Kobe JALT:

Content-Based Instruction

Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2012 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speaker: Marian Wang (Kobe University), Brent Jones, Konan University, Hirao School of Management CUBE

The purpose of content based instruction (CBI) is for students to learn language through stimulating content. In this presentation, we look at the "what" and the "how" of CBI. At Kobe University's Department of Intercultural Studies, first-year students enroll in content-based English seminars. Marian Wang will talk about her seminar on immigration at Kobe University. The overall goal of the seminar is for students to do a comparative study of immigration patterns in Japan and the United States. Students listen to immigration stories on TED Talks (e.g., Tan Le) and organize field trips to Osaka/Kobe to learn more about immigration issues in Japan. The final project of the class is for students to give a short presentation on the immigration history of America and Japan.

The second speaker, Brent Jones, will outline how CBI is being used at Konan University, Hirao School of Management. Specifically, course outlines will be presented for two courses, Global Challenges for first-year students, and Japan Studies for second-year students. Participants will go away with a better understanding of CBI (the thrills and spills) and concrete ideas for getting started with their own CBI initiatives.

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

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

Venue: Kobe YMCA, Sannomiya

Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan


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