θFHow to best teach L2 pronunciation?
Dr. Kazuya Saito
Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics
Institute of Education
University College London
Title: How to best teach L2 pronunciation?
Time/Date: 16:30-18:00, Monday, July 8, 2019
Venue: Room 701, Building #16, Waseda University (Waseda Campus)
Language: The talk will be given in English.
Transportation & Campus Map: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en/access/waseda-campus
Contact Info: Tetsuo Harada
Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences
In this talk, I would like to provide a state-of-the-art review on a range of studies in L2 pronunciation teaching including my own work, targeting to correspond to two major issues in the field. First, I will discuss which pronunciation features are relevant (or irrelevant) to listenersf successful understanding of L2 speech, and thus should be taught as a priority (i.e., what-to-teach issues). Second, I will introduce a series of quasi-experimental studies which have aimed to find an optimal way to teach L2 pronunciation via a range of communicative focus-on-form techniques, such as explicit instruction, focused tasks and interactional feedback (i.e., how-to-teach issues).
Kazuya Saito is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at University College London, UK. His research interests include how second language learners develop various dimensions of their speech in naturalistic settings; and how instruction can help optimize such learning processes in classroom contexts. For more details, see his personal website (http://kazuyasaito.net/).