Iwate-Aomori JALT:

I've Got a Problem

Date: Tuesday, August 26th, 2003 Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: John Fanselow

While most would agree that memorizing words and patterns is necessary for language learning, other mental activities are necessary as well. Most of the tasks in textbooks, however, tend to emphasize activities or tasks that require memory alone. The purpose of this workshop is to experience ways to decrease the number of times students say "Sorry, I can't remember." Said another way, if you participate in the workshop, you will learn ways to alter activities in textbooks that require only memorization so learners have opportunities to process language and use problem-solving skills as well. I hope that in addition, participants will see that the common expression "I've got a problem." has the potential for being a positive statement rather than a negative statement. If we do not have problems to seek solutions to, learning can be hindered.

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

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

Venue: Iwate International Association, Morioka

Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan


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