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Living with texts

Living with texts
JALT roundtable discussion
University of Tokushima, Japan
February 2011

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    • Living with texts Peter Mickan University of Adelaide JALT Roundtable DiscussionUniversity of Tokushima, Japan Friday February 19 2011
    • Language teaching The privilege: Centrality of language in life Language use is natural Language as discourse, as text Language use embedded in social contexts How do we use language in lessons?
    • The reality of language We are able to observe and document language use We record natural language We analyse language use to study language teaching & learning How can we use documentation for the study of language?
    • Enjoyment of language Our experiences with language Our students’ experiences with the language of instruction How can we share our enjoyment with our students?
    • Language in schools Learning through language Learning about language How can we take advantage of lessons as contexts for authentic language experiences?
    • Reflections Language and context: Lessons as natural events rich in language; Teaching with texts: Language as functional; Explicitness about the language of texts: Grammatical choices and language learning.
    • Discussion Opportunities for action? Circumstances for investigation? Social networking for collaboration?
    • Thank you!