Fukui JALT:

Considering the effective English in the Japanese secondary school context

Date: Sunday, June 6th, 2010 Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Speaker: Rintaro Sato

Description:
In the presentation, Professor Rintaro Sato of the Nara University of Education discusses how English can effectively be taught in the Japanese EFL (English as a foreign language) context. In this environment, learners do not often have an actual need for communication in English. It is rare for them to have exposure to English; rather, English is taught as a knowledge-based subject; some students study it for tests or entrance exams. In the presentation, the suitability of TBL (Task-Based Language Learning) and PPP (Presentation- Practice-Production) models in the Japanese school context and the effectiveness of PPP from the point of view of skill acquisition theory will be discussed. The presenter will also discuss effective teaching from other aspects, such as focus on forms vs. focus on form, learnersf motivation, TAP (transfer appropriate processing) principle and so on.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen (500 yen for students)

Venue: Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th Floor

Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan

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