Stories that don't begin with 'once upon a time'
Date: Sunday, February 20th, 2011 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Jones
Andrew Wright says, 'Go to any pub or party and you will hear a constant babble of stories. The whole world is full of storytellers.' This presentation will look at some of the typical structural and lexical features of the stories that adults tell each other in conversation. We will consider how we can make learners more aware of these features and train them to become more fluent and effective conversational storytellers.
Bob Jones has been in Japan since 1990. He currently runs his own small school in Ena City, Gifu. He also teaches part-time at Sugiyama Women's University. He has co-written a text book, "Tell Me Your Stories: Storytelling in conversational English."
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagoya JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 2
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