Title: The Feasibility of Using Cooperative Task-based Learning to Teach Pronunciation
Speaker: Kayvon Havaei-Ahary
Part of a short action research that is being conducted at his school, Havaei-Ahary's presentation will highlight the lack of pronunciation practice done in Japanese high schools (and many other EFL classroom contexts). It will also discuss the need for alternative approaches to teaching pronunciation and explore the feasibility of using co-operative learning and task-based learning.
After presenting his research, Havaei-Ahary will present the co-operative task-based pronunciation lesson that he carried out at his school and discuss the results. He will also invite attendees to talk about their experiences teaching pronunciation.
Kayvon Havaei-Ahary comes from England. He has been teaching English for 3 years at a Japanese senior high school on the JET (Japanese Exchange and Teaching) Programme and is currently studying for his masters in TESOL at Nottingham University via distance learning. He is particularly interested in task-based learning and developing creative ways in which language can be taught in the EFL classroom.
Maebashi Kyoai Gakuen College
Building 3, 3rd Floor, Room 3101
(a leisurely 15 minute walk from Komagata Station)
Maebashi, Gunma 379-2121
Time: Sunday, March 1st, 2PM to 4:30PM
Members, students and first time attendees: FREE
One-day Members: ¥1,000