(1) Here we are now, motivate us; (2) Inspire or perspire? Getting students speaking
Date: Sunday, July 12th, 2015 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Hosted by Cengage Learning, Andy Boon will be speaking on two topics at this meeting.
Presentation 1. Here we are now, motivate us
This presentation will provide an overview of Dörnyei's motivational teaching practice model (2001), describe its practical application in the L2 classroom, and explore strategies for generating, maintaining and protecting student motivation. The audience will be invited to share their own experiences of and suggestions for stimulating teen spirit.
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.
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 coursebook (Cengage Learning, 2013-14).
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Toyohashi JALT)
Venue: Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541) Map: http://www.kokusai.aichi-edu.ac.jp/jalttoyohashi/way.html
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