Learners who struggle with a foreign language often suffer from feelings of alienation and failure, and may be seen as lazy or unmotivated. This presentation will argue, however, that negative reactions to language learning are, in effect, a normal part of the learning process. It will also argue that current models of motivation in SLA don’t fully take this into account.
While sentence-level ideologies may be readily engaged in the classroom, those manifesting across an entire curriculum are often less apparent. Presenting the results of a corpus-driven study, the presenter will examine discourse on first and second language use in high school textbooks. For details, please see recent Hiroshima JALT emails.
The field of pragmatics has become very exciting recently because of a lot of discoveries which are very applicable to the English classroom. After a brief introduction to pragmatics and its potential in foreign language teaching, the three researchers/teachers will each tell the story of one or more activities, and "do" the activities so that they can be easily understood.
Hiroshima JALT volunteers heading to Laos this month will showcase some of the group’s presentations, as well as introduce the THT programme and LaoTESOL.
While sentence-level ideologies may be readily engaged in the classroom, those manifesting across an entire curriculum are often less apparent. Presenting the results of a corpus-driven study, the presenter will examine discourse on first and second language use in high school textbooks.
Dr. Brett Walter of Hiroshima University’s Institute for the Promotion of Global Education opened this presentation by describing how an Atla’s Complex often works against language teachers. Thinking they need to hold up all the instructional weight can lead to lessons heavy with highly controlled drills that do not put appropriate communicative load on learners.
Teacher Journey’s 2016 was held at the YMCA in Hiroshima on June 19th. Organized in conjunction by the Teacher Development SIG and Hiroshima JALT, the all-day event had a total of 18 presenters plus an outstanding plenary from Hiroshima legend David Paul. Drawing on his vast experiences in Japan as a language teacher, language school owner, and founder of ETJ, Mr.
To whet your appetite for the JALT International Conference in Nagoya Nov. 25-28, FOUR presentations will also be featured at Hiroshima JALT on Nov. 13 as a kind of "sneak preview." First, Rob McGregor will give a talk entitled "The Vicious Triangle: CLT, Native Speakers, and 'English Only'.
Do you have a good teaching idea, or have you read a high-quality book recently? If so, YOU can speak at the meeting. Please contact Brett Walter or any Hiroshima JALT officer so that a few minutes can be scheduled for your talk. More details will be announced here, and at http://hiroshima-jalt.org
Some children learning English in Japan are very reticent; they are quiet and not used to speaking up. How can such reticent students have a fair and equal chance of participating and succeeding ?