Okayama JALT:

New Ideas from New Language Educators

Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2012 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Sachiko Iwamoto, Tsukasa Nakamura, Rikako Nakanishi, Mika Yunoki

Description:
Four recent graduates of the Okayama University Graduate School of Education will discuss their research on how to improve English language education in Japan.

  • Sachiko Iwamoto will talk about difficulties Japanese English learners have in acquiring certain types of verbs.
  • Tsukasa Nakamura will demonstrate an ELT-focused corpus he developed for language teachers and researchers.
  • Rikako Nakanishi will show how to make vocabulary-learning materials using the COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English) online corpus.
  • Mika Yunoki will discuss teaching summary writing skills to high school language learners.

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

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

Venue: TBA

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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