Date(s) - 11/02/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lone Star College-CyFair CASA 2


Topic: Building Listening Skills: A Skills Approach
Date: February 11, 2017
Time:   TBA       Duration: 20 Minutes
Location: Lone Star College – CyFair

Session Description:

Pedagogy on “Listening” methodology offers vague practices for the ESOL Educator. Some may include, “Act like a good listener,” “Look at the speaker,” “Use non-verbals to show you are listening,” and “Concentrate on what the speaker is saying,” “Don’t mentally argue with the speaker.” Others suggest, “Make the purpose clear,” “Offer progressive Listening Comprehension Activities,” “Use long listening activities,” “Use authentic listening materials.” However, for veteran educators, these are laughable, leaving the question, “How does one scaffold listening activities and measure a student’s successful listening ability through concrete assessment measures that focus on the listening skill rather than grammar?”

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Course Objective:

This 20-minute session will offer 10 measurable skills for ESOL students to decode academic listening activities successful.

Instructor profile:

Alex Monceaux, TIEP at Lamar University

Alex Monceaux is completing doctoral work on Global Educational Leadership. He began teach K-12 in 1999 and in 2006, began teaching Bridge ESOL students at Lamar University. Since then, he has traveled extensively speaking and teaching in South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Costa Rica, and Chile offering more than 50 presentation focusing on ESOL Education, Reading & Writing Instruction, and Student Acculturation Challenges.

Alex uses his MA English background to help in his position on the TexTESOL IV Board of Directors and TESOL International’s Material Writers (MWIS) Steering Committee as Editor for the internationally read TexTESOL IV Fourth Estate and Journal of Assessment & Teaching of ELs and MWIS newsletter. His M. Ed – Human Development & Counseling is well-used working with international students to mitigate challenges face transitioning into the US university setting in additional to serving Texas Counseling Association as the By-Laws Committee Co-Chair.

Other than teaching and counseling, Alex enjoys researching, writing, a variety of areas involving Assessing Student Self-Regulation, Formative/Summative Assessments, and the Integration of the Affective Domain. Some of Alex’s hobbies include hiking, travel, canoeing and rafting, and spending time with his family.