Teaching Writing by Putting Research and Principles Into Practice

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Speaker: 
Greg Rouault
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for non-JALT members: 
1,000 yen

This presentation will look briefly at some of the key issues involved in writing from text, writer, and reader orientations. Relevant findings in L2 writing research will be introduced to explore the pedagogical issues in “learning to write” and teaching writing together with some of the controversies involved. Workshop participants will examine how a set of principles for teaching writing could be tailored to their own context. After reflecting on their own teaching beliefs and practices, participants will use a set of assumptions to assess various writing activities for their own purposes, with ample time for interaction and questions.

Greg Rouault is an Associate Professor at Tezukayama Gakuin University in Osaka. He has a Master of Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University with a specialty in Language Program Management and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business Management. Greg has been teaching in Kansai for 19 years in language schools, on company training courses, and in content-based and ESP/EAP programs at universities. His research interests include L2 reading and writing literacy, ESP/EAP, and learner selves and self-efficacy. He is the Reviews Editor for JALT Journal, an Associate Editor for the JALT Post Conference Publications, and is on the Editorial Board of the Language Education in Asia publication. He is also most pleased that his number of dives is going up and golf score is coming down. http://www.tezuka-gu.ac.jp/faculty/teacher/detail/career_english_gregory...

Venue Address: 
8-1-6 Miyukidori
Kobe, Hyogo
6510087 Japan