Saturday 4:45 - 5:35 PM
What?? Teach English Without a Textbook?
Steve Petrucione, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
Stephen M. Ryan, Eichi (Sapientia) University, Japan
Often teachers and learners (Ls) become bored or dissatisfied with the
textbook used in Conversation lessons. However confusion follows when it
is suggested it be put aside and other things tried.
The presenters will demonstrate several listening and speaking activities
for which no textbook is needed. They have all been used ,successfully
in classes of various levels and sizes.
We began by asking the Ls what they wanted to do. They answered the
following way: speak more with classmates and the teacher, have daily conversation,
learn useful expressions, talk about things in fashion such as mobile telephones,
and listen to a native speaker talk about their native country's culture
The activities were designed in response to such requests.
The presenters will also demonstrate forms of assessment and evaluation,
necessary for effective language learning with activities which do not
involve a textbook.