Fukuoka JALT:

Inside a Fluency-Focused English Classroom

Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Jose Domingo Cruz

All teachers want their students to achieve higher levels of fluency, but how to teach it, and which classrooms methods actually work? The presenter has been teaching fluency-based speaking classes for over 20 years, and will share his methods and theories to get students to speak faster and to say more. In addition to a basic description of the essentials of his teaching techniques, he will demonstrate some basic classroom activities for fluency, such as basic "Speed Conjugation", another called "One Idea, One Breath" (OIOB) which is aimed at fluency improvement, and perhaps also, "Disagreements". Time permitting, there will also be an introduction to his Authentic Listening / fluency practice website, GOLDFish365.

José Domingo Cruz works on several English study projects, including his newest venture, "GOLDFish365". Cruz is from Canada, and is a veteran university instructor and Japan resident, specializing in fluency instruction and authentic materials creation.

Note: The venue is in Tenjin at the Kurume University Satellite Campus in the ELGALA building, next to Daimaru, near Tenjin Minami station. Use the south-east "Office" entrance across from Freshness Burger to access the 6th floor; please check this map for details.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Tenjin, Fukuoka City: Kurume University Satellite Campus (ELGALA building, next to Daimaru, near Tenjin Minami station, room 601-2 map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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