Kitakyushu JALT will be hosting our third PechaKucha night involving a variety of presentations to do with classroom learning and teaching. There will be 5 presenters who will each take turns presenting their chosen topic using only 20 slides for 20 seconds each.
A practical, theoretical, and fun presentation! What does neuroscience have to offer to EFL teachers? Find out fascinating new developments in neuroscience that have been translated into practical classroom pedagogy.
Self-regulation in learning refers to the cognitive and behavioral processes learners apply when engaging with learning tasks or activities. These choices and actions ultimately determine the success of learning attempts and serve to sustain learner motivation in the classroom and beyond.
Introduction to the R statistical package
This presentation will be divided into three short interrelated sociolinguistic workshops consisting of presenter directed and participant centred "mini-sessions". The initial discussion point will centre on a definition and understanding of what language codes both embody and represent, and also what it actually means to "know" a language.
The presentation starts by reviewing some of the better currently available online learning and vocabulary environments leading to a set of principles that good online learning environments should adhere to. There will be some suggestions made for how these environments might best be developed for the suture needs of L2 learners.
First, I shall summarise the theory and administration behind a group “small-talk” type test that targets an often under-represented facet of speaking assessments – interactional language.
The expansion of the Internet and the availability of communication technologies have led to a rapid increase in the number of social media users. Social networking sites (SNSs) have now consolidated themselves as powerful platforms that have changed the way communication takes place.
Inspired by Sharon Creech's Love That Dog, this presentation introduces ways to utilize multimedia in classroom activities to add color and fun to reading lessons. Multimedia elements (text, sound, video, animation, and graphics) are combined in ways that hold students’ attention by stimulating multiple senses simultaneously.
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is a pedagogic approach to develop L2 learners’ communicative competence by focusing on both teaching subject and language. However, there has been little research on implementing CLIL in TOEIC courses, as TOEIC mainly tests learners’ business English proficiency.