Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan:
7th IM (Immediate Method) Autumn Workshop
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Stephen Richmond, David Latz, Kathleen Riley, Gary Brockett, Scott Brown, Bruno Vannieu
The Immediate Method is a simple and powerful conversation classroom management technique that was created in Japan in response to several challenging situations: (1) large classes; (2) low levels of language ability and motivation, and (3) the reticent classroom behavior of Japanese learners. Its primary objective is to have the students learn to speak in two-way, real-time communication; in short, to take part in spontaneous, free flowing conversations. Born in the context of university-level French conversation classes, it has been successfully applied to conversation teaching in English, German and Japanese at various levels.
The Immediate Method (IM) Autumn Workshop is an annual event that brings together foreign language teachers from all over Japan to learn and exchange ideas about conversation teaching. Over the past seven years, we have held the Workshop at venues such as Osaka University, Kyoto University and Rikkyo University, and introduced many teachers to the IM and its possibilities.
- Cultural codes: How to break the barrier of silence in class
- Introduction to the Immediate Method
Afternoon: Debates, case studies
- David latz: Testing and the IM
- Stephen Richmond: Teaching using Grammar Toolboxes
- Kathleen Riley: Beginnings in the IM
- Gary Brockett: Time management in high school
Evening: Dinner party (Optional, 3500 yen)
More details, registration, access maps: www.almalang.com/workshop.html
Organization: Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan
Cost: 1000 yen
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida campus, Yoshida Minami 1 gou-kan Building, Rooms 204, 205 and 206.
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