Yamagata JALT March Meeting

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Speaker: 
Barry Kavanagh
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for non-JALT members: 
1,000 yen; free for students
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Title- CLIL: Theory, Practice and the Teaching of the 4 Skills

Presenter- Barry Kavanagh  
Abstract- CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is a recent innovative language education methodology that is not strictly speaking new but a recycled and rethought approach to language teaching and learning that borrows from sociocultural theory and based on methodologies used in the past. It is a dual-focused educational approach in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language.

CLIL is implemented across Europe and is seen as the norm rather than the exception. In Japan however, although some universities are incorporating it into their curriculum, it is still a relatively new concept to teachers. This presentation will give an introduction to the theory and practice of CLIL and how it can be incorporated into a language curriculum that focuses on the 4 skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Bio- Barry Kavanagh, PhD, teaches English and linguistic courses at Tohoku University. He has presented across Europe and Asia and his main research is within the areas of sociolinguistics, pragmatics and second language acquisition. He is the president of the Tohoku J-CLIL chapter.

Venue Address: 
Kojirakawamachi 1-4-12
Yamagata, Yamagata
990-8560 Japan