A Short Introduction to Iranian History, Culture, and Education
二度のベストJALT賞を受賞したJohn Campbell-LarsenとCameron Romneyによるプレゼンテーション
Kobe JALT welcomes two-time best of JALT award winners John Campbell-Larsen and Cameron Romney as they present their award winning workshop for teaching speaking.
Bonenkai will be 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Bruge Belgian Beer Cafe (4,000 yen all you can drink plus food).
Cameron Romney will present about how to design textbook supplements that increase the opportunities for speaking and John Campbell-Larsen will talk about what teachers really need to know about teaching speaking.
Cameron Romneyによる教科書を補足して発話機会を増やす方法とJohn Campbell-Larsenによる教師が知っておくべき発話教授
Presentation 1: Cameron Romney
Creating supplements that increase opportunities for spoken interaction
Despite publisher claims that coursebooks, especially four-skills coursebooks, provide everything a teacher requires, no coursebook can actually satisfy all student and teacher needs. In Japan many teachers feel their students need extra speaking practice but struggle make their own materials that fit together with their textbook.
This presentation will introduce a systematic approach developed by the presenter over the last several years called ACoPE (Analyze, Consult, Produce and Evaluate) to help teachers create supplemental materials that focus on speaking
Presentation 2: John Campbell-Larsen
A Page Full of Text to a Mouth Full of Air
This presentation takes as its starting point the supposition that conversation is the main venue for language in use and as such should be given a prominent place in any syllabus. Furthermore, because of the differences between the spoken form of the language and the written form, the written form of the language serves as a poor model for teaching conversation.
The presenter will refer to findings from the fields of conversation analysis and corpus linguistics that describe some features that are specific to spoken English, such as turn structure, discourse marking, backchanneling, assessments and upgrades, the grammar and semantics of reported speech and others. The presenter will go on to outline the ways in which these points can be presented to students and how to design classroom activities that can maximize opportunities for use of the taught language in naturalistic ways.
Cameron Romney has taught ESL/EFL in both the United States and Japan for the last 19 years. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Denver and is an assistant professor in the Global Communications Faculty of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.
John Campbell-Larsen is an associate professor of English at Kyoto Women's University. He received his master's degree in TESOL from Birmingham University and his research interests include Conversation Analysis, Pragmatics and teaching the spoken language.
In this presentation, I will first introduce the concept of willingness to communicate (WTC) as a psychological construct used to investigate individual differences in L2 communication along with motivation, anxiety, and self-confidence.
Video clips (short MP4s) not only stimulate interest in the language-learning classroom, but they can also be used to teach virtually any area of the syllabus. This presentation will describe how specific language skills can be taught through video, and provide suggestions for selection, preparation, and classroom procedures.
Donations for project appreciated
Charity Dinner June 19th Sunday 5pm to 7pm at Shankar Indian Restaurant near KIH. 3000 for set meal including a donation to the Nepal project.
Please join Kobe JALT for our annual Raising Bilingual Children BBQ.
Kensaku Yoshida will return to Kobe to give a talk titled "Changes Seen on the Horizon of Japan's English Education". Kensaku Yoshida is a Professor at Sophia University in Tokyo and the director of the Center for Language Education and Research. He is also well known in Japanese English Education circles, a consultant for MEXT, and often interviewed in the Japanese media about education issues.
Speaker: Andy Boon. Andy Boon is an associate professor in the faculty of Global Communications at Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo. He has been teaching in Japan for over 17 years. He holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Aston University.
In our increasingly global age, students not only need to learn English for international communication but should also become familiar with the languages of the world. The English classroom can be an exciting place to teach this linguistic awareness. This presentation will introduce ideas for designing a content-based thematic unit on "world languages and writing systems".
THIS EVENT PROUDLY CO-SPONSORED BY THE 4 KANSAI JALT CHAPTERS NARA, KYOTO, OSAKA AND KOBE.
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