Presentations

  • “Reasons behind cultural differences: Read, discuss, write.” Tri-TESOL 2015.  Kent, WA. Oct. 2-3. 2015
  • “Exploring the reasons for cultural differences through academic-skills development.” WAESOL 2014.  Kent, WA. Oct. 25, 2014
  • “Communicating across Cultures.” TESOL Convention. Portland, Or. March 28, 2014.
  • “Using Basic Conversation Strategies to Activate Lower-Level Students.” WAESOL.  Kent, WA. Oct. 19, 2013.
  • “Helping lower-level students become active conversationalists by developing effective communication skills.” Tri-TESOL 2011.  Kent, WA. Oct. 22, 2011.
  •  “Helping lower-level students become active conversationalists by developing effective communication skills.” ORTESOL 09.  Portland, OR. Nov. 13, 2010.
  • “Using Students’ Strengths to Help Them Learn Grammar” and “Developing Intermediate Writing Skills through Engaging and Meaningful Input.” ORTESOL 09.  Portland, OR. Nov. 20, 2009.
  • “More than just talking” & “Student-Centered Writing.” In-service Workshops, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Sept. 9, 2009
  • “Developing Intermediate Composition Skills through Listening and Group/Individual Activities”.  WASOL, Kent, WA.  Oct. 25, 2008
  • Conversation & Writing Workshop, King George International College, Vancouver, BC.  Sept. 19, 2008
  • “Developing Intermediate Composition Skills through Listening and Group/Individual Activities”.  BC TEAL, Vancouver, April 25, 2008.
  • “Using Ear-Learners’ Strength for Helping them Learn Grammar.”  WASOL, Kent, WA, Oct. 27, 2007.
  • “Using Ear-Learners’ Strength for Helping them Learn Grammar.”  BC TEAL, Vancouver, May 4-5, 2007
  • “More than just Talking: Activities to Build Conversation/Discussion Strategies.”  BC TEAL, Vancouver, March 2006.
  • “Strategies for Improving Second Drafts of Essays.” BCTEAL, Vancouver, B.C., April 29-30, 2005
  •  “Strategies for Improving Second Drafts of Essays.” WASOL, Auburn, WA, Oct. 23, 2004
  •  “Strategies for Improving Second Drafts of Essays.” TESL Canada, Vancouver, B.C. November 16, 2003.
  • “Strategies for Improving Second Drafts of Essays.” ORTESOL, Portland, OR. November 8, 2003.
  • “Student-Centered Writing.” TEAL, Vancouver, B.C. March 1, 2003.
  • “Student-Centered Writing.” WASOL, Bellingham, WA. Nov. 2, 2002
  • “Strategies for Conversation and Discussion.” TEAL, Vancouver, B.C. February 20, 1999.
  • “Strategies for Conversation and Discussion.” WASOL, Tacoma, WA. November 3, 1998.
  • “Speaking Up Made Easy with Communication Strategies.” TESOL ’98. Seattle, WA. March 19, 1998.
  • “Conversation Strategies.” JALT, Akita-Chapter, Akita, Japan. December 11, 1994.
  • “ESL Curriculum: Advice from University Professors.  NAFSA Region V Conference, Oshkosh, WI. October 14, 1991.