Temple University Japan:

Conversation Analysis and Its Practical Application to Language Teaching

Date: Saturday, February 13th, 2021 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Donald Carroll (Shikoku Gakuin University)

Description: This seminar will be conducted dually on campus and online by Zoom for the public session on Saturday, 14:00-17:00, followed by on campus only sessions (Saturday, 18:00-21:00, Sunday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00). The admission for the on campus public session is limited to 50 (first-come-first-served basis) and the Zoom link will be sent to those who signed up for the online public session, between 13:00-13:50 on the day of the public session (Saturday). Students taking this seminar for credit will be required to attend on campus public session. Pre sign-up is required for anybody attending the public session except for those credit students. The sign-up process must be completed through "Distinguished Lecturer Series Seminar Sign-Up Form" that is available on TUJ Grad Ed website. The sign-up deadline for Tokyo is Friday, Feburary 12 at 12:00.

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: free

Venue: Online via Zoom, and in-person at: TUJ Tokyo Center 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0004 (map: https://www.tuj.ac.jp/tesol/maps/tokyo.html)

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