CEFR and Language Portfolio SIG of JALT:

Purposes and Approaches to Foreign Language Education: Universalism or Particularism?

Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Mike Byram

The main focus of this talk will be whether language teaching can be 'universal ' or has to be 'particularistic,' i.e., with the purposes and aims/objectives specific to each country. This will lead onto dealing with the model of intercultural communicative competence (Byram, 1997). The talk will be followed by a question and answer section.

This talk is supported by the Framework and Language Portfolio (FLP) SIG, East Shikoku JALT Chapter and Osaka JALT Chapter, in cooperation with Osaka University Research Institute for World Languages.

Registration by email (flpsig@gmail.com) is necessary (if possible by June 14th). For more information, see the webpages in Japanese or in English, or bilingually. This event is co-sponsored by Osaka JALT.

Organization: CEFR and Language Portfolio Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (CEFR and Language Portfolio SIG of JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free for JALT members and members of other supporting groups
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: 5th floor, Osaka Ekimae Building 2, Osaka Municipal Lifelong Learning Center

Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan


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