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Free EFLIS Webinar #4: Conversation Analysis in the Language Classroom, WED,Feb 20th, 12 to 1PM

  • 1.  Free EFLIS Webinar #4: Conversation Analysis in the Language Classroom, WED,Feb 20th, 12 to 1PM

    Posted 06-02-2019 02:12
    Dear Colleagues,

    We are pleased to announce the 4th and last EFLIS webinar for this year 2018-2019.
    I hope you can make it! Information on the webinar and how to access it is below:

    Title: Conversation Analysis in the Language Classroom

    Date: Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

    Time: 12 PM to 1PM EST (NY time)

    Presenter: Dr. Catherine Box, University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Abstract: This webinar will explore practical ways in which insights from Conversation Analysis (CA) can enhance classroom practices. First, we will examine some of the basic tenets of CA. The bulk of our time together will explore applying CA to the Language Classroom. Specifically, we will discuss (1) how CA can be helpful to decide what to teach, and (2) how CA can help us to either create or adapt materials in order to provide students in the SL/FL classroom with authentic learning experiences. Focus will be on the practical, rather than theoretical, aspects of CA.

    Presenter Bio: Catherine Box is a Lecturer in Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on utilizing CA principles to inform language instruction, particularly in K-12 ESL settings. She teaches in the M.S.Ed. TESOL program, where she teaches TESOL methods and practica to budding ESL/EFL teachers. She holds an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she served for three years as full-time faculty in the TESOL K-12 Program.

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    Chadia Mansour
    Chair, EFLIS 2018-2019