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Language Learning as Positive Communication #311

Mon, Nov 23, 12:50-13:50 JST | Plenary #5
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Language classes are often intended to prepare learners to engage in successful communication. Communication is regarded as the means and ends of language learning. Yet, there has been very little discussion of what else communication can bring to learners. In this talk, I will explore some practical ideas from communication studies, using a model of positive communication, and consider how these might facilitate the development of healthy communities of language learners and teachers.

Presentation Assets

Kay Irie

Kay Irie

GAKUSHUIN University
Kay Irie is a Professor at the Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University, Tokyo. She is involved in developing and managing the English language program to support EMI. She also teaches at the Graduate College of Education at Temple University Japan. Her research interests include language learning psychology, learner autonomy, and research methods in these areas, including Q-methodology.