Taking the leap from language learning to language using

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Event Speaker: 
Naomi Wilks-Smith
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for non-JALT members: 
500 yen
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Naomi’s presentation will include a discussion of the issue of moving from language learning to language using. She will share two aspects of her research that contribute to supporting learners’ second language output; 1. The role of Intentional Teaching Gestures (ITG) as a tool to provide scaffolded support to learners whilst speaking and increase their oral language output and 2. Some practical classroom strategies that focus on oral language output will be shared, including her recent work in translating a hands-on Storytelling task to the Voice Story app for learners to rehearse languages and build confidence. Naomi Wilks-Smith is a Lecturer in the School of Education at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. After many years as a teacher of Japanese in bilingual schools, she now teaches Language Teaching Methodology and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to pre-service teachers. Her research interests include second language acquisition, bilingual education and teaching approaches. Her PhD focus was on the use of Intentional Teaching Gestures for Japanese as a second language.
Venue Address: 
2-22 Eikokuji
Kochi City, Kochi, Kochi
780-8515 Japan