Toyohashi JALT:

SELHi Project: Enriching EFL through the teaching of pragmatics

Date: Sunday, March 9th, 2008 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Jeremie Bouchard (Sapporo Sacred Heart School)

The presentation, a combination of lecture and group discussion, will focus on a SELHi (Super English Language High School) initiative involving two English courses: Comprehensive and Interactive. The Comprehensive course emphasizes a combination of sentence-based and discourse-based grammar teaching, and the Interactive course shifts towards the teaching of pragmatics. The presentation will also include a review of the Interactive English textbook created for high school second grade students, which was designed around the teaching of speech acts (language functions, e.g. compliments, apologies, requests, complaints, etc.). The general argument of this presentation calls for a change in emphasis in the EFL classroom, from English as the sole object of study to English as a tool for effective communication.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Aichi University, Bldg 5 - room 543

Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan


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