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Who Should Attend?
ELT teachers in diverse contexts
7 October 2012 Cost:
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More About This Seminar
This seminar identifies skills, strategies, and supportive contexts needed for students’ reading development. Of course, identifying skills, strategies, and contexts does not guarantee effective instruction. Based on relevant implications from research and a set of core curricular principles, this seminar will suggest a number of specific teaching ideas centering on effective vocabulary instruction, main-idea comprehension, comprehension-strategy development, fluency training, extensive reading guidelines, and more. Participants will decide on which skills, strategies, and instructional supports can best develop L2 reading in their specific settings. They will also respond to questions about reading instruction with suggestions for activities and guidelines for instruction in their own contexts.
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About the Presenter William Grabe
is Regents’ Professor of Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University, where he teaches in the master's in TESOL and the doctorate in applied linguistics programs. He is interested in reading, writing, literacy, content-based L2 instruction, and written discourse analysis. He has lectured and given teacher training workshops in over 30 countries. His most recent books are Teaching and Researching Reading
(with F. Stoller) and Reading in a Second Language: Moving From Theory to Practice
. He has also co-authored Theory and practice of writing
(with R.B. Kaplan) and co-edited Directions in Applied Linguistics
. He is a past president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (2001–2002), from which he received the 2005 Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award.