Shizuoka JALT:

The Benefits of Output in Language Learning: An Evolving Understanding

Date: Sunday, February 28th, 2010 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr

Description:
Does student output enhance language learning? Although most teachers would answer affirmatively, research results in support of output have not been unanimous. This talk will go over current and past teaching practices and look at how the related research in the field of Second Language Acquisition has evolved. This talk will examine how output not only aids fluency but also helps develop language accuracy. Finally, all participants are welcome to join in and discuss how we can achieve needed balances between input and output in our classrooms to maximize learning opportunities for our students.

Bio: Alastair Graham-Marr is a Junior Associate Professor at Tokai University. He holds a Masters in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University and has presented extensively through Japan and abroad. His current research interests are communication strategies and output. He has taught in Japan for over 20 years.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Kyouiku Kaikan (across from Shin-Shizuoka) in the basement (5-minute walk north from JR station) map

Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

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