Wakayama JALT:

An introduction to Spaced-repetition Systems (SRS). What's the fuss?

Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2008 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Kent Hill

If you haven’t yet heard about SRS and language learning, you surely will soon. It’s time to get up to speed! Spaced-repetition (SR), or “graduated interval” recall research started back in the 1930s and was first put into practice by Pimsleur in the 60s, but is only now coming to fruition as computer technologies make SR manageable for both teachers and students. In any subject, a part of learning consists in retaining items and concepts, for most of which drilling and repetition can be one of the most efficient means to internalize them, when done right. This is where an SRS can help.

Kent Arthur Hill is a lecturer at both Wakayama and Wakayama Medical Universities. He has spent the last 11 years serving the local Wakayama community teaching Communicative English to all levels of language learner. He is the founding president of JALT Wakayama and also serves nationally as the JALT Job Information Center (JIC) Coordinator.

Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT (Wakayama JALT)

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

Venue: Kaichi High School, Multi-media room

Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan


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