Akita JALT:

Extensive Reading and ICT Contents: Guiding university students to be better English readers

Date: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Natsumi Onaka, Associate Professor, Iwate University International Center

Taking the globalization of society into consideration, being able to read English text efficiently is one of the most eligible skills for university graduates. It is necessary for them to read fast with good comprehension. Some of them must learn tactics in order to be better readers. In this presentation, the presenter, Natsumi Onaka, will discuss how she is trying to develop a user-friendly program which combines graded readers with the pre-reading, post-reading, speed-reading, and extra-supporting activities for poor readers. They would be stored as a database in a server, applying the concept of e-learning. Since this program is in the process of production, positive questions and comments are welcome.

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

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

Venue: Akita International University - B-103

Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan


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