Kyushu-Okinawa JACET:

Current Issues in Task-Based Language Teaching

Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2002 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Speaker: Michael Long, University of Hawaii Manoa

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the six stages in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a genuinely task-based language teaching program: needs and means analysis; syllabus design; materials design; methodology and pedagogy; testing; and evaluation. Problems in TBLT will then be discussed, along with some current research designed to solve them. Mike Long is Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
This event is co-sponsored by the Kyushu chapter of LET. An overview of the afternoon:
14:00 Opening & Introduction of the Invited Speakers
14:10 - 15:00 "Current Issues in Task-Based Language Teaching", Dr. Michael Long
15:00 - 15:20 Discussion including Questions & Answers
15:30 - 16:20 "Principles for CALL Design", Dr. Catherine Doughty
16:20 - 16:40 Discussion including Questions & Answers
16:40 - 16:50 Closing & Thank you speech
17:30 - 19:30 Reception (5,000 yen)

Organization: Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers (Kyushu-Okinawa JACET)

Cost: JACET Members: free (optional reception afterwards: 5,000 yen)
Non-members: 1000 yen (please contact JACET to confirm) (optional reception afterwards: 5,000 yen)

Venue: Seinan University, Main Building 4fl Conference Room. Nishijin, Fukuoka City

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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