My Presentation at the 2013 Los Angeles Regional CATESOL Conference

I am very excited to be able to share my graduate paper with the greater TESOL community by presenting at the 2013 Los Angeles Regional CATESOL Conference. The conference takes place on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at the University of Southern California.

During the conference, I will present on:

Six Degrees of Separation: Why Social Networks Matter in the ESL Classroom

It is our hope as teachers that in classroom communication, our students are never separated by as much as “six degrees”, that they interact willingly and personally with each other through the connections and relationships they make in class – their social network. This presentation describes my case study findings from using social network theory to examine the patterns of student communication in my classroom and visualize how an individual student’s communication patterns are influenced by peers.

You can check out the the conference schedule and program at the LA Regional CATESOL conference website.

I hope to see you at the conference!

–  Eric K. Ku;  M.A. TESOL –


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