Karen Marsh Schaeffer portrait
  • Director, English for Academic Success, Linguistics
  • Interim Director of Utah Global Faculty, Undergraduate Studies

Presentations

  • “How Project-Based Learning Can Facilitate Language Learning and Motivation.” Keynote Speaker ELITE conference, Semarang, Indonesia. , Presented, 2017.
  • “Focusing on Content to Build Language Skills.” Mini-conference Institut Agama Islam Negeri Salatiga, Salatiga, Indonesia. , Presented, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. TA Symposium. August. Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2016.
  • Motivation and Language Learning: how to keep teachers and students on the right track. Plenary address at the Annual Estonian Association of Teachers of English, Tartu, Estonia. , Presented, 2015.
  • Speaker, TA Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2013.
  • Marsh Schaeffer, K., Christensen, A. (2020). “Integrating and Assessing Meaningful Global Learning Outcomes Into the Curriculum.” AAC&U Virtual Conference on Global Learning, Florida. , Presented, 2020.
  • Marsh Schaeffer, K., Wason, V., Christensen, A. (2019). “Building a Team and Building Yourself with Openness and Creativity.” Women’s Leadership Summit, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2019.
  • “Content, Interactive Strategies, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and Cognitive Load – Putting it all together in the language classroom.” Workshop at Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta, Indonesia. , Presented, 2017.
  • Fulbright ETA PDO Workshop Facilitator. Washington D.C. , Presented, 2017.
  • Fulbright ETA PDO Workshop Facilitator. Washington D.C. , Presented, 2016.
  • Invited Panelist. Understanding the International Student Experience. December 8, 2015. Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2015.
  • Taking Classroom Interaction outside the Classroom. Paper presented at 2015 Intermountain TESOL, West Yellowstone, Montana. , Presented, 2015.
  • Introduction to Interaction across the Interwebs. Paper presented at 2015 Intermountain TESOL, West Yellowstone, Montana. , Presented, 2015.
  • Cultural Values that Influence Interaction. Paper presented at 2015 Intermountain TESOL, West Yellowstone, Montana. Co-presented with Vicky Watson. , Presented, 2015.
  • Learning and Memory: what teachers need to know about the human Brain. Presentation at 2013 Intermountain TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2013.
  • Reimagining EFL: building language through community classes. Paper presented at the 44th Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts. , Presented, 2010.
  • Young ELLs as adult ESL material designers: imagine that. Poster presented at The 44th Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts. Co-presented with Rai Farrelly. (MONTH), English Language Learning through Student Created Materials. Poster presented at University of Utah Department of Linguistics Annual Student Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2010.
  • Community created materials for endangered language learning. Paper presented at the 2009 Linguistic Association of the Southwest annual conference, Provo, Utah. Co-presented with Matsumoto-Gray, K., & Hudson, B. , Presented, 2009.
  • Picture this: student created language learning materials. Paper presented at Intermountain TESOL, Provo, Utah. , Presented, 2009.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration for indigenous language maintenance. Paper presented at University of Utah Department of Linguistics Annual Student Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Co-presented with Farrelly, R., Hudson, B., Bridge, S., Khvtisiashvili, T., Marsh, K. & Markovic, J. , Presented, 2009.
  • 2020 Community Conversation on Racism and Advocacy workshop, ITESOL Annual Conference, Utah. Other, Presented, 2020.
  • CBI workshop for English Language Fellows. Semarang, Indonesia. Other, Presented, 2017.
  • CBI workshop for SMILE 4. Semarang, Indonesia. Other, Presented, 2017.
  • workshop for English conversation class volunteers working with refugees, Know You Neighbor Program, Salt Lake City, Utah. Other, Presented, 2017.
  • Lecturer, Narva College, Narva, Estonia. Other, Other, 2015.
  • Interactive Strategies. Presentation in-service teacher training seminar, Narva, Estonia. Other, Presented, 2015.
  • Shoshoni Language Revitalization. Presentation at Conference on the endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America, Salt Lake City, Utah. Panel consisting of DiPaolo, M., Matsumoto-Gray, K., Marsh, K., Markovic, J., Khvtisiashvili, T. & Hudson, B. Other, Other, 2010.
  • 2009 Update on the Wick R. Miller collection project. Poster presented at Conference on the endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America, Salt Lake City, Utah. Co-presented with DiPaolo, M., Sykes, R., Matsumoto-Gray, K., Marsh, K., Markovic, J., Khvtisiashvili, T., Hudson, B., Fox, N., & Chen, X. (2009). Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Teaching challenging topics to refugees. Poster presented at The 43rd Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado. Poster, Presented, 2009.

Languages

  • German, Basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Czech Republic
    Supervised study abroad for two years.
  • Indonesia
    English Language Specialist, US Dept. of State 2017.
  • Estonia
    English Language Specialist, US Dept. of State, 2015.