Nagoya JALT:

The Crucial Role of Habits for Language Learning

Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2024 Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Speaker: Clair Taylor

In the last 20 years, research findings from the neurosciences, cognitive sciences, and behavioral sciences have greatly developed our understanding of habits and habit formation, leading to a surge of interest in the area and some top-selling books in the "self-improvement" genre. These new understandings have been embraced by health, fitness, and business professionals to support behavior change for clients. However, aside from smartphone applications for independent language learning such as Duolingo and WaniKani, which owe their success to this knowledge base, the language teaching profession has paid scant attention to these important developments.

In this session, participants will learn about the science of habit formation, and how to help their students build positive learning habits. The presenter will introduce smartphone habit-tracking applications that can help even reluctant language learners maintain study habits and engage in proactive behaviors that lead to increased authentic target language use.

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

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

Venue: Nagoya Kokusai Center No.3 Room (4th floor)

Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan


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