Toward Focus-on-form Approach to EFL Teaching in Japan

Nagoya Chapter

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Shinichi Izumi, Sophia University

In this task-based interactive presentation, I wish to highlight some problems in grammar-based, teacher-centered, and context-poor instruction that is still prevalent in English education in Japan and show directions for change that hopefully enable us to teach English in English for greater students’ benefits. More specifically, I will discuss the importance of paying attention to form in relation to meaning and function and helping students to see the connections among them if we wish for them to develop balanced communicative proficiency in English. I hope that the audience will get some theoretical ideas as well as hints for practical applications for more effective language teaching through my talk.

WINC Aichi, Room 1008
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