Special Talk Event:
The Route to Academic Language - Dr. Stephen Krashen

Temple University, Graduate College of Education is pleased to announce a special talk by Dr. Stephen Krashen. We believe this will be an excellent opportunity to introduce Dr. Krashen's widely known and well accepted theory of second language acquisition, which has had a large impact in all areas of second language research and teaching since the 1980s.

July 4, 2012 (Wednesday)
18:00 - 21:00
TUJ Osaka Center
Osaka Ekimae Bldg. 3, 21st Floor,
1-1-3-2100 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 (Access Map)
Only limited to 70 seats
Open to those signed up only
Admission fee:
TUJ students & alumni - 1,000 yen
Guests - 3,000 yen
Please pay at the door
Sign Up Online here.
*You will be placed on a waiting list when the space is full. We will confirm your registration via e-mail by June 28.

This event is co-sponsored by JALT ER SIG and TUJ Graduate College of Education.

Event Detail

The Route to Academic Language

This presentation presents a simple hypothesis: We develop academic language by reading. Nearly all of the conventions of academic language, its special vocabulary, grammar and discourse style are subconsciously absorbed, or acquired, from reading texts written in the academic style that are relevant to us. If this hypothesis is true, it means a profound reorientation of the field of English for Academic purposes.

Dr. Stephen Krashen

Professor emeritus
(at the University of Southern California)

Stephen Krashen is an expert in the field of linguistics, specializing in theories of language acquisition and development. Much of his research has involved the study on non-English and bilingual language acquisition. Dr. Krashen's research has focused on reading and its effects on language acquisition and academic success. During the past 20 years, he has published hundreds of books and articles and has been invited to deliver over 500 lectures at universities throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

Special Talk Event Registration Form

The event is limited to 70 seats, and you will be placed on a waiting list when the space is full. We will confirm your registration via e-mail by June 28.
Please pay the admission fees at the door.

Fill out the online form.