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Questioning Questions: Observations on Naturalness in Casual Conversation

Speaker: Don Carroll, Shikoku Gakuin University
Date and time:  Sunday, Feb. 4th (2:00 – 4:00)
Location: English Cafe, Olive Square, Kagawa University. 

Abstract: Questions are rarely just questions…and responses do more than answer. Both questions and their responses serve as vehicles for social actions and both are finely tuned to manage the exigencies of a particular moment in talk-in-interaction. Continue reading

8th Annual Shikoku JALT Conference – Kochi

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  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 (12:30-5:30)
  • Venue: Kochi University, Asakura Campus, Humanities Bldg, 5F, Meeting Room 1
  • Sponsors: Matsuyama JALT, East Shikoku JALT, Oxford University Press
  • Website: East Shikoku JALT – http://esjalt.org
  • Fees: JALT Members and students: free, One-Day Member Fee: 1000 yen

Conference Schedule:

  • 12:30-12:50 Registration/Welcome
  • 1:00-1:45 Keynote Lecture: Terry Laskowski (Kumamoto University), Unpacking Three Interrelated Concepts: Globalization (as Spaceship Earth), Active Learning, Teaching English Through English (TETE)
  • 1:45-2:30 Oxford University Press Featured Speaker: Rob Peacock, Motivating Learners to Speak
  • 2:50-5:30 Parallel presentation sessions:  Meeting Room 1 Seminar Room 1

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Speaking the Bright and Beautiful English of Shakespeare

BenSpeaker: Ben Crystal
Abstract:
The guardian of English poetry, the inventor of over 1,000 words still in use today, and one of the greatest players with our language, Shakespeare has given us a treasure trove of English to read – funny how so much of it doesn’t make sense until it’s spoken out-loud. Actor and author Ben Crystal explores the accent, the theatrical conventions, and the world of Shakespeare, to reveal a bright and beautiful English.

Day & Time: Wed. 26 April 2017, 16:30
Location: Media Hall (Kochi University Library 6F) Continue reading

Error correction presentation & workshop

This year’s East Shikoku JALT program of events will kick off in Takamatsu, Kagawa with a workshop on error correction.

  • Speaker: Noriko Shinohara
  • Title:  Error correction presentation and workshop
  • Date/Time: Sunday, January 29th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Venue: English Cafe, Kagawa University

Speaker bio: Noriko Shinohara is the co-founder of DOUBLET, a translation company in Takamatsu, Kagawa and a lecturer at Kagawa University. She has an MA from the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests are error correction and student coaching.