Chiba JALT:

The Role of the Japanese Language in Communicative English Language Teaching (ELT)

Date: Sunday, April 21st, 2002 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Mike Critchley, Josai Iinternational University

The "English Only" position states that only English should be used in the foreign language classroom. However, in classrooms of language teachers who do not hold a strict "English Only" policy, students and/or teachers would use varying degrees of L1 (the first language of the students). Research into the issue of English Only vs. L1 Presence in the classroom is revealing a clear role for the L1 in communicative ELT. The presenter will offer a framework to help define this role as it relates to Japanese learners. Participants will be asked to share examples from their own teaching contexts in Japan, and will leave with concrete suggestions and sample materials.

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

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

Venue: hiba Community Center (near Chiba Shiyakushomae on the JR monorail), 5th floor, room 52

Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


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