Temple University Japan:

(TUJ Only) Conversation Analysis and Its Practical Application to Language Teaching

Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2021 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Donald Carroll (Shikoku Gakuin University)

Please note that the TUJ DLS seminars have switched to online only, which are open to the public only on the first sessions: Feb. 13 (for the Carroll DLS) and Feb. 27 (for the Izumi DLS). Regarding the Feb. 20 and March 6 TUJ DLS seminars, only registered TUJ students or alumni can attend them.

The field of conversation analysis is now into its sixth decade of empirical research into the structure and social order of interaction. The first generation of researchers would be pleased and astounded at how much is now known across such a wide range of contexts, languages, and interaction types, from mundane daily conversation to talk-at-work to pedagogic interaction, both in classrooms and in-the-wild. Yet most of these empirical observations remain unknown to the overwhelming majority of language teachers worldwide, not to mention textbook authors and publishers. The twin goals of this seminar are to introduce the fundamental orientations and working practices of ethnomethodological conversation analysis and then examine how the resulting observations on interaction are of immediate relevance to the teaching of an additional language, specifically TESOL. The seminar will focus on several broad and particularly well-researched aspects of empirically observable interactional order, aspects that are of immediate relevance to language teachers and language learners and yet often stand in direct contraction to orthodox teaching materials and syllabi. In addition to an initial presentation, the seminar will include a practical workshop component during which participants can try out practical ideas that can be immediately incorporated into their own teaching and/or language learning.

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: TUJ Members: free
Non-members: only open to registered TUJ students or alumni

Venue: Online via Zoom

Location: Online, Online Events, Online Event


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