Hokkaido JALT:

Talking Text

Date: Monday, May 15th, 2006 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Clyde Fowle

A workshop looking at how short texts, both reading and listening, can be used as a springboard for speaking activities. Setting up speaking activities that work is always a challenge. Teachers seem to face three main obstacles: do the students have anything to say on the subject, do they have the language required, and do they have the confidence? Texts can act as a stimulus to help students unleash their background knowledge on a subject. They can also provide useful language input.

This workshop will look at the benefits of using texts as a springboard for speaking activities and participants will then be given an opportunity to work with a selection of texts to create follow-on speaking activities.

Clyde Fowle is Regional Consultant/Trainer for Macmillan Education, East Asia. He is also the author of Synergy.

This presentation is jointly supported by JALT Hokkaido and Macmillan Language House.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Hokkai Gakuen University, Toyohira (2 minutes from Gakuen Mae subway station, Toho Line)

Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan


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