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CUE Sun1300-11
Sunday, 20/May/2018:
1:00pm - 1:25pm

Location: 4503

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Developing Seminar Participation Skills

T. P. Stones

Kwansei Gakuin, Japan

Despite seminar participation and speaking skills in general being cited as a major concern for many learners in study-abroad contexts, there has been relatively little research on approaches to developing these skills. This presentation aims to fill this gap by presenting an approach to the development of seminar participation skills that focuses on use of authentic formulaic language, awareness raising of participatory norms and pre-seminar goal setting and post-seminar performance evaluation. This small-scale study took place on a pre-master’s programme in Japan. Qualitative and quantitative evidence of gains made will be presented and implications for pedagogy discussed.

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