November 21, 2016

December Meeting - Ibaraki JALT, December 17, 2016

1. Presentation (14:00~16:10)
Butterfly Wing Flaps and Second Language Acquisition
by James A. Elwood, Meiji University

Abstract of Presentation:

Butterfly Wing Flaps and Second Language Acquisition

James A. Elwood
Meiji University

Lorenz (1963) may have correctly characterized the relationship between lepidopteral beings and weather events, but distance has long been a sadly underresearched aspect of second language acquisition (SLA). This talk will address a triad of affective variables in SLA to which little attention has been given: perceived distance, ego permeability, and extroversion. A brief discussion of the history of the three constructs will be followed by a detailed explanation of a study that investigated the addition of these to two models of willingness to communicate in SLA. We will conclude with a look at pedagogical implications from these results. 
James Elwood holds a doctorate in TESOL from Temple University and is an associate professor in the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences at Meiji University as well as an adjunct professor at several other institutes. His research interests include psychometrics, writing assessment, and technology in education.

2. Business Meeting (16:20~17:00)

Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 14:00~17:00

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Doors open at 13:30 (at Building B). 
No Pre-registration necessary!
JALT Members: Free  Non-members: 500 yen

. . . and afterwards join us for the
Chapter Year-end Party
Starts at 17:30 p.m.! At Coji Coji

                    (Don't forget to bring an inexpensive gift for the Xmas Exchange.)

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