1. Featured Speaker Presentation (13:30~ 14:30)
Title: English Pronunciation Instruction: Considering Phonological Differences between English and Japanese
Presenter: Yuko Koike, Ibaraki University
Intelligibility is considered an important goal of L2 pronunciation. However, many second/foreign language learners find it difficult to acquire intelligible pronunciation. This presentation focuses on phonological differences between English and Japanese. I will discuss the pronunciation problems faced by Japanese learners of English and factors contributing to the problems. I will also introduce teaching materials designed especially for Japanese students learning English pronunciation.
Yuko Koike teaches English as a part-time instructor at Ibaraki University. She received her MA in education with a concentration in TESL and her PhD in linguistics from the University of Kansas. She taught linguistics and Japanese language at the University of Kansas, Colby College, and the University of Arizona. Her current research interests include pronunciation, listening, and vocabulary development.
2. Afternoon Tea (14:30~14:45)
3. Reports on the International Conference in Shizuoka/Directions of the Organization (14:45~16:30)
4. Business Meeting (16:30~17:00)
Date: Saturday, December 12th, 13:00 – 17:00
Venue: Ibaraki University, Humanities building Room C205
(Doors open from 13:00 p.m. No pre-registration required!)
JALT Members: Free Non-Members: \500
JALT Ibaraki Chapter meetings are open to all interested in learning and teaching languages. Abstracts for the presentations and access information for the venue, as well as further information for future events are available on the chapter home page.
. . . and afterwards join us for the
Chapter Year-end Party
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