SIG Writing, Reading & Oracies
Announces: seminar 'Focus on Oracy'
The aim of the seminar is to discuss in depth research on the improvement of oral skills and research on the use of oral skills in all kinds of learning tasks in L1-education. We also invite research in the measurement of oral skills or the use of oral tasks for measurement. Download the call for contributions for more information
15 minutes by train from Schiphol Airport
|Conference system||ARLE seminar 2018|
|Team||Anneke Wurth (Leiden, NL), Byeonggon Min (Seoul, South Korea), Gert Rijlaarsdam (Amsterdam, NL)|
|Dates||April 3-5, 2018|
|Open for proposals||September 2017|
|Deadline submissions||November19th, 2017|
|Notifications of acceptance||December 15th, 2017|
SIG “Reading, Writing and Oracy“ focuses on written-based skills (reading and writing) and on oral-based skills (listening and speaking), the latter less intensively researched, and on their relationship in mother tongue. All these skills have to be acquired up to a certain ability to manage and solve real communication problems in the complex modern society in the 21th century.
That is the reason why the SIG will discuss the following main issues from various perspectives:
Actions in the past
Seminar Focus on Oracy in spring 2018 (Netherlands).
Report business meeting Tallinn
Meeting: June 17th 2017, during the 11th ARLE conference 2017, Tallinn
Chair and notes: Elina Harjunen
At the meeting prof. Jesper Bremholm (email@example.com) expressed that he would be interested in taking the role as coordinator. Dr. Elina Harjunen informed that she would be willing to continue as coordinator. The other functioning coordinator, Dr. Astrid Neumann, did not participate in this year’s conference and thus the SIG meeting. It remains to be clarified if she continues as coordinator of the SIG.
2.1. Instigated by a suggestion made by Jesper Bremholm is was discussed at the meeting whether it would be a good idea to divide the SIG into two SIGs, one for oracy (oral language) and one for written language (literacy) in order to make the purpose and focus of the SIG more clear. At the meeting there was no real backing for this idea, one of the main arguments from the delegates being that it is a special strongpoint for the SIG that these two areas of research and teaching are not considered as separate domains. The name and organization of the SIG remains as it is.
2.2 It was a wish among the delegates that more attention should be directed to oracy in the SIG.
2.3. Seminar. Following 2.2 it was agreed that the SIG should organize a seminar on oracy in the Spring of 2018. Organizing team: Anneke Wurth (Leiden Netherlands), Byeonggon Min (Seoul, South Korea), and Gert Rijlaarsdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
2.4 Following the proposal of Janina Vernal Schmidt it was agreed to make a Linkedin group for the members of the SIG. Janina will set up the group.
2.5 Delegates discussed different possibilities for collaborative research and using the SIG network for research support.