Fukuoka JALT:

Temple University Japan/Fukuoka JALT 3rd Annual Applied Linguistics Colloquium

Date: Sunday, July 20th, 2008 Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Plenary: David Beglar and presentations by 19 others

Plenary: Principles for Developing Second Language Learners' Lexical Knowledge (David Beglar, Temple University Japan)
Researchers have convincingly shown that the primary factor supporting communicative language use is lexical knowledge. The aim of this presentation will be to present six principles for developing second language learners' lexical knowledge and to provide concrete examples of how each principle can be implemented in second language classrooms.

BIO: David Beglar is the program coordinator in Temple University's M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. programs in Osaka. His primary research interests are vocabulary acquisition and language assessment. He is currently completing work on an academic listening textbook (Contemporary Topics, 3rd edition) and is beginning work on a dissertation and thesis writing textbook. He has lived and worked in Japan for 23 years.

Also, 12:00-4:30:


TOEIC Bridge: Just a shorter version of TOEIC?, Miki Tokunaga

An introduction to online pop-up dictionaries, Nicholas Bovee


Drama-based Activities for the EFL Classroom, Michael Dailey

Low-context testing in high-context cultures, Kate Parkinson


Motivation through Autonomy at Cyber University, Robert Cvitkovic

Error in 1st & 2nd Year University English Essays, Huw Tyler


Comprehension of an online encyclopedia, Aaron Gibson

Integrating Learning Strategies into the Classroom, Robert Cochrane


Interactive Activities for Low-level TOEIC classes, Jane Harland

Testing low-level learners' knowledge of English vocabulary using bilingual tests: A pilot research report, Jeff Stewart


Teaching Politeness Markers, Yukiko Arita & J. Lake

Survey of mobile learning, Aaron Gibson & Jeff Anderson


Using popular game shows in the language classroom, Stella Millikan

Using Social Networking Websites to Encourage Interaction Outside the English Classroom, Aaron Sorensen


Elementary school teachers’ beliefs about teaching foreign cultures, Wakako Pennington & Cindy Daugherty

Quick, cheap, or good- pick any three: Cloze dictation tests in the classroom, Trevor Holster


Bilingualism: What factors can affect bilingualism, Kathleen Fukuhara

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

Cost: free

Venue: Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Tenjin Satellite Campus (9F), Tenjin 2-8-38, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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