West Tokyo JALT:

Addressing Relevance and Motivation in English Language Classrooms

Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2002 Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Speaker: Jonah Glick, Pearson Education Japan

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

  1. to ensure learners talk about what interests them; and
  2. to teach language for specific real-world functions.
High-interest, relevant content, presented at an appropriate level, and clear, achievable task-based activities, will further enhance learning and involvement. This presentation will explore these and other issues. Activities will be drawn from appropriate new materials from Longman.

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

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

Venue: Tachikawa Citizens Hall

Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

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