan. 23, 2013, 6:00-7:00
USF Tampa

Dr. Lance Arney, Associate Director of the USF Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships

Dr. Arney will cover the basics of service-learning, share resources the OCEP office has available for USF and INTO USF faculty interested in integrating service learning into their courses, and provide some examples of existing service learning courses at USF.

Dr. Eric Tucker, Ethics Professor and Service Learning Coordinator for the Honor’s College, St. Petersburg College

Dr. Tucker will speak about Intercultural Studies and Experiential Learning and share about his experience teaching service learning courses.

Ms. Kristen McGreger, EAP Instructor at the USF English Language Program, INTO USF

Ms. McGreger will discuss the process USF’s English Language Program went through to develop a new service learning course, share ESL student survey results on interest in service learning, and discuss the course guide for the new Serving Learning class that is running for the first time this Spring semester.

Refreshments will be provided by INTO USF!

Free Parking for non-USF affiliates available!

Holiday Open House

December 18, 2012, 5:30-8:30
Jane Govoni’s house

Holiday Open House. Please email Jane for address: drjmg7564@aol.com

How We Learn: Essential Cognitive Science for Teachers

October 18, 2012, 5:30-8:00
HCC Dale Mabry, room DSSC 123

Talk by Todd A. Joseph, psychology instructor at HCC.

Presentation: Corpus Linguistics and Grammar

September 4, 2012, 3:30-5:00
HCC Dale Mabry, Room DM-Hum 218

Talk by Randi Reppen, Professor of Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University.

Best of TESOL 2012

April 13, 2012, 5:00-7:00
Hillsborough Community College

Couldn’t attend TESOL this year in Philly? Come to our BART meeting to hear what other BART members who attended learned.

Engaging Listening/Speaking Activities for English Language Learners

Feb. 29, 2012, 3:30 to 6:00

Locations: Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, SSB – 108.

Listening is the most important of all language skills, involving 85% or more of all communication time. This workshop will focus on the development of listening in the ESL classroom and will attempt to answer five questions:
1. What are the benefits of listening?
2. What factors affect listening in a second language?
3. What are the two main types of listening?
4. What constitutes effective listening material?
The workshop will be relaxing, offer lots of suggestions for classroom teaching, and present a variety of listening selections and ideas. Teachers will leave the workshop promising themselves, “I’m going to use more listening activities in my classroom.”

About the Presenter:
Barbara Foley served as Associate Professor at the Institute for Intensive English at Union County College in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Professor Foley has presented workshops at numerous state and international TESOL conventions on listening, grammar interaction activities, and integrating computer instruction and websites into the ESL classroom.

ELLs and Academic Language Development

Feb. 24, 2012
USF Sarasota-Manatee

Louise Wilkinson will be visiting from Syracuse University to present her latest work on ELLs and academic language development. Please share with others and your students! http://soe.syr.edu/about/member.aspx?fac=62