The Phil McKnight Faculty Seminar Series

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    • Thursday November 5, 2015
      10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Swann Building, Classroom 325
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Summary Sentence: Teaching difficult-to-learn items: findings from JFL learners

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Topic: 

Teaching Difficult-to-Learn Items: Findings from JFL Learners

 

Speaker: 

Dr. Kyoko Masuda

Associate Professor

School of Modern Languages

 

Description:

This empirical study analyzes students' recorded verbalization or 'languaging' (Swain 2006) while working in pairs with difficult polysemous Japanese particles 'ni' and 'de', translated as 'in', 'on' and 'at' in English. These items were presented through wordless image schemata that require conceptualization instead of rule-learning. We found that the more complex 'languaging' utilized, the higher the retention. After 4 weeks, only small losses were measured. When student perception, comments and 'languaging' are examined together, one can determine how wordless schematic diagrams as well as carefully-designed pair work activities reveal effects on student progress and longer retention. 


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School of Modern Languages

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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  • Created By: T. Jesse Brannen
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  • Created On: Sep 16, 2015 - 7:06am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:18pm