Upcoming Events by Group



Pragmatics Activities for the Classroom: From spark to publication

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jim Ronald
Speaker: 
Matt Ragan
Speaker: 
Peter Stachus Tu (all from Hiroshima Shudo University)

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. For details, please see recent Hiroshima JALT emails.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)

Who Owns English? Exploring Linguistic Ideologies in High School Textbooks

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Rob McGregor (Hiroshima Motomachi Municipal Senior High School)

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.

Location: 
To be announced
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)

Motivation and Alienation: Resistance as a Natural Part of Language Learning

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Joseph Shaules (Juntendo University)

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. The presentation will help teachers look at motivation in a new light, and will provide tips for reducing learner resistance. Prof. Shaules, coming all the way from Tokyo, is renowned for being an exciting speaker. For details, see recent Hiroshima JALT emails.

Location: 
To be announced.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)

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