Okayama JALT:

A Four-Level Approach to Communication and Public Speaking

Date: Monday, February 9th, 2009 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Charles LeBeau, Toshiba International Training Center

In this workshop, Macmillan and Language Solutions author Charles LeBeau, shows how speech, presentation, debate, and discussion can be integrated into a systematic four-level approach that develops clearer thinking, clearer, speaking, and better overall language skills. At the first level, the author introduces simple templates to help learners organize their message clearly. At the second level, participants look at how complex communication strategies can be broken down into "bite-size" pieces, easily digested by the learner. At the third level, participants explore how simple graphic organizers make persuasion and argumentation accessible to even low-level learners. At the final level, participants can experience how principle-based discussion breaks discussion into clear, easily definable skills. The author will draw from his books Getting Ready for Speech, Speaking of Speech, Discover Debate, and Discussion Process and Principles.

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

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

Venue: Sankaku A Bldg. 2F near Omotecho in Okayama City

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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