Cooperative Learning Structures to Promote Language Acquisition
Date: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Spencer Kagan
Cooperative learning strategies called structures dramatically improve comprehensible input, frequency of language production, and a safe social environment. Participants experience a number of structures. Using RallyRobin, students take turns speaking to a partner. Using Timed Pair Share, in pairs each student speaks for an allotted time. Structures dramatically increase language output: In contrast to calling on students one at a time, using the structures language output is increased dramatically, accelerating language acquisition.
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Tokyo JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: Temple University,Japan Campus
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