Sendai JALT:

Schema Theory

Date: Sunday, April 25th, 2004 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Ian Pemberton

Description:
This presentation will be divided into two parts. The first half will be used to explain schema theory (see below) and the second half will demonstrate how this theory can be applied practically to authentic news materials to enhance comprehension and language acquisition. No prior knowledge of the subject is necessary.
Schema theory is a theory of the mental representation of information stored in memory, which attempts to account for the way information is comprehended and how new information is learned. It raises important questions about the way languages are conventionally taught and learned and about the content of many professionally produced language textbooks. The theory suggests that language should be taught holistically and without being separated from its context.
Ian Pemberton has taught English in Japan for 13 years. He is currently employed in teaching current affairs English to intermediate and advanced level students in a preparatory program for interpreters at Inter School, Sendai. The program exploits authentic materials from satellite TV and Internet radiobroadcasts such as CNN, BBC World, VOA and PBS.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free (also free for TALE members; TALE is Tohoku Association of Language Educators)
Non-members: Non-members-1000 Yen; student non-members-FREE for their first attendance, then 500 yen thereafter

Venue: Asahigaoka Shimin Center, Meeting room 3 (easily accessible from Asahigaoka subway station)

Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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