Okayama JALT:

Building L2 fluency: knowing how to say what you want to say.

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2005 Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Brent Wolter

Description:
Fluency is one of the most coveted skills of foreign language learners. However, most of the current discussion on fluency centers on the notion of automaticity. Automaticity is the ability to subconsciously process language knowledge, and although it is certainly an essential component of any model of fluency, it is only one part of a larger and more complex puzzle. In this presentation, I will argue for a more comprehensive understanding of fluency that also takes into account the 'burden of expression' for speaking situations. Brent Wolter will then suggest how the teaching of lexical chunks and formulaic language can lower the burden of expression for students and, in the process, improve fluency.

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

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

Venue: Okayama Sankaku Building near Omotecho in Okayama city

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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