Akita JALT:

Metaphor Elicitation as a Means of Investigating Learner Beliefs and Facilitating Reflection

Date: Saturday, June 12th, 2010 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Joseph Sykes

As part of the research study for his master's thesis, Joseph Sykes explored the beliefs of English language learners by getting them to compose original metaphors. This not only articulated the students' conscious and subconscious thoughts, it also gave them a way to reflect on what it means to be a language learner. Mr. Sykes will take us through the main areas of his study, after which he will conduct a short workshop on metaphor and how using metaphor can articulate our beliefs as learners of language, teachers of language, researchers, etc.

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 University, Student Support Center 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan


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