Academic Writing Special: Scaffolding the Writing Process
Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Dorothy Zemach (JALT2016 Four Corners Tour Speaker)
Do your students (or you!) regard "process writing" as a remedial technique designed for struggling writers or low-level language students? This workshop takes participants through all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, organizing, drafting, editing, and rewriting, to demonstrate its usefulness and efficiency for any level of young adult or adult writer (including native speaker). We'll try out a variety of practical and enjoyable classroom activities for each stage. Participants will look at activities that teach students to brainstorm creatively, make outlining easier for visually oriented learners, and set up a peer reviewing process that actually works.
Speaker Bio Dorothy Zemach has taught ESL for over 18 years, in Asia, Africa, and the US. She holds an MA in TESL from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. She currently concentrates on writing, editing, and publishing ELT materials and textbooks and conducting teacher training workshops. A frequent plenary speaker at international conferences, her areas of specialty and interest are teaching writing, teaching reading, business English, academic English, curriculum design, testing, and humor. Books written for Macmillan include Writing Sentences, Writing Paragraphs, Writing Essays, and Writing Research Papers; Get Ready for International Business 1 and 2; Open Mind Essentials and Master Mind level 2. Additionally, she is the series consultant on the five-level, ELT on nominated series Skillful.
Four Corners Tour Speakers:
In 1988, JALT started an Asian Scholar Program through which teachers from other Asian countries are hosted in Japan, meet with teachers here, and give presentations at the annual international conference as well as local chapters all over Japan on the Four Corners Tour program. In 2008 the program was renamed the Balsamo Asian Scholar Program in honor of Bill Balsamo, president of the Himeji Chapter and founder of the Teachers Helping Teachers SIG. Over the years, teachers from many countries have visited Japan on this program, including four teachers from China, four from Vietnam, three from the Philippines, two each from Cambodia and Laos, and one each from Russia, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Bangladesh, and Thailand. (JALT History)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Hiroshima JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Venue: Hiroshima YMCA
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