In My Life: Scrapbooking, Conversation Strategies, Body Language, and Presentations
Date: Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Kluge (sponsored by MacMillan Language House)
Do our lessons present language in a way valuable to our students? Conversational textbooks use generic characters and situations that place our students' experiences on the sidelines. This lack of student focus can be counterproductive when pursuing lesson aims. Scrapbooks engage students by allowing them to use their real life experiences for real content that is at the right interest level for the particular group of students. In this presentation we will explore effective ways of scrapbooking, presenting, and using body language to engage our students. Come along and enjoy the fun!
Bio: David Kluge is a professor of English at Nanzan University. His interests include CALL, composition, materials development, and implementing oral interpretation, drama, and debate in the language classroom.
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Shizuoka JALT)
Venue: Shizuoka Kyoiku Kaikan, across from Cenova (Shin Shizuoka Center)
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