The Differing Theories of SLA
Date: Saturday, November 7th, 2009 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Matthew J. Jenkins
Studies of second language acquisition are ongoing and many differing theories exist. SLA is extremely relevant to us as teachers here in Japan. Based on his master's degree studies with Monash University, Matthew Jenkins will briefly introduce some of the differing theories of SLA such as grammar models, universal grammar, socio-cultural theory, Krashen's monitor theory, individual learning differences, and so on. He will lead into his own personal beliefs about SLA, and how they can be used in the classroom to teach children. This presentation is ideal for someone that wants to brush up on current beliefs and theories in the field of SLA.
Organization: ETJ Kitakyushu (English Teachers in Japan) (ETJ Kitakyushu)
Cost: ETJ Members: 500 yen
Non-members: 1000 yen
Venue: Murphy School (in front of JR ONGAGAWA stn on Kagoshima line) www.murphyschool.com
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