Browne opened with an overview of his considerable background in Extensive Reading (ER), vocabulary acquisition and in technology and how this has led to the development of the New General Service List (NGSL) of important vocabulary words for students of English as a second language.
This presentation will review and discuss some of the literature on the importance of high frequency vocabulary in helping to improve reading comprehension, the way extensive reading and intensive vocabulary study are complementary and symbiotic learning activities and then introduce several free word lists, online tools and websites that the presenter has developed in order to help students and t
Gougeon and Ochante will illustrate the challenges of setting up an ICT environment. The process includes good Web 2.0 practices in class, creation of a dedicated ICT space, use of Google applications for language learning and class management.
The panelists (Peter Burden, Neil Cowie, Thomas Fast, Seiko Korechika, John Rucynski, Ritsuko Uenaka, and Rob Waring) are all experienced and aware of the possibilities and pitfalls of book publishing. During the roundtable discussion, the panelists will discuss the publishing process from the initial idea to create a textbook through to the final production phase.
We will have three presentations at this meeting.
Establishing the Base: Building Academic Readiness in English Language Learners Best Practices and Theory - Maurissa George
First: Visual Language Retention by Susan Meiki. This presentation explores design-dependent visual perception retention rates in PowerPoint presentations, and reports data on the intra-cultural and inter-cultural differences in retention rates among Japanese and American university students;
This presentation is an exploration of how administrative practices constitute an institutional identity that impedes the facilitation of interdisciplinary and transnational education programs at universities in Japan.
What the Neuroscience of Faulty Memory Tells us about Language Learning by Curtis Kelly.
(Co-sponsored by Okayama University Language Education Center.)
Cooperative learning in a reading class in tertiary education and Learner Attitudes to Teacher Behaviour by Kyoko Sunami-Burden. The roles of teachers, administrators, and institutions in facilitating teacher collaboration by Eri Fukuda
Date: Sat 14 June, 15:00-17:00;
Venue: NDSU, Logos Hall, Room 7-2;
Phonological memory and listening comprehension of Japanese Learners of English by Junichiro Takeno. This presentation focuses on the role of phonological memory in listening comprehension of Japanese learners of English. It can be said that phonological short-term memory, specifically the capacity of the phonological loop of working memory, is largely affected by the learner’s rehearsal speed.