Toyohashi JALT:

What Is Oral Interpretation? What Can It Do?

Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2007 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Makoto Omi

Description:
It would definitely be wrong to delude learners into thinking that they already know enough English and that their only problem is shyness, so as to (on the pretext of so-called communicative activities) engage them in mere chit-chat using their meager stock of chunky conversational phrases. Oral Interpretation, though it is originally "the art of communicating to an audience a piece of written work in its intellectual, emotional, and esthetic entirety" (Charlotte Lee), is actually a powerful means of language input. It enhances the learner's sensitivity toward a silent text through an analysis not only of its meaning, but more importantly of its voice and intentions. As the essential rhetoric of language is absorbed in a holistic way, it will become evident in the learner's spontaneous spoken and written utterances.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Aichi University, Bldg 5 - room 543

Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Website: www.kokusai.aichi-edu.ac.jp/jalttoyohashi/main.html

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