[4 June]Rod Ellis: Explicit Instruction and Language Learning

Resource:http://en.shisu.edu.cn/resources/events/lecture/explicit-instruction-and-language-learning

Speaker: Rod Ellis (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Speaker Biography: Professor Rod Ellis is the deputy head of the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In addition, he is a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), and also a TESOL Professor and Chair of the Graduate School of Education at Anaheim University, where he teaches various online courses in the Master of Arts in TESOL. He has also taught in positions in Zambia, the UK, and at Temple University in Japan and the United States. He is currently editor of the journal Language Teaching Research, and is also a senior advisor to the Asian EFL Journal.

Ellis received a Master of Arts from the University of Leeds, a Master of Education from the University of Bristol, and a doctorate from the University of London. He is a leading theorist of task-based language learning, and has published two books and more than a dozen articles on the subject. Since 1980, he has authored more than 30 books and 100 articles on second language acquisition.

His research interests include: Second language acquisition, individual learner differences, form-focused instruction, teacher education, course design and methodology of language teaching.

Summary: Language instruction can be explicit or implicit. Explicit instruction involves intentional learning. It aims to direct learners’ attention to form, is predetermined and planned, presents target language forms in isolation, and involves rule explanation combined with controlled practice. In contrast, implicit instruction involves incidental language learning. It attracts attention to linguistic form, teaches language in context through communication-oriented activities and encourages free use of target structures.

Lecture 1: Types of explicit instruction

Date: June 4, 2015 - Thursday

Time: 14:00-16:00

Venue: R606, Run Run Shaw Library, Hongkou Campus

Lecture 2: Isolated and integrated explicit instruction

Date: June 5, 2015 - Friday

Time: 9:30-11:30

Venue: R606, Run Run Shaw Library, Hongkou Campus

Lecture 3: Concept-based instruction

Date: June 5, 2015 - Friday

Time: 14:00-16:00

Venue: R606, Run Run Shaw Library, Hongkou Campus

Lecture 4: Comprehension-based instruction

Date: June 8, 2015 - Monday

Time: 9:30-11:30

Venue: R606, Run Run Shaw Library, Hongkou Campus

Lecture 5: Consciousness-raising tasks

Date: June 9, 2015 - Tuesday

Time: 14:00-16:00

Venue: R602, Bld5, Hongkou Campus


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