113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

English as a Second Language Studies II

Session Chair: 
Rita C Cavigioli, University of Missouri-Columbia
Session 2: Friday 10:40am-12:10pm
Salon III (ET)


  1. David Clark, Independent Scholar
    This is a personal essay depicting the wonderful people of Colombia and the Australian, Canadian, and American educators who work as ESL educators. I connect my experiences with linguistic theory, offering practical approaches for students who speak Spanish as their first language and experience the pressure that comes with an increasing demand to speak, read, and write in English.
  2. Taoues Hadour, University of Missouri
    In this presentation, I am going to investigate  how to improve English as a second language pronunciation. When learners speak a second language, pronunciation is really important. Indeed, pronunciation has a positive effect on learning a second language and learners can gain the skills they need for effective communication in the target language.
  3. Benjamin Taylor, Humboldt State University
    As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia, I developed activities to encourage student creativity and enhance student writing.  Activities presented here are the product of collaborative efforts with 4th-through 8th grade Micronesian teachers over a two-year period.  Activities could be modified for a range of ELL contexts and environments.
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