(1) Writing for Fluency or Accuracy: Catch 22? (2) Instruction-giving: Effective Procedural Instructions
Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Cengage)
1. Writing for Fluency or Accuracy: Catch 22?
Often in an EFL writing class, we face a catch-22 situation. If students focus on accuracy, they may write very little. If they focus on fluency, they may write a lot, but with many mistakes. This presentation will describe a new writing coursebook that blends extensive writing and noticing tasks to encourage students to get writing first and focus on accuracy later. It will also provide a number of practical activities for the writing classroom.
2. Instruction-giving: Effective Procedural Instructions
Providing students with effective procedural instructions is important for facilitating understanding and encouraging successful learning outcomes in our classes. This presentation examines the communication process between teacher and students during instruction-giving and describes a number of classroom instances where miscommunication took place. After analyzing the nature of these misunderstandings, different methods of issuing task directions in lessons are suggested.
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Gifu JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen (first time free)
Venue: JR Gifu Station Heartful Square 2F
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