Temple University Japan:

Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2002 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Description:
This seminar looks at the research findings on vocabulary teaching and learning with a pedagogical focus. The aim of the seminar is to examine principles, procedures, and techniques that are supported by research and to develop familiarity with these through problem solving, materials production, performance, and discussion. The topics covered will include: the statistical nature of vocabulary and vocabulary learning goals; what it means to know a word; communicating meaning; vocabulary and the four skills; vocabulary coping strategies; and monitoring and assessing vocabulary growth. Text: I.S.P. Nation, Learning Vocabulary in Another Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
This is part of TUJ's Distinguished Lecturer Series. Note that each seminar is actually 2 days long, apx. 7 hours per day. The first three hours of each seminar are free and open to the public. To attend both days of the weekend seminar costs 10,500 yen for the general public (free for M.Ed. and Ed.D. alumni of Temple University Japan). Please see the TUJ Tokyo web site for full details.

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: TUJ Members: free for M.Ed. and Ed.D. alumni of Temple University Japan
Non-members: free (first three hours)

Venue: Temple University Japan, Tokyo Center, 2-8-12 Minami Azabu; Minato-ku, Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

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