Hokkaido JALT:

1. Actually Teaching Listening; 2. Teaching the Strategies of Speaking

Date: Sunday, January 27th, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Hugh Graham-Marr

1. This talk looks to examine how you can go beyond giving practice in listening and actually teach listening skills. Knowledge of script is something that can be taught that helps students with their top-down predictive skills. Teaching supra-segemental phonology helps students with their bottom-up decoding skills.

2. We all use strategies when we speak: to confirm or clarify what we're saying and what we're hearing, to show interest, to maintain and develop conversations, to help with fluency, to compensate for language we don't have. This talk will examine the whys of teaching strategies and at the sort of strategies that can be taught.

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

Cost: free

Venue: Hokkai Gakuen University - Subway Building 6, 3rd floor

Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan


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