Hokkaido JALT:

Enhancing Learners' Cross-Cultural Communication Skills: L2 Pragmatics for All Ages

Date: Sunday, July 29th, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Noriko Ishihara (Hosei University)

This presentation focuses on the pragmatics of a second/foreign language and addresses possible ways to highlight appropriate language use in the classroom. Despite the common myth that pragmatics is the "fine-tuning" reserved for advanced learners, it can be incorporated into our everyday instruction from the first day of instruction for learners of all ages.

Noriko Ishihara is an Associate Professor at Hosei University, and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Teachers College Tokyo.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Hokkai Gakuen University

Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan


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