Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan:

9th Immediate Method Autumn Workshop (Kobe)

Date: Sunday, October 25th, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Speaker: Stephen Richmond, Kathleen Riley, Bruno Vannieu

The Immediate Method is a simple and powerful conversation classroom management technique that was created in Japan in response to several challenging situations: (1) large classes; (2) low levels of language ability and motivation, and (3) the reticent classroom behavior of Japanese learners. Its primary objective is to have the students learn to speak in two way, real time communication; in short, to take part in conversations. Born in the context of university level French conversation classes, it has been successfully applied to conversation teaching in English, German and Japanese at various levels. The Immediate Method Autumn Workshop is an annual event that brings together foreign language teachers from all over Japan to learn and exchange ideas about conversation teaching. Download the program and access map (PDF).

Organization: Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan

Cost: free

Venue: Rokkodai campus, Kobe University, Kobe

Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan


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