Iwate-Aomori JALT:

Enhancing Language Learning Awareness: An Orientation Workshop for College Students

Date: Sunday, February 26th, 2006 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Steve Brown, National JALT President

Learners in colleges and universities are often left to their own devices when it comes to furthering their English studies outside the classroom. Having emerged from an exam-passing approach to get into the college or university, many of them are not quite sure how to set about improving their English, or even of what works (or doesn't work) for them.

In this presentation, Steve Brown describes and evaluates an orientation program which was developed for incoming students in the English Department of a women's junior college over a period of five years. The program was aimed at fostering students' awareness of their own learning styles, and also at alerting them to alternative approaches to learning English.

Steve will show some of the approaches used in the programme - active participation is encouraged! He also hopes to share ideas for ways in which this kind of programme might work in other contexts and institutions.

The presentation will be followed by an Open Microphone session, when everyone can have a chance to ask questions, suggest ideas and share their concerns, complaints and opinions. Enjoy a no-holds-barred session with JALT's current President, Steve Brown!

Organization: Iwate-Aomori Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Iwate-Aomori JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen; students and ALTs 500 yen

Venue: Iwate International Plaza, Morioka

Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan


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