Iwate-Aomori JALT:

On The Go: Addressing Relevance and Motivation

Date: Sunday, September 29th, 2002 Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Jonah Glick, Pearson Education-Longman ELT

Motivation is crucial for successful learning. What techniques should we employ to encourage motivation and maximize learning? Two ways are:

  • to ensure learners talk about what interests them; and
  • to teach language for specific real-world functions.
We can teach language to enable learners to accomplish specific functions that the learners perceive as relevant to their own lives, and we can encourage learners to think about the language and discover for themselves. Bringing high-interest, real-world content into the classroom, presented at a level learners can cope with, and woven into the lesson through clear, achievable and focused task-based activities, can enhance both learning and involvement.

Organization: Iwate-Aomori Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Iwate-Aomori JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Iwate Kokusai Koryu (Iwate International Plaza) in Morioka, phone: 019-654-8900.

Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan


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