Temple University Japan:

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Instructed Second Language Acquisition: How Effective is It?

Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Shawn Loewen (Michigan State University, U.S.A.)

As second language (L2) educators, we assume that our efforts in the classroom result in improved L2 skills for our students. However, student improvement may be difficult to observe, and sometimes we may feel that instruction may not be as effective as hoped. This seminar explores the effects of L2 instruction from a theoretical and empirical perspective. We will look at what researchers and theorists say should be effective in the classroom, and we will consider the research findings that support or contradict these theoretical perspectives. Furthermore, we will discuss teachers' perspectives on these theoretical and empirical claims.

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

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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