The Conference Proceedings of MIDTESOL 2015


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Cover Page & Table of Contents

Editor preface
by Thu H. Tran

Toolkit for Success: An IEP Study Skills Seminar
by Aimee Leisy

An Integrated Approach for Teaching True Beginners: One Program’s Experience
by Jennifer M. Aitken, Tara J. M. Browning

One Book, One IEP: An Integrated Skills Project for Intensive English Programs
by Emily Herrick, Julie Abo, Michelle Gadbois, Brooke David

Effective Error Engagement in Academic ESL Writing
by Crystal Bock Thiessen

Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Teaching Adult English Learners
by Imelda Bangun

The Changing Role of ESL Teachers: Tips for Supporting Mainstream Teachers
by Shaeley Santiago, Jamie Cardwell

Designing and Implementing a Bridge: IEP to M.Ed.
by Kelly McClendon, Sarah Springsteen

Paying Them a Visit: Conducting Home Visits with English Learners and Their Families
by Warren Merkel, Wyatt Brockbank, Pamela M. Wesely

Analysis of Lexical Choices of VERB by Arabic Speakers in ESL Academic Writing
by Mohammed Hamdi Kareem Al-Rubaye

Becoming Concise and Original: Paraphrasing Strategies of ESL University Writers
by Amber P. Scroggs

The Influence of the Lexical Aspect hypothesis on Arabic-speaking ESL students’ Acquisition of the Progressive Aspect
by Islam M. Farag

Writing in the Academic Tradition: Raising Student Awareness of the Textual Features of Formal Academic English
by Timothy Janda

The Conference Proceedings of MIDTESOL is a peer-reviewed publication.

Copyright and Cataloging Data:
ISSN: 2327-7130
MIDTESOL President: Roberta Morgan (2015-16)
MIDTESOL Communications Director: Shaeley Santiago

Copyright Information:
Copyright © by Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MIDTESOL), 2016. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any form without written permission of MIDTESOL, except in cases of references embodied in scholarly articles and reviews.

Contact Information:
For publication information, contact the MIDTESOL Communications Director via email

Cataloging Data:
Tran, T. H. (ed.) (2016). The conference proceedings of MIDTESOL: The Future Is Now: Building New Traditions in TESOL.

The Conference Proceedings of MIDTESOL Editorial Board

Editor— Thu H. Tran, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Copy Editor—Elizabeth Stoyeff, Evangel University

Editorial Review Board:
Andrea Hellman, Missouri State University
Claudia Franks, Missouri State University
Denise Mussman, University of Missouri – St, Louis
Diana Pascoe-Chavez, Saint Louis University
Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Missouri Columbia
Elizabeth Holloway, Kansas City Kansas Community College
Jamie Cardwell, Ritenour School District, St. Louis, MO
Julie Abo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lindsey Simanowitz, University of Central Missouri
Melissa Meisterheim, University of Iowa
Natalie Baskin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Roberta Morgan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Shaeley Santiago, Ames High School/Drake University
Stephanie Christenot, University of Kansas
Vicki Anderson, Concordia University Nebraska

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