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Past CAL Presentations

Sunshine State TESOL 31st Annual Convention

Daytona Beach Hilton
May 7 – 10, 2008 Daytona Beach, FL

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Matching ESL Assessments with Learner and Reporting Needs
This Special Topics Workshop included an overview session of CAL's adult ESL assessments, BEST Plus and BEST Literacy.
Presenters included Michelle Ueland and Allene Grognet
8:00 – 10:45 am, location TBD

Friday, May 9, 2008

Analyzing Oral English Proficiency and Designing Interactive Instruction
Standardized assessments used for reporting purposes in adult ESL may often seem removed from classroom practice. Presenters and participants identified ways to use results from an oral proficiency test and discourse analysis to provide feedback about learners language acquisition, articulate goals, and develop instructional activities to increase learner gains.
Presenters: Allene Grognet and Michelle Ueland
2:30 – 4:00 pm, Flagler A

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Resources for Adult ESL Practitioners
Presenters shared a variety of free and low-cost print and online resources for adult ESL practitioners, administrators, and volunteers from the Center for Applied Linguistics. Tools discussed included practical articles, FAQs, an instructional toolkit, the CAELA Guide for Adult ESL Trainers, cultural profiles, assessments, and other resource collections.
Presenters: Allene Grognet and Michelle Ueland
8:00 – 8:45 am, Tomaka B

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