Event Schedule (2012)

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Registration: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration will take place in the McCone Building Lounge.
If you have registered online: please sign in with your name only.
If you have NOT registered online: please sign in and pay the registration fee of $10.
*Please note that registration on the day of the Symposium does not include lunch.


Keynote Address: 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Dr. Leo Van Lier, Green Grammar
Please note: The Keynote Address has been moved to Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building (499 Pierce St).


Session 1: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

 Presenter Topic Location
Katie Stubbendick Hayden
Dual Immersion Education on the Monterey Peninsula
 CF452
Sisi Wu*
An Investigation on Chinese Tone Learning Strategies
 CF434
Kathleen Bailey, Ryan Damerow, and Dave Chiesa
Using Dialogue Journals to Promote Interaction in EFL Contexts
 MG102
John Jordan
The EFL Teacher as the Main Source of Target Input
 MG307


Session 2: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

 Presenter Topic Location
Daniel Tamayo
(panel moderator)
Language Learning for Translation and Interpretation
 CF452
Sigrid Daffner
Teaching Language through Theater and Acting
 CF434
Patrick Gaebler
L1 Use in the Foreign Language Classroom
 MG102
Lisa Donohoe Luscombe
Language and Identity in a Post-Soviet World: Language of Education and Linguistic Identity among Azerbaijani Students  MG307


Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be provided for those who register before March 6th.


Session 3: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm


 Presenter Topic Location
Eliz Tchakarian
(panel moderator)
The Unique Experience of One-on-One Teaching
 CF452
Chuanyun Bao*
The Difference Between Teaching Foreign Language and Teaching Translation and Interpretation
 CF434
Vita Kogan*
Positive Emotions and Learning
 MG102
Anne O'Dowd
Technology and Textbooks in the Classroom
 MG307


Session 4: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

 Presenter Topic Location
Sarah Springer
(panel moderator)
Life After Your Master's: Voices of MIIS Alumni
 CF452
Rod Hinn
The Nature of Errors: Crosslinguistic Analyses of Learners' Errors
 CF434
Trina Philpot MontanoWeb-Based Foreign Language Assessment: Introducing Spanish ODA MG102
Kasey Carmichael
Incorporating L2 Learning into the Pre-K and Elementary Environment
 MG307


Session 5: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

 Presenter Topic Location
Patrick Gaebler
(panel moderator)
Second Language vs. Foreign Language: Teaching English in Different Contexts
 CF452
Sara Graham
Chinese Learner Language: A Linguistic Phenomenon?
 CF434
Becky Bierman
Discovery Learning: Examples from French and ASL Classrooms
 MG102
Juan Sanchez
Systemic Inequities in Bilingual Education
 MG307


Poster Sessions: 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Poster sessions will take place in the McGowan Building Lounge.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 Presenter Topic
Eliz Tchakarian and Qian Wang
Writing Games: An Approach to Action-based Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
Robin Chen
Fostering Learner Autonomy for Chinese Students
Alicia Brill and Kassie Clark
English Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes: Which Fits You?
Lauren Brereton, Paul DiResta, and Sendy Ramos
Charlie and the Culture Factory: Raising Cultural Consciousness
Karen Wong and Arash Asady
Beyond yoUrself In Language Development (BUILD)
Sarah Springer
BUILDing on Success: Grassroots Immersive Initiatives
Adnan Al-Hammody, Kaitlin Decker, and Kimby Murakami
A Recipe for Language Learning Success
Shigeko Sekine
Foreign Language Association of Monterey County (FLAMCO)
Ramon Mislang
A Fulbright ETA's Footprints Through China
Tammy Wik
Teach English Abroad with the ELF Program
Elana Solon and Eliz Tchakarian
The Modern Language Journal
Caroline Kelley
Peace Resource Center
Rawiwan Buppanhasamai and Potcharawan Sukmuen
Tag Team Teaching: A Case Study of "Learn Thai with BUILD"
Yaniv Oded
Theory, Technology and Practice in Foreign Language Education




Asterisk (*) indicates presentation will be given in a language other than English. Simultaneous interpretation will be available, provided by students from the
Monterey Institute Master's in Translation and Interpretation program.