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JALT 2015 4 CORNERS TOUR- KANSAI CHAPTERS

Speaker: Dr. Jane Spiro

Date & Time: Sunday, 15 November 2015 – 3:00pm5:00pm

Venue: Kobe International House Room 902 (access)

Fee: Free for JALT members, and 1.000 yen for non-members

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

Genre as a recipe for writing

This workshop will show how the features of text types such as recipes, instructions, memos, can be recognised, mixed and subverted in order to generate inventive new texts. Participants will be able to experiment with these activities for themselves, to experience the ways in which the activities can develop both language awareness and creative writing skills. The workshop will also include examples of student writing, and explore how the activities can be adapted to meet a variety of student needs and levels.

There will be a dinner with the author following the presentation. Details and registration for the dinner will be provided before the start of the presentation.

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Jane Spiro has been an active member of the ELT community for 35 years, directing language, literature and teacher development programs in England, Switzerland, Poland and Hungary. She has taught English to asylum-seekers newly arrived in the UK; retrained Russian teachers in Hungary supporting the replacement of Russian with English in the Hungarian school curriculum; and run programs on teacher development, literature and language, creative writing, academic literacies, and materials writing worldwide, including in the Netherlands, Mexico, Japan, Kenya, China and India. Her publications include two books on creative writing pedagogy.