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Tue Jan 16 1996

Confs: Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese Conference

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  1. Hiroshi Nara, 1996 Eighth Annual Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese Conference

Message 1: 1996 Eighth Annual Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese Conference

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 09:21:13 -0400
From: Hiroshi Nara <>
Subject: 1996 Eighth Annual Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese Conference
 ****Registration Information****

1996 Eighth Annual Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese Conference
 Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, 1996
 University of Pittsburgh

The theme of the conference 'Back to the BasicsQBuilding Automaticity'
reaffirms the importance of thorough acquisition of the basic skills
in language curricula. In this conference, we intend to pay renewed
attention to the goals and methods of teaching these skills with an
explicit goal of exploring ways for students to achieve higher

 The conference will be held in three rooms 2P56, 2M56 (lounge), and
2K56, all on the second floor of Forbes Quadrangle (FQ) on the
University of Pittsburgh campus in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, PA.


A block of rooms is reserved for the conference participants at
Holiday Inn, University Center (100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
15213, (412) 682-6200) in Oakland. The special double occupancy rate
is $95.20 (including taxes) per night, for a room. Parking in Oakland
is at a premiumQexpect to pay $10-15 per dayQand parking lots may be
far away from the conference site. Holiday Inn charges $12 per day
for parking (this is not included in the hotel rate quoted above).
Holiday Inn is approximately 5 minutes away on foot from the
conference site. Please indicate in the registration form whether or
not you would like a double room. If you have already decided to
share a room with a friend, please indicate his/her name on the
registration form. Note that all the rooms we have reserved are
designated as non-smoking.


The registration fee is $15.00 for all participants, including
presenters. This fee is used to pay for the buffet luncheon on
Saturday. The deadline for early registration is Wednesday, January
24, 1996. (The unused rooms at the hotel will be released immediately
after this deadline.) All registration forms received after that date
will be honored but considered late. Late and on-site registration
fee is $20 per participant, payable at the site or by mail. If you
are registering late, you are asked to make your own hotel


Send the registration materials to Hiroshi Nara, c/o LETJ Committee,
1501 CL, EALL, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.


If you're driving to Pittsburgh or would like information from the
airport, send Hiroshi Nara (


Questions about the conference can be answered by contacting Nara by
phone at (412) 624-5574, fax at (412) 624-3458, or e-mail at The information contained in this mailing can
be obtained by sending an e-mail message to Hiroshi Nara at
 Tentative Program
Friday evening, February 23, 1996
6:45 p.m.-	Registration 2P56 FQ
7:15-		Welcoming remarks 2M56 FQ
7:30-8:30		Session I Issues in Japanese Language
			Classroom 2M56 FQ
8:45-9:30		Session II Demonstration of CAI materials
			for Building Automaticity
			Hiroshi Nara, University of Pittsburgh 2P56
			Sono Takano Hayes, Carnegie Mellon University
			2K56 FQ

Saturday, February 24, 1996
8:00-		Registration 2P56 FQ
9:00-10:00	Plenary Session Charles Perfetti, University
			of Pittsburgh. 'What is Automaticity?' 
			2M56 FQ
10:00-10:15	Break
10:15-11:15	Session III Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon
			University. 'Automaticity in the
			Foreign Language Education.' 2M56 FQ
11:15-12:00	Session IV Current State: Group discussion
			in three groups (K-6, 7-12, and collegiate
			levels) 2M56 and 2P56 FQ
12:00-1:15	Luncheon 2K56 FQ
1:30-2:30		Session V Concurrent Sessions.
 1:30-2:00	Sachiko Matsunaga, California State
			University, Los Angeles. 'What Eye-Movements
			Can Tell Us about Automaticity in Reading
 2:00-2:30	Dan P. Dewey, Brigham Young University.
			'Strategies Used in Encoding Kanji in Short-
			term Memory.'
1:30-2:30		Session VI Concurrent Sessions.
 1:30-2:00	Motoko Tabuse, Eastern Michigan University.
			'Automaticity and Learning Opportunities: A
			Functional View.'
 2:00-2:30	Yoshiko Mori, University of Illinois at
			Urbana-Champaign. 'What are the Major
			Vocabulary Problems Faced by Learners of
2:30-2:45		Break
2:45-4:45	Session VII Concurrent sessions, roundtable
			discussion. Discussants to be announced.
 2:45-3:15	Haruki Yokochi and Hua-xin Xu, Salem-Teikyo
			University, WV. 'Controlled Interaction with
			Native Speakers and Its Effects on
 3:15-3:45	Isabel Espino de Valdivia, Perry Traditional
			Academy, and Sono Takano Hayes, Carnegie
			Mellon University. 'Repetition as an
			Automatic Process in Foreign Language
 3:45-4:15	Miki Shibata, University of Arizona. 'The
			Effects of L1 Orthographic System on the L2
			Writing Processes of the Learners of
 4:15-4:45	Noriko Fujioka, Ohio State University. 'The
			Effect of Practice on Restructuring and
2:45-4:45	Session VIII Concurrent sessions.
 2:45-3:15	Noriko Iwasaki, University of Arizona.
			'Audiolingualism or Automaticity: Rethinking
			"Practice" and "Drills" in Pursuit of the
			Effective Eclectic Middle Ground.'
 3:15-3:45	Tom O'Connor, Ohio State University. 'An
			Actor's Take on Language Learning.'
 3:45-4:15	Laura Kimoto, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
			'A Model for Developing Basic Skills in the
			First-Year Japanese Language Classroom:
			Listening, Viewing, and Thinking.'
5:00-5:30		Business meeting, evaluation of the conference
			and closing remarks 2P56 FQ
5:30-		Reception 2K56 FQ
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 Registration Form
1996 Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese Conference Registration
 Form, 2/23-24/1996, University of Pittsburgh

Yes! Please sign me up for the conference.
Date:____________________ Name:___________________________
State________ Zip________ e-mail: _________________________
Phone:___________________ Fax:________________________

1. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you require a receipt
for your payment, and tick this box to the right. Please send me a receipt
for my payment. ( )

2. Payments
Registration fee	$15.00 ($20 if your registration is
Hotel reservation
 Double room	$47.60 (per person, including room tax)
 Single room	$95.20 (per person, including room tax)
 TOTAL enclosed	 $_______________

Please make your check payable to 1996 LETJ Conference.

Would you like to receive announcements about this conference at the University
of Michigan in 1997? Yes ( ) No ( )

For information about local transportation, please contact Hiroshi Nara
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