, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan
Archive: 7 Ways to Get Your Students Talking in the EFL Classroom
8:00 am–9:30 am U.S. ET; 12:00 pm–1:30 pm GMT Find the program start time in your local area
Who Should Attend?
EFL teachers of K-12, adult, and college students; EFL teacher trainers; graduate students in TEFL programs
12 July 2012 Cost:
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More About This Seminar
This virtual seminar will provide the resources, structures, and insights that you need to renovate and energize your speaking class. Based on their wealth of experience on three continents, your hosts, Noel and Donna will open your mind to new possibilities to stimulate and enrich your classroom experience. Join us for a lively session and fruitful discussions.
- Do you have trouble getting your students to speak in your EFL classroom?
- Do you feel burned out trying to think up ways to ensure complete student involvement?
- Have you ever wondered if there are more creative ways to use your assigned textbook?
- Do you want more variety in the range of speaking activities you offer?
What Will I Learn?
- discover new ways to organize and structure the classroom environment to ensure more complete student participation.
- exploit the potential of textbooks by using them as the basis of communicative activities.
- learn about resources that will enable them to more creatively build or adapt their own speaking materials.
To view discussion questions for this program click here.
About the Presenters Noël Houck (Ph.D. University of Southern California) is an assistant professor in the English and Foreign Languages Department at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. From 1992-2000 she was on the faculty of the Graduate School of Education at Temple University Japan. Her main research interests are cross-cultural pragmatics and discourse analysis. In this area she has co-authored a book on Japanese refusals in English with Susan Gass. Currently, besides her work with Seiko Fujii on English-Japanese academic interaction, she is researching conceptual change in students of language acquisition and writing a grammar text with Sharon Hilles.
Donna Hurst Tatsuki (Ed.D. Temple University, Japan) is a professor in the Graduate School for English Language Education and Research at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. Her main research interests are cross-cultural pragmatics, language teaching materials development, and conversation analysis. She is currently researching multi-party talk-in-interaction of Model United Nations simulations and the representations of gender and ethnicity in government-approved language textbooks. She has taught learners of all ages for nearly 30 years in Canada and Japan.