Gunma JALT:

News in the Classroom: Reading Activities with the Asahi Weekly

Date: Sunday, May 22nd, 2005 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Barry Keith

Students enjoy reading English newspapers because they are authentic, current and cover a broad range of topics. For the same reasons, however, newspapers can be difficult for teachers to use effectively. This presentation introduces a curriculum for using the Asahi Weekly in the university classroom. The audience will have the opportunity to experience several activities that promote reading and critical thinking skills. A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of using newspapers in the classroom will follow.

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

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

Venue: Maebashi Koka Daigaku

Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan


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