Temple University Japan:

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: ESP for EFL Environments: Concepts, Convenient Tools, and Challenges

Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Judy Noguchi

Description:
English for Specific Purposes (ESP) offers an approach that can raise student motivation by showing them how to go from being a language learner to a language user. ESP is often mistaken as simply being the drilling of technical terms and grammatical structures for science and technology majors or the teaching of business, legal or other types of special English. Others confuse ESP with content-based learning and think that, for example, you need to be a medical expert to teach the language of medicine. ESP is neither of these. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to enable tertiary-level or adult language learners to efficiently acquire a sufficient level of mastery of language forms required for their professional or occupational communication needs. When presented as a method of observing and classifying such linguistic needs, ESP can also equip students with the skills necessary to continue their linguistic development outside the classroom.

For more information, please see the TUJ website.

Nine times a year, the Temple University Distinguished Lecturer Series brings internationally-recognized TESOL scholars to TUJ for intensive weekend seminars. Each seminar can be taken for elective credit for the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees. The first three hours of each Saturday session are free and open to the public. Weekend seminars are free for M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. alumni of Temple University, Japan Campus; the fee for other weekend auditors is 12,500 yen.

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: free for the first 3 hours

Venue: Temple University Japan, Osaka map

Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

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