David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Pan SIG Conference 2015 on Saturday 16th May from 3.30 – 4.00 pm at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in Kobe. The title of the presentation is “What students need to know about learning English.” BTB Press also have a book exhibition on both days of […]

May 7th, 2015 | Author: Muchi

JALT Pan SIG Presentation

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Pan SIG Conference 2015 on Saturday 16th May from 3.30 – 4.00 pm at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in Kobe. The title of the presentation is “What students need to know about learning English.” BTB Press also have a book exhibition on both days of the conference. Please come and see us there!

Abstract

When we teach English to Japanese students, we often make unjustified assumptions about their knowledge of the nature of languages and the language learning process. In this session, the presenter will discuss key concepts that he believes are missing from most syllabuses and teaching materials. He will make the case for introducing “pre-course training” modules in English programs, and he will argue that students could achieve better results if they were taught more about the scale and nature of the task of learning English from the outset. The presentation is not directly linked to any commercial materials.

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