Nagano JALT:

Project-based Learning in ESL

Date: Monday, November 26th, 2007 Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Speaker: Arifa Rahman, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

Please take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear a "Four Corners" speaker from Bangladesh, co-sponsored by Dr. Miki Bong of Shinshu University.

Encouraging learners to undertake projects in the English classroom on a variety of topics while using a range of resources provides opportunities for experiential learning. It puts the cognitive and the affective aspects of the learning process into gear. There is learner engagement, interaction and collaboration, and more importantly, self-directed action. This leads to the development of enquiry and the facilitation of autonomous learning, engaging the learner at a higher level of cognitive development.

Arifa Rahman is Professor of English Language and Teacher Education at Dhaka University, Bangladesh. With experience in course design, materials development, teaching, administration and research, she has several publications to her credit. Her interests are teacher development, materials writing and classroom-based research. Arifa has a PhD from the Institute of Education, University of London and is currently serving a second term as President of Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA).

Organization: Nagano Chapter (formerly the Shinshu Chapter) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagano JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen (free for Shinshu University teachers)

Venue: Shinshu University, Matsumoto Campus, Chukaigishitsu (on the 2nd floor, the South Building of the "Zengaku Kyoiku Kikou")

Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan


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