Iwate-Aomori JALT:

Putting Words in their Mouths: Dictogloss, Shadowing, and Summarizing

Date: Sunday, March 9th, 2003 Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University

This presentation will cover three activities that give students structured language practice: dictogloss (grammar dictation), shadow talking and summarizing. With dictogloss, students actively recreate the spoken text,discuss differences and missing information with partners, and participate in a review of the grammar of individual sentences. The presenter will also explain some variations on the standard dictogloss method and provide extension activities that involve a picture story that corresponds to the dictogloss narrative. Shadow talking, which simply involves the repetition of spoken input, can be done out loud or silently by students. Summarizing an article with a mind map will also be covered. Presentation materials come from the presenter's self-published, non-profit, global issues textbooks.

Organization: Iwate-Aomori Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Iwate-Aomori JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Iwate Kokusai Koryu (Iwate International Plaza) in Morioka, phone: 019-654-8900.

Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan


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