Function rather than form as a basis for teaching
Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor Keith Landles
While certain functions are often dealt with in EFL material, coursebooks and syllabi are often based on various structures and modal verbs. This workshop will look at how lessons, syllabi and material can be based primarily on various functions such as arranging, expressing regrets or telling anecdotes. It will examine how this approach can make things easier for both teacher and student and how lessons can be more empowering and communicative.
Organization: Nagano Chapter (formerly the Shinshu Chapter) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagano JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: EZ-Communications (Matsumoto) map
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