Nara JALT:

Vocabulary Learning Strategies: Applying What We Know From Research to Our Practice

Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Speaker: Atsushi Mizumoto (Kansai University)

Description:
In this talk, Atsushi Mizumoto, Ph.D. of Kanasi University will present an overview of research in vocabulary learning strategies and suggest ways to incorporate strategy instruction in our classroom. He will first introduce research on different types of vocabulary learning strategies and how they are related to learners' individual differences. Next, he will discuss what we know from instructional studies on vocabulary learning strategies, mainly focusing on how we can apply those findings to our own practice. Any person interested in vocabulary learning and teaching is welcome to attend this talk.

Atsushi Mizumoto, Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education, is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Language Studies and the Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research, Kansai University, Japan. His current research interests include learning strategies, language testing, and corpus use for pedagogical purposes. He has published articles in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching Research, Reading in a Foreign Language, ReCALL, RELC Journal, and System. He is the recipient of Best Academic Paper Award from Japan Society of English Language Education in the Year of 2014. His website is mizumot.com.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Yamato Conference Hall (map)

Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan

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