Kitakyushu JALT:

Why Student Demotivation Is Normal (And What To Do About It)

Date: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Joseph Shaules, Juntendo University Faculty of International Liberal Arts

Many teachers complain about demotivated students. We will see, however, that common ideas about motivation are at odds with recent insights in cognitive neuroscience. Negative attitudes are a normal (though not desirable) part of foreign language learning. We will discuss a new approach to student engagement based on the notion of linguaculture learning and emergent motivation. This talk will be interactive and not overly technical. Participants will have have the chance to share their thoughts and experiences.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Kitakyushu City Ogakura-ku Muromachi 2-11-4 TM building 3F (map)

Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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