Miyazaki JALT:

Actually Teaching Listening: Moving Beyond Practice to Actual Teaching

Date: Saturday, October 13th, 2007 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr (Tokai University and ABAX Ltd)

Description:
To effectively teach listening, teachers need to focus on both 'bottom up' decoding skills and 'top down' predictive skills. Accepted in theory this is often not practiced in classrooms. To teach the bottom-up skills we need to give students an understanding and working knowledge of natural, connected speech: its elisions and liaisons, its weak forms and reductions. For the top-down, students need to be encouraged to use background and situational information to help them make more accurate predictions about coming discourse in a given situation. This is in line with much recent research which suggests that classes need to have some focus on language form but do so within a communicative framework. This presentation seeks to explore how these points can be incorporated into our language classrooms.

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

Cost: free

Venue: Miyazaki Municipal University, Room 310 (3F)

Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

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