MICOLLAC 2016 MATERIALS LINKS

1. MICOLLAC 2016 Presentation Materials: Writing Textbook Extract (Unit 6 Film Review Essay)

http://eltinjapan.blogspot.jp/2016/08/for-those-who-attended-my-presentation.html

2. MICOLLAC 2016 Paper: Teaching Writing to Beginning-level Learners (Content of Presentation in Paper Form, with Appendix of Bonus Templates, etc.)

18 September 2016

THINKING ABOUT MEMORY

Sort of out of the blue I started thinking about MEMORY. As in, the way we talk about memory in human language processing and learning, although I'm not clear how that separates from memory in general learning or just memory of life.
So I remember how memory was always presented as something like THREE parts--processing, short-term, and long-term. And one obvious problem for learning another language is that, no matter how much we pound it into our 'heads', it doesn't 'write to long-term memory (of course that is not the only problem).

But it seems to me that the only way memory works in conscious or active learning is if we put it into processing memory. I doubt short-term memory can just write to long-term memory. This is why, to try and remember, we repeat things to ourselves. Or perhaps short-term memory just blends into long-term memory, and long-term learning is simply over-learning into the same memory.
Now I have to work on breaking down processing memory into parts that might be useful for thinking about second language learning--such as 'phonological memory', and why that proves problematic for second language learners.

21 August 2016

EVALUATION FORM FOR ESSAYS





If you like to give a numerical score to each essay and have some sort of actual basis for doing so, you might consider using this form. I have devised similar ones for presentations and for oral interviews. 





BASIC WRITING MANUAL textbook copy

For those who attended my presentation but didn't get copies of the composition textbook, Basic Writing Manual, send me your actual mailing address and I will send you a copy. By the way, sorry for the shortage of prints at the presentation, but I was told that 20 copies would be sufficient. I actually needed 30 copies to have enough for everyone who attended.

Charles Jannuzi
jannuzi@gmail.com

MICOLLAC 2016 PRESENTATION MATERIALS: EXTRACT OF UNIT 6 FROM THE BASIC WRITING MANUAL (FILM REVIEW ESSAY)

The other print for the MICOLLAC 2016 presentation is an extract from my writing / composition textbook, Basic Writing Manual. It is Unit 6--the unit for teaching the film review to beginning-level English composition students. You can click on the link below to download it as PDF. Or you can load it into a web-based or browser-based PDF viewer, such as Lumin PDF.

UNIT 6 OF BASIC WRITING MANUAL

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