Examining Friends: Using Genre Analysis to analyze TV Scripts
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2005 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Raymond Stubbes
Interested in livening up your lessons by bringing TV programs such as Friends into your classroom? Curious about Genre Analysis and what it has to offer you as a language teacher? Want to learn about another useful and free text analysis resource available on the Internet? In this presentation, Raymond Stubbe will briefly review the concept of Genre Analysis, then demonstrate how practically any piece of text, Friends TV scripts in this instance, can be lexically analyzed using the free internet site www.lextutor.ca. Participants will also learn how to create CLOZE passage listening exercises using the website, and one will be presented and tested while viewing an actual episode.
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kitakyushu JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen
Venue: Kitakyushu International Conference Center, room 31
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