Hokkaido JALT:

Teaching Speech Acts Can Enrich Our Students' Learning

Date: Sunday, January 21st, 2007 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Jeremie Bouchard

Description:
The presentation will discuss a pedagogical initiative involving a textbook designed around the teaching of speech acts, which was introduced at Sapporo Sacred Heart School (S.S.H.S.), a Catholic school for girls. Hopefully, discussing this initiative will lead to a more general exchange on both the teaching of speech acts as a means of enriching our studentsf performance in the target language, and on material design. Speech acts are understood as attempts by language users to perform specific actions, in particular interpersonal functions such as compliments, apologies, requests or complaints.

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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