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Title: Low Prep, High Reward: Activities for Beginner ESL Classes

Time: 2:15 pm

Room: MacDonald 7

Name: Margaret Diehl

Institution: Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute

Co-presenters (if any):

Type: Workshop (45 min)

Summary: This presentation will highlight activities that have worked well in a high-beginner ESL classroom. These activities are tried and tested in an adult ESL classroom of immigrant and refugee students. The best part about these activities? There is limited preparation, and the activities engage students to keep them active.

Biography: Margaret (Maggie) Diehl is an adjunct at multiple schools in Spokane. She currently works at Gonzaga University, Spokane Community College, and Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute. Through these varied classrooms, she has incorporated ideas from students and colleagues into her teaching. As an adjunct, she has had the opportunity to teach in many teaching contexts, including basic adult education, English for academic purposes, and English for specific purposes. She hopes to continue teaching in Spokane and putting down roots in this multicultural community.

Topics addressed: Instructional Strategies

Intended audience: Higher Ed. Intensive English,Adult Refugee/Immigrant Programs,International Settings

Thematic track: Instructional Strategies


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