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Keynotes (14-16)

Our 2014 – 2016 Keynotes section contains 4 talks on a range of topics as follows:

John Swales on Genre and English for Academic Purposes;

Diane Larsen-Freeman on Complexity theory and its implications for TESOL;

Rod Ellis on Task-based pedagogy: the what, why and how; 

Stephen Krashen on Comprehensible input, explicit methods, excessive testing and more. 

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John Swales

Genre and English for Academic Purposes

 Recent publication details (indicative):

Swales, J. and Feak, C. (2012). Academic Writing for Graduate Students. 3rd edition. University of Michigan Press.

Swales, J. and Feak, C. (2007). Navigating Academic: Writing Supporting Genres. University of Michigan Press.

Duration: 16:29 (#68) LINK TO TALK

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Diane Larsen-Freeman

Complexity theory and its implications for TESOL

Recent publication details (indicative):

 Larsen-Freeman, D. and Tedick, D. (Forthcoming). World language teaching. Handbook of Research on Teaching. 5th edition. American Educational Research Association.

Larsen-Freeman, D. and Celce-Murcia, M. (2015). The Grammar Book: Form, Meaning and Use for English Language Teachers, 3rd edition. Boston: National Geographic Learning/Cengage.

Duration: 23:14 (#64) LINK TO TALK

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Rod Ellis

Task-based pedagogy: the what, why and how

Recent publication details (indicative):

Ellis, R. (2005). Instructed Second Language Acquisition A Literature Review. Wellington: Ministry of Education, New Zealand.  

Ellis, R. (2003). Task-based Language Learning and Teaching. Oxford: OUP. 

Duration: 23:38 (#60) LINK TO TALK

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Stephen Krashen

Comprehensible input, explicit methods, excessive testing, standardisation, privatisation, poverty... and more!

Recent publication details (indicative):

Krashen, S. (2013). Second Language Acquisition Theory, Applications, and Some Conjectures. Mexico City, Mexico: CUP.

Krashen, S. (2011). Free Voluntary Reading. Libraries Unlimited. 

Duration: 24:51 (#58) LINK TO TALK