Showing posts from September, 2014
Next Ibaraki JALT Meeting Saturday, February 14th, 2015, 09:30 – 17:00 at Tsukuba Gakuin Daigaku  Azuma 3-1, Tsukuba The Japan Association for Language Teaching          全国語学教育学会         (Ibaraki Chapter) Featured Morning Speaker: Maria Gabriela SCHMIDT  University of Tsukuba--Associate Professor Morning presentation (10:00 - 11:45): Listening and Pronunciation - Keep an eye on the mother tongue Maria Gabriela Schmidt To combine listening and pronunciation in language teaching is not that simple. Each belong to the opposite side of the sound, but listening is mostly invisible to us, and pronunciation is on the surface. When a student cannot understand the listening part, we will not be aware immediately, but if the sound of spoken language does not fit, it is obvious. - The approach will begin with the influence of L1 our mother tongue and then will switch to listening and pronunciation in the classroom and what we should consider important for the exercises.  Bio: Since Sept. 201