Okayama JALT:

Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers

Date: Saturday, December 11th, 2010 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Ian Nakamura

Recording a conversation with a student, transcribing some of the talk, and then analyzing it have long been common study practices in teacher training programs. With the global recognition of Conversation Analysis as an analytical tool to make sense of spoken data and to draw attention to how talk is co-managed, it seems like a good time to review the basic skills of discourse analysis for language teachers. What teachers can learn about the way they talk to students comes from examining how talk actually occurs. The meeting will be followed by the annual year-end party.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Kibi International University Ekimae Campus; Room B 4th floor map

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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