Okayama JALT:

(1) Phonological Memory and Listening Comprehension: An Exploration into the Students' Insights about Extensive Reading; (2) The Effective Use of a Checklist on Silent Reading in the EFL Reading Class

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2015 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: (1) Junichiro Takeno; (2) Kyoko Sunami-Burden

Description:
This presentation focuses on the role of phonological memory in listening comprehension of Japanese learners of English. It can be said that phonological short-term memory, specifically the capacity of the phonological loop of working memory, is largely affected by the learnerís rehearsal speed. It concludes that practice in repeating English input quickly and accurately should be given in English instruction. Two presentations based on ongoing action research projects at a Junior College where she aims to make learners more receptive to reading while raising their text comprehension by habitualizing reading strategies.

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

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

Venue: Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall, Room 7-2

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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