The Value of a Good Question: Talk by Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman


Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman, Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Visiting Professor to the Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics at Hellenic American University, will deliver a talk on the development of professional practice in language teacher education. The presentation is being organized by the Linguistics Department of Hellenic American College in cooperation with Hellenic American University (Manchester, NH, USA). The event will be followed by a reception with cheese and wine.

With regard to her upcoming presentation, Dr. Larsen-Freeman writes: “For much of my professional life, I have been asking some of the same questions about the nature of language and its learning and teaching.  In this talk, I want to explore some new questions, ones inspired by Complexity Theory. I will be addressing questions such as what is the difference between iteration and repetition, development and acquisition, affordance and input, grammar and grammaring, teaching learners and teaching language, and method as prescription and method as lived practice. It is in asking and attempting to answer such questions that our teaching practice remains alive".

If you would like to attend, please visit the website of Hellenic American College to reserve your place.


Languages: EN
Last Update At: 2014/02/17 - 08:59:28

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