神田外語大学大学院（東京キャンパス）TESOL Programでは下記のとおり、Dr, Rod Ellis (オーストラリアCurtin大学教授) の講演会を開催いたします。多数の方のご参加をお待ちしております。
場所：Plaza Azul（神田外語学院3号館7階 JR神田駅西口から徒歩2分）
講演者： Dr. Rod Ellis
タイトル：Designing and Implementing Focused Tasks in Foreign Language Context
Abstract: A focused communicative task is a task that is intended to elicit the use of some specific linguistic feature(s) either through the design of the task or by the use of methodological procedures that focus attention on the specific form(s) when the task is implemented.
Focused tasks differ from other kinds of grammar tasks in that they aim to create a communicative context for using the target feature. That is, when students are performing focused tasks their primary aim is to achieve a communicative end, not to use the target language correctly. To this end focused tasks must meet the same criteria as for unfocused tasks:
1. there is a primary focus on meaning
2. there is some kind of gap
3. the learners choose the linguistic and non-linguistic resources needed to complete the task
4. there is a clearly defined outcome.
This talk will consider the theoretical rationale for the use of such tasks in language teaching by drawing on skill-learning theory. According to this theory, learners can proceduralize their declarative knowledge of a grammatical rule by using it as a crutch to help them when they are communicating under ‘real operating conditions’.
The talk will examine a number of different types of focused tasks:
1. structure-based comprehension tasks
2. structure-based production tasks
3. consciousness-raising tasks
The talk will also examine how teachers can implement focused tasks to assist students to pay attention to the target feature while they are communicating.
Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages
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2-13-13 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8525
Kanda University of International Studies, Graduate School, Tokyo Campus, TESOL Program
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