Hiroshima JALT:

Pragmatics and Language Education Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM - 5:40 PM

Speaker: Noriko Ishihara (Hosei U.), Seiji Fukazawa (Hiroshima U.), Ryota Nagata (Hiroshima U.), Michiko Kasuya (University of Hyogo), Mayu Konakahara (Waseda U.), and Yoko Nogami (Matsuyama U.)

Without cultural knowledge, language learners may not fully understand the meaning of a message in an L2. Even with perfect grammar, they could completely offend their conversational partners without using language appropriately. This workshop focuses on these sociocultural aspects of language learning to stimulate teachers' creativity for effective pragmatics instruction. For those of us who've never been able to attend the annual CARLA summer workshop at the University of Minnesota, this will give a taste of what we've been missing!

In addition to the workshop sessions, there will be presentations relating to pragmatics and English and/or Japanese language teaching, to communication strategies and pragmatic language choices in English as a lingua franca, and to critical discourse analysis. See the event flyer (PDF) for more info and to preregister.

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

Cost: JALT Members: (for 2 days) 4,000 yen; JALT student members 2,000 yen
Non-members: (for 2 days) 7,000 yen; (full-time) students: 4,000 yen

Venue: Aster Plaza (map)

Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan


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