The 7th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar

 

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The Seventh Annual Extensive Reading Seminar

Date: Sunday September 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 ~ 17:00

Place: Keisen University, Tokyo.

Theme: Covering the Text: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

Plenary Speakers: Dr. Charles Browne and Dr. Junko Yamashita.

Registration: Open here.

Paper and Poster submissions are now closed.

Dr. Browne's Address: Covering your bets: The connection between reading and high-frequency vocabulary

This presentation will review and discuss some of the literature on the importance of high frequency vocabulary in helping to improve reading comprehension and introduce several free word lists, online tools and websites that the presenter developed in order to help students and teachers to work towards this goal.

Dr. Browne is Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL, Director of the EFL Teacher-Training Program at Meiji Gakuin University. He is a specialist in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition and Extensive Reading, especially as they apply to online learning environments, and has written dozens of research articles, books, and textbooks over his 29 years in Japan. In addition to his recent work in creating two important new corpus-based word lists for second language learners known as the New General Service List (NGSL) and the New Academic Word List (NAWL), he has also helped to create a wide variety of research-based language learning and analysis software such as the OGTE (Online Graded Text Editor), ER-Central, EnglishCentral, WordEngine, V-Check, and GoFluent, and works hard to share this knowledge with teachers, researchers and software developers through countless presentations, seminars and hands-on workshops.


Dr. Yamashita's Address: Reciprocal relationships between vocabulary and reading comprehension

語彙と読解の相互関係 

語彙は読解を支える重要な要素です。それと同時に、私たちは読解を通して語彙力を高めます。このように、語彙と読解にはお互いを高めあう相互関係が成り立ちます。この講演では、語彙と読解の相互関係について考察し、多読による語彙力の向上について考えたいと思います。

Junko Yamashita is a professor of Language Education Sciences at Nagoya University. Born in Hiroshima, she spent her childhood and adolescent years in several nearby prefectures until her family settled there. She spent one year at University of Michigan, US, as an exchange student in her final undergraduate year at Hiroshima University. She also studied at Lancaster University, UK, and completed her MA and PhD in Linguistics there. She visited Georgia State University and Carnegie Mellon University, US, during a one-year study leave from her current institution. Her research has been conducted mainly in the fields of second language (L2) reading and lexical processing; her current research interests include factors affecting L2 reading comprehension, cross-linguistic influence on L2 processing, and L2 literacy acquisition. Her publications have appeared in several journals such as Language Learning, Reading in a Foreign Language, and TESOL Quarterly. She teaches English language courses to undergraduate students and applied linguistics courses to graduate students as well as serving as an advisor for MA and PhD theses. She enjoys dancing, listening to music, and living overseas; and is now a proud aunty of her adorable young niece.


Check out the  BLOCK SCHEDULE and Seminar Poster for more info! We hope to see you there and help make this event a great success! 


ACCESS: You can see more details about access to the venue here or here. A free shuttle bus from Tama Center will be available and the schedule for September 28 is here.


Fees
Pre-registration with advance payment:
1000 yen for members of JALT ER SIG, VOCAB SIG, or JERA
1500 yen for non-members

Onsite payment:
2000 yen for members of JALT ER SIG, VOCAB SIG, or JERA
2500 yen for non-members

Pre-seminar Reception

Date: Saturday 27th September 

Time: 18:30

Place: Treno Notte トレーノ・ノッテ  

Cost: ¥5ooo, drinks included.

Seats are limited. You must pre-register and pre-pay to reserve a seat. Please use the seminar registration system.

Payment Details:

Bank: Shinsei
Branch Number: 400
Branch Name: Honten
Account Holder: KENICHIRO KOBAYASHI
Katakana: ケンイチロウ コバヤシ
Account Number: 2237144
Type of Account: Regular (Futsuu)

Note: The katakana is not needed by Shinsei, but some banks require you to input katakana when you make a transfer.


Accommodation:

Below is a list of hotels near the venue.

  Hotel Nearest Station Walk Approx. Price
 
KEIO Plaza Tama Tama-center 2 min 12,000
 
Tama Academy Hills Tama-center 15 min 12,000
 
Hotel LiveMAX Chofu-ekimae Chofu 1 min 6,000-
 
Hotel Nobes Chofu Chofu 1 min 7,000-
 
Hotel Twins Chofu Chofu 1 min 7,000-
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