KYLA MCMILLAN

Workshop Title: Using Service Learning to Increase Student Engagement and Language Retention in the English Language Classroom This workshop will highlight the benefits of using service learning as a methodology in the English language classroom. Service learning begins in the classroom and then moves out into the community where students engage in projects such as organizing a clean-up or creating an information campaign. Students engage in higher order thinking through service learning by integrating multiple skills, problem-solving, and reflecting on and evaluating their project. Service learning offers a unique opportunity for students of all backgrounds to use their language and communication

IRCEELT-2021 Workshops

 CRYSTAL BOCK THIESSEN Workshop Title:  Learn and Apply: Using Social Media for Language and Content Application Social media has transformed over the years from a place of entertainment to a contemporary and engaging learning platform that is immediate and personal. Reviewing language and content through social media posts is a great way to help students connect their learning to bigger issues … Read More   GARRETT LARSON Workshop Title: Integrating the four skill areas in language learning: An instructional routine This workshop provides teachers with an instructional routine they can utilize in language classrooms to prepare students for academic courses at

Garrett Larson

Workshop Title: Integrating the four skill areas in language learning: An instructional routine This workshop provides teachers with an instructional routine they can utilize in language classrooms to prepare students for academic courses at English-medium universities. Drawing upon empirical research, Motley’s (2016) Talk, Read, Talk, Write, and his own teaching experiences, Dr. Larson will provide practitioners with a cohesive weekly routine that employs all four skill areas (i.e., listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Based on his experience, students who receive such instruction are highly receptive and engaged in the subject matter. This workshop will provide teachers with an additional routine

Crystal Bock Thiessen

Workshop Title:  Learn and Apply: Using Social Media for Language and Content Application Social media has transformed over the years from a place of entertainment to a contemporary and engaging learning platform that is immediate and personal. Reviewing language and content through social media posts is a great way to help students connect their learning to bigger issues outside of the classroom. This virtual workshop will demonstrate how to set up a social media project for unit or semester-long content and language review. Participants will learn how to guide their students in social media posts that will improve their skills in

Prof. Dr. Fredricka L. Stoller

Professor Emerita of English at Northern Arizona University (NAU), USA Title: Good News about L2 Reading-Skills Development The ability to read well in English is certainly one of the most important skills needed by students who have academic aspirations. In academic contexts, reading provides a major source of input for learning language and course content. Furthermore, reading typically generates increased interest and motivates students to explore topics further through additional reading.  Yet, skilled reading is not a simple endeavour. The good news is that we can all help our students develop their reading skills, whether we teach reading directly or indirectly

Prof. Dr. John Pijanowski

The University of Arkansas, USA Title: Building Bridges between Vocation and Higher Education Drawing upon the scholarly literature and his own experience creating and leading a professionally focused gateway to higher education program Professor Pijanowski will present how these programs are constructed and offer exemplary models for how they can serve students and communities. When done well these collaborations have dramatic positive effects on student learning, motivation, and higher education attainment. Moreover, students who complete these collaborative programs are better positioned for job placement after graduation and when coordinated with industry leaders can serve as valuable workforce pipelines. We will

Prof. Dr. NATELA DOGHONADZE

International Black Sea University, Georgia Natela Doghonadze, Ph.D. in Education Sciences Program Coordinator, Professor, Doctor. Scientific supervisor of 39 defended Ph.D. dissertations, author of 9 books in ELT and Education, and more than 200 articles. Teaching and research interests cover education, educational psychology, sociology and management, ELT and literature. Title: Teacher burnout and COVID-19 pandemic