Jane Spiro 4 Corners Tour

Kobe Chapter

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Jane Spiro

THIS EVENT PROUDLY CO-SPONSORED BY THE 4 KANSAI JALT CHAPTERS NARA, KYOTO, OSAKA AND KOBE.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

Genre as a recipe for writing

This workshop will show how the features of text types such as recipes, instructions, memos, can be recognised, mixed and subverted in order to generate inventive new texts. Participants will be able to experiment with these activities for themselves, to experience the ways in which the activities can develop both language awareness and creative writing skills. The workshop will also include examples of student writing, and explore how the activities can be adapted to meet a variety of student needs and levels.

There will be a dinner with the author following the presentation. Details and registration for the dinner will be provided before the start of the presentation.

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Jane Spiro has been an active member of the ELT community for 35 years, directing language, literature and teacher development programs in England, Switzerland, Poland and Hungary. She has taught English to asylum-seekers newly arrived in the UK; retrained Russian teachers in Hungary supporting the replacement of Russian with English in the Hungarian school curriculum; and run programs on teacher development, literature and language, creative writing, academic literacies, and materials writing worldwide, including in the Netherlands, Mexico, Japan, Kenya, China and India. Her publications include two books on creative writing pedagogy with Oxford University Press Creative Poetry Writing (2004) and Storybuilding (2007) adopted by language teachers in Malaysia, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Croatia and Japan. Creative Poetry Writing is considered an essential text for teachers using the medium of poetry and poetry writing in a second language classroom.

Location: 
Kobe International House Room 902
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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