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Thirteenth Annual Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC)

February 24 and 25, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin
TexFLEC 2012 Conference at a Glance
Program can be downloaded here 

Friday, February 24, 2012

11:30-5:00

Registration Open

CBA Atrium

11:50-12:00

Opening Remarks - Dr. Elaine K. Horwitz

CBA 3.304

12:00-1:00

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl Blyth-Opening Up Foreign Language Education

CBA 3.304

1:05-1:35

 

How International Language Policies Affect Our Teaching Methods: A Closer Look at Norwegian Language Education Policies (JoyLynn Nesbitt)

GSB 3.104

Applying SimLETS: Examining Technology Effects on ELLs' Access to High School English Science Discourse (Lauren Romero, Dr. Juliet Langman, Dr. Carmen Fies)

CBA 3.304

1:40-2:10

Taking the FL Classroom Online with Web 2.0 Blogging (Nancy Meredith)

GSB 3.104

Investigating the Effects of Authentic Videos on Cross-Cultural Awareness of Portuguese Learners (Vivian Flanzer)

CBA 3.304

2:15-3:15

Symposium: Teaching English to Low-Wage Construction Workers (Dr. Alma S. Perez, Carlos Gonzalez, Guadalupe A. Garza)

GSB 3.104

Symposium: Literature in the First-Year Intensive Language Class (Dr. Thomas Garza, Dr. Adi Raz, Hope Fitzgerald)

CBA 3.304

3:20-3:50

Taiwan's Educational Act for Indigenous Peoples: Policy Analysis and its Effects on Multilingual Education (Elizabeth A. Hubbs)

GSB 3.104

Explicit and Implicit Grammar Learning through Collaborative Online Discussion (Jeong-bin Hannah Park, Anke Z Sanders, Dr. Diane Schallert)

CBA 3.304

3:55-4:25

How Early Bilingual Education Predicts Mandarin-Chinese Speaking English Language Learner's L2 Oral Communicative Competence (Hsiao-ping Wu) 

GSB 3.104

A Feasible Extensive Reading Model and its Effect on ESL Students' Linguistic Development (Jayoung Song) 

CBA 3.304

4:30-5:00

A Social Justice Project in a Foreign Language Class (Dr. Michael Tallon) 

GSB 3.104

Public Online Resources for Foreign Language Education (Heeyoung Lyu) 

CBA 3.304

5:05-5:35

A Math Teacher's Use of L1 to Teach L2 (Fatma Hasan, Dr. Zohreh Eslami) 

GSB 3.104

ITAs' Perceptions of Pronunciation Strategy Training (Dr. Veronica G. Sardegna, Dr. Alison McGregor) 

CBA 3.304

Saturday, February 25, 2012

8:00-5:00

Registration Open

CBA Atrium

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

CBA Atrium

8:30-9:00

Factors Contributing to Efficacy in English Pronunciation Instruction (Kathleen Smith, Kelly Martin) 

GSB 2.122

The Classroom of the Future Will Not Be Silent! (Phoenix Vamvakias) 

GSB 2.120

Written Error Feedback from Perception to Practice: Feedback on Feedback (Javad Abedifirouzjaie, Dr. Ali Akbar Khomeijani Farahani) 

GSB 3.104

9:05-9:35

The Foreign Language Classroom and Target Language Communities: Symbolic Distance in a Globalized World (Sarah Jey Whitehead) 

GSB 2.122

One Size Does Not Fit All (Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj)

GSB 2.120

The Use of Reading and Writing Materials by English Language Learners in a Literacy-Enriched Block Center (Marianne Snow, Dr. Zohreh Eslami) 

GSB 3.104

9:40-10:40

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Balasubramanian Kumaravadivelu-Forging the Future of Language Education: Transforming the Teaching Self  - Dr. Francis Hult (Introduction)

GSB 2.124

10:45-11:15

A Present from the Past: Mendacious Discourse Structures in the Classroom (Dr. Herbert Genzmer) 

GSB 2.122

Tossed at Sea: A Study of Communication Breakdown (Crystal Kusey) 

GSB 2.120

Using "Voice Thread" to Enhance First-Year Students' Oral Proficiency in a Russian Language Course (Dr. Vera Dugartsyrenova)

GSB 3.104

11:20-11:50

Technology and the Conversation Test (Jeff Clements)

GSB 2.122

The Criteria of Culture: Evaluating Texts for Integrated L2-C2 Instruction (Chelsea Sanchez)

GSB 2.120

Cultures of Learning and Identity in Communicative Language Classrooms in China (Elizabeth A. Hubbs)

GSB 3.104

11:55-12:25

She Was Born Speaking English and Spanish: Bilingual Status in a Kindergarten Two-Way Dual Language Classroom (Suzanne Garcia Mateus) 

GSB 2.122

What to Do When Zombies Attack? Preparing Students for Life Abroad Using Online Materials (Luca Giupponi, Manman Qian, Nicholas Driscoll, Jordan Boggs) 

GSB 2.120

Examining English Learner Agency at a Four-Year University:  Success at a Cost (Dr. Ronald Fuentes) 

GSB 3.104

12:25-1:20

Lunch

CBA Atrium

12:25-1:20

Poster Presentations:

Challenges to Saudi Arabian and Chinese Students in ESL Composition Courses (Liang-Chen Lin) 

Type and Frequency of Connectives Use in EFL Beginning Students Writing (Hilal Peker) 

The Effectiveness of Still vs. Animated Cartoon Pictures on Learning Second Language Vocabulary (James N'Guessan Ahikpa) 

CBA Atrium

1:20-1:50

Teaching English in China: A Cross-Cultural Relationship Between Tsinghua University Faculty Members, Tsinghua University Students, and English-Speaking Teachers (Dr. Janet Hammer; Dr. Cindy Boettcher; Dr. Pat Wiese; Chyllis Scott; Sunni Sonnenburg)

GSB 2.122

Classroom Technology: Attitudes and Actions-2001-2011 (Janet Norden, Caterina Riley)

GSB 2.120

In Promoting More Successful Second Language Learning Experiences: Classroom-Based Projects (Lama Nassif, Claire M. Parrish, Duygu Uslu Ok)

GSB 3.104

1:55-2:25

The Effect of Different Strategic Planning Foci on the Accuracy of the Writing of Higher-Intermediate L2 Learners of English (Javad Abedifirouzjaie)

GSB 2.122

Teaching Grammar as Skill Using Movies (Daniela Terenzi)

GSB 2.120

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning for Language Learning: A Practical Guide for Language Teachers (Jayoung Song)

GSB 3.104

2:30-3:30

Symposium: Teaching Pronunciation: Lessons Learned from Tutoring ESL Learners [Yooyoung Ahn, Jacob Childs, Katie Dunlap, Paul Leeman, Hilal Peker, Kathleen Smith (moderator)]

CBA 3.304

Symposium: Apology and Requestive Emails: Challenges and Possibilities for Successful Communication (Dr. Zohreh Eslami, Sunni Sonneberg, Si-Chun Song, Wei-Hong Ko, Young Choi, Anna Wharton) 

GSB 3.104

3:35-4:05

Computational Linguistic Analysis of L2 Academic Discourse Patterns in Computer-Mediated Discussions through a Systems Lens (Jeong-bin Hannah Park)

GSB 2.122

The Future Starts from the Present: The Design and Implementation of an Online Mandarin Chinese Course (Naiyi Xie Fincham)

 GSB 2.120

Investigating Learning Anxiety and Self-Esteem in Second Language Learners (Dr. Debora B. R. Zamorano)

GSB 3.104

4:10-4:40

"Profile of a Language Learner": Foreign Language Learning and University Freshmen (Nichole M. Lucas)

GSB 2.122

Using Qualitative Methods to Investigate "Advanced": A Study of Arabic Learners' Vocabulary Production in the Context of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (Summer Loomis)

GSB 2.120

Exploring Social Networking Language Websites: Perspectives from Students, Teachers, and Researchers (Dr. Min Liu, Claire M. Parrish, Hannah Park, Grace Lee, Matthew Evans, Monica McCrory)

GSB 3.104

4:50-5:50

Expert Panel: Technologies that Support Learner Autonomy in Language Learning

[Dr. Carl Blyth, Dr. Thomas Garza, Dr. Elaine Horwitz, Dr. Veronica Sardegna, Dr. Shannon Sauro, Dr. Diana Pulido (moderator)]

GSB 2.124

5:50-6:00

Closing Comments - Dr. Thomas J. Garza

GSB 2.124

 


 


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