ERIC Number: ED451719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
JALT Journal, 2000.
Fotos, Sandra, Ed.
JALT Journal, v22 n1-2 May-Nov 2000
This journal (published twice a year) is a publication of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), a nonprofit professional organization of language teachers dedicated to the improvement of language learning and teaching in Japan. JALT's publications and events serve as vehicles for the exchange of new ideas and techniques, and a means of keeping abreast of new developments in a rapidly changing field. Each issue includes several sections and departments: feature articles, research forum, perspectives, book reviews, and JALT journal information. Topics highlighted in this volume include the following: English language pedagogy, materials analysis and development, and teacher training needs and issues in Japan, the selection criteria of Japanese university students and teachers, the impact of the cultural concept of "hito," helping Japanese high school students understand patterns in English academic writing, learner perceptions of EFL activities, the use of item response theory (IRT) to inform learner placement decisions, a survey of the conflicting views of the spread of English as the international language, and a discussion of the use of advertisements to provide authentic English for second or foreign language classrooms. (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advertising, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Education, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Japan Association for Language Teaching, Tokyo.
Identifiers - Location: Japan