Hamamatsu JALT:

(1) Setting up an extensive reading course; (2) Inspire or perspire? Getting students speaking

Date: Saturday, July 11th, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)

Presentation 1. Setting up an extensive reading course: the beginning, the middle, and the end
This presentation / workshop will provide an outline of an extensive reading elective reading course for second year students at Toyo Gakuen University. It will describe the decisions that were made when designing the course, the in-class activities that helped foster learner confidence and motivation, and the evaluation of the course from the perspectives of both the students and teacher alike. During the presentation / workshop, teachers will be encouraged to take part in the in-class activities and comment on the ideas presented.

Presentation 2. Inspire or perspire? Getting students speaking
This presentation will introduce the audience to a number of strategies that can help break the silence in the Japanese classroom and get students engaging in meaningful communication. Audience members will be asked to try out a number of tried and tested speaking activities and also be encouraged to share their ideas for getting students talking to one another in the L2.

Bio: Andy Boon is an associate professor in the faculty of humanities at Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo. He has been teaching in Japan for over 17 years and is an Aston University PhD student. He has been an active member of JALT since 2004, has presented at numerous conferences, and has published several articles on teacher development, motivation, and methodology. He is also co-author of Inspire, a 3-level listening and speaking course book (Cengage Learning, 2013-14).

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Create Hamamatsu, Room 22 (map)

Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


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