Story Listening Workshop
Dr. Beniko Mason, Professor at the Shitennoji University in Japan, and Kathrin Shechtman, German as a Foreign Language Teacher at the Franconian International School will present a workshop on “Story Listening: A comprehensible Input Method for the Second Language Classroom.”
Story Listening was developed by Dr. Mason on the principles of the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) hypothesis from Dr. Stephen Krashen. The method she developed is supported by 30 years of research. Dr. Mason first tried to dispute Dr. Krashen’s Second Language Acquisition Hypothese with her own research. She soon came to realize the validity of his research and refocused on developing an instructional method that would focus on using Comprehensible Input exclusively. The result of that research is Story Listening. Story Listening is a method for beginners to advanced students with the goal of language acquisition and free voluntary reading within the second language classroom.
The workshop will take place on August 2nd 2017 from 9:00 - 17:00 and will cost 40 Euro/ person to be paid through PayPal. Registration until July 20th.
Story Listening for Foreign Language Acquisition in a Comprehension-Based Method Program
How many words can we expect them to acquire?
For more information on Comprehensible Input and Second Language Acquisition visit Dr. Stephen Krashen's website.
For more information on Story Listening and Dr. Mason's research visit Dr. Beniko Mason's website.
For examples of what Story Listening looks like in the classroom visit Kathrin Shechtman's Story Listening page.
Questions & Comments
Date & Time
August 2nd 2017 | 9:00 - 17:00
Franconian International School
Erlangen is a small city and it's easy to get from center city to the south east part of Erlangen, where the workshop is located.
The closest hotel to the school building, in which the workshop will take place, is Hotel Kral. The hotel website is in German, English and Spanish.
Airbnb also has multiple places in Erlangen to offer. We have personally booked this place before and it was great. Perfect city location, clean and the hosts are really nice and helpful.