LINGUIST List 29.3458

Mon Sep 10 2018

Summer Schools: English; Language Acquisition : Communication and tasks in second language teaching (Professor Alessandro Benati)/Italy

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Date: 07-Sep-2018
From: Gaia Gaia Chiuchiù <gaia.chiuchiuport.ac.uk>
Subject: Communication and tasks in second language teaching (Professor Alessandro Benati)/Italy
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Host Institution:
Website: http://assisisummerschool.com/prodotto/communication/

Dates: 30-May-2019 - 01-Jun-2019
Location: Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Focus: Communication is the expression, interpretation and negotiation of meaning in a given context. How do we ensure we implement this concept in second language teaching?
Minimum Education Level: BA

Description:
What is the nature of communication? Very often communication in second language teaching is equated to the use of the Q/A paradigm. Q/A practice very often resolves in the following: few learners participate; native speaker speaks a lot; roles for both instructor and learner are restricted; language learner speaks very little; not much interaction and negotiation of meaning. Communication cannot be equated with questions and answers (Q/A) practice. Communication is the expression, interpretation and negotiation of meaning in a given context. How do we ensure we implement this concept in second language teaching? Tasks (and not exercises) should form the backbone of the language curriculum. Tasks are the quintessential communicative event in contemporary language teaching. They involve the use of the language to express and interpret meaning and their main purpose is not language practice. In this module we will explore the role of tasks in the language classroom. Participants will be able to develop their own material (oral, reading and comprehension, listening and writing tasks) and plan how to test the effectiveness of tasks in the language classroom through ‘action research’.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition


Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 340 EUR
Registration: 23-Sep-2018 to 14-Apr-2019
Contact Person: Gaia Chiuchiù
                Phone: + 39 075 815281
                Email: infoaliassisi.it

Apply by Email: infoaliassisi.it
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Registration Instructions:
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