Fall 2016, ISSN 2378-4822

 Fall Fourth Estate 32(3),  2016,  Developing ESOL Language Proficiency  | TexTESOL IV | October/4/2016 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Up Coming Events

 

calendar


  1. Teacher of the Year Nominations 10/8
  2. Board of Director Nominations 10/15
  3. Leadership Workshop Applications 10/15
  4. TexTESOL State Conference 10/27-29
  5. TexTESOL IV Conference 11/12
  6. TexTESOL IV Leadership Workshop 11/12

Practical Classroom Tools

korean-elementary-school-m-email-blast


SNOWBALL FIGHT
Walton Burns, Senior Editor, Alphabet Publishing 
 
PRACTICAL ESL/EFL ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMMUNICATIVE CLASSROOM
Dr. Shane Dixon, Senior International Educator, Arizona State University
 
WHERE ARE YOU FROM ICEBREAKER
Walton Burns, Senior Editor, Alphabet Publishing 
 
SCAFFOLDED READING
Shelley Hale Lee, ESL Instructor and Teacher Educator, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC. 
 
EFFECTIVE ESL/EFL CLASSROOM USE OF NEWS ARTICLES AND GENERATIVE TASKS
Olga Muranova, Oklahoma State University
 
PRACTICAL ESL/EFL ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMMUNICATIVE CLASSROOM
Dr. Shane Dixon, Senior International Educator, ASU 
 
COMPLETE THE SENTENCES

Walton Burns, Senior Editor, Alphabet Publishing

 

Articles

 

AN INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN KRASHEN: THE AFFECTIVE FILTER AND READING 
Dr. Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California; Alex Monceaux, TexTESOL IV, Editor
Teaser: Dr. Stephen Krashen discusses the affective filter and practical applications of the affective filter’s uses in reading instruction and materials selection.  
 
INTERVIEW WITH DR. BONNY NORTON: THE AFRICAN STORYBOOK INITIATIVE
Dr. Bonny Norton, Dept. of Language & Literacy Education, University of British Columbia; Alex Monceaux, TexTESOL IV, Editor; Jennifer Guertin, TexTESOL IV Paper Editor
Teaser: Dr. Norton talks about the African Storybook Initiative and how the African Storybook project encourages agency, literacy, and identity shifts within communities.  
 
BLOOM’S AFFECTIVE DOMAIN & ESOL EDUCATORS IN HIGHER ED AND ADULT ED
Alex Monceaux, TexTESOL IV Editor; Jahnette Wilson, University of Houston
Teaser: Contemporary sciences indicate the importance of a learner’s Affective domain over the Cognitive domain as a better indicator of success than intellectual ability. This study explored characteristics of ESOL Higher Ed and Adult Ed educators training, knowledge, perception, and use of Bloom’s Affective domain. This is an abbreviation of a full-article submitted for publication.  
 
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN THE SERVICE OF SUCCESS: A CASE STUDY OF TWO ESL STUDENTS
Randi Freeman, Anaheim University
Teaser: This teacher conducted case study of two 8th grade ESL students in the United States investigates the impact of anxiety and identity on their progress towards attaining English proficiency. Scores on standardized tests of English proficiency, English Language Arts, and Math as well as classroom grades were used to define the term “successful” or “less successful”. Both students are Spanish speakers and have been in ESL classes for their entire school careers in the United States.  
 
ON LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Aaron Chao, Yanbian Business Technical School
Teaser: Despite proficiency’s importance and use frequency in language education, a lack of clarity remains. This article addresses defining proficiency, researcher’s approaches to provide a common definition to benefit assessment and teaching.  
Conference Info 
 

 Location


Hilton, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston Texas 77204, November 12, 2016

Getting a Room 

Registration

Speakers


Breakfast & lunch will be provided. 


World Calendar of Events

blue-globe-and-world-map


Featured Events

Don’t forget to register for the TexTESOL State Conference

This deadline is quickly approaching! October 8th! Be sure to get your nominations in! Teachers need your support. Deadline – Oct 8th!

Throw your “Hat in the Ring” for Board of Directors and Apply for the Leadership Workshop. Deadline – Oct 15th!

Don’t Miss the TexTESOL IV Regional Conference! 

TexTESOL IV Newsletter

www.http://www.textesoliv.org/

409-880-7236

TexTESOL IV thanks TAMU-Commerce for sponsoring the Leaderships Workshop!