CATESOL Orange County Chapter Conference

Spring 2012 Professional

Development Workshop

A Dramatic Approach to Literature in ESL by Dr. Susan Stern

Saturday, March 3, 2012

California State University, Fullerton

This workshop will demonstrate and give hands-on experience in using dramatic activities to complement and enhance the study of short stories, plays, and novels in ESL classes, both to integrate literature study with language learning, and to help students understand, appreciate, and enjoy a work of literature. By the end of the workshop, instructors should feel sufficiently prepared to adapt this dramatic approach to any selection of fiction or drama for their ESL classes, from the simplest of scripts or stories for lower-level students to full length novels or plays

Dr. Susan Stern is a Professor of ESL at Irvine Valley College, where she has enjoyed teaching all levels of ESL for over 20 years. Prior to that, she was a Lecturer in ESL at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Stern holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also taught a variety of ESL classes. She received her M.A. in TESL, her Secondary Teaching Credential (English/French), and her B.A. in English from UCLA.

Workshop Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Coffee, Registration, and Publishers

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Welcome and Stern, Part I

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Publishers’ Fair

11:15 – 12:30 p.m. Stern, Part II

12:30 – 1:20 p.m. Lunch, Publishers, and Poster Presentations

1:20 – 3:00 p.m. Stern, Part III, and Closing

TEFL students,

Please arrive at the IP office by 7:15am. Lunch will not be provided at the conference, so expect to purchase lunch at nearby restaurants. You can expect to return to the IP office around 3:30pm.

CATESOL Regional Conference Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hi TEFLer's!

As you know, we are all getting together this Saturday to attend the CATESOL Regional Conference.

Here are some details:

Please show up by 8am next to the ESL office/Parking Lot 19A. The bus will take you to the conference and take you back home around 5:30 pm.

Do not worry about the Conference registration and CATESOL Membership. We took care of it already.

You do need to prepare either money for lunch or bring a delicious lunch with you.

If you plan to drive there on your own, you NEED to email me. Here's a link to a free parking permit for that day. I have some already printed out in my office if you want to save time.

Later, I will be sharing my conference survival tips to you. It should be helpful for you to have a wonderful experience.

Looking forward to see you all there.