ERIC Number: ED478567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
On JALT 2000--Towards the New Millennium. Proceedings of the JALT Annual International Conference on Language Teaching & Learning and Educational Materials Expo (26th, Shizuoka City, Japan, November 2-5, 2000).
Long, Robert, Ed.; van Troyer, Gene, Ed.; Lane, Keith, Ed.; Swanson, Malcom, Ed.
These conference proceedings address the following six topics: (1) "Change and the Future" (e.g., English language education in Japan, sociolinguistics in Hong Kong, and Esperanto); (2) "Children and Language Education" (e.g. a short-term language immersion case study, virtual classrooms for bilingual students, and the role of phonics in achieving literacy); (3) "Curriculum Concerns" (e.g., attending to ESL concerns in content-based instruction, expectations and imagination in foreign language literacy, and the global issues language classroom); (4) "Interactions" (e.g., exploring teachers' collaborative action research, action research in an academic skills course, and increasing autonomy with recorded conversations); (5) "Across Cultures" (e.g., intercultural dimensions of the foreign language classroom, a curriculum for student ethnography, and techniques in the culture-based classroom); and (6) "The Practical Teacher" (e.g., trends in pronunciation teaching in Japan, evaluation and assessment of videomovie tasks, and using conversation circles in small conversation classes to raise student investment). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Audiotape Recordings, Bilingual Students, Childrens Literature, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Cultural Differences, Discussion Groups, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnography, Films, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Global Approach, Higher Education, Imagination, Immersion Programs, Internet, Interpersonal Communication, Language Fluency, Language Proficiency, Learning Strategies, Middle School Students, Phonics, Pronunciation, Qualitative Research, Reading Programs, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Story Telling, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Videotape Recordings, Writing Skills
Japan Association for Language Teaching, JALT Central Office Urban Edge Building, 5th Floor, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016, Japan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.jalt.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Japan Association for Language Teaching, Tokyo.
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Japan; South Korea