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Jul102018

Achieving Coherence in Content-Based Language Teaching: Applying the 6 Ts to Course Design

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 - 4:40pm to 6:10pm 
 
Achieving Coherence in Content-Based Language Teaching: Applying the 6 Ts to Course Design

Presentator - Donna M. Brinton, private educational consultant based in Beverly Hills, California, USA

Reflective practice mandates that we in the English language teaching (ELT) profession make “tacit beliefs and practical knowledge explicit” (Crandall, 2000) and that we recall, consider, and evaluate our experiences (Ferrell, 1998). Over the course of our professional lives, as we amass classroom experiences, we are exposed to research results, methodological innovations, and changes in our teaching contexts that significantly impact how we conduct our practice. We may also conduct classroom research that enables us to “investigate the teaching and learning processes in our classrooms” (Bailey, 2014). In this manner, we strive to learn more about our practices with the ultimate goal of becoming more effective teachers. In her talk, Donna Brinton reflects on her ELT career and considers the ten innovations that have had the most impact on her own teaching. She concludes with a discussion of predicted trends in the future of ELT, contemplating the types of innovations that may arise as a response to these trends.
Donna M. Brinton is a private educational consultant based in Beverly Hills, CA. In the past, she has served as Senior Lecturer in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC), where she designed and taught online classes in the MAT-TESOL program. Prior to that, she served as Professor of TESOL at Soka University of America and as Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Associate Director of the Center for World Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has taught a wide spectrum of Applied Linguistics and English as a second language classes. Donna is the co-author and co-editor of numerous professional texts including Content-Based Second Language Instruction (University of Michigan), The Content-Based Classroom (Longman), Teaching Pronunciation (Cambridge) and many more. 

 

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Event Speaker: Donna M. Brinton, private educational consultant based in Beverly Hills, California, USA
Fee for JALT members: Free for JALT members
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