Writing to Communicate

JALT Group: 
Event Speaker: 
James Venema
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for non-JALT members: 
1,000 yen
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

This workshop will introduce three communicative writing tasks that could be incorporated into a variety of English Communication classes: writing to prepare for conversations and discussions, writing anecdotes, and formal debate. The writing tasks share the following characteristics:

1. There is a clear communicative purpose.
2. They can facilitate oral communication in class.
3. Their clear structure can help scaffold student writing to facilitate better writing and understanding.
4. They are appropriate for a variety of student language and motivation levels.

The workshop will include examples as well as opportunities to practice.