Fukuoka JALT:

The Role of Strategies in Communicative Competence

Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2007 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr

Communicative Competence consists of grammatical competence, sociolinguistic competence, and strategic competence. Traditionally, classrooms have focused on grammatical competence (grammatical syllabi) and sociolinguistic competence (functional syllabi) leaving strategies to be attended to at the margin. This presentation examines why strategies should be given a stronger presence in classrooms that aim to teach communication. Presented will be background research, SLA theory and practical classroom applications.

Alastair Graham-Marr has his Masters in Applied Linguistics. He's been teaching in Japan for 18 years and currently is full time faculty member at Tokai University. He also works as an editor for ABAX Ltd, a specialty ELT publisher. He has edited and written parts of the Top-Up Listening series and the Communication Spotlight series. His research interests include the effect of output and the value of explicit learning on language acquisition.

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

Cost: free

Venue: Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Tenjin Satellite Campus (9F), Tenjin 2-8-38, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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