Fukuoka JALT:

Cross-linguistic Variations In Second Language Reading Development: Research and Practice

Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Keiko Koda (Carnegie Mellon University)

In all languages, learning to read entails making links between a spoken language and its writing system. In second language reading, the linking process is far more complex because it involves two languages and their writing systems. Models of monolingual reading cannot adequately explain how reading skills are acquired, refined, and maintained in two languages. In this talk, Dr. Koda will demonstrate how second language reading development is constrained jointly by the two languages involved, and in so doing, explain how it is facilitated by previously acquired reading skills.

Keiko Koda (Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Japanese in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include second language reading, biliteracy development and foreign language pedagogy. She has edited and co-edited special issues of Language Learning and Reading in a Foreign Language. Her publications include Insights into Second Language Reading (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Reading and Language Learning (Blackwell, 2007) and Learning to Read across Languages (Routledge, 2008).

The following day, Fukuoka JALT will hold a BBQ Hanami Party in Ohori Park.

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

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

Venue: Seinan Community Center, 2F meeting room (map)

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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