Okayama JALT:

Three Presentations

Date: Saturday, June 14th, 2003 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Chikako Shimobayashi, Kyoko Burden, Noriko Matsuda

Date is subject to change. contact burden-p@osu.ac.jp
Come hear three 30-minute presentations on a range of topics. The presenters are all MA Postgraduates from Okayama University.

  1. Collaborative listening: Using dictogloss tasks to foster learners' language development.
    Presenter: Chikako Shimobayashi.
    The presenter made a hypothesis that collaborative work was more effective than individual work and designed an experiment so that learners performed it individually and then collaboratively on two kinds of dictogloss tasks.
  2. The role of L1 in Japanese non-native teachers' language classrooms: An analysis of codeswitching behaviors.
    Presenter: Kyoko Burden.
    This study reveals how effectively non-native-speaking English teachers code-switched into Japanese in conversation-based lessons. Four Japanese teachers of English were observed and video-recorded, and analysis reveals three code-switching mechanisms identified among the teachers: switching on students' signals, spontaneous switching, and intentional switching.
  3. A story-based approach to teaching English to primary school children.
    Presenter: Noriko Matsuda.
    This is a short report of an approach based on children's stories, which investigated the listening comprehension of 11 sixth graders in an elementary school.
There will also be a discussion on introducing a "Local Membership scheme" for JALT chapters.

Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Okayama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen, students 500 yen

Venue: Sankaku A Bldg. 2F

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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