Braving Controversial Topics for Conversation Classes
Date: Sunday, February 11th, 2001 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Joy Jarman-Walsh, Yasuda Women's University, Hiroshima
Teaching conversation classes means introducing topics for students to talk about. Whether these originate from the textbook or your own perception of what will generate a discussion and practice, the topics are often safe and overdone. Jarman-Walsh has found that by presenting more confrontational/controversial topics, learners speak more and listen better to their peers. Teachers attending will be asked to actively participate and later discuss the viability of using more controversial topics in their own classes.
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Matsuyama JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen; local members 4000 yen per year
Venue: Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
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