1999 Summer Institute Workshop Facilitators

Candace Chou

Candace Chou conducts workshops for language teachers on topics related to computer-assisted language learning at the University of Hawai`i. She served as the instructor for the 1995 NFLRC Summer Institute "ChineseNet" workshop and 1997 NFLRC Summer Institute "Web-based Multimedia Instruction" workshop. She has recently taught a writing-intensive online course on computer-mediated communication at UH. She specializes in online conferencing systems, interactive web-based learning environments, and instructional design.

Candace will conduct sessions on the use of authoring tools for creating self-directed learning materials on the web.

Carsten Roever

Carsten Roever is a student in the PhD Program in SLA at University of Hawai`i. He received his graduate degree from Duisburg University in Germany and worked in language teaching and testing before coming to UH in 1997. His research interests include language testing (online and offline), interlanguage pragmatics, and research methodology.

Carsten will conduct sessions on Web-Based Self-Assessment.

William Savage

William Savage (Bill) is an associate professor in the Center for Language and Educational Technology (CLET) of the Asian Institute of Technology near Bangkok, Thailand, where he's been since 1989. At AIT, Bill and his CLET colleagues have been developing a range of language programs informed by a strong belief in learner autonomy, and have transferred the CLET approach to diverse contexts in Cambodia, Lao, Thailand, and Vietnam. Published accounts of this work have appeared in TESOL Quarterly, System, Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, and Prospect, in addition to Bill's co-edited 1997 Longman book Language and Development: Teachers in a Changing World. A 1987 MA graduate of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa's Department of ESL, Bill's first degree in engineering is from Texas A&M University.

Bill will conduct sessions on Understanding and Defining Learner Autonomy.

Irene Thompson

Irene Thompson (Professor Emerita, the George Washington University) received her BS and MS from Georgetown University, and PhD from The George Washington University where she taught for many years and served as chair of the Department of German and Slavic Languages. She directed the Russian program at the Foreign Service Institute, and taught at Middlebury, Bryn Mawr, Cornell, and the University of Hawai`i. Dr. Thompson has conducted over 30 workshops and seminars on second language acquisition, classroom pedagogy, materials development, learner strategies, and language. Along with many journal articles, she is author of Reading Real Russian, co-author with Joan Rubin of How To Be A More Successful Language Learner, and co-editor of Language Testing and Technology.

Irene will conduct sessions on Learner Strategies.

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