Saitama JALT:

(1) Designing a themed task-based syllabus; (2) Try Ongoing Performance Assessment Now!

Date: Sunday, February 13th, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: (1) Marcos Benevides; (2) Jake Arnold

(1) Designing a themed task-based syllabus
Marcos Benevides
There are many advantages to themed syllabuses for L2 instruction: the natural recycling of core vocabulary and language forms; the inclusion and scaffolding of otherwise inaccessible content; the possibility for a rapid increase in task complexity; the engaging exploration of a specific subject matter; the creation of relatively authentic L2 spaces for FL contexts. Based on his experience in materials development, the speaker will demonstrate how themed syllabuses can be developed for any teaching level. This presentation is a repeat of Benevides' Featured Speaker Workshop at JALT 2010.

(2) Try Ongoing Performance Assessment Now!
Jake Arnold
Need something to provide motivation, a focus on form and a time-efficient way to evaluate your student's oral communication skill? Look no further, because ongoing performance assessment (OPA) is here. We have been using it for five years and find it effective at fulfilling both our theoretical and practical needs. In this workshop, the presenter will demonstrate how the OPA system is introduced to students, followed by an explanation of the reasoning behind the system and how it works in practice. Afterwards, participants can try OPA out for themselves and see if OPA would be effective for their own teaching situations.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Sakuragi Kominkan 5th floor, Shiino Omiya Center Plaza 1-10-18 Sakuragicho, Omiya Saitama 330-0854

Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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