Chiba JALT:

Teaching Vocabulary for Academic Purposes

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2002 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: William Grabe, Northern Arizona University

In this workshop-style interactive presentation, William Grabe focuses on EAP (English For Academic Purposes) for reading development. The first part of this talk outlines theoretical ideas about vocabulary acquisition; the second part examines the implications for instruction; the third part explores real applications for instruction by working through how to exploit a specific text.
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: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Chiba JALT)

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

Venue: Josai International University, Togane-shi, Chiba-ken. Room G2-308

Location: Togane City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


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