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Hot Topic 9 am 15th

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CALL-IS Hot Topics 


9:00 - 10:15 am EDT

Friday, March 15

Technology Showcase, Expo Hall - Booth 1111

Live broadcast link: http://tinyurl.com/call-is-youtube




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These sessions focus on the latest trending topics in CALL, such as “Communities of Practice”, “Online Teacher Training”, “Digital Writing”, “Teaching Reading Online”, “Augmented Reality”, “Social Media” and “Game-Based Learning.”


Time  Speakers  Title  Summary  Materials 
  Yiyuan Zhang, Pepperdine University, USA  Incorporation of Instagram in Language Teaching  The use of social media to develop digital literacy among English learners is increasingly prevalent in TESOL. As learners' interest in exploring Instagram grows, the presenter will share three techniques of using Instagram in ESL/EFL teaching and discuss future possibilities of using Instagram in language teaching.   
  Nabanita Baruah, Betbari Higher Secondary School, India  Challenges of Developing Language Skills and Use of Low-Cost Technology in English Language Classrooms in Rural India  Use of technology in language classroom is an absolute necessity to develop all four skills of English language proficiency. The presenter discusses the challenges of teaching and acquiring Functional Language Proficiency (FLP) in rural India and shares creative ways of using low-cost technology embedded in inexpensive mobile devices.   
  Orquidia Virginia Flores, UNEXCA, Venezuela  Augmented Reality an Option to teach EFL in special to Hearing-impaired students.  Venezuela`s education system, is promoting students` inclusion to students with different disabilities in the universities, and English teachers are searching strategies to teach them. This research will show how augmented reality can help to teach EFL, but specially grammar, reading and writing skills to hearing impaired students, in Spanish and English.   

Mahjabin Chowdhury, Texas A&M University, USA 

Zohreh Eslami, Texas A&M University, USA

Investigating the beliefs of Pre-Service ELL Teachers about the benefits of Game-Based Learning  This study provides the findings of the perceptions/beliefs of the pre-service ELL teachers regarding using the Game-based learning in their classroom.   


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