It’s been almost a week since I returned from the 2014 AILA conference in Brisbane. Having been inspired by Tom Farrell (giving a talk on reflective practice/inquiry), here are a few thoughts about the conference:
At the upcoming AILA conference in Brisbane (August 10-15), Amanda Baker and I will be presenting some of the results of a study we conducted at a postsecondary institution in Wollongong last year. If are you attending AILA and you are interested in pronunciation teaching, I suggest you join our session. Below are the details:
Kinaesthetic/Tactile Pronunciation Instruction and Second Language Learner Fluency
This paper outlines the findings of an empirical, classroom-based research project that examined the effects of haptic (movement and touch) pronunciation instruction on second language learners' fluency. Implications for pronunciation pedagogy and general language teaching will be discussed.
Location: Convention Center, room M2
Date and time: August 15, 2014; 08:00-08:30am
I am a Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Wollongong in Australia. I blog about L2 learning, L2 teaching, L2 teacher education, and research.