MA TESOL Program Public Lecture Series on Friday, December 6, 2019 (Venue: Kanda, Tokyo)

Public Lecture

Teacher-Preparation for Task-based Language Teaching

Lecturer Prof. Rod Ellis, Curtin University (Perth, Australia)
Date Friday, December 6, 2019
Time 18:30 ~ 20:00 (DOORS OPEN at 18:00)
Venue Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (Kanda Gaigo Gakuin) in Tokyo, Bldg. 3, 7F, Plaza Azul
Admission: Free
Rod Ellis

Abstract

In this talk I will discuss the various impediments to the implementation of TBLT in state schools in Asia. This provides the basis for arguing the need for well thought-out teacher preparation programmes. Previous evaluation studies of such programmes have pointed to a number of factors that are the key to their success. Drawing on research in teacher education more generally, I identify a number of general principles that can guide the design of preparation programmes. Following a discussion of various proposals for the development of teacher preparation programmes for TBLT, I outline an introductory course designed to provide teachers with the concepts and tools needed to implement TBLT in their own classrooms. Finally. I acknowledge some impediments are likely to remain. Policy makers may mandate TBLT but at the same time wish to adhere to a structural syllabus and explicit language teaching. Traditional tests stay in place. In such a context pure TBLT cannot flourish. It is necessary to seek some kind of compromise. I conclude with suggestions for this.
神田外語学院3号館
Entrance of Building 3

Venue

Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (Kanda Gaigo Gakuin) in Tokyo, Bldg. 3, 7F, Plaza Azul 2-13-13 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8525 2 mins walk from JR Kanda Sta. West Exit, 3 mins walk from Tokyo Metro Kanda Sta. North Exit, 7 mins walk from Tokyo Metro Otemachi Sta. A2 Exit, Awajicho Sta. or Toei Subway Ogawamachi Sta. A1 Exit.

Kanda Gaigo Gakuin Map
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Inquiries

Kanda University of International Studies

Graduate School, Tokyo Campus,
TESOL Program

Office:4F, Building 7, 2-13-13 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8525, JAPAN
Email:tesol@ml.kuis.ac.jp