(1) Common sense in vocabulary teaching; (2) Extensive Reading: The missing piece of the puzzle
Date: Sunday, July 11th, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Rob Waring will give two presentations.
Common sense in vocabulary teaching
This session will look at some of the theoretical underpinnings to any vocabulary program. We'll look at the differences between direct and incidental vocabulary acquisition, and a systematic method to learn lots of words quickly. Following this will be an explanation about how to balance all the aspects of vocabulary learning.
Extensive Reading the missing piece of the puzzle
In this presentation, the presenter will put forward the case why Extensive Reading should be an indispensible part of every language program. This will be done by referring to current thinking in vocabulary acquisition and reading, and by looking at the linguistic task facing the language learner. The implications of this will be discussed in detail to provide substantial evidence to show that Extensive Reading and Extensive Listening are the missing piece of the puzzle in most language programs. He will then show why Extensive Reading should not be considered optional, or a luxury, but a core part of all language programs.
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Himeji JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: Himeji Rodokaikan Room Circle B
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