American Academic Written English Collocations Project. CATESOL FALL 2010. Mentoring Writing for all our students [email protected]
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American Academic Written English Collocations Project
CATESOL FALL 2010
for all our students
“If real success is to attend the effort to bring a person to a definite position, one must first of all take pains to find him where he is and begin there”
Kierkegaard, Soren. The Journals of Kierkegaard. Trans. Alexander Dru. New York: Harper, 1959. Print.
Request from students for mentoring
1930s First Writing Centers in community colleges.
Murphy, Christina, Stay, Byron, eds. The Writing Center Director’s Resource Book. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006. Print
French in Louisiana schools.
Spanish in New Mexico.
German in Pennsylvania.
California was Mexico, until 1850.
Simpson, Doug. "Louisiana links blacks to their French roots." Christian Science Monitor 24 Nov. 2000: 3. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
1906 Naturalization Act required English.
1914 Henry Ford offered English to workers.
1920’s most states established English as official language.
Bloemraad, Irene. "Citizenship Lessons from the Past: The Contours of Immigrant Naturalization in the Early 20th Century." Social Science Quarterly (Blackwell Publishing Limited) 87.(2006): 927-953. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
1950s linguists and develop ESL theory
Educators develop methods
ESL spreads K-12
ESL widespread post-secondary
State and federal budget support
Mitchell, Candace. "English Only: The Creation and Maintenance of an Academic Underclass." Journalof Latinos & Education 4.4 (2005): 253-270. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
Community language learning
Total physical response
The natural approach
Bei Zhang, Angela. "The Integration of Mastery Learning in English as a Second Language (ESL) Instruction." International Journal of Instructional Media 37.1 (2010): 91-102. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
Does not teach “about” language.
No native language used in class.
Immersion in language.
De-emphasis on grammar and linguistics.
Ellis, Rod, Helen Basturkmen, and Shawn Loewen. "Learner Uptake in Communicative ESL Lessons." Language Learning 51.2 (2001): 281. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
Uses what works.
Discards what doesn’t.
Meets students where they are.
Miettinen, Reijo. "The concept of experiential learning and John Dewey's theory of reflective thought and action." International Journal of Lifelong Education 19.1 (2000): 54-72. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
All teachers are teachers of writing.
Warner, Fara. "Improving Communication is Everyone's Responsibility." Change 40.6 (2008): 26-35. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
Writing skills dominate all disciplines from art to physics to applied mathematics
Kruse, Otto. "The Origins of Writing in the Disciplines: Traditions of Seminar Writing and the Humboldtian Ideal of the Research University." Written Communication 23.3 (2006): 331-352. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
Writing instruction should cross the curriculum and disciplines and be supported by writing center in a coordinated and collaborative campus-wide program.
Bierman, Scott, et al. "Integrative Learning: Coherence out of Chaos." Peer Review 7.4 (2005): 18-20. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
How do we teach writing?
How do we support WAC?
How do we support WID?
How do we collaborate with Writing Centers?
Where do we belong in Writing Programs?
Hebe Wong Mei, Ha, and Peter Storey. "Knowing and Doing in the ESL Writing Class." Language Awareness 15.4 (2006): 283-300. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
Adults learn in different ways from children
Who is the student?
What are their goals?
What are their skills?
What are their challenges?
Felder, Richard M., and Rebecca Brent. "Student centered instruction: Good medicine, but no panacea." Journal of Developmental Education 20.1 (1996): 38. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
What is the main goal of assignment?
What are other requirements?
How do we know students know?
How much do we help?
When are we doing too much?
Moberg, Eric. “Composition Advisement Taxonomy.” United States Department of Education. 2010. Print.
What can I best do for the long-term growth of my students?
How do I reach each one?
How do I make time?
Griffin, Shelley M., and Rodger J. Beatty. "Storying the Terroir of Collaborative Writing: Like Wine and Food, a Unique Pairing of Mentoring Minds." Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 18.2 (2010): 177-197. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
What works for me at my school?
Whom do I know?
What are others’ attitudes?
What can I do to help?
Hill, Lott, Kim Soo La, and Robert Lagueux. "Faculty Collaboration as Faculty Development." Peer Review 9.4 (2007): 17-19. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
Child first language learners retain idioms by repeated exposure.
Adult second language learners can retain collocations through exposure (Durrant & Schmitt, 2010)
How do we increase or encourage exposure?
Myles, Florence, Janet Hooper, and Rosamond Mitchell. "Rote or Rule? Exploring the Role of Formulaic Language in Classroom Foreign Language Learning." Language Learning 48.3 (1998): 323.
June 2001, the first phase of the project was completed, with over 190 hours of academic speech recorded.
May 2002, the original search interface was launched, with a redesigned version released in June 2007s, including new MICASE online demos and new resources for EAP/ESL teachers!
The project is currently managed by Dr. Ute Römer
Pastizzo, Matthew J., and Robert F. Carbone Jr. "Spoken word frequency counts based on 1.6 million words in American English." Behavior Research Methods 39.4 (2007): 1025-1028. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 11 Nov. 2010.
What Collocations should we teach?
3 per week?
45 per semester?
90 per year?
How do we use the Oxford Collocations Dictionary?