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December 2015 Meeting with Bill Pellowe

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 December 2015 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Bill Pellowe

(1) Using Student-Created Videos in Class
With mobile technology ubiquitous among university students, students can use their mobile devices' built-in video cameras outside of class to create videos narrated in English. This brings the language they’ve studied in their coursework into a familiar context. They could, for example, describe their neighborhood, or introduce their hobby. When they bring these videos into the classroom to show to classmates, this serves as a catalyst for highly personalized conversations. In this presentation, I will discuss the types of assignments given, demonstrate a technologically simple way to collect these videos, and explain how these assignments were expanded through in-class tasks.

(2) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations
Most English textbooks contain model dialogs and conversations for students to practice. In this workshop, I will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and approaches for using these textbook dialogs in the prelistening, listening, practice and postpractice stages. This aims to be a practical and useful workshop on adapting and extending these traditional activities.

Notre Dame Seishin University (NDSU)
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
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