Okayama JALT:

(1) Revisiting CBI (Content-Based Instruction); (2) Theory and Practice E-learning trends: Lessons from experts in four different countries

Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2013 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: (1) Akemi Morioka; (2) Keiko Sakui and Neil Cowie

Description:
Revisiting CBI (Content-Based Instruction) (Akemi Morioka)
This presentation gives an overview of theories that support Content-Based Instruction (CBI) and some examples of its practices. By revisiting CBI, which has been around for a while now, Morioka would like participants to share the teaching philosophies and approaches we each embrace, and consequently, remind ourselves of our missions: what, how, and why we teach languages at our institutions.

Theory and Practice E-learning trends: Lessons from experts in four different countries (Keiko Sakui and Neil Cowie)
This presentation will describe a project in which the (non-techie)presenters interviewed experts in four countries (Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK) about trends in using technology for language learning. A report on ideas learnt from these expert teachers include definitions of e-learning; advice about pedagogical approaches; a list of recommended e-learning tools; suggestions for institutions who wish to implement e-learning programs and teacher training; and, a discussion of student reactions to e-learning.

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

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

Venue: Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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