Saitama JALT:

Vocabulary and Grammar as Foundations for Reading Instruction

Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2002 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: William Grabe, Northern Arizona University

In the many discussions of reading research and implications for instruction, the roles of vocabulary and grammar are often minimized. In this talk/workshop, Dr. William Grabe will highlight the importance of these two neglected areas and explore ways that they can be taught usefully in support of reading skills development. Example texts will then be examined to give practical consideration to various options and opportunities.
About the speaker:William Grabe is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Northern Arizona University. He is also the author of The Theory and Practice of Writing (with R.B. Kaplan, 1996) and the soon-to-be-published volume in the Longman series of Applied Linguistics in Action entitled Reading (with Fredricka Stoller), and a leading researcher in issues of L2 reading, writing, and literacy. He is currently the president of the American Association of Applied Linguistics and was, until recently, the chief editor of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics.

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

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

Venue: Omiya JACK 6F, conf. room #1 (near Omiya Station, west exit)

Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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