Okayama JALT:

(1) Introducing Mreader; (2) Monty Python for Teaching Pragmatic Awareness

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: (1) Richard Lemmer; (2) Scott Gardner

Description:
Introducing Mreader, by Richard Lemmer

Mreader is the updated version of Moodle reader from Tom Robb. The speaker will demonstrate its features from instructor and student perspectives. Student feedback on its use will also be provided.

Monty Python for Teaching Pragmatic Awareness, by Scott Gardner

Pragmatic awareness is raised using humorous miscommunications in 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' and 'Fawlty Towers'. Scenes from these shows highlight pragmatic failures, helping students relax while considering "correct" speaking beyond vocabulary and grammar.

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

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

Venue: NDSU at Logos Hall

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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