Oita JALT:

Listening Activities for the 21st Century

Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Nicholas Bovee and Jeffrey Stewart

In this talk, the presenters will introduce a number of useful toolsand techniques for teaching listening. Although most of the topicswill involve the use of Internet-based tools, the talk will be non-technical and accessible to all. The topics covered will include:1. Shadowing activities on the Moodle LMS, 2. Transcription activitiesusing in-class group conversations, 3. Adapting classroom content toan online CALL format with a focus on listening, and 4. Preparing instructional materials for the TOEIC Listening test.

Attendees will receive a list of online resources that will helpthem get started in using the software and tools. Attendees will also receive free technical assistance by email for the presented tools -- lifetime guarantee.

Nicholas Bovee holds an M.S.Ed from Temple University Japan. Hisinterests includeserious gamesand the use of CALL with amotivatedlearners.

Jeffrey Stewart holds an M.S.Ed from Temple University Japan, and iscurrently pursuing a Phd in Applied Linguistics from SwanseaUniversity. His interests include vocabulary acquisition and educational measurement.

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

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

Venue: Oita International House, Beppu

Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan


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