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April 18, 2020DePaul University
"The power of peers in foreign language development: Creating contexts for collaboration and co-learning"
Amy Snyder Ohta is Associate Professor of Japanese and Applied Linguistics at the University of Washington, where she has been teaching since 1995. She is the coordinator of the Japanese Program and chair of Graduate Certificate Program in Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Interdisciplinary Committee on Second Language Studies. She is particularly interested in developmental processes that promote growing language and language-in-culture skills in classroom settings. Her recent research considers applications of Concept-Based Instruction to teaching Japanese pragmatics and pragmalinguistics. Her main interest is to empower students as agentive L2 speaker/hearers by providing them with classroom opportunities to internalize high quality linguistic and cultural concepts presented visually (via SCOBAs, high quality conceptual materializations), accompanied by interactive peer-learning, role-play, monologue, and writing.
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