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Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA) Binational Center National Teachers Conference (NTC): ELT, a Platform for Life Skills, Guatemala City, November 2014

  • Teaching English Pronunciation: What Teachers Need to Know, Plenary Session
  • Games and Activities to Promote Pronunciation, Speaking, and Listening, Workshop
  • Technology-enhanced Learning For Pronunciation, Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary, Demonstration

CATESOL Annual Conference: Think, connect, create and share, Santa Clara, CA, October 2014

  • Sing Your Way to Better Pronunciation, Workshop, with Marina Broeder
  • Overcoming Pronunciation Hurdles in Core Classes, Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group (TOP-IG)-sponsored session, with Marina Broeder
  • Technology-enhanced Language Learning For Pronunciation, Listening, Vocabulary, and Grammar, Demonstration

ACE of Florida Conference: Empowering Those We Serve, Orlando, FL, October 2014

  • Interactive Software Programs for Pronunciation, Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary
  • Online Vocabulary Quizzes to Develop the Most Frequent English Words, Demonstration

Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference: Looking at L2 Pronunciation Research from Varying Perspectives, Santa Barbara, CA, September 2014

  • What's Hot? What's Not? Insights from Pronunciation Practitioners, with Donna Brinton
  • Pronunciation Workout!

California College of Communication, Santa Clara, CA, June 2014

  • Listening, Singing, Happiness, and Pronunciation

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, May 2014
Effective Listening and Speaking Instruction for ELLs
An ESL workshop and symposium for K-12 Teachers

  • Tools and Techniques for Developing ELL Listening and Speaking

Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, Sacramento, CA, April 2014

TESOL Convention, ELT for the Next Generation, Portland, OR, March 2014

City College of San Francisco ESL Colloquium, March 2014

  • Pronunciation: Understanding and Promoting the Melody of Spoken English
  • Games and Mixers for Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary & Grammar
  • Meeting the The Communication Needs of VESL Learners: A Child Care Example, with Julaine Rosner

CATESOL Annual Conference Riding the Waves, San Diego, CA, October 2013

Capital Area CATESOL Chapter Workshop, CSU Sacramento, CA, October 2013

  • Concepts and Methods for Teaching Pronunciation and Listening, Featured Speaker

ACE of Florida Conference Changing Lives through Adult Education Orlando, FL September 2013

  • Pronunciation and Listening Activities to Improve English Fluency, Featured Speaker

Mission College Faculty Development Workshop, Santa Clara, CA, August 2013

  • The Flipped Classroom: Using Video for English Learners

NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Francisco, CA, June 2013

  • Meeting the English Language Needs of Parents and Child Care Professionals, with Julaine Rosner

Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, Celebrating Learning, Appreciating Teaching, Concord, CA, May 2013

TESOL Convention, Harmonizing Language, Heritage, & Cultures, Dallas, TX, March 2013

CAEYC: California Association for the Education of Young Children, San Jose, CA, March 2013

Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus ESL Faculty Development Workshop, sponsored by Project ACE: Accelerated Content-Based English, November 2012
  • Oral Communication Activities to Improve Pronunciation
South China Normal University College of International Culture, Graduate workshop, Guangzhou, China, October 2012 Shandong University School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Jinan, China, October 2012
  • Discussion Group, English Language Faculty
  • Pronunciation, Stress, Rhythm, Intonation, and Linking in Conversational English

Chongqing University English Teaching Qualification Class 30-year reunion, Chongqing, China, October 2012

  • Teaching English, Then and Now
Online Teaching Conference, San Jose, CA, June 2012 NorCAPS (Northern California Pronunciation Specialists) Spring Workshop, Woodland, CA, May 2012 CATESOL Annual Conference, Deeply Rooted, Always Growing, Oakland, CA, April 2012
  • Promoting Clearer Pronunciation (Pre-Conference Institute)
  • Tips from the Pronunciation Doctor
  • English Language Skills for Parents and Child Care Providers
TESOL Convention, A Declaration of Excellence, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012
  • Excellence in English: Increasing Fluency Phrase by Phrase
Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, Showcasing Teaching and Research, University of California at Davis, CA, November 2011
  • Using iPhones for Listening and Speaking
  • Tips from the Pronunciation Doctor
Santa Rosa Junior College ESL Faculty Development Workshop, October 2011
  • Delivering Active Conversation and Pronunciation Instruction
Foothill College Early Child Care & Education Conference Painting the Future, Los Altos Hills, CA, October 2011 NAFCC Conference, Quest for Quality: Supporting Happy, Healthy Children, Las Vegas, NV, July 2011
READ/San Diego Tutor Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2011
  • Techniques for Teaching Speaking, Pronunciation and Listening, Part 1
  • Techniques for Teaching Speaking, Pronunciation and Listening, Part 2
CATESOL Annual Conference, The Art and Passion of Language Teaching, Long Beach, CA, April 2011
  • The Art and Passion of Student Video Blogs
  • Content-Based Instruction (CBI) at the Community College Level: Is It Feasible? Featured Topic Organizer: Donna Brinton, University of Southern California, Panelists: Nancy Sander, West Los Angeles College; Sharon Jaffe, Santa Monica College; Patricia Kelly, Southwestern College; Barbara Luther, Saddleback College; Marsha Chan, Mission College Content-Based Instruction: English for Child Care at Mission College
  • The Art of Scaffolding in an Academic Listening-Speaking Class
  • Phrase by Phrase Pronunciation Combines Art, Passion, and Technique
TESOL Convention, Examining the 'E' in TESOL, New Orleans, LA, March 2011 Mission College Instructional Technology Boot Camp, Santa Clara, CA, January 2011 Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, Changing Tides: Transformative Teaching and Learning, Monterey, CA, November 2010 Foothill College Early Child Care & Education Conference Painting the Future, Los Altos Hills, CA, October 2010 Southeast TESOL Regional Conference New Destinations: New Directions, Miami, FL, September 2010 Gavilan and Hartnell Colleges ESL Faculty Development Day, Gilroy, CA, August 2010 READ/San Diego Tutor Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2010 Time to Learn Webinars Hosted By Workplace Learning Resource Centers CATESOL Annual Conference, Teaching & Learning in a Global Community, Santa Clara, CA, April 2010
TESOL Convention, Boston, MA, March 2010 Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, The Power of Communities, Concord, CA, November 2009 Bay Area CATESOL Conference, Community, Collaboration and Connections, San Francisco, CA, May 2009 CCAE State Conference, Pasadena, April 2009
  • Teaching Pronunciation in Classroom and Distance Learning Environments
CATESOL Annual Conference, Whole Learner, Whole Teacher, Pasadena, CA, April 2009 CCAE Bay Section Conference, Concord, March 2009
  • Pronunciation in Classroom and Distance Learning Environments
TESOL Convention, Denver, CO, March 2009 Mission College Spring Instructional Technology Boot Camp, Santa Clara, CA, May 2008 CATESOL Annual Conference, Growing Democracy, Sacramento, CA, April 2008 Mission College Distance Learning Panel, February 2008 Mission College Winter Instructional Technology Boot Camp, Santa Clara, CA, January 2008
  • Introduction to Audacity for Audio
  • Introduction to Genesis Classroom Control System in the Computer Lab
  • Using the Genesis Classroom Control System for Language Learning
Skyline College ESL Workshop, San Bruno, CA, November 2007
  • Academic Oral Communication for Low-Intermediate ESL Students - Invited Speaker
Los Angeles Regional CATESOL Conference, Find the Current: Catch a Wave, Los Angeles, CA, October 2007
Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, Building Literacy: Language, Culture, Technology, Livermore, CA, November 2007
  • Pronunciation in a Distance Learning Environment
  • Mission College Summer Instructional Technology Boot Camp, Santa Clara, CA, June 2007
  • Using the Gradebook in the AngelLearning Learning Management System
CATESOL Annual Conference, Transcending Borders, San Diego, CA, April 2007
  • Pronunciation games and playful activities to promote communication
  • Interactive teaching and learning in a multimedia computer lab
  • Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group (TELL-IG) Colloquium 2007: Transcending Borders with Technology - Board Sponsored Event
TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, March 2007
  • Speaking with Audacity
  • Games and playful activities to promote communication
  • Enhance learning in an interactive multimedia lab
Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, Building Bridges, Livermore, CA, November 2006
  • Teaching interactively in a computer lab
Los Angeles/Orange County Regional CATESOL Conference, E3: Engage, Educate, Empower, CSU Fullerton, CA, October 2006
  • Online assessments for online and web-enhanced classes
South China Normal University School of Foreign Studies Seminar, Guangzhou (Canton), China, July 2006 Shandong Institute of Education Foreign Language Department Seminar, Jinan, Shandong, China, June 2006
  • Teaching English Pronunciation - Invited Speaker
CATESOL Annual Conference, The Heart of Possibilities: Connecting Through Diversity, San Francisco, CA, April 2006
  • Competency-based objectives for listening and speaking
  • Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group (TELL-IG) Colloquium 2006: Tools And Resources For Technology-Enhanced Teaching - Board Sponsored Event
  • Multimedia classroom management software for interactive learning
  • Speaking with Audacity
  • Pronunciation DOs and DON’Ts - Featured Sunday Workshop
TESOL Convention, Tampa Bay, FL, March 2006
  • Competency-based Objectives for Listening and Speaking - Discussion Group
  • Enhance learning in an interactive multimedia lab
Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, Rocklin, CA, November 2005
  • Pronunciation DOs and DON’Ts
  • Using an interactive multimedia computer lab to enhance learning
Metropolitan Adult Education Program (MAEP) and East Side School District Faculty Development, San Jose, CA, Feb 2006
  • Pronunciation Workshop for Teachers - Invited Speaker
Los Angeles Regional CATESOL Conference, USC, Los Angeles, CA, October 2005 CATESOL Conference, Sailing Toward Success, Long Beach, CA, March 2005
  • Electronic Village: Online Distance Learning Fair CATESOL05 online DL fair.pdf
  • Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group (TELL-IG) Colloquium: Current Practices and Trends in Technology Enhanced Language Learning. How to Approach the Learning Curve without Falling Off LabLearnCurve.pdf LabLearnCurve.ppt - Board Sponsored Event
  • Using vocabulary lists for listening and writing
Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, Cupertino, CA, October 2004
  • Using vocabulary lists for listening and writing
  • Language, music, rhythm, and dance
CATESOL Conference, Santa Clara, CA, April 2004
  • Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group (TELL-IG) Colloquium: Training Teachers to Use the New Interactive Multimedia Lab - Board Sponsored Event
  • Tour and Demonstration of Mission College's State-of-the-Art ESL Lab ESL lab tour demo.pdf
TESOL Convention, Long Beach, CA, March 2004
  • Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening Interest Section (SPLIS) Colloquium: Computer lab interaction effects on listening & speaking - Board Sponsored Event
  • Improving pronunciation with video, audio and CDs
TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD, March 2003
  • Colloquium: Building Independence in Pronunciation Students, with Sue F Miller
    Principles for building monitoring skills in the classroom, sample activities; Principles for Using Technology in the Pronunciation Class, sample activities IndependencePronSs.pdf voicemailHW.pdf soundfiles.pdf
  • Making and marketing your own ESL materials
Teleperformance USA, Salt Lake City, December 2002
  • Train-the-Trainers Seminar. Pronunciation and accent modification training for call centers in Argentina and India - Invited Speaker
TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2002
  • Demonstration: Using Digital Sound Files for Speech/Pronunciation
  • Post-Conference Institute: Integrating Verbal and Nonverbal Language Enhances Pronunciation, with William Acton, Maya Leon-Meis and Melody Nolls
  • Demonstration: Improving Pronunciation With Video, Audio and CD
CATESOL Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2002 CATESOL Conference, Ontario, CA, April 2001
  • Pre-Conference Institute: Body Movement and Drama in Language Teaching, with Janet Goodwin
  • Demonstration: Simple Sound Files for Oral Practice By Email Using Qualcomm PureVoice (PDF)
  • Electronic Village Demonstration: Creating PureVoice Sound Files
TESOL Convention, St. Louis, MO, Feb-March 2001 CATESOL and Capital Area Pronunciation Specialists (co-sponsors) Workshop, Woodland, CA, October, 2000
  • Training Workshop: Energizing your Pronunciation Lessons - Invited Speaker
Canada College English Institute, Redwood City, CA June 2000
  • Training Workshop: Designing and Implementing an Online ESL Course - Invited Speaker
Mission College Staff Development Workshops, Santa Clara, CA, May-June 2000
  • Enhancing your PowerPoint Presentations with Clip Art
  • Creating Charts and Graphs for PowerPoint
  • Animating a PowerPoint Slide Show
  • Creating Purevoice Sound Files
CATESOL Conference, Sacramento, CA, April 2000
  • Pre-Conference Institute: Pronunciation Error Analysis and Correction
  • Community College Level Workshop: Teaching ESL Online
  • Demonstration: Using Body Movement for Rhythm, Stress and Intonation

TESOL Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 2000

  • Demonstration: Analyzing Pronunciation and Giving Students Feedback
  • Software Fair Demonstration: Using PowerPoint with Students
Lake Tahoe Community College Faculty Development, South Lake Tahoe, CA, October 1999
  • All-Day Workshop: Developing a Learner-Centered Multimedia Interactive Classroom: Using Technology to Enhance Language Learning - Featured Speaker
Pearson Education ESL Skills and Strategies for the New Millenium, San Francisco, CA, September 1999
  • Demonstration: Dramatic Techniques for Teaching Stress and Intonation - Featured Speaker
ESL Technical Skills Institute, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, August 1999
  • Demonstration: Pronunciation Materials for ESL students - Featured Speaker
  • Demonstration: Issues in Online Teaching and Learning - Featured Speaker
Peralta Community College District Faculty Development, January 1999
  • All-Day Workshop: Introduction to the World Wide Web (College of Alameda) - Featured Speaker
  • All-Day Workshop: Using PowerPoint in the Classroom (Laney College) - Featured Speaker
TechEd Conference, San Jose, CA, May 1998 CATESOL Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA, April 1998 Mission College New Faculty Development, Santa Clara, CA, April 1998
  • Demonstration: Elements of an ESL Online Course
TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, March 1998
  • Software Fair Demonstration: Using PowerPoint with Students
Orange County CATESOL Conference, Chapman University, CA, February 1998 Mission College Staff Development, Santa Clara, CA, November 1997
  • Demonstration/Discussion: Teaching Online
Workplace Learning Resource Center, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA, November 1997
  • Demonstration: Online ESL Grammar and Editing for the Workplace
Mission College Title III Showcase, Santa Clara, CA, November 1997
  • Demonstration: PowerPoint Projects
NC5: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA, October 1997
  • Workshop: Homepage Jumpstart
  • Demonstration/Discussion: Issues & Options Using Computers in the Language Arts
  • Demonstration: Technology Integration in ESL
  • Demonstration: Teaching ESL Grammar and Editing Online
Solano Community College, Suisun City, CA, August 1997
  • Faculty Development Workshop: Integrating Technology into the Humanities - Featured Speaker
Conference on Using the Web in the Classroom, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA, May 1997
Technology in Education Conference, San Jose, CA, April 1997 CATESOL Conference, Fresno, CA, April 1997 TESOL Convention, Orlando, FL, March 1997
  • Software Fair: Using PowerPoint with Students
AECT Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 1997
  • Panel Presentation: Integrating Technology Across the Community College Curriculum, with Jane Patton, Mike Rao, and Lois Carroll
Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA, 1996
  • Faculty Development Workshop: Using Aspects Collaborative Writing Software in the Language Arts Computer Lab
CATESOL Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 1996
  • Pre-Conference Institute: Introduction to PowerPoint 4 for the Macintosh
  • Workshop: Collaborative Writing with Computers
  • Demonstration: Put Your Hands Up: Teaching Students to Pronounce Accurately
TCC-L Online Conference, April 1996
  • Paper and MOO Presentation: No Talking, Please, Just Chatting: Collaborative Writing with Computers [Description] [Paper]
CATESOL Northern California Regional Conference, Berkeley, CA, October 1995 TESOL Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, March 1994
  • Workshop: Providing Authentic Speaking Opportunities with Contact Assignments
Great Teachers Seminar, Boulder Creek, CA, April 1993

CATESOL Conference, Monterey, CA, March 1993

  • Demonstration: Oral Communication Activities to Enhance Independence, Confidence and Cultural Awareness
CATESOL Northern California Regional Conference, Palo Alto, CA October 1992
  • Pre-Conference Intensive Workshop (6 hours): Teaching Pronunciation: A Holistic Approach
Fifth Annual Conference on Racial and Ethnic Relations in Higher Education, San Francisco, June 1992
  • Paper: The Cultural Diversity Challenge: Adapting Programs for America's Future, with Gustavo Mellander, Fred Prochaska and Jody Hacker.
TESOL Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 1992
  • Demonstration: Oral Communication Activities to Enhance Independence, Confidence and Cultural Awareness
CATESOL Annual Conference, Santa Clara, California, April 1991
  • Workshop: Why Is their Speech Hard to Understand? Evaluating a Non-Native Speaker's Pronunciation
TESOL Convention, San Francisco, California, March 1990
  • Demonstration: Using Your Hands to Teach Pronunciation
CATESOL Conference, San Francisco, California, April 1988
  • Demonstration: Pronunciation Videotapes
  • Demonstration: Using Your Hands to Teach Pronunciation
TESOL Convention, Chicago, Illinois, March 1988
  • Video Theater: Phrase by Phrase: American English Pronunciation Videotapes
  • Demonstration: Pronunciation Workout for Foreign Language Learners
  • Panel Discussion: Listening to This! Prentice Hall Regents Symposium on Listening Comprehension
TESOL Convention, Miami, Florida, April 1987
  • Video Theater: Marsha Chan's Pronunciation Workout for Foreign Language Learners
CATESOL Conference, Oakland, California, April 1986
  • Panel Discussion: Alternative Language Teaching Jobs: Abroad (Panel Moderator and Discussant)
  • Poster Session: Pronunciation Warm-up Exercises for Foreign Language Learners
TESOL Convention, New York City, New York, 1985
  • Demonstration: Pronunciation Warm-up Exercises for Foreign Language Learners
CATESOL Bay Area Conference, San Francisco, California, October 1985
  • Demonstration: Communicative Activities for Teaching Pronunciation
TESOL Convention, Houston, Texas, March 1984
  • Demonstration: Communicative Activities for Teaching Pronunciation
  • Poster Session: Packing your Bags for the PRC, with Susan Lewis English
NAFSA Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 1983
  • Workshop: Cross-Cultural Interaction, with Susan Lewis English
CATESOL Conference, Los Angeles, California, April 1983
  • Paper: Living and Working in China
  • Workshop: Teaching Conversational Listening Skills, with Katherine Underdal
TESOL Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 1982
  • Paper: Chinese Scholars Abroad: Changes in Perceived Academic Needs, with Cameron J. Beatty
  • Paper: Living and Working in China: Getting to Know the Ropes

Footnotes: Acronyms
AECT Association of Educational Communication and Technology
CATESOL: California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
CAEYC: California Association for the Education of Young Children
CCAE: California Council for Adult Education
NAFSA: National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
NAFCC: National Association for Family Child Care
NC5: Northern California Community College Computer Consortium
TCC-L Teaching in the Community Colleges - List

TechEd: Community College Foundation Technology in Education
TESOL: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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