End-Year Presentation and Bonenkai/師走プレゼンテーションと忘年会
二度のベストJALT賞を受賞したJohn Campbell-LarsenとCameron Romneyによるプレゼンテーション
Kobe JALT welcomes two-time best of JALT award winners John Campbell-Larsen and Cameron Romney as they present their award winning workshop for teaching speaking.
Bonenkai will be 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Bruge Belgian Beer Cafe (4,000 yen all you can drink plus food).
Cameron Romney will present about how to design textbook supplements that increase the opportunities for speaking and John Campbell-Larsen will talk about what teachers really need to know about teaching speaking.
Cameron Romneyによる教科書を補足して発話機会を増やす方法とJohn Campbell-Larsenによる教師が知っておくべき発話教授
Presentation 1: Cameron Romney
Creating supplements that increase opportunities for spoken interaction
Despite publisher claims that coursebooks, especially four-skills coursebooks, provide everything a teacher requires, no coursebook can actually satisfy all student and teacher needs. In Japan many teachers feel their students need extra speaking practice but struggle make their own materials that fit together with their textbook.
This presentation will introduce a systematic approach developed by the presenter over the last several years called ACoPE (Analyze, Consult, Produce and Evaluate) to help teachers create supplemental materials that focus on speaking
Presentation 2: John Campbell-Larsen
A Page Full of Text to a Mouth Full of Air
This presentation takes as its starting point the supposition that conversation is the main venue for language in use and as such should be given a prominent place in any syllabus. Furthermore, because of the differences between the spoken form of the language and the written form, the written form of the language serves as a poor model for teaching conversation.
The presenter will refer to findings from the fields of conversation analysis and corpus linguistics that describe some features that are specific to spoken English, such as turn structure, discourse marking, backchanneling, assessments and upgrades, the grammar and semantics of reported speech and others. The presenter will go on to outline the ways in which these points can be presented to students and how to design classroom activities that can maximize opportunities for use of the taught language in naturalistic ways.
Cameron Romney has taught ESL/EFL in both the United States and Japan for the last 19 years. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Denver and is an assistant professor in the Global Communications Faculty of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.
John Campbell-Larsen is an associate professor of English at Kyoto Women's University. He received his master's degree in TESOL from Birmingham University and his research interests include Conversation Analysis, Pragmatics and teaching the spoken language.