Toyohashi JALT:

Language Learning and the Lexical Approach

Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2008 Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Speaker: Gary Littlecott

Description:
The lexical approach takes the view that lexis plays the central role in language learning and communication. It proposes that learning words and word combinations (lexical phrases or chunks) are the most important guarantor of conversational fluency. These lexical units are learned and used as single items. It is estimated that fluent speakers have hundreds of thousands of these prefabricated lexical units. Word collocations and word frequency are other important features of the lexical approach to language learning. This presentation will discuss the lexical approach and its practical application in the classroom. Materials will be presented and activities tried out, including whole class communicative exercises, listening tasks and self-study worksheets.

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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Website: www.kokusai.aichi-edu.ac.jp/jalttoyohashi/main.html

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Phone (home): 0532-88-2658
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