Temple University Japan:
Learning Grammar through Writing: Practice and Theory
Date: Saturday, January 27th, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Natsuko Shintani (Kobe Gakuin University, Japan)
Two general dimensions of second language (L2) writing are "learning-to-write", where L2 learners learn language to express themselves appropriately in writing, and writing-to-learn", in which engagement with L2 writing contributes to the development of language knowledge. The focus of this seminar is the latter - how writing activities can develop learners' knowledge of English. The seminar particularly examines how writing activities can develop learners' grammatical knowledge of English by focusing on two major approaches: metalinguistic explanation and written corrective feedback used in a writing activity. I will introduce various strategies to provide metalinguistic explanation and corrective feedback. I will also examine the results of research that has investigated the effects of each strategy. The seminar will conclude with guidance on the use of grammar instruction in second language writing.
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Azabu Hall 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 map
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