Fukuoka JALT:

Fluency Awareness as a Way to Increase Speaking Ability in a First-Year College Level English Class

Date: Saturday, June 19th, 2021 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Jenifer Larson-Hall

Description:
Most Japanese college students have spent quite a bit of time studying English grammar and decoding reading but are sorely lacking in fluency in speaking and reading. In this talk I will focus on the issue of fluency as a way of increasing English proficiency and specifically discuss a study I conducted at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin with students in a year-long first-year English class. I tested their fluency before and at the end of the course. The typical student improved by 20 or 30 words and perhaps more importantly, their awareness of the issue of fluency was raised by the testing and by weekly activities in class. The techniques used in class for increasing fluency were to incorporate a speaking test after each 2-3 week topic, making an increase in speaking fluency a portion of their grade, listening to native speakers talk about each topic before they talked themselves, and practicing talking on the same topic with multiple partners in a speaking line. Advantages and drawbacks to the technique I used in class will be discussed.

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

Cost: JALT Members: 500 yen
Non-members: free

Venue: Online: The Zoom link will be posted on the Fukuoka JALT website the day before

Location: Online, Online Events, Online Event

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