Kyoto JALT:

ESP in Japan: What it has been and what it can be

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2006 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Judy Noguchi

English for specific purposes (ESP) is taught in many ways. This talk will begin with an overview of what has been done and then move quickly into what ESP can do. Topics to be covered will include the rationale for ESP, current concepts, and useful ideas from other fields, including second language acquisition, critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics.

About the speaker: Judy Noguchi has B.A. and B.S. degrees (chemistry) from the University of Hawaii, an M.Ed. (TESL) from Temple University Japan and a Ph.D. (applied linguistics) from the University of Birmingham.

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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