TSLL 2019

Memorial Union

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

Keynote Speaker

Professor Naoko Taguchi

Carnegie Mellon University

The registration is open now. You can click here to go to the registration page.

Registration Information

  • Professional attendee registration fee
    • $35.00 before August 30
    • $45.00 after August 30 (late registration)
  • Graduate student registration fee
    • $25.00 before August 30
    • $35.00 after August 30 (late registration)
  • Undergraduate student registration
    • No charge

You can also register for the banquet through the same link (There is a $30.00 fee).

Lodging Information

A designated block has been negotiated for the conference at the Gateway Hotel (2-2.5 miles away) at a discounted rate. You can use this booking link to make a reservation or call 1-800-367-2637 or 515-292-8600 to book your room. Room rate is $134+ 12 % tax per room per night. Please make sure you ask for the TSLL 2019 Block to receive the discounted rate. Any rooms in the block not reserved by Friday, August 16, 2019 will be released and be available only as occupancy allows.

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Friday September 6, 2019 Schedule

12:00 – 13:15 Pioneer Room Registration
13:15 – 13:25 Pioneer Room
Session 1
13:30 – 14:00 Room 3512 The Concept of Tasks Within Technology-Integrated Project-Based Language Learning

Tammy Slater & Gulbahar Beckett

Session 2
14:00 – 14:30 Room 3512 Designing a Task-Based Academic Advising Session Simulation for Pragmatics Instruction

Paul Richards

Session 3
14:30 – 15:00 Room 3512 Selecting Tasks for EFL Teachers in a Global Online Course: A Task-Based Professional Development Opportunity

Ananda Muhammad, Haeyun Jin, Timothy Kochem, Yasin Karatay & Volker Hegelheimer

15:00 – 15:40 Coffee Break & Poster Set-up (Pioneer Room)
Poster Session
15:40 – 17:00 Pioneer Room Diaspora Language Maintenance: An Exploratory Study of Digital Tools for the Macedonian Language

Agata Guskaroska & Tom Elliott

DDL Activity with Idiomatic Expressions in Spoken Academic English

Kristin Terrill & Nergis Danis

Analysis of International Students’ Email Writing Practices: A Task-Based Needs Analysis of L2 Email Pragmatics

Ananda Muhammad & Taichi Yamashita

Evaluating Data-Driven Learning (DDL) Tasks on Grammar Complexity Production: A Task-Based Approach

Fatemeh Bordbarjavidi

17:15 – 19:30 Campus Tour & Dinner Off Campus [optional]

Saturday September 7, 2019 Schedule

8:00 – 8:50 Campanile Room Registration
Plenary Speaker
9:00 – 10:25 Pioneer Room Technology-Mediated, Task-Based Pragmatics Instruction

Professor Naoko Taguchi, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 1
10:30 – 11:00 Gold Room Incorporating Telecollaborative Project-based Learning in an Undergraduate Linguistics Course

Joe Geluso & Aysel Saricaoglu

Session 2
11:00 – 11:30 Gold Room The Development of Scenario-Based Oral Tasks for a Mobile Phone Delivered EFL Test Designed to Assess the Pragmatic Competence of Brazilian Undergraduate Students in Tourism

Liberato Silva dos Santos

11:30 – 12:50 Lunch Break (Campanile Room)
Session 3
13:00 – 13:30 Gold Room An Investigation into L1 Arabic EFL Learners’ Interactional and Attentional Processes in Text and Voice Task-based Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication

Waad Alzahrani

Session 4
13:30 – 14:00 Gold Room Online TBLT Speaking Activities: What Can We Learn from EFL Teachers

Ivana Lucic Rehman, Timothy Kochem & John Levis

14:00 – 14:40 Coffee Break (Campanile Room) & Poster Set-up (Cardinal Room)
Poster Session
14:40 – 16:15 Cardinal Room Effects of Integrating Synchronous e-Discussions into F2F Classroom on ESL Learners’ Interactional Competence

Sondoss Elnegahy

Developing Through the Zone of Proximal Development with a Technology-Aided Task

Reza Neiriz


Spoken Dialog Systems for L2 Oral Communication Asssessment Purposes: Insights from Task Design

Nazlınur Gokturk-Tuney, Mackenzie Novotny & Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen

Using iBook for a Task-Based Approach in Teaching Values of American Culture

Shamini Shetye & Afnan Fattany

Culture in Teaching: Experience Over Training

Nicholas Bradley

16:25 – 16:35 Campanile Room
17:00 – 19:00 Campanile Room

Communications Coordinator

  • Sondoss Elnegahy

Publicity/Website/Abstract System

  • Reza Neiriz
  • Junghun Yang
  • Ananda Muhammad
  • Tamara Schmeisser
  • Roz Hirch

Abstract Reviews

  • Roz Hirch
  • Hannah Kim
  • Erik Goodale
  • Liberato Silva dos Santos
  • Fatemeh Bordbarjavidi
  • Taichi Yamashita
  • Zaha Alonazi
  • Yasin Karatay
  • Idée Edalatishams


  • Fatemeh Bordbarjavidi
  • Hardi Parsetyo
  • Tamara Schmeisser
  • Agata Guskaroska
  • Shamini Shetye


  • Sarah Davis


  • Hannah Kim


  • Roz Hirch


  • Sarah Davis


Air Travel

The closest airport to Iowa State University is Des Moines International Airport. There is a shuttle service available between the airport and ISU (see below). Other major airports, including Minneapolis-Saint Paul International AirportKansas City International Airport, and Omaha Airport. are within driving distance, but require renting a car.

Shuttle Service to and from Des Moines International Airport

Executive Express offers shuttles approximately every 90 minutes ($36 one-way; $66 round trip per person – prices are cheaper when booking for more than one person).

Car Rental

Car rental agencies are located in the baggage claim area in Des Moines International Airport.

Ames’ Bus System

Ames CyRide bus system offers safe, reliable, and friendly service for navigating around Ames. Please find a nice CyRide and Ames map here. The Iowa State “MyState” app offers a nice CyRide GPS interface that shows in real time where buses are with respect to your current location.

Lyft & Uber

Both Lyft and Uber operate in Iowa and the Ames area. Note that rides may not be as abundant as they might be in a major city.

Getting to the Conference Venue 

Conference sessions will be held on campus in the Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames Iowa 50014. Pay parking is available in the Memorial Union Parking Ramp, adjacent to the conference venue. For more information, visit http://www.mu.iastate.edu/parking–maps/parking/. More information about parking can be found at http://www.parking.iastate.edu/visitor.

Food and Drinks

On Campus

For a complete list of on-campus restaurants and cafés: https://www.dining.iastate.edu/hours-menus/

  • Memorial Union Food Court ($)2229 Lincoln Way.  Breakfast, ­­­lunch, and dinner menus. Halal, vegan, and vegetarian options. Restaurants  include: Chester’s Chicken – Cucina Italiana – Cys and Fries – Fresh Burrito Works – Godfather’s Pizza – Panda Express – The Dish – Subway      
  • Carlos’ Quesadillas ($). Food truck outside Kildee Hall.  Mexican food: Quesadillas, fajitas, tacos, burritos.
  • MU Market & Café ($). 2229 Lincoln Way.  Convenience store, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, bakery, and coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options.
  • Caribou Coffee & Hub Grill & Café ($)Across from Parks Library.    Deli and bakery, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options.
  • Bookends Café ($). 0184 Parks Library. Grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, bakery, and coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options.

Campus Town

Restaurants and cafés are within walking distance from the Memorial Union.

  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop ($). 2310 Lincoln Way. 9am-10pm.  Made to order toasted sandwiches, salads, and ice cream shakes. Vegetarian options.
  • Blaze Pizza ($).  2320 Lincoln Way. 10:30am-10:30pm.   Wood-fired pizza; make your own pizza. Vegetarian options.
  • Jeff’s Pizza Shop ($). 2402 Lincoln Way. 10:30am-1am.  Pizza, sandwiches, lasagna, salads, chips, and brownies.
  • Smokin’ Oak wood-fired pizza ($).: 2420 Lincoln Way. 10:30am-10:30pm.
  • Cafe Baudelaire ($$)2504 Lincoln Way. 10am-1:30am   Brazilian fusion cuisine, hamburgers, omelets, salads, desserts, drinks, and cocktails. Live music at night.
  • Mr. Burrito ($). 2508 Lincoln Way. 11am-9pm Mexican food: Burritos, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, tostadas, Mexican drinks including horchata.
  • Taste Place ($). 2512 Lincoln Way. Chinese food
  • Arcadia Café ($). 116 Welch Ave. 7am-8pm. Sandwiches, small plates, soup, salad, desserts; vegetarian & gluten-free options; cocktails, wines.
  • Indian Delights ($). 120 Welch Ave.   Kofta, curry dishes, chicken, lamb, shrimp, salmon; vegetarian options; desserts.
  • Jimmy John’s ($). 135 Welch Ave. 10:30am-3am. Plain slims,  sub sandwiches, club sandwiches.
  • Thai Kitchen ($$). 2410 Chamberlain St. 11am-8pm. Thai food: Yums, soups, noodles, fried rice, pad, and curry dishes.
  • Pizza Pit ($)207 Welch Ave. 11am-12 midnight.  Pizza, chicken wings, hot sandwiches.
  • Stomping Grounds ($$). 303 Welch Ave.7am-12am.  Regular and toasted sandwiches, salads, pasta, soups, crepes, desserts, coffee, and drinks. Outside patio area.

Downtown Ames

How to get there: Take Cyride #1 Red East or #2 Green East  from campus. For a full list of downtown Ames restaurants, bars, cafés, and events, access  http://www.amesdowntown.org/

  • Wheatsfield Cooperative Grocery & Deli ($).413 Northwestern Ave. 7am-9pm Breakfast burritos, salad bar, hot bar, soups, bakery, desserts; vegetarian options.
  • Depot Deli & Cookies ($). 526 Main Street. Sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts; vegetarian options; lunch & dinner combos; beer, wines.
  • Aunt Maude’s ($$$). 547 Main St. 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm.  Salads, soups, omelets, sandwiches, bistro, salmon, chicken, beef, wines, microbrews.
  • Bar La Tosca ($$). 400 Main St. 11am-2pm, 4pm-10pm. Italian cuisine. Salads, soups, flatbread, pasta, sandwiches, small plates, entrées, cocktails, wines, beer.
  • The Spice ($$)402 Main St. 11am-2:15pm, 5pm-8:45pm.  Thai cuisine: Spring rolls, dumplings, soup, curry, noodles, fried rice, chicken, pork, seafood, desserts; vegetarian options; tea, fruit juices, beer, wine.
  • Chocolaterie Stam ($). 230 Main Street. 8:30am-8pm.  Bonbons, chocolate treats, cookies, wafers, gelato, licorice.
  • Café Diem ($). 229 Main Street. 7am-10pm  Coffee, pastries, salads; wi-fi.
  • Little Woods Herbal tea shop and tea house ($). 136 Main St. Herbs, spices, loose leaf teas, medicinal herbs, artisan wellness blends.
  • Whiskey River ($). 132 Main Street. 11am-2am. American food, dine in or order take out: Hamburgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken wings, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, salads; vegetarian options; liquors, wines, beers (bottled and on tap).
  • Great Plains Sauce and Dough Company($). 129 Main St. 11am-2pm, 4:30pm-12am Pizza, sandwiches, salads, desserts; beer, wine, coolers.
  • The Grove Café ($). 124 Main. 6am-2pm. Breakfast & lunch menu: Omelets, pancakes, French toast, hamburgers, hot sandwiches, desserts.
  • The Mandarin ($$). 415 Lincoln Way. 11am-2pm, 5-9pm.  Beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, & vegetable lunch entrées; seafood; dinner specials for 2-10 persons; soups
  • Cornbred Barbecue ($$). 526 Main St Suite. 11am-…. Beef, pork, turkey, sausage.

West Ames

How to get there: Take Cyride #1 Red West from campus.

  • Pammel Grocery & Deli ($). 113 Colorado Ave. 11am-8pm. Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern food. Halal & vegetarian options: Gyros, kabobs, falafel, samosas, kofta.
  • Szechuan House ($). 3605 Lincoln Way. 11am-10pm.  Chinese food: Chicken, duck, lamb, pork, seafood; soups, lunch specials; vegetarian options.
  • Shogun Japanese Steakhouse ($$). 3704 Lincoln Way. 11am-9:30pm.   Soups, salads, teriyaki, yakisoba, tempura, hibachi, sushi, sashimi, udon, shabu shabu, hibachi; wine, sake, beer.
  • Indian Delights ($). 127 Dotson Drive.  Kofta, curry dishes, chicken, lamb, shrimp, salmon; vegetarian options; desserts.

North Ames

How to get there: Take Cyride #6 Brown North from campus.

  • The Café ($$)2616 Northridge Pkwy. 7am-9pm. Omelets, pancakes, soups, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches, steak, fish, pizza, pasta; beer, wine, cocktails.
  • +39 Italian Restaurant & Cantina ($$). 2640 Stange Rd. 11am-2pm, 5pm-9:30pm. Pasta, pizza, soups, salads, sandwiches; chicken, beef, fish; gluten-free options; beer, wine.
  • Brick City Grill ($$). 2704 Stange Rd. 11am-12am.  Hamburgers, sandwiches, entrées (chicken, pork, salmon), nachos, salads; gluten-free options; beer.
  • El Azteca ($$). 2727 Stange Rd. 11am-9pm. Mexican food: Quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, special dinners, soups, salads, desserts; beer, cocktails.
  • Wallaby’s Bar & Grille ($$). 2733 Stange Rd. 11am-11pm.   Salads, soups, hamburgers, sandwiches, wraps, nachos,entrées; beer, wine, cocktails.
  • Los Altos Mexican Restaurant ($$): 823 Wheeler St. #5. 11am-9:30pm. Quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos; vegetarian options; desserts; beer, cocktails.
  • Ge Angelo’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge ($$). 4-9pm. 823 Wheeler St. #9.  Salads, pizza, calzone, pasta, chicken, cod; vegetarian options; build your own pizza; desserts; beer, wine.

South Ames

How to get there: Take Cyride #3 Blue South from campus.

  • Hickory Park Restaurant Co. ($$). 1404 S. Duff Ave. 10am-9pm. Barbecue, meat dinners, hamburgers, deli and smoked sandwiches, ice cream menu; teas, beer (bottled, on  tap).
  • Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill ($$). 320 S 16th St. 11am-11pm.  Irish fayre, entrées, pork, shrimp, salmon, pasta, hamburgers, sandwiches, soups, salads; beer, wine, cocktails.
  • The Mucky Duck British Pub ($$). 3100 S Duff Ave. 11am-11pm. Fish ‘n’ chips, hamburgers, chicken curry, haggis, bangers ‘n’ mash; teas, beer, wine, whiskey, cocktails.
  • Fuji Japanese Steakhouse ($$$). 1614 S Kellogg Ave. #101. 11am-2pm, 4-9:30pm Hibachi, teriyaki, tempura, udon, soba, rolls, sushi bar entrées, katsu, don buri, desserts.         

Coffee/Beverages & Dessert

Cultural Attractions & Entertainment

On Campus

How do I get there? Everything on campus is within a walking distance.

  • ISU’s MuseumsAround campus 
  • The Maintenance Shop. Memorial Union. Live music, stand-up comedy, open mic nights, theater performances.
  • Farm House Museum. Near Ross Hall. M-F 12-4pm. Lake Laverne: Just outside the Memorial Union (MU). Created in 1916. Home to the swans Lancelot and Elaine.
  • Reiman Gardens: 1407 University Blvd. 9am-4:30pm.

Reiman Gardens (Photo: Phuong Nguyen)

Off Campus

All Ames Parkshttp://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-i-z/parks-recreation/park-system


Music & Drinks