Temple University Japan:
TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Developing and Promoting Learners' Ability to Understand Real-world Spoken English
Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Elvis Wagner (Temple University, U.S.A.)
Listening is a vital component of L2 proficiency and communicative competence. An incredible amount of research has examined the L2 listening process in recent decades, and real improvements have been made in how we understand the L2 listening process, and in how we teach L2 listening. In addition, technology now allows L2 listeners to have virtually unlimited access to target language spoken texts. And yet listening is still the skill many L2 learners feel that they are most deficient in, and listening is also the skill that many L2 teachers feel the least prepared to teach. A fundamental shortcoming in how we teach L2 listening is that the types of spoken materials we use in the L2 classroom are very different from the type of spoken input that learners experience in real-world language settings.
The Temple University Distinguished Lecturer Series brings internationally-recognized TESOL scholars to TUJ for intensive weekend seminars. Each seminar can be taken for elective credit for the master's and doctoral degrees. The first three hours of each Saturday session are free and open to the public. Weekend seminars are free for M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. alumni of Temple University, Japan Campus; the fee for other weekend auditors is 13,000 yen. Please see the TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series for full details.
Organization: Temple University Japan
Cost: free for the first 3 hours
Venue: Temple University Japan, Tokyo map
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