Listening General Unvetted SIG Forum

Listening SIG Showcase 2022

Sun, Jul 10, 10:00-11:30 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Auditorium HYBRID

The Listening SIG showcase will be divided into two parts. The first part will include a lively discussion on listening: Extensive Listening (EL) “vs” Extensive Reading (ER). Brett Milliner and Paul Goldberg will lead the discussion to share their own experiences, stories, and accounts of recent developments in the field of second language listening. The discussion will then open as a forum to invite contributions from attendees to discuss their own experiences and seek ideas to address listening difficulties when teaching. The second part will consist of a listening workshop. Todd Beuckens will present an interactive workshop to show how some free online tools can be used to make listening tasks. There will also be an opportunity to ask about resources and task ideas in the Q&A session. We will end with a brief presentation to outline our recent communication, events, and publication initiatives. There will also be an opportunity for members and potential members to give feedback and share ideas on what they would like to see from the Listening SIG.

  • naheen_madarbakus-ring@nucba.ac.jp

    Naheen Madarbakus-Ring is a lecturer at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business in Japan. She has taught in South Korea, the UK and New Zealand. Naheen received her PhD in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). Her research areas include listening strategies, curriculum and material development.

  • Marc Jones

    Marc Jones teaches at Toyo University and researches listening, multimodality and phonology acquisition.

  • Paul Goldberg

    Paul Goldberg has taught English as a foreign language in Venezuela, Spain, Korea, the US, and most recently at Kwansei Gakuin University, in Japan. His main areas of interest are extensive reading and extensive listening. Paul is the founder of Xreading, which he developed because of his desire to make graded readers more accessible for students, and extensive reading programs easier for teachers to manage. Email: paul@xreading.com.

Call for The Listening Conference 2022 - A Listening SIG/Kyoto Chapter event (Deadline 25th July 2022)

The Listening SIG is delighted to announce their first ever event in affiliation with the JALT Kyoto Chapter. The Listening Conference 2022 will be a one-day event taking place in Kyoto on Sunday 25th September. Our call for presenters is now open. We are looking for 20-minute presentations + 5-minute Q&A sessions on topics related to listening and teaching, pedagogy, assessment, and resources. We are also keen to hear from you if you have another research area in listening that you would like to share.

Please submit a 200-word abstract using the google form link below.

The call closes on 25th July 2022. If you would like to find out more, then please contact us at listening@jalt.org
Conference Date: 25th September 2022
Location: Kyoto