Gifu JALT:

Using Mobile Phones in the Language Classroom

Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2008 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Speaker: Alex Burke

Since most people have one and almost all mobile phones in Japan possess voice- or video-recording capability, the ubiquitous keitai offers a wealth of teaching opportunities. You can listen anywhere, anytime; it's fast, convenient and relevant. Come and see what happens to student motivation and learning when you greet them with "get out your phones, it's keitai time." This workshop will show you how to use this approach in your teaching setting with practical applications, assist with technical issues, offer ideas on policy, and highlight equity issues. Bring your mobile phone and open up your classroom to more authentic communication.

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

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

Venue: Gifu JR Station, Heartful Square 2nd floor

Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan


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