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

JALT Group: 
Event Speaker: 
Shinichi Izumi, Sophia University
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for non-JALT members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

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.

名古屋市 中村区 那古野1-47-1 名古屋国際センター 3F
Nagoya, Aichi
450-0001 Japan