Kyoto JALT:

Teacher talk, student comprehension and training for elementary teachers

Date: Friday, December 10th, 2004 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Emiko Yukawa, Kyoto Notre Dame University

This presentation focuses on teacher talk strategies in elementary school English classrooms and student comprehension of the teacher's English. What do (or should) teachers do while speaking English all the time to elementary school children who knows almost no English? What do students do in order to comprehend as much as they can? The main data come from an internship program at Kyoto Notre Dame University (graduate school), an the analysis is based on two graduate students' M.A. theses. Implications for teacher training will be discussed.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Kyoto Kyoiku Bunka Center (Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku)

Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan


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